Voted one of the Best Places to Work in Virginia, Virginia Beach based Swimways Corporation is a leader in outdoor recreational products. Our mission is making free time more fun through innovation! We are currently searching for a talented Graphic Designer to join our all star team. Check out our great brands and products on www.swimways.com, www.coop-sports.com and www.kelsyus.com.
The primary role of the Graphic Designer is to design and execute impactful packaging and collateral materials that articulate and reinforce the brand/product position. This position reports to the Director of Creative Services and works closely with other members of the design team along with marketing and product development. The successful candidate will have an excellent sense of design, typography, package/brand architecture and technical skills necessary to create finished designs. The ideal candidate will have experience in packaging design.
- Design and execute packaging and collateral materials in keeping with the brand position
- Partner with marketing, product development and other designers to meet the package requirements set forth by marketing
- Conceptualize and create printed materials (selling materials, point-of-purchase materials, product displays) and other custom artwork
- Direct outside photographers in the execution of product and lifestyle images used in packaging, product catalogs, website and other collateral materials
- Develop package comps for retail sales presentations
- 4+ years of related experience preferably with a consumer products company
- BA Degree in Graphic Design or related field
- Thorough knowledge of visual design principals: graphic design, layout, typography, color, icon development, typography, branding, messaging
- Ability to produce impressive design solutions that communicate brand initiatives and objectives clearly
- Ability to prioritize and schedule work in a fast paced, deadline-driven environment
- Strong skills in Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop and Indesign in a Macintosh environment
Swimways is a terrific place to build a career and we offer competitive salary and great benefits. Qualified applicants may email sample portfolio and resume with salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Swimways Corporation was voted best place to work (small business category) in 2011 by Inside Business
2012 "Best Places to Work in Virginia" (small business category) by Virginia Business