Junior Graphic Designer

ArtSkills, Inc., is seeking a fulltime Junior Graphic Designer in its Art Department in Bethlehem, PA. ArtSkills is a family-owned, national company rooted in the art and craft consumer products industry with a wide range of products including Poster Board and Project Accessories, Fine Art, Craft, and Hobby supplies, Children's Toy and Activities kits, Teacher products, and many other product lines in the Creative Work and Life Solutions areas. ArtSkills products are sold in over 70,000 stores throughout North America in all major mass market, office, grocery, drug, art and craft, club, and pharmacy chains. ArtSkills' work environment promotes career growth and camaraderie for all employees. The successful candidate will be an innovative, out-of-the-box thinker who strives for design excellence and enjoys challenges. This is an on-site position. 

 Major Responsibilities: 

• Work with supervisors to design products and graphics that fulfill Marketing objectives. 

• Review existing packaging including minor graphics updates, resizing graphics to new footprint, and create packaging refreshes to existing products. 

• Accurately set up files for production utilizing an established production checklist. 

• Use style guide to develop product and packaging styles and highlight unique features and benefits of specific products. 

• Support Sales & Marketing in presentations including PowerPoint presentations, meeting boards, infographics, web banners/ads. 

• Art execution for all projects, including preliminary sketches and concept mock-ups. 

• Layout creative designs with quick turnaround time. 

• Accept and implement Art Director's and Creative Director's corrections and suggestions. 

• Effectively manage project timelines. 

• Work collaboratively with team. 

Qualifications: 

• 0-3 years professional experience. Package design experience a plus. 

• Foundational knowledge of process, Pantone vs. CMYK, and color theory. 

• Training in package design, layout, and application to 3D structures. 

• Technical mindset, open to learning how to create mechanical files for overseas production. 

• Ability to work independently on a multiple projects with timelines. 

• Ability to work collaboratively and be mentored by senior staff. 

• BFA or MFA in Graphic Design or related field. 

• Strong MAC skills with extensive knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. 

• Strong design skill set with high sensitivity to typography and layout. 

• Excellent time management, interpersonal communication, and organizational skills. 

• Solid understanding of design process. 

• Positive work ethic. 

• All candidates applying for this position must be authorized to work in the United States. 

Please send resume, salary requirements, and at least five .pdf samples of your best work (as attachments or with a link) to Ms. Tracy Fey at [email protected] Please note that no one will be considered for this position without samples.