Graphic Designer

Upswing Creative

About Us:

We are a small and growing creative agency in St. Paul with a client roster that includes some big, global brands. We’ve been expanding the services we offer and are excited to bring design in-house.

We like to do good work and tell bad jokes. We don’t really dig the whole work-all-hours-of-the-day-because-that’s-what-agencies-do thing but we do have a ping-pong table – our singular homage to agency clichés.

Our brick-and-timber studio is lined with windows and we share a building with Can Can Wonderland, BlackStack Brewing, and an axe-throwing joint.

Position Details

Graphic Designer
Twin Cities Metro
Saint Paul, MN

Position Responsibilities:

Lead visual concepting for client work (campaigns, events, brand development, etc.):

  • Participate in discovery sessions (when applicable) to lead visual discussions 
  • Interact directly with the client or consume creative briefs to understand objectives 
  • Work with Strategist to transform complex topics into compelling visual concepts 
  • Work with Director of Video to create video concepts and storyboards 
  • Present concepts to client, as needed

Lead production and delivery of art for client work:

  • Execute and deliver artwork for print and digital collateral (sell sheets, brochures, e-mail, web, etc.) 
  • Ensure all work meets client’s brand standards 
  • Design with animation in mind, where applicable 
  • Incorporate client feedback (or offer better solutions) 
  • Occasionally work with and lead freelance designers, as needed

Lead design activities for agency projects:

  • Create sales and marketing materials for the agency 
  • Create aesthetic elements for use in our studio 
  • Do other fun things, at your whimsy

Technical Skills:

  • Please be fluent in Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop and the Microsoft Office suite. 
  • It’d be super-great if you know a little HTML and, if you have any After Effects experience, we’d probably cry tears of joy. 
  • You should know all about preparing final files for printing.

About You:

You have previous agency experience and a solid understanding of design processes, trends and best practices.

You have a strong sense of autonomy but you like to collaborate (and share WIPs). You have a wide-ranging design background and you like to create stuff from scratch as much as you like seeing a job through to execution.

You really, really like people and love learning new things. You love stretching your creative muscles and delivering work on time and on budget.

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