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We keep our graphic and web design agency small in order to service our clients best. However, if you think you’d be a good hire for us, we’d love to see what you’re packing. We’re currently collecting resumes for the positions listed below. 

 

Senior Designer / Art Director

About this Position:
Creative Suitcase is hiring a senior designer/art director to join our team. The right candidate will have experience with both web and print projects as well as interaction with clients. We are looking for a team leader who can balance excellent creative work with targeted, results-focused strategy and innovative uses of technology.

As a small team, our designers control all aspects of a project from concept to completion. The position requires a fast-paced self-starter with a focus on strategy and high-end creativity. You must love to solve problems.

 

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Handle interactive projects from strategy, sitemapping and wireframing to design and development oversight. You do not need to know how to code, though you should understand the basics of the coding process. 60% of our workload is in the digital space.
  • Handle print and identity projects from concept and design to production, print specs and press supervision. 30% of our workload is in the branding and print space.
  • Concept and design creative that achieves specific marketing or business outcomes?and meets the agency’s creative standards.
  • Present creative concepts and strategy to clients and stakeholders.
  • Manage your personal workload in order to juggle multiple projects and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrate strong craft through typography, composition and attention to detail.
  • Mentor and supervise designers and interns.
  • Contribute content for the agency’s blog.
  • Help with new business inquiries, initiatives and pitches.

 

Job Requirements:

  • 6+ years experience in print and interactive design.
  • Passion and enthusiasm for our industry, technology and Austin.
  • Strong portfolio showing proven experience in developing integrated campaigns that create ROI for clients.
  • Strong problem-solving and strategy skills. This position requires someone who approaches problems from multiple angles.
  • Strong understanding of current interactive design requirements, emerging technology and online media trends.
  • Strong verbal, written and presentation skills.
  • Strong work ethic and accountability. We have a good work/life balance at Creative Suitcase but when we’re working, we’re working hard and expect the best from each other.
  • Big talent, small attitude – ability to interact well with close-knit clients and team members. Its crucial that you appreciate a collaborative environment.

 

Nice-to-haves Include:

  • Experience with WordPress, CSS and HTML development
  • Copywriting skills
  • Illustration skills

 

How To Apply

  1. Candidates must live or plan to live in Austin, TX
  2. Send a resume and portfolio url to .
  3. Use “Senior Designer” as your subject line.
  4. No phone calls please. We will contact candidates whose skills and experience meet our needs.

 

Freelance Production Designer

About this Position:
We are a boutique design studio with the occasional need for a production designer. The ideal candidates are detail-oriented, fast-paced and team-driven. We are looking for experience in print and web work. You must have excellent knowledge of Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign on the Mac platform, including the proper way to set up multi-page layouts and styles. You should enjoy a variety of work as no day will ever look the same. This is a freelance position, but you should be available during typical work hours.

 

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Set up files for print and review proofs
  • Attend presschecks
  • Create new materials for clients using existing look and feel assets
  • Resize banners and ads
  • Revise work based on client feedback
  • Juggle several projects while maintaining excellent attention to detail
  • Research stock photos for designers
  • Retouch and color correct photos

 

Job Requirements:

  • BFA in graphic design or similar
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc)
  • Positive attitude and ability to work within a team
  • Understanding of capabilities of browsers and design constraints on the Web including solid understanding of image optimization and compression
  • Organized, dependable, resourceful and proactive nature

 

Nice-to-haves Include:

  • Some design skills are a nice to have, but please understand our needs are primarily production-oriented.
  • Illustration skills
  • Knowledge of WordPress, HTML or CSS

 

How To Apply

  1. Candidates must live or plan to live in Austin, TX
  2. Send your resume along with a url or pdf of work samples to . You must send work samples with your resume to be considered. If sending a pdf, it should be no larger than 3MB.
  3. Use “Freelance Production Designer” as your subject line.
  4. No phone calls please. We will contact candidates whose skills and experience meet our needs.

 

About Creative Suitcase

Founded in 2005, Creative Suitcase is a boutique print and web design studio with a case of wanderlust. We’re a lively little Austin agency doing our best to create meaningful and successful campaigns for clients in the education, travel, B2B, legal, consumer and non-profit industries. While we’re a small studio, we think big.

Read more about our culture at http://www.creativesuitcase.com/studio/the-manifesto.

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Perks of Working at Creative Suitcase:

  • Good work/life balance
  • Fun, dynamic team
  • Diversity of clients and projects
  • Direct access to clients for better creative control
  • Input on company direction and client selection
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