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Creative Suitcase is a branding and design agency in Austin, TX that’s focused on thoughtful, quality work. We promote a healthy work-life balance and foster an environment of collaborative, open communication where everyone contributes.

If you’re ready to join a tight-knit team of people at one of the best graphic design firms in Austin, we’d love to hear from you.

Open Positions

Art Director / Designer

A strategic thinker with at least three years of digital and print experience.

Creative Suitcase is hiring an art director / designer 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 designer 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 all aspects of interactive projects including UX (sitemapping and wireframing), 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 branding and print 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, as appropriate.
  • Manage your personal workload in order to juggle multiple projects and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrate strong craft through typography, composition and attention to detail.
  • Collaborate with others in the agency to improve the overall quality of agency work.
  • Contribute content for the agency’s blog.
  • Provide interest and input in how to make our company stronger, better and more efficient.

Job Requirements

  • 3+ years experience in print and interactive design. This is NOT an entry-level position.
  • Passion and enthusiasm for our industry, technology and community.
  • Strong portfolio showing proven experience in developing integrated campaigns that create ROI for clients.
  • Strong problem-solving. 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 and flexible environment.

Ready to apply?

If you live (or plan to live) in Austin, TX, email us your resume with the subject “Art Director / Designer.”

Please do not call us about open positions. We will contact candidates whose skills and experience meet our needs. Thanks!

Digital Producer / Project Manager

A motivated, detail-oriented forward-thinker.

Creative Suitcase is seeking a motivated, detail-oriented and forward-thinking Digital Producer / Project Manager. Must have a track record of successfully managing interactive projects (and some print just for kicks) from project kick-off to final launch and beyond, with the proven ability to champion team morale while maintaining budgets, scope and timelines. As a close-knit team, we’re looking for a leader who can keep us on time and on budget, while producing great work for our clients. We want someone who will be two steps ahead of everyone else on the project and especially talented at keeping up with the details.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Function as the “control tower,” focusing on standards, profit, timeliness, and provisioning.
  • Manage multiple clients, creatives, vendors, partners, contractors, etc. as well as time, budgets, expenses, quote requests, change orders, estimates, etc.
  • Engage the appropriate resources throughout each project to promote high performing and effective teams.
  • Identify resources needed for new projects and assign team responsibilities, anticipating over- and under-utilization scenarios.
  • Look forward and anticipate any obstacles to mitigate risks for each project.
  • Review deliverables to ensure all requirements and edits are included before sending to client.
  • Help with proofing creative and testing websites, with fine-tuned attention to detail before sending to clients, partners or vendors.
  • Ensure profitability objectives are met.
  • Be a consistent team player—keeping everything in check with a firm grip and a kind smile.
  • Have interest in and ability to create processes and procedures for the agency.

Job Requirements

  • ÄMinimum 3 years experience producing or project managing digital work; agency experience preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Strong, diplomatic verbal and written communication skills
  • Nice to have: a working knowledge of digital marketing including email marketing and Google Analytics
  • Professional, friendly, fearless
  • Proven ability to define project scope, manage complex projects from setup to completion and understand the digital process to guide internal and external teams through a project
  • Proven knowledge of scope management, change management, risk/issue management, team communication, project planning, cost management, and budgeting (forecasting, tracking, reporting)
  • Strong understanding of current technology and a curiosity about where it all goes from here
  • Strong sense of ownership and urgency

Ready to apply?

If you live (or plan to live) in Austin, TX, email us your resume with the subject “Digital Producer / Project Manager.”

Please do not call us about open positions. We will contact candidates whose skills and experience meet our needs. Thanks!

Freelance Graphic Designer

The ideal candidates are detail-oriented, fast-paced and team-driven.

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

Ready to apply?

If you live (or plan to live) in Austin, TX, email us your resume along with a url or PDF (no larger than 3MB) of work samples.

Please do not call us about open positions. We will contact candidates whose skills and experience meet our needs. Thanks!