The CSK Group

Strategic Designer

Type of work: Full-Time
Location: 19 S. Tejon Street, Suite 400, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Date Posted: December 5th, 2012
Description:

The CSK Group is a Colorado Springs-based strategic branding and marketing services firm that specializes in building brands that make a difference in the world. We do this for a full range of for-profit and nonprofit clients across an array of industries.

We are looking for an experienced designer who lives and breathes design. Someone who thinks strategically, views design as a problem-solving process as well as a creative process, works well in a collaborative environment, and is committed to design that exceeds client expectations.

As a Strategic Designer, you will work under the direction of the Chief Creative Officer. You will collaborate with brand strategists, marketing professionals, copywriters, and other designers in the analysis, exploration, development, and implementation of design systems and creative deliverables for marketing, identity, and branding projects. Our ideal candidate is confident in proactively creating solutions with both minimal supervision and working as part of a multidisciplinary team associated with multi-channel integrated marketing initiatives. We expect proficiency in all phases of the design process, including concepting, implementation, and print production. A Strategic Designer appreciates working with and/or creating brand standards, understands how strategy can be translated to expression, and is a sponge for design culture.

Position Requirements:
• Bachelor or above degree in visual communication design/commercial art or other related field
• Minimum 5 years relevant experience in visual communication design with a branding consultancy, design firm, advertising firm, in-house design department, and/or marketing communication agency
• Strong print production experience as well as expert knowledge of design best practice
• High proficiency in current versions of Adobe CS6: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat
• Familiarity with project management
• Experience working closely with a client
• Experience with design for Microsoft PPT and Word is a plus
• Web design experience is a plus

How to apply:

If you can see yourself in this challenging, exciting role:

Please email cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and relevant portfolio samples in .pdf form to jhermstad@thecskgroup.com. Sorry — submissions that don’t have all components will not be considered. Please reference “Strategic Designer Position” in your subject line. No phone calls, please.

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