Job opening detail :
Graphic Designer
posted: Sept. 23, 2021
Offered by:
1517 Media
Full Time
Minneapolis, MN
Graphic Designer (Remote/Hybrid Work Model, MN)
Design Studio

1517 Media is a multimedia company comprised of five vital, creative imprints: Beaming Books, Fortress Press, Broadleaf Books, Augsburg Fortress, and Sparkhouse. We create resources for spiritual growth and development, for Christian worship and faith formation, and for academic study and professional development. 1517 Media strives to create an environment of inclusiveness, equity, and respect for all regardless of ability, age, ethnicity, faith, gender, gender identity, nation of origin, race, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status. Individuals who are committed to contributing meaningfully to diversity and inclusion in publishing are encouraged to apply, including members of groups historically underrepresented in publishing (which is - according to industry research - white, straight, cisgender, and nondisabled).

We are seeking a Graphic Designer ‬within 1517 Media, the parent company of Augsburg Fortress, Beaming Books, Broadleaf Books, Fortress Press, and Sparkhouse. This role will be part of a creative, fast-paced in-house design team, working collaboratively on new and existing design resources for both print and digital distribution for all our imprints. The graphic designer will focus on all phases of the design process, incorporating fresh ideas while effectively communicating product features and maintaining brand identity. Our work environment promotes career growth, camaraderie, and a healthy work-life balance for all employees.

This position will:‬
• Collaborate with cross-functional teams to create marketing and product designs
• Advise on the best way to solve design challenges
• Ensure accuracy, quality, and consistency for all deliverables
• Maintain brand standards across a wide variety of brands and imprints
• Build and maximize relationships with cross-functional teams to ensure successful conceptualization, development, and execution of work

Our ideal candidate will be:‬
• Creative and collaborative: Work with development, marketing, and the design team to understand creative intent and implement it across a wide range of deliverables
• Detail-oriented: Someone who loves to dig into the weeds of a design project and make sure everything is thought out and harmonious
• A clear communicator and great listener who can give and respond thoughtfully to feedback
• Self-driven and organized, managing multiple projects with fast-paced timelines
• A collegial team member with a positive attitude

Technical requirements:‬
• Degree in Graphic Design or related field, or equivalent experience
• Proficiency on a Mac with Adobe Create Suite and Microsoft Office programs
• knowledge of print and digital production
• Experience working with project management software is desirable
• Basic HTML and CSS knowledge is helpful
• illustration skills are a bonus

Please include your resume, cover letter, references, and portfolio samples with your application. Apply using the specified link:

1517 Media offers a competitive salary and a full list of benefits, including vacation for new employees, sick time, health, retirement, a pre-tax transportation program, paid parental leave and no-cost gym access in the building. You will join a collaborative and creative hybrid work environment, with a talented group of 90 individuals who have a passion for their work. The beautiful, newly designed corporate headquarters is located near downtown Minneapolis with adjacent access to Light Rail and Metro Transit bus lines.
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