Connecticut Art Directors Club

September 2015


Graphic Designer

Posted on Friday, September 25, 2015

We are seeking a talented and energetic Graphic Designer who is comfortable working independently or collaboratively in a team environment. The ability to flow seamlessly and effectively between assigned tasks is essential. Our priority is to find someone with a passion for quality in the fast paced world of e-Commerce.

The specific job assignment is to create designs for t-shirts, garments, and textiles to be applied with sublimation, DTG, laser etching, screen printing, and/or embroidery processes.

iMerchandise is proud to offer our 40+ years of experience in the printed apparel industry to individuals and organizations of every size, as well as every scale of wholesale needs. Our custom printing capabilities are diverse and the professionals on our team are highly adaptable and strategically positioned to meet client demands quickly and accurately.

Responsibilities:

  • Create graphic designs within the framework of company creative direction
  • Holiday overtime hours mandatory
  • All other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Intermediate to Expert familiarity with Adobe Photoshop
  • Intermediate to Expert familiarity with Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign familiarity a plus
  • Willingness to learn the production process a plus
  • Knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures within the field
  • Ability to maturely take direction
  • Basic math skills required
  • Ability to work on deadline
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Basic problem solving skills
  • Intermediate to Advanced computer skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Must work well in a team atmosphere
  • Honesty, Discipline, Integrity, Sense of Humor!
  • A minimum of 2 years experience required

Apply

Email resume and portfolio samples or link to lotspeichje@imerchandise.com.

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Copywriter

Posted on Sunday, September 20, 2015

Web Solutions seeks a creative and strategic individual with a versatile and clever writing style to join our team as a Copywriter.  The ideal candidate should excel at driving the content strategy for our clients through insights and research and then creating content that is relevant, valuable and on-brand.

Your position day to day:

  • Research, develop and pitch creative ideas to colleagues and clients for the purpose of successfully promoting our clients’ brands and driving results.
  • Develop creative content strategies for clients that offer a unique, brand-driven point of view to deepen customer relationships.
  • Write, edit and update marketing communications materials including, but not limited to, blog articles, web pages, case studies, infographics and event-related pieces.
  • Manage social media / email marketing campaigns via marketing automation tools.
  • Contribute to the strategic planning, development and coordination of marketing initiatives to promote the Web Solutions brand.

You will love this job if you:

  • Take the time to truly understanding a client’s brand essence and target audience.
  • Are passionate about effective messaging and copywriting.
  • Love to plan, produce and help promote the content you generate.
  • Have exceptional writing skills including writing in a range of voices and styles for a wide variety of projects and audiences.
  • Enjoy working with a dynamic creative team in a fast paced environment.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Marketing, English, Communications or related field
  • 3+ years of agency / content marketing / professional writing experience
  • Working knowledge of HTML, CMS, inbound marketing, HubSpot a plus

Benefits

  • A family-first work place
  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Profit sharing opportunities
  • Health insurance benefits
  • Matching retirement benefits
  • Paid holidays, vacation, personal & sick days

Apply

Visit websolutions.com/careers/ to apply.

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Junior Packaging Designer

Posted on Friday, September 4, 2015

Building Brands, Dieline Guru

Our client is an well-established structural and packaging firm. They are seeking a key entry level Junior Packaging Designer who is highly detail oriented in all phases of design through production. Fabulous working environment with a small dedicated team. Ideal designer would also have experience working on multiple brands/projects from concept through production.

  • Attributes: Proactive, detail oriented, strong design and production knowledge coupled with excellent communication skills. 1–3 years of design/production experience producing packaging from concept through completion. Knowledge in food, snack, beverage, spirits, and/or personal care.
  • Excellent verbal, oral and written communication skills are also a must.
  • Requirements: Packaging 1–3 years + Dieline Packaging Production with a passion and desire to make a mark in the CPG world. If available to freelance, this could add immediate value and a fast conversion to full-time.
  • Technology: Strong skills in Adobe CC: Illustrator and Photoshop.
  • Qualities: Bright, personable, motivated, disciplined, organized, and highly detailed oriented.
  • Pedigree: Including but not limited to: Syracuse, FIT, RISD, Tyler, Carnegie Mellon, RIT, Parsons, SVA, Portfolio Center, Pratt, SCAD, UHA or a University or College with a recognized degree program.
  • Salary: $40K–$60K
  • Location: South Norwalk, CT

Apply

Apply through our registration page for consideration. Samples of work: PDFs, website, or a Dropbox link must be included.

Contact Karl Heine for additional insight at 203-838-7772. Visit creativeplacement.com for more details.

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Junior Packaging Designer

Posted on Friday, September 4, 2015

Natural Ingredients, Pure Talent

Our client is an emerging brand developing healthy remedy products for children and adults. They are seeking a skilled Packaging Designer who is highly detail oriented in all phases of design through production. Fabulous working environment with a small dedicated team developing and marketing to strengthen this brand. Ideal designer would also have experience working on the outside with a select group of agencies and studios for larger projects.

  • Attributes: Experience in CPG packaging, knowledge in food, snack or soft goods/toys related to children would be ideal. CPG promotion is highly desired as well. Excellent verbal, oral and written communication skills are also a must.
  • Requirements: Packaging 1–3 years + Dieline Packaging Production with passion and desire to make a mark in the CPG world. If available to freelance, this could add immediate value and a fast conversion to fulltime.
  • Technology: Adobe CC/Photoshop, Illustrator (High proficiency), Acrobat (Strong).
  • Qualities: Bright, personable, motivated, disciplined, organized, and highly detailed oriented.
  • Pedigree: Including but not limited to: Syracuse, FIT, RISD, Tyler, Carnegie Mellon, RIT, Parsons, SVA, Portfolio Center, Pratt, SCAD, UHA or a University or College with a recognized degree program.
  • Salary: 40K–60K+ Location: Fairfield County

Apply

Apply through our registration page for consideration. Samples of work: PDFs, website, or a Dropbox link must be included.

Contact Karl Heine for additional insight at 203-838-7772. Visit creativeplacement.com for more details.

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Packaging Designer

Posted on Friday, September 4, 2015

A Tasty Treat for You and Your Pet
60% Design | 40% Production

Our client is a leading company specializing in healthy pet food. They are seeking a gifted packaging designer who is skilled in both concept and design.

  • Attributes: High-profile branding and CPG experience, including an understanding of corporate clients related to this environment. Ideally, key knowledge in food, snack or soft goods/toys related to pets.
  • Technology: Adobe CC/Photoshop, Illustrator (High proficiency), Acrobat (Strong).
  • Qualities: Bright, personable, motivated, disciplined, organized, and highly detailed oriented. Excellent verbal, oral and written communication skills are also a must.
  • Requirements: Design coupled with production, 4–7 years+ with a passion and desire to make a mark in the CPG world. If available to freelance, this could add immediate value and a fast conversion to fulltime.
  • Attributes: High-profile branding and CPG experience, including an understanding of corporate clients related to this environment.
  • Location: Fairfield County
  • Salary: 65–75K+
  • Apply through our registration page at the link below for consideration.

Apply

Apply through our registration page for consideration. Samples of work (PDF Portfolio under 4MB): website or links must be included.

Contact Karl Heine for additional insight at 203-838-7772. Visit creativeplacement.com for more details.

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Packaging Designer

Posted on Friday, September 4, 2015

Time to Fetch a New Job
50% Design | 50% Production

Our client is a leading company specializing in healthy pet food. They are seeking a skilled packaging designer who is skilled in both concept, design and production.

  • Attributes: High-profile branding and CPG experience, including an understanding of corporate clients related to this environment. Ideally, key knowledge in food, snack or soft goods/toys related to pets.
  • Technology: Adobe CC/Photoshop, Illustrator (High proficiency), Acrobat (Strong).
  • Qualities: Bright, personable, motivated, disciplined, organized, and highly detailed oriented. Excellent verbal, oral and written communication skills are also a must.
  • Requirements: Design coupled with production, 2–6 years+ with a passion and desire to make a mark in the CPG world. If available to freelance, this could add immediate value and a fast conversion to fulltime.
  • Attributes: High-profile branding and CPG experience, including an understanding of corporate clients related to this environment.
  • Salary: 50–65K+
  • Location: Fairfield County

Apply

Apply through our registration page for consideration. Samples of work (PDF Portfolio under 4MB): website or links must be included.

Contact Karl Heine for additional insight at 203-838-7772. Visit creativeplacement.com for more details.

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Packaging Designer

Posted on Friday, September 4, 2015

Natural Ingredients — Pure Talent

Our client is an emerging brand developing healthy remedy products for children and adults. They are seeking a skilled Packaging Designer who is highly detail oriented in all phases of design through production. Fabulous working environment with a small dedicated team developing and marketing to strengthen this brand. Ideal designer would also have experience working on the outside with a select group of agencies and studios for larger projects.

  • Attributes: Experience in CPG packaging, knowledge in food, snack or soft goods/toys related to children would be ideal. CPG promotion is highly desired as well.
  • Technology: Adobe CC/Photoshop, Illustrator (High proficiency), Acrobat (Strong).
  • Qualities: Bright, personable, motivated, disciplined, organized, and highly detailed oriented. Excellent verbal, oral and written communication skills are also a must.
  • Requirements: Packaging 2–7 years + Dieline Packaging Production 2–5 years with a passion and desire to make a mark in the CPG world. If available to freelance, this could add immediate value and a fast conversion to fulltime.
  • Salary: 50–70K+
  • Location: Greenwich, CT

Apply

Apply through our registration page for consideration. Samples of work: Website or a Dropbox link must be included.

Contact Karl Heine for additional insight at 203-838-7772. Visit creativeplacement.com for more details.

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Production Designer

Posted on Friday, September 4, 2015

50% Design | 50% Production

Our client is a leading company specializing in High-end Meat Provisions for the restaurant industry. They are seeking a skilled production designer creating promotional marketing materials.

  • Attributes: High-profile branding and CPG experience, including an understanding of corporate clients related to this environment. Ideally, key knowledge in food, snack or soft goods/toys related to pets.
  • Technology: Adobe CC/Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign (High proficiency), Acrobat (Strong).
  • Qualities: Bright, personable, motivated, disciplined, organized, and highly detailed oriented. Excellent verbal, oral and written communication skills are also a must.
  • Requirements: Design coupled with production, 2–8 years+ Freelance to start, full-time possibilities.
  • Location: Newark NJ
  • Must be within reasonable travel distance to Newark, NJ
  • Rate: DOE

Apply

Apply through our registration page for consideration. Samples of work (PDF Portfolio under 4MB): website or links must be included.

Contact Karl Heine for additional insight at 203-838-7772. Visit creativeplacement.com for more details.

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Senior Web / Digital Designer

Posted on Friday, September 4, 2015

Skilled DPIAD | Digital, Professional, Interactive Art Director

Our client is a well-established, award winning, results driven, integrated marketing agency seeking a focused responsive Interactive Designer.

  • This opportunity requires a resourceful, innovative and professional Art Director that will play a lead role in helping to develop, design, and front-end code a wide range of digital marketing platforms. You will interact with clients regularly so good communication skills are key.
  • Exceptional interactive design skills and an in-depth knowledge on adapting strategies across all types of digital platforms are a must. A suitable candidate should be able to create engaging user experiences and demonstrate the ability to deliver work that creates measurable results while keeping everything on brand and typographically sound.
  • Applicants should possess technical understanding of how the hosting environment, cross platform issues, and integration of other applications affect the design/experience recommendations and be proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator, HTML, JavaScript. Experience in animation software and technologies is a plus.
  • Salary: 60K-100K+ / DOE
  • Location: Hartford County

Apply

Apply through our registration page for consideration. Samples of work: PDFs, website, or a Dropbox link must be included.

Contact Karl Heine for additional insight at 203-838-7772. Visit creativeplacement.com for more details.

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