Light Duty – Autos, Heavy Duty – Autos, Performance Vehicles
4 Year Degree
The Auto Care Association is the voice for the auto care industry—a coast-to-coast network of 500,000 independent manufacturers, distributors, parts stores and repair shops offering quality, choice and innovation for drivers. The Auto Care Association keeps its members ahead of the curve so they can continue to serve every kind of vehicle on the road today—providing parts and services designed to make vehicles last longer, perform better and keep drivers safer.
We are currently seeking an exceptional Graphic Designer to add to our talented team. The Graphic Designer will generate original designs for association publications and marketing items using Adobe Creative Cloud, Microsoft Office and PowerPoint. S/he will also manage a wide variety of unique requests from many internal clients, usually on a tight deadline. Success in this position requires creativity, patience, excellent listening skills and the ability to accurately interpret artistic direction. Additionally, this position requires someone to be detail-oriented, friendly and approachable, professional, possess a keen sense of humor, and thrive in a lively, fast-paced work environment. Projects will range in difficulty from simple office communications to complex reports, presentations, infographics and marketing items.
The specific duties and responsibilities include:
Responsible for producing an array of print and online material consistent with the association’s brand
Create concepts/designs for advertising, print collateral, marketing campaigns, meetings and conferences, digital media, and other communications as required
Maintain the Communications materials/images library
Catalog and file all materials in a logical and easily accessible manner; ensure that materials/templates are continuously up-to-date
Attend training to stay current with software and design trends
Work closely with the senior graphic designer in a collaborative environment
Work regularly with outside creative and communication consultants as required/appropriate
Refine PowerPoint presentations from internal clients
Communicate with print vendors to get quotes and file transfers
Perform other related duties and assignments as required
The successful candidate for this position will have the following qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, or the equivalent combination of education and experience
Excellent graphic design skills with three or more years of graphic design experience
Must be highly proficient in Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat)
Comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Office and advanced PowerPoint skills
Must have excellent typography skills
Ability to research photos/images/stock images for concept creation
Ability to output clean files for production/printing
Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, oral and written, for effective interaction with internal staff, external contacts and consultants
Ability to multi-task and work well under tight deadlines with minimum supervision
Ability to manage projects from concept to implementation and be comfortable taking direction
A strong understanding of branding and marketing/communications
Experience working with digital publications highly preferred
Experience with web design, multi-media experience, (e.g., motion graphics and video editing) are a plus
Must be able to work in a PC environment (Auto Care Association uses the latest high-end machines built for design)
Strong portfolio featuring examples of design layout, publication design, logo design, print design and infographics.
Please provide a link to your portfolio website when submitting the online application.
Candidates will also need to present a physical portfolio of recent work samples as part of the in-person interview process.
If you are a creative Graphic Designer and interested in joining a great organization that offers a congenial and collaborative working environment, combined with excellent employee benefits, we would like to hear from you. Please send your resume, cover letter, and link to your portfolio website to: Simone Mitchell, Senior Corporate Recruiter, Auto Care Association, at email@example.com.
The Auto Care Association is the voice of the $300 billion-plus auto care industry. We provide advocacy, educational, networking, technology, market intelligence and communications resources to serve the collective interests of our members. Based in Bethesda, Md., the Auto Care Association has more than 3,000 member companies that represent some 150,000 independent automotive businesses that manuf...acture, distribute and sell motor vehicle parts, accessories, tools, equipment, materials and supplies, and perform vehicle service and repair. Visit www.autocare.org.