Job Description

CRAFTING BRANDS FROM THE GROUND UP
Traction is looking for an imaginative Brand Designer to join our culture of creatives. We need a hungry, versatile talent to push our creative work. An art direction skill set and a sense of humor are a must!

JOB PURPOSE
The main role of this position will be to concept, execute, and ultimately implement ideas through the medium of graphic design. In this role, you will need to be able to work and communicate effectively with a team of talented people: designers, developers, clients, and vendors. You must show you can add to our company culture and possess great technical ability and high attention to detail as it relates to design. Additionally, we are seeking an individual who is eager and open to continuous learning.

JOB DUTIES AND REQUIREMENTS
The ideal candidate is self-motivated and loves creative problem solving. Having a thick skin is vital. And it’s important to fit into a fast moving, energetic—and sometimes wild—open work environment.

• Design materials spanning the gamut of identity, print, interactive, environmental, etc.
• Strong knowledge of design theory that includes layout concept, color theory, and typography
• Must be knowledgable about identity design and brand positioning
• Extensive knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
• Communicate with clients about project status, timelines and expectations
• Manage time efficiently to maintain production schedules
Work well with self-guided creative freedom and creative direction
• Opportunities for copywriting, digital creative and digital implementation

WORK ENVIRONMENT
Anything but a normal office environment including no managers dumbing down your work. This is a creative studio, with very little drywall, zero carpeted cubicles and one really awesome mini-basketball hoop. It’s fast paced and ever changing with incredibly imaginative people in an open office setting. You'll come to our 110-year-old historic brick studio in an urban setting located just steps from the Capitol building downtown Lansing. Close amenities including the 20+ mile river trail, professional soccer, minor league ballpark, restaurants, parks and more festivals than you can shake a stick at.

COMPANY DESCRIPTION
Traction is a branding and design studio that provides brave and creative solutions. We believe in strategic ideas brought to life through meaningful design.

Located in the heart of our capital city, our creative teams have been delivering award-winning work for nearly 25 years. Our broad-based and diverse clientele range from start-up businesses, cultural destinations and events to some of the most recognized local and regional brands. Enjoy meaningful work with no salesperson or rep getting in the way.

NOTE: International candidates must hold a valid US working permit.

Traction

Traction is a branding and design studio that provides brave and creative solutions. We believe in strategic ideas brought to life through meaningful design.