Sr Graphic Designer-Tactical

Vista Outdoor Virginia Beach, VA

About the Job

Join our talented team. Employees at Vista Outdoor are passionate and committed to delivering quality products to our customers. Our culture centers on an engaged and accountable workforce. Our goal is to attract and retain a diverse workforce: rich in talent, background, ideas and experience.

Responsibilities and Qualifications

The Position: Senior Graphic Designer
Vista Outdoor is seeking a Senior Graphic Designer for its BLACKHAWK! business unit to be based in Virginia Beach, VA. This position is part of a unique opportunity to help create revitalized brand identities for all companies in the BLACKHAWK! business unit (BLACKHAWK!, Eagle Industries, and Uncle Mike's are the three main brands). The chosen candidate will have a high degree of autonomy and be expected to bring well thought-out and creative design strategies to the table that accomplish both honoring past brand precedence while looking to the future image we are working to create. This position reports directly to the Creative Marketing Manager and will have one direct report (Associate Designer). The chosen candidate needs to be able to clearly demonstrate their experience with creating across-the-board company branding to span web, print, packaging, apparel, event materials, and more. A flexible and adaptable style is a must since this person will be overseeing the graphic design direction for a variety of brands.

Responsibilities: Including but not limited to

• Create Brand Identities from the Ground Up for Entire Business Unit
• Balance Catering to Customer Base While Revitalizing Image to Reach New Customers
• Act as Brand Champion to Ensure Cohesive Image Across All Output
• Present Design Ideas for Web, Packaging, Print Materials, Event Branding, Social Media, Email Campaigns, etc.
• Technical Knowledge working with Pre Press production and packaging die lines
• Stay on Top of Latest Design Trends and Tactics
• Own the Building and Curating of Creative Content Library
• Efficiently Task Manage for Design Team
• Work Directly with Social Media Specialist, Brand Manager, Web/eCommerce Specialist, and Photographer/Videographer to Fulfill Content Needs
• Understand Desired Outcomes of Product Campaigns and Devise Content to Support Goal
• Work with Sales Team to Create Dealer and Sales Support Materials
• Research Vendors/Samples for New Print Materials, Packaging Materials, Giveaway Items, etc.
• Assist Photographer/Videographer with Creative Direction for Execution of Shoots
• Lead Marketing-Wide Creativity Meetings to Share Inspiration and Design Direction

  • Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications:

• Bachelor's Degree in Related Field (lesser degree paired with greater experience will be considered)
• 5+ Years of Professional Graphic Design Experience
• 2+ Years of Experience as Design Lead
• Must Present Robust Portfolio of Past Work
• Advanced Level of Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
• Understand Differences in Designing for Web vs. Print vs. Video Pre-Roll and More
• Familiar with Experiential Design for Point of Purchase Displays, Trade Shows, and Product Launches
Applicants from outside the tactical industry are encouraged to apply. All applicants must be comfortable working around tactical products which can include, but is not limited to, firearms, firearm accessories, military products, and law enforcement products.
Preferred Skills

• Bonus: Familiarity with Video and Photography to Act as BTS or Secondary Photographer on Shoots
• Must Keep Finger on Pulse of Latest Trends in Creative Space
• Must Have Experience Creating Full-Scale Brand Identity
• Previous Management Experience a Plus
• Proactive Work Style Requiring Minimal Oversight
• Excellent Interpersonal Skills
• Excellent Written and Verbal Communication Skills
• Ability to Stay Abreast of Industry Trends
• Outspoken Tendencies Paired with Team-Oriented Actions
• Overseeing and Taking Creative and Marketing assets from concept to final execution and production

We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including: medical and dental, vision, disability and life insurance, 401K, PTO, tuition reimbursement, and the ability to add value to an exciting mission!
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D

We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including: medical and dental, vision, disability and life insurance, 401K, PTO, tuition reimbursement, and the ability to add value to an exciting mission!

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