Head Graphic Designer - Marketing #677

Date: Nov 18, 2020

Location: La Crosse, WI, US, 54603

Company: Kwik Trip Inc

Location: Department #677  1626 Oak Street  La Crosse , WI  54603  
Requisition: 108486 
Shift: Daytime
Education Experience: Bachelor's Degree
Employment Experience: 3-5 years

Already a Kwik Trip Co-worker?  Follow this link to apply:  myapps.kwiktrip.com 

Kwik Trip has an excellent opportunity for a Head Graphic Designer.  This individual will focus on marketing Kwik Trip, Inc.’s 700+ convenience stores. This individual will create advertising, packaging, sales, and promotional materials to enhance retail sales, goals, and maintain Kwik Trip’s proper corporate graphic identity.
Job Description:
The Head Graphic Designer’s primary responsibility will be to guide and maintain the visual identity of Kwik Trip Inc. through the design and production of visual communications.  Focus on strong packaging concepts that tell the story of our brands. 
Regular task includes:
•    Produce effective and on-brand material to market our stores and products
•    Create concepts and final packaging designs and artwork for Kwik Trip Inc.’s brands
•    Create visual assets for reuse across the company (Recruitment, Training, Public Relations)
•    Provide visual direction and design for new promotions and initiatives
•    Guide overall look and feel of brands through packaging and promotions
•    Develop logos and graphic branding elements
•    Direct and maintain the Kwik Trip brand
•    Maintain and develop Kwik Trip’s private brands (Kitchen Cravings, Urge, Kwikery)
•    Fulfill internal design requests
•    4-year graphic design degree preferred but open to Associate’s degree combined with a minimum of at least three years graphic design experience and strong portfolio demonstrating abilities
•    Working knowledge of design principles and best practices using design thinking and brand building processes to create effective brand assets and tools
•    Knowledge of resources of design tools and assets
•    Knowledge of historical and current design trends to maintain visual brand in changing context
•    Desire to continue learning to stay current with industry standards for processes and tools
•    Skill in Adobe Creative Suite products to produce deliverables at various specifications
•    Skills to design creative, strategic, and impactful visuals using established brand equities and assets
•    High reading and comprehension skills in order to understand the specifications and requests, written or verbal, for all projects
•    Organized and detail orientated
•    Skill in writing concise and effective messaging
•    Possess excellent math skills with the ability to analyze and interpret information into meaningful results
•    Ability to identify and complete tasks without direct supervision
•    Prioritize and manage multiple tasks while meeting deadlines
•    Ability to work with all types of stakeholders, most with little or no working knowledge of graphics or design.  Must be able to incorporate input and ideas and translate criteria into designs
•    Operate personal computer with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Products. Knowledge of Stuffit and Fetch is a plus.
•    Working knowledge with ability to produce HTML5 ads and digital graphics to support the social media team is highly desirable
**Must submit portfolio samples either by PDF or digital link**
Work Schedule:  Typically Monday through Friday, daytime hours. 

Kwik Trip, Inc. OVERVIEW:

For over 50 years, Kwik Trip, Inc. has operated friendly, clean, trusted, family-owned, local convenience stores in communities throughout Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa. With a commitment to generosity, Kwik Trip, Inc. is dedicated to treating co-workers and guests like family. We continue to look for ways to improve our guest shopping experience and product offerings, as well as to ensure we provide a safe and fun work environment for our co-workers. We offer competitive wage and benefits and continue to invest in our family of co-workers and provide them with career advancement and growth opportunities.

Kwik Trip, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Function: Customer Service; Design; Marketing; Professional Services; Research; Sales; Strategy - Planning

Nearest Major Market: La Crosse
Nearest Secondary Market: Winona

Job Segment: Retail Sales, Advertising, Branding, PR, Marketing, Retail