Kitty Hawk Kites is looking to add a Graphic Designer to our team!  Located on the Outer Banks of NC, we are looking for a driven individual that wants to join us in our mission to Teach the World to fly!  If you are interested, please complete application and submit your resume and portfolio to hr@kittyhawk.com.


SUMMARY
   This position is very important to the overall operation and branding of Kitty Hawk Kites, which encompasses Kitty Hawk Kites, Kitty Hawk Surf, Life Is Good, Waves Village, and Goodwinds Restaurant.  This job is responsible for creating designs and concepts for all marketing materials – both print and electronic.  Must be willing to learn and understand product and consumers.  Understands and brings to life for all associates the Vision, Mission and Values.
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  • Create designs, concepts and sample layouts of all marketing materials including brochures, rack cards, fliers, catalogs, and mailings
  • Help to ensure materials are created in a timely manner and distributed accordingly to the local and statewide region
  • Ensure that print materials properly communicate the brand of Kitty Hawk Kites
  • Design all print advertisements for Kitty Hawk Kites with direction from the Director of Marketing & E-Commerce
  • Create, coordinate and implement in-store signage as well as outdoor building signage and A-Frames
  • Work with vendors to ensure quality printing and work
  • Prepare artwork for new and reprinted billboards and work with billboard companies to ensure proper creation and printing of artwork
  • Prepare and prepackage all marketing materials for print
  • Manage and coordinate with local and national printers to obtain the best quote for the job
  • Deliver finalized artwork to all outside sources including: magazines, printers, and all other publications.
  • Work with Marketing Director to ensure that company brand and brand attributes are used appropriately in every aspect of the company
  • Maintain current job/project list for all projects, advertisements, and other various design jobs/projects
  • Maintain and manage all Kitty Hawk Kites marketing photography and develop an easily accessible system to share photography with Kitty Hawk Kites staff, outside designers and media
  • Create photography style guides for various photo shoots.
  • Communicate with printers, copywriters, photographers, other designers, and outside marketing specialists on projects
  • Work with Marketing Team on other marketing projects and events as needed.
  • Assist in maintaining E-Commerce website.
                                        
QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must of have knowledge of design and presentation software to include Adobe Creative Cloud.  Knowledge of HTML, WordPress, Shopify, and Illustration are preferred. Must have knowledge of different print and digital media and working knowledge of current design trends in a retail focused environment. Possesses a good understanding of the printing process, including working with and creating artwork for digital printers and presses. Must have good interpersonal skills and be able to work in a team environment. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE Bachelor's Degree (BFA) in Graphic Arts or Graphic Communication or related field and 1-2 years of experience as a graphic designer or proven equivalent experience. 
LANGUAGE SKILLS Ability to read, analyze, and interpret reports. .  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.  Good communication skills – both verbal and written. 
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS   Must possess basic math skills and the ability to work with multiple quotes to find the best bargain. 
REASONING ABILITY Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The majority of time will be spent in an office environment, sitting at a computer.  Occasionally may have to lift up to 25 pounds. 
WORK ENVIRONMENT  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  In most cases this position will be indoors in a climate controlled environment.  There are occasions when work outdoors will be necessary, when this happens one can expect to deal with the natural elements.  The noise level in this position is moderate.
 Kitty Hawk Kites, Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Department: Kitty Hawk Kites
This is a non-management position
This is a full time position

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