Senior Graphic Designer

Senior Graphic Designer

Universal Woods



We are seeking a Senior Graphic Designer for our custom gift and photo imaging brands Unisub and ChromaLuxe. At Universal Woods, you will be part of a global team committed to developing and delivering campaigns that excite and inspire customers worldwide.



Reporting to the Director of Marketing, the Senior Designer will research relevant-industry topics to generate creative ideas to design informative and original content for campaigns. This role collaborates with multiple departments across the company to take ideas from concept to final execution. The ideal candidate will insist on the highest standards, have a strong bias for action and sense of ownership, think big, and be energized by juggling priorities. You’ll keep composure in fast-moving situations, embrace ambiguity, be able to quickly get up to speed on complex issues, and rapidly prepare thorough messaging strategies.

Core Job Responsibilities
• Participates in discovery and trend research
• Designs and creates artwork to be applied and promoted for Unisub and ChromaLuxe products
• Creates promotional material including, but not limited to digital advertisements, email marketing, social media graphics, brochures, special events materials, templates, choosing and editing photographs, trade show elements, and collaborating with external prints and vendors
• Provides support for website content • Maintains workflow and meets project deadlines
• Manages multiple projects from various departments simultaneously
• Monitors graphic standards, ensuring all communication pieces meet our brand, quality, and visual guidelines
• Participates in regular content creation meetings • Functions as a strong team member and performs other duties as assigned

A little bit about yourself:
• You raise the bar on the team through a passion for creative, willingness to take risks and care in decision-making
• You roll up sleeves and get work done, even when at times it’s outside the scope of the job
• You are very comfortable working across multiple teams and stakeholders
• You are ambitious and proactively think of new ways to add value and change the current status
• You are able to adapt to changing priorities, can be flexible, and are willing to take ownership of an outcome
• You are able to speak up and be heard, you are driven, and ready to really make your mark on a global scale, thriving on success
• You are creative – you develop creative solutions using a combination of creativity and analytical skills

• Bachelor’s degree in Art, design or relevant field
• A strong portfolio that exemplifies an understanding of design
• 5+ years of professional experience developing and executing design
• Mastery of Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and other graphic design software
• Ability to create impactful and fresh visuals from new and existing artwork and assets
• Strong skills and knowledge of layouts, graphic fundamentals, typography, print and the web
• Proficiency in Microsoft PowerPoint in creating layouts and visuals for executive presentations
• Ability to create multiple layout options for a single concept in a timely manner
• Ability to take creative direction and constructive feedback from multiple stakeholders
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Desire to learn and master new skills
• Exacting attention to detail as it applies to brand guidelines
• At ease in a deadline-driven environment

At Universal woods, it’s the people that make the UW purpose possible. And we invest in them by offering exceptional benefits like:
• Competitive salary
• Profit sharing plan (2% of annual salary)
• 401(k) plan
• Company 401(k) matching contributions (50% of first 6% contribution matched)
• Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
• Tuition assistance
• Medical, prescription, dental & vision insurance
• Vacation time & paid holidays
• Short and long-term disability insurance
• Health & wellness program
• Flexible schedule
• This position is based in Louisville, KY

The Company: Universal Woods
Universal Woods is a manufacturer of coated hard substrates used in graphics and mezzanine decking applications. The Company serves two primary segments: (i) Sublimation, for which it supplies coated aluminum, wood, and other substrates that are to apply images through sublimation printing; and (ii) Cornerstone Wood Products (“CSWP”), for which it manufactures coated, engineered wood for warehouse mezzanine decking.

UW is headquartered in Louisville, KY with additional facilities and operations in Ohio, Belgium, and Australia.

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