Vista Outdoor Associate Graphic Designer - BLACKHAWK! in Virginia Beach, Virginia

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

Vista Outdoor is seeking an Associate 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 falls under the purview of the Senior Director of Marketing and reports directly to the Senior Graphic Designer. The chosen candidate needs to be able to clearly demonstrate their knowledge of how to create 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.

Personality Type:

Budding rock star designer with huge amounts of potential looking for an environment where they can stretch their wings. Must have solid sense of their individual style while still able to take input and direction from peers and superiors. Should get excited about the idea of working on broad range of projects without feeling overwhelmed.

Responsibilities

  • Work with Senior Graphic Designer to Create Brand Identities from the Ground Up for Entire Business Unit

  • Balance Catering to Customer Base While Revitalizing Image to Reach New Customers

  • Fulfill On-the-Fly Design Requests for Social Media, Advertising, Email Campaigns, etc.

  • Bring Design and Creative Inspiration to Marketing Team

  • Present Design Ideas for Web, Packaging, Print Materials, Event Branding, Social Media, Email Campaigns, etc.

  • Stay on Top of Latest Design Trends and Tactics

  • Assist in the Building and Curating of Creative Content Library

  • Efficiently Manage Wide Range of Tasks with Varying Degrees of Importance

  • Work Directly with Social Media Specialist, Brand Manager, Web/eCommerce Specialist, and Photographer/Videographer to Fulfill Content Needs

  • Attend Industry Events as Competitive Research

  • Research Vendors/Samples for New Print Materials, Packaging Materials, Giveaway Items, etc.

  • Assist Photographer/Videographer with Creative Direction for and Execution of Shoots

Preferred Skills

  • Bonus: Familiarity with Photography to Act as BTS or Secondary Photographer on Shoots

  • Must Keep Finger on Pulse of Latest Trends in Creative Space

  • Proactive Work Style Requiring Minimal Oversight

  • Excellent Interpersonal Skills

  • Ability to Communicate Design Ideas in Verbal and Written Formats

  • Outspoken Tendencies Paired with Team-Oriented Actions

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Related Field (lesser degree paired with greater experience will be considered)

  • 2+ Years of Professional Graphic Design Experience (Internship Experience is Accepted)

  • 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.

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!

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veteran/Disabled

Vista Outdoor is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants are considered for employment without regard race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and any other characteristics protected by law. The EEO Law poster is available here: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf

If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to careers@vistaoutdoor.com . Please note that this email address is for accommodation purposes only. Vista Outdoor will not respond to inquiries for other purposes.