Web Graphic Designer | Local Candidates Only | Initially Remote

Design · Chesterfield, Missouri
Department Design
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation DOQ + Full Benefits

About Us


Cat5 Commerce is an online retail company based in Chesterfield, Missouri. We operate a handful of niche ecommerce destinations serving the tactical, outdoor and workwear markets including TacticalGear.com and WorkBoots.com


We have enjoyed consistent growth with each passing year, and strive to actively recruit and retain the best and brightest talent. Recognized as a Top Workplace by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, our culture provides a healthy, challenging and people-focused atmosphere. We offer a top-tier benefits package and collaborative workspace for those who thrive in a casual yet fast paced environment. 


At a Glance


  • Full-time Web Graphic Designer position 
  • Must possess strong grasp of visual design principles, information design and user experience
  • Competitive rate with excellent benefits
  • Small business in Chesterfield
  • Internet company w/ a startup vibe
  • Ideal candidate possesses basic understanding of HTML / CSS coding skills while being a Photoshop wizard
  • Must include both a cover letter and resume with online application, as well as a digital portfolio link


Position

 

 Due to COVID-19 prevention protocols, this position will initially split time between our office in Chesterfield and at home / remote. Candidates should possess the capability to work from home, including the appropriate hardware, internet service, ability to participate in video conference meetings and work during our core hours of 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Local candidates only please.


We’re seeking an experienced Web Graphic Designer who has a passion (and by passion, we mean unhealthy obsession) with designing marketing emails and creating eye catching photos and motion graphics. The essential functions for this position are: create emails, rinse, repeat. If you are comfortable with the term “in perpetuity” being used to describe a task, this may be the job for you. If you feel at home within the paradox of creative repetition, this may actually be your dream job. If your friends and family have ever staged an email intervention, then you should definitely apply for this job immediately. 


Photography experience is not required but is considered a major plus, as is experience using Adobe Premier and After Effects to create motion graphics for various digital channels (Instagram, Facebook, Google, etc.). We have our own in-house photo studio where team members have the freedom to create / shoot assets for email campaigns and other projects. 


Duties


  • Design compelling weekly marketing emails for tactical, outdoor and workwear products
  • Create landing pages to support marketing emails
  • Assist other design team members with product photography
  • Design even more compelling weekly marketing emails for tactical, outdoor and workwear products


Qualifications


  •  Expert in Photoshop
  • HTML / CSS coding skills
  • Must be able to work well under tight deadlines
  • Strong grasp of visual design principles, information design and user experience
  • Can think creatively and execute ideas from concept to completion
  • Ability to understand business and user requirements
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Exceptional work ethic

 

Major Pluses But not Required


  • Experience in designing for the web, particularly ecommerce websites
  • Proficient in third-party email campaign services
  • Desired software and technical knowledge: HTML, CSS, Adobe Creative Suite 5+, Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio 2012
  • Understands how to design for the most common email clients (both local and web-based) including Outlook, Gmail, etc.
  • Understands responsive design, cross-browser compatibility and how to design for multiple screen sizes
  • Experience with motion graphics and software applications (After Effects, Premiere)

 

Our Company

 

Founded in 2004, Cat5 Commerce is a fast-growing internet retail company, We own and operate online webstores including TacticalGear.com and WorkBoots.com. The core of our business consists of ecommerce, digital marketing, and software development. Since day one, it has been our mission to deliver an extraordinary shopping experience to our customers. We accomplish this through custom application development, comprehensive online marketing strategies, and a customer-centric approach to business. 


 Recognized as a Top Workplace by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, we create dynamic teams where individuals can rise to the challenge, put forth their best work, and have fun while doing so! We believe that providing St. Louis’ best and brightest talent with a healthy company culture, top-notch benefits package, and a positive work environment are key to the long term success of our company and our resident Cat5’ers.

 

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  • Location
    Chesterfield, Missouri
  • Department
    Design
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level
  • Compensation
    DOQ + Full Benefits