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
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.
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
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)
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. The monthly catered luncheons, endless array of free snacks, beverages, and bean-to-cup Starbucks and Kaldi's coffee are pretty sweet, too!
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