Art Director

About Stillwater:

Stillwater (www.stillwater.life) is a food company bringing safe and standardized soluble cannabinoids to consumers and manufacturers alike. We believe that cannabinoids, especially non-psychoactive compounds like CBD, will soon become a major new category of functional food and beverage ingredients to rival probiotics. The company was founded in 2014 when our CEO’s grandmother asked him to get her a pot brownie. Realizing that grandma cared more about feeling better than getting stoned, our founders set out to develop functional cannabinoid-infused food and beverage products that alleviated the aches and anxieties of everyday life without tipping people into unwanted intoxication or forcing them to self-identify as “drug users.”

Five years later, our company encompasses three distinct business lines: (1) business-to-business sales of soluble hemp-derived CBD ingredients to food, beverage, and cosmetic manufacturers; and (2) direct-to-consumer sales of hemp-derived CBD-infused products nationwide; (3) direct-to-consumer sales of THC-infused edibles in Colorado.

About the Job

We are looking for an Art Director to produce and oversee digital and print creative solutions to address our business and marketing needs. To be successful in this role, you should have in-depth knowledge of graphic design, styles, and layout techniques. You should also have experience executing marketing projects from conception to production, including websites, print materials, and product packaging. Ultimately, you will ensure the marketing team promotes and elevates our brands through delivering high quality pieces on time and on message.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Maintain and elevate overall visual brand identity across multiple platforms

  • Create designs that bring brand systems and campaigns to life

  • Flexibility to work on a variety of projects (including print collateral, illustrations, event graphics, websites, photography, video) depending on company needs

  • Be comfortable with projects that may not be completely defined and use a scrappy, resourceful approach to bring definition and drive results when needed

  • Demonstrate strong organizational skills: meet tight deadlines and manage multiple projects at once

  • Develop and explore a breadth of concepts within a set period of time; balance creativity and attention to detail with swift execution

  • Demonstrate strong collaboration and communication skills

What we’ll love about you:

  • You have the ability to work within others design sensibilities as well as to trust your own

  • You take ownership and pride in your work

  • You elevate the work of others, through mentorship and constructive feedback

  • Design is your best form of expression; you can communicate anything with your work

What you’ll love about us:

  • A fast-growing company with a deep belief in the value of developing talent internally from within

  • A group of sane, mostly rational executives who try their best to be decent human beings

  • An environment where fire drills are the exception, not the norm

  • Flexible PTO for all full-time employees

  • Competitive salaries for all roles. For full-time employees, we also cover 100% of your healthcare premium

  • For more details on the culture we foster, visit: http://bit.ly/2F5zhPt

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of agency and/or in-house experience creating and working with brand systems

  • A portfolio that shows work across various mediums of design: visual design, illustration, branding, iconography, digital & print

  • A keen eye for typography, layout and color, and exceptional attention to detail

  • Mastery of design tools: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Sketch, etc

  • Maintains knowledge of design trends and techniques

  • Strong illustrative skills a plus

  • Bonus: experience working at or closely with a CPG company

This is a full-time position based in Commerce City, CO.


Think you’re our new Art Director? Email a cover letter, resume, and portfolio to resumes.mtw@stillwater.life.

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