Graphic Designer
ALCO Stores, Inc - Coppell, TX

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The Graphic Designer will primarily focus on promotional needs and advertisements for the company's weekly print circulars.

  • Brainstorming and mocking up design ideas
  • Planning ad concepts
  • Gathering information from multiple sources and making adjustments
  • Using computer software to execute designs
  • Working with others to produce the final product (Ad Directors, Buyers, and IT Personnel)
  • Planning projects and schedules around company budgets
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design, Marketing, Liberal Arts, or related field
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in graphic design
  • Prior graphic design experience in a corporate environment, or freelance/contract work for retail clients
  • Artistic sensibility and creativity: Knowledge about design elements, such as color and composition
  • Technical skills: This position requires the use of design software programs to assist them in creating layouts and design elements
  • Communication: The graphic designer will be required to present ideas both verbally and visually
  • Problem solving skills
  • Experienced and proficient in a Mac based environment
  • Strong background and solid understanding of Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Experience in Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Knowledge of web design and online marketing is a plus
  • Very strong design/layout, production and typographic skills
  • Highly motivated with a track record of successful product delivery
  • Organized and good at file management
  • Proven track record in managing multiple projects and direction
  • Develop and execute multiple projects based on the current needs of the company
  • Ability to work well with others to produce final products
  • Outstanding personal accountability and business ethics

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