Kodiak Cakes - Senior Graphic Designer

Job Title: Senior Graphic Designer
Company: Kodiak Cakes
Location: Park City, UT, 84098
Industry Sectors: Food Company
Date Posted: 10/11/2016

Who are we?

Kodiak Cakes is a small, fast-growing natural foods company located in the scenic Rocky Mountains of Park City, Utah.  Our journey with food began by restoring the whole grain tradition of flapjacks from the American frontier.  In the process, we discovered that high quality foods closer to nature are not only more wholesome, but far more delicious and packed with clean energy.  We rely on that clean energy from nature to fuel our active, outdoor lifestyle in the mountains.

We make the best-selling whole grain flapjack mix in the nation and also sell baking mixes, syrup, oatmeal, and granola at a large variety of retailers (http://www.kodiakcakes.com/store-locator-map/).  We’re expanding rapidly as the fastest-growing pancake brand in America and need to build our team with more people that share our passion for the outdoors, bring industry experience, thrive in an entrepreneurial culture, and want to make an impact on the front lines of the food revolution.  We believe that eating real food closer to nature, getting active outdoors, and preserving local nature will bring back that old, balanced partnership with the wild that our forebears forged out on the frontier.  We embrace the spirit of the Kodiak – a pristine wilderness with a rich ecosystem – and we rely on that spirit of the Kodiak to inspire the work we do, the food we eat, and the way we play. 

What will this position do?

This important role will create and curate content for marketing in two different areas: package design and marketing communications.  It is a crucial role that will help shape the brand in the eye of the consumer.

Responsibilities:

  • Craft the design strategy for the brand, its assets, and packaging
  • Create packaging keyline files and mockup images
  • Develop design elements for new product packaging
  • Create brand marketing content: image graphics, social media content, advertising media graphics, website graphics, photography, video, etc.
  • Help design and assemble document templates, sales materials, branded items, in-store shippers, etc.
  • Manage relationships with content providers for brand marketing
  • Manage packaging printer process and relationships

What are we looking for?

We need a graphic design expert who wants to sink their teeth into a product they believe in.  This individual must be able to bring both superior design strategy and artistic work to the table.  They need an insatiable desire to create engaging content that is authentic to the brand across multiple touchpoints.

Required:

  • Degree in graphic design
  • 3-5+ years of graphic design experience with an impressive portfolio
  • High familiarity with a variety of advanced design software (e.g. Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign)
  • Package design experience
  • Experience creating design graphics across various marketing touchpoints: social, digital, print, website, etc.
  • Close familiarity with key design principles in each distinct marketing touchpoint
  • Ability to curate content from a variety of high quality sources
  • Experience managing agency relationships
  • Collaborative ability to partner cross-functionally
  • Ease of working across multiple projects with tight deadlines and limited supervision
  • Thrives in an agile environment where speed and urgency are key needs
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Strong copywriting skills
  • Strong fit for the Kodiak Cakes brand culture of active, outdoor lifestyle

Preferred:

  • Strong photography and videography skills
  • Deep personal commitment to natural foods

What else do I need to know?

This role is based in our headquarters near the ski slopes and mountain trails of Park City, Utah.  It reports to the VP of Marketing and offers competitive compensation and a wide range of small-company benefits that will be highly valued by someone that fits our company culture.

The future of food is whatever our generation decides it will be.  We are committed to creating wholesome, natural, authentic food with superior taste to fuel a healthy, active lifestyle.  We feel encouraged by some of the wholesome trends in food today and believe that with a concerted effort, we can make an enormous impact in building momentum for natural, better-for-you foods.  If you feel inspired in this same journey, we invite you to apply to join our team and leave your legacy on the future of food.