Graphic Artist in Huntersville, NC at American Tire Distributors

Date Posted: 12/12/2019

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Are you looking for an opportunity to turn your ambition and your people skills into a rewarding career with an industry leader? Join our team at American Tire Distributors! As the nation's premier tire distributor, ATD’s coast-to-coast distribution network provides approximately 80,000 customers across the U.S. and Canada with rapid and frequent delivery of high quality tires, custom wheels and shop supplies. 

Position Description: 

The Graphic Artist supports ATD’s Proprietary Brands and ATD’s national brands through creative visual representations of the messaging and communications. The Graphic Artist will translate business and marketing objectives into designs that are persuasive, compelling, visually exciting and emotionally engaging.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Create and execute engaging, impactful and unique design solutions using brand imagery, identity guidelines and consistent brand messaging

  • Ability to organically draft concepts and clearly articulate ideas during a creative meeting before moving into the design phase which includes specific creative detail such as select colors, artwork, photography, style of type and other visual elements for the design

  • Execute and apply brand style guide elements, including logo, typography, photography, video, e-business and activation materials, ensuring consistency with brand positioning

  • Prepare assets in pragmatic, efficient structure according to production guidelines to ensure easy duplication when appropriate

  • Build all job document templates to meet print and digital requirements

  • Identify and read publications that will inspire creativity in design concepts.  Gather and keep up-to-date on relevant industry guidelines and current market trends for digital and traditional media, including sizing specification and format guidelines

  • Stay up-to-date with design trends/best practices and serve as the subject matter expert

  • Maintain all creative project and design files, font and illustration library organized to department uniform filing process

  • Make necessary edits and revisions until collateral is ready for publication / post production handoff

  • Help evolve and define brand imagery and guidelines as well as standardization across various channels

  • Prioritize and manage multiple projects at one time and communicate expectations and deadlines prior to project initiation

  • Prioritize, track, handle and maintain records of the elements and time schedules of multiple projects via system software

  • Present completed designs for approval within production deadlines

  • Contribute to a positive, collaborative work environment and use resources effectively to minimize turnaround time without compromising quality

  • Ability to handle multiple projects in a fast-paced work environment with exceptional attention to detail, strong organization, time management and decision-making skills

  • Complete additional tasks as assigned

Direct Report Position Titles

  • Marketing Strategy Manager


  • Education:  Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Design, Web Design, Digital Design, Fine Arts or similar

  • Experience: 3-5 years graphic design experience in all aspects of design
    (digital media, sales collateral, pre-press and print, packaging, merchandising)

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2+ years of experience in a Corporate or Agency Environment

  • 2+ years of experience in all industry leading software, including Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, In Design), with the ability to work in MAC & PC environments

  • Passion for design and knowledgeable on industry trends and specifications

  • Experience working in in-house corporate agency setting

  • Able to communicate ideas visually, verbally, and in writing

  • Passion for learning and drive for continuous growth

  • Flexibility to adapt to frequently changing work environment, and deliver on challenging demands

  • Ability to design with the end in mind, understanding production workflows

  • Understanding of multimedia/interactive design principles and able to design for Web, Animation, and Video

  • Web design experience is a plus

  • Excellent problem-solving skills must be resourceful and solution-oriented with a positive, “can-do” attitude.

Physical Demands/Work Environment/Travel Requirements:

  • Physical demands:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk, hear, taste and/or smell; the employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

  • Work environment:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

  • Travel required: 5-10% of travel may be required

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying the position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodations.  Nothing in this job description creates a contract of employment in any way for any person.   All employees hired by American Tire Distributors, Inc. are employees at will and the company reserves the right to terminate employees at any time for any reason or no reason at all.

Build a challenging and rewarding career with us!

American Tire Distributors is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace

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Job ID: R10687