Communications Designer


At Marvin, we make windows and doors inspired by how you live so you're inspired to live well. We are driven by the momentum of four generations of innovation and excellence to imagine and create better ways of living. Our business reaches across the nation and our products are represented around the world. With our commitment to our local communities and to providing innovative solutions using new technology, we are always looking for ways to move our people, as well as our business, forward.

Position Details

Communications Designer
Twin Cities Metro
Eagan, MN

Marvin has been on a multiyear journey to infuse the human-centered approach in everything the company does, from the purpose to the products. HCI (Human Centered Innovation) will be the catalyst for all employees to more fully live and support our purpose and values. Innovation is viewed as a strategic capability needed across the company to enable the creation of new forms of value for our customers and end users. This growth is imperative to the short-term and long-term success of the company. In addition, we believe that practicing HCI can unlock creativity in the individual team members and make their jobs more enjoyable – increasing their engagement.

Once here you will:

  • Synthesize information, shape ideas, and distill the key pieces of information into visual form – conveying complexity in clear and compelling ways. 
  • Use your craft to inspire audiences and influence thinking through strategic storytelling. 
  • Lead with a point of view for how we visually communicate our innovation process and tools to internal groups. 
  • Work fluidly across print, web, mobile, video, and other media to execute visually compelling storytelling and communications campaigns. Develop assets, design systems and style guides as needed for internal communication and employment branding efforts. 
  • Reimagine how Marvin shows up in our customer’s lives and design new experiences that bring to life Marvin’s purpose of creating better living. 
  • Be involved in all phases of the design process: proposal writing, relationship development, user research, concept development, prototyping, and design stewardship during execution. 
  • Work closely with the appropriate brand/marketing/communication teams to infuse and reflect the Marvin brand across all internal and external facing content.
  • You’ll champion the impact of design on everyday life – internally and externally.

Relevant Experiences & Mindsets:

  • A strong portfolio and elevated sense of design, color, and typography: you know the difference between “good” and “great” and can work through team dynamics and timelines to deliver excellent design 
  • User-centered perspective: You understand and can articulate a human-centered approach to design and be comfortable going out into the world for inspiration. You understand basic human-centered design philosophy, are comfortable with ambiguity and want to push design methodologies. 
  • Collaborative skills: You work best in a participatory, team-based environment. You support and inspire teams through collaboration as well as direction, vision, and planning of all aspects of visual deliverables. 
  • Communication skills: You have strong verbal and visual presentation skills. You demonstrate a clear “point‐of‐view” relating to the design. You understand the value of design and brand within a business context. 
  • Prototyping skills: You are ready to learn from failure, embrace an iterative process and you understand that success comes sooner with trial and error. You have experience in creating both low and high-fidelity design deliverables for print and screen. 
  • Design chops: You should feel comfortable throughout all phases of a project, from translating verbal ideas into visual concepts, through design development and refinement, to creating production-ready artwork.
  • Openness: Designers need to be flexible and open-minded, especially working in a small team. Successful candidates are optimistic, generative, and open to new ideas and ways of working. Values oriented: It is critical that we hire associates and hold them accountable to a standard of excellence demonstrated by our Purpose and Values. A strong desire to work on purpose-driven work and are excited by the mission to evolve a 100-year-old family company create new ways to impact people’s lives.

Education / Experience:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree education in Graphic Design, New Media, or professional equivalent. 
  • At least five years of experience in a design studio or creative consultancy. 
  • Fluency with Adobe Creative Suite, Keynote, video/audio editing software and other design tools. 
  • Be self-directed toward excellent work outcomes, comfort level in ambiguous, non-rules based environments. 
  • Excellent discretion, demonstrating sound judgment in dealing with confidential dialogues and information.
  • Ability to travel occasionally.

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