Creative Associate

Mueller Communications

Mueller Communications is a leading Wisconsin full-service communications and marketing firm. Our services range from public relations and earned media to sponsored media, relationship building, local lobbying and public affairs and design and video services. At Mueller we are a team of the best, most creative communicators and strategic problem solvers who work tirelessly to leverage our unique and personal relationships, expertise and experience to make things happen for our clients.

To top it off, we like to have a little fun in the process.

Position Details

Creative Associate
Southeast Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

Mueller Communications, a well-established and highly regarded communications and marketing firm, is looking to meet junior level design and creative candidates to add to its talented team of professionals. This position offers a unique opportunity for candidates to begin their career in a fast-paced, yet supportive, agency environment.

Mueller Communications’ clients have high expectations and we are looking for another A-player to join us in exceeding those expectations. We take a collaborative problem-solving approach and this position is ideal for someone who enjoys being part of and leading close-knit teams and is looking to grow in their career.

What you’ll be doing: 


  • Showcase a strong knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite, specifically Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Adobe XD, etc.
  • Display exceptional technical skills such as spatial awareness, designing with proper proportions, adhering to brand standards, successfully selecting and creating balanced color and font palettes, and a commitment to being detail-oriented.
  • Demonstrate a high level of competence with production design skills, including accuracy with project edits, consistency with repeating layouts and typefaces, cascading design elements through established creative templates and "cleaning" any outstanding projects that need finalizing.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of UX/UI design principles
  • Be curious, grow skills and keep current with design trends by seeking out professional development opportunities
  • Project Management Deliver high-quality drafts on time and within budget by utilizing available templates as well as internal editing/proofing resources
  • Demonstrate confidence in asking your project team leaders for help prioritizing if you can't meet deadlines

Client Management

  • Prepare for client meetings by determining and executing duties as assigned, which might include research, agenda preparation, taking meeting notes and providing meeting recaps/summaries

Entrepreneurial Mindset

  • Demonstrate familiarity with tools and reports provided and responsibility for monitoring your own workload and billable hours, striving to meet your billable goal
  • Be helpful as an "on deck" team member, supporting other members of the design team by stepping in and helping finish other projects, or executing production needs and/or deliveries.

Qualifications that will make you stand out:

  • Recent graduate to 1 or 2 years of design experience
  • Positive, problem-solving attitude
  • Strong project management skills
  • Prior agency or media experience a plus

Why you’ll love working here:

  • Total Rewards offering that includes a competitive salary, 401(k) and profit-sharing, bonuses, and comprehensive health and wellness benefits
  • Award-winning culture that earned us Milwaukee Business Journal’s Best Place to Work 4 years running (2020, 2021, 2022 & 2023)
  • Beautiful newly-renovated modern workspace perfected for collaboration
  • Flexible hybrid working model that prioritizes work/life balance so you can live your best life at work and at home
  • Emphasis on professional development that includes paid membership in professional associations, internal lunches to support company growth and other career ambitions
  • One-of-a-kind concierge program dedicated to help the entire Mueller team discover an improved sense of workplace satisfaction, celebration, and organization
  • Regular Happy Hours and company outings to socialize with colleagues, have fun, and strengthen the team.
  • Fully stocked kitchen so no one ever has to skip breakfast or lunch to meet their deadlines

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