Graphic Designer

Tuthill Corporation

Tuthill Corporation is a privately held, global manufacturer of industrial goods specializing in rotating equipment such as pumps, meters, vacuum systems and blowers. Tuthill’s legacy began in 1892 when James B. Tuthill started a business to manufacture and sell common brick to Chicago construction companies. Today, the corporate office is located in Burr Ridge, IL and houses a range of roles that actively support and guide Tuthill's manufacturing lines of business. Tuthill has remained a family-owned business and now has its fifth generation of leadership in place.

Tuthill is an Alive and Heartfelt community that, rooted in authenticity and secured by our common values (integrity, respect, responsibility, courage, awareness, excellence) invites the joyful pursuit of big dreams.

Position Details

Graphic Designer
Northern Illinois
Burr Ridge, IL

Responsible for graphic design and coordination of vendors to produce branding and marketing materials across digital and offline media including collateral, retail displays and packaging, lobbies and tradeshow displays. Collaborates with marketing teams at Lines of Business to deliver impactful design with an amazing attention to detail. Supports branding and product content campaigns with design elements that visually compliment storytelling and uphold our brand standards. Maintains digital branding asset libraries for internal teams and for platforms shared with channel partners. Supports weekly and monthly messaging of internal communications via enterprise-wide digital boards and web graphics.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Our Way

  • Curiosity - Seeking understanding and willingly testing assumptions from a place of childlike wonder. Remains curious about the latest design trends. Seeks deep understanding in effectiveness of campaigns and pushes to ask “why” when visually designing. 
  • Clarity – Having a clear heart and striving to be easily understood. Actively engaging in healthy conflict to increase and/or seek understanding. Is the check and balance of content and graphics and impact of presentation. 
  • Grit – Daily discipline with a rigorous commitment to short-term and long-term goals while being fully accountable. Provides visibility of project status including gaps in deliverables and any obstacles to meeting PD goals. 
  • Grace – Holding ourselves and others great while being patient, understanding and supporting others to take full responsibility for their lives. Manages evolving demands of design demands and embraces opportunities for growth. 
  • Gratitude – Expressing thanks and appreciation from the heart. Acknowledging ourselves and others. Realizes importance of managing project schedules with accuracy and remains flexible with changing campaign structures. Honors input from others. 
  • Love – Unconditionally and actively caring for and being in service of yourself and others. Willing to share impactful feedback because they care. Believes healthy conflict is a way of deepening love for one another.

Model the Compass Our Way behaviors daily. Be the Brand – It’s who we are, what we do, and what we say.

Dare to Make Better

  • Continually improve yourself and others by intentionally stepping into the learning zone. 
  • Collaborates with marketing team to review campaign results and how design enhancements may drive ROI. 
  • Continuously improves marketing tools in support of a “One Tuthill” branding initiative to ensure consistency throughout Tuthill locations and throughout extended sales channels. 
  • Maintains digital assets within Tuthill’s Product Information Management platform. 
  • Develops designed partnerships with Lines of Business commercial teams to create impactful sales tools and campaign results that drive sales revenue. 
  • Develops designed partnerships with internal teams to streamline the creation and publishing of internal communication boards.

Ingenious Company

  • Manages brand assets by maintaining current versions of files in centralized shared platforms with relevant labels and tags for ease of use by internal team members and channel partners. 
  • Delivers compelling design solutions for a wide range of projects including marketing collateral, signage, tradeshow displays, retail displays, website, social media, and promotional items with input from Tuthill commercial teams. 
  • Designs internal announcements, forms, display boards, lobby displays and various media to deliver messaging that upholds our culture and embraces our Compass. 
  • Produces final output files to meet requirements of platforms and/or vendors. 
  • Ensures production of end product meets branding guidelines. 
  • Reviews final layouts with a sense of curiosity to suggest improvements when necessary. 
  • Supports maintenance and development of Brand Book design standards for the Corporation and for branded product lines. 
  • Fully embrace the Tuthill Brand and Journey.

Education Requirements / Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a graphic design related degree

Experience / Skill Requirements:

  • 2+ year experience graphic design 
  • Excellent communication and time management skills 
  • Prioritizes and completes tasks with a concern for all the details involved; monitors and checks work for accuracy 
  • Understanding of fundamental design principles for digital and print 
  • Knowledge of print production process including experience with preparing pre-press files 
  • Proficient skills in Adobe design suite 
  • Experience with retail display and product packaging design helpful 
  • Experience working with a Product Information Management (PIM) platform helpful 
  • Experience publishing digital content to internal platforms (communication boards or intranet) helpful

Physical Requirements:

  • Lifting requirements – occasionally lifting of 35 pounds 
  • Travel less than 10%

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