Graphic Designer

U.S. Venture

About Us:

For over 70 years, U.S. Venture, Inc. has been recognized as an innovative leader in the distribution ofrenewable and traditional energy products, lubricants, tires, parts, and using data-driven insights to manageenergy and information in the global movement of goods. U.S. Venture delivers creative, sustainable solutions that give their customers a competitive edge, and enable the company to support the communities in which they live, work, and play. Through the values lived by their businesses, U.S. EnergyTM, U.S. AutoForce, Breakthrough®, U.S. Lubricants, and IGEN®, U.S. Venture seeks new ways to drive business success while being steadfast in its commitment to making the world a better place.

Our Culture:

Our success is our people. We live for the pursuit of bold ideas, making a positive impact, and achieving our full potential. Our work inspires us to find a better way to change the world.

Position Details

Graphic Designer
Northeast Wisconsin
Appleton, WI


Communicates and promotes U.S. Venture brands, product offerings, and activities through compelling, innovative, world-class graphic design to support multi-channel marketing efforts, including print, web, social, and environmental across the enterprise. Conceptualizes progressive on-brand designs by collaborating cross functionally and executes design work from start to finish to deliver world-class marketing assets to delight stakeholders, support overarching brand strategies, and drive business success.


  • Development of a deep understanding of business graphic needs and both conceptualization and creation of world-class print, digital (including web and social), and environmental assets across the enterprise. 
  • Development of logos and brand assets for U.S. Venture corporate and divisions in close collaboration with business stakeholders and resource groups. 
  • Participation in internal brainstorming sessions to help “imagine the possible” with regard to marketing materials/assets 
  • Functioning as a liaison as needed between U.S. Venture Marketing Department and external vendors, including print/production companies, as well as external marketing agencies regarding graphic needs. 
  • Negotiation with external vendors to deliver competitive pricing and high-quality support regarding graphics needs as needed. 
  • Leadership of the development of new corporate/product brand standards as needed, as well as adhering to existing standards in the execution of graphic design projects. 
  • Maintaining of digital assets, including photography, brand logos, artwork, video, and completed marketing materials. 
  • Providing project graphic support to other members of the U.S. Venture marketing team, including communications, videography, social media, and other digital marketing. 
  • Presentation of graphics work/projects to internal stakeholders and groups of various sizes. 
  • Live our values of High Performance, Caring Relationships, Strategic Foresight, and Entrepreneurial Spirit
  • Find A Better Way by championing continuous improvement and quality control efforts to identify opportunities to innovate and improve efficiency, accuracy, and standardization 
  • Continuously learn and develop self professionally 
  • Support corporate efforts for safety, government compliance, and all other company policies & procedures 
  • Perform other related duties as required and assigned


  • A highly creative, enthusiastic, visionary mindset able to absorb limited direction and feedback from non-marketing stakeholders to bring life to graphic designs and assets.
  • Willingness to offer creative ideas and innovative thinking coupled with a commitment to the elevation of U.S. Venture graphics & design assets in support of overarching business objectives and brand needs. 
  • Willingness to collaborate with stakeholders across the enterprise to understand needs and develop assets meeting an array of purposes. 
  • Degree in Graphic Design or Marketing with an emphasis in design or equivalent combination of educational experience. 
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience designing within a corporate setting. 
  • Demonstratable expertise in logo design and creation of a range of print materials. 
  • Demonstratable expertise in digital design, including hands on experience with updating websites within a Wordpress CMS. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Ability to think strategically, collaborate with a range of personalities, and translate vision into marketing assets that actively support brand strategy and support business success. 
  • A high level of organization, including the ability to manage multiple projects with various deadlines, and the ability to think quickly to shuffle projects/priorities as needed to accommodate quick-turn requests. 
  • Strong analytical skills including the ability to actively participate in the marketing budgeting process. 
  • Expertise in: Gaphic design software, including Adobe Creative Suite. Microsoft Office programs 
  • Web design and publishing, including WordPress


  • Experience in the creation of corporate sustainability reports/long form content a huge plus

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