Junior Designer

Gunpowder, Inc.

We are one part PR agency, one part social and content shop and a full-on creative and strategic partner to our clients. Our world revolves around earned media coverage and conversation. Big ideas are our most valuable currency, but we earn our keep with workmanlike execution on programs big and small for every size of client, from scrappy start-ups to some of the world’s most trusted and storied brands.

We are wired differently than most agencies. We empower young people to do more than they thought they were capable of. We challenge our clients to stretch beyond their comfort zone. We work our asses off but know the importance of a work/life balance that keeps us fresh and inspired.

Most of our clients are in the enthusiast space. Outdoor recreation brands in the hunting, fishing and watersports categories, motorsports and foodie brands are some of our mainstays. And our people tend to be doers, not just spectators. We fish. We hunt. We ride. We camp. We cook. And Our clients appreciate that. A lot.


Position Details

Junior Designer
Southeast Wisconsin
Delafield, WI

We are looking for a junior designer eager to start their career at a thriving start-up agency. You will be part of a small-and-mighty creative team that supports our client roster and internal team across all media. Every week will be different from the next with a variety of creative projects like print/tv campaigns, new business pitches, website/app design, digital/social content, media kits, brand strategy/identity, product launches, events/tradeshows, etc. all while maintaining the continuity and integrity of the Gunpowder Inc. brand.

As a junior designer, you will help craft high profile brands from the ground up, source gorgeous imagery and assets to tell stories, transform sometimes text-heavy slides into graphic representations to help sell an idea, create mock-ups and renderings of in-store, print, social content, and packaging designs, and convert undesigned content into beautiful documents.

You will work closely with experienced designers, art directors and creative directors, and alongside people from varying departments within the agency to help Gunpowder flourish culturally and creatively. Our client base is largely made up of enthusiast or lifestyle brands that connect with people on an emotional level. Many of them are in the outdoors industry. As such, most of our work requires us to really care about the categories in which we participate.

You are eternally curious. You are passionate about the outdoors, eager to touch several brands and flexible enough to switch gears in support of new projects & clients. You are a creative & design-driven thinker, poised to provide solutions to essential business challenges that our clients may be facing at any given moment.

  • Work closely with the creative team from concept through execution 
  • Participate in creative brainstorms 
  • Create presentations that outline the strategy, idea, and execution in a way that gets clients truly excited about the work 
  • Review, edit and transform files based on internal or client needs 
  • Have a sharp eye for aesthetic consistency and amazing attention to detail 
  • Assist with our internal marketing efforts including website updates, social content, and email marketing 
  • Manage scheduling and coordination of project deliverables with our account management and public relations team 
  • Organize and manage creative assets 
  • Have fun, try new things and never be afraid to ask “What if…?”
  • 1-3 years of graphic design / creative agency experience 
  • Must have a current advertising portfolio for the team to review 
  • Experienced in: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, XD, PowerPoint and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Culturally in-tune and up to date on social media trends 
  • Capable of incorporating feedback and direction quickly and efficiently 
  • Flexible and able to thrive in fast paced environment 
  • Ability to work independently while meeting tight, often shifting, deadlines 
  • Highly organized and extremely detail-oriented 
  • Collaborative mindset 
  • Confidence without ego

 * You have a strong advantage if you:

  • Have a working knowledge of After Effects, Premiere Pro or Cinema4D (or similar software)
  • Have experience working in the outdoors space or on niche lifestyle brands 
  • Are passionate about living an adventurous lifestyle and enjoy outdoor activities like hunting, fishing, boating, camping, hiking, kayaking, biking, etc.

We offer a competitive health insurance plan with employer contribution to monthly premiums, 401K with employer match, a generous PTO plan, paid time off for parental leave, company-paid cell phone and data plan, and a flexible work environment and schedule. Compensation is commensurate with experience.

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