Senior Art Director


Graco manufactures and markets premium equipment to move, measure, control, dispense and spray a wide variety of fluid and powder materials. What does that mean? Well, we pump peanut butter into your jar, and the oil in your car. We glue the soles of your shoes, the glass in your windows and the screen on your phone. We spray the finish on your vehicle, coatings on your pills, the paint on your house and texture on your walls. Graco is part of your daily life.

Where You’ll Work – Lubrication Equipment Division (LED)

Our heritage brand – with a legacy dating back to the company’s initial founding in 1926 – Graco’s Lubrication Equipment Division (LED) is a global leader in fluid handling technology, providing products worldwide to a diverse range of markets including vehicle service, industrial, fleets and transportation, construction and mining, as well as renewable and non-renewable energy markets.

The future of LED is bright, with significant investments being made across the business; the division is expanding to accommodate increased demand and growth driven by an investment in new products and innovative ideas. With global industry ramping up into high gear, LED is positioned to grease the wheels, bearings, and machinery that will revolutionize the future.

Position Details

Senior Art Director
Twin Cities Metro
Anoka, MN

Job Purpose:

Execute the development and production of effective marketing communications materials for customers and distribution channels through concept, design, and production. You will bring your creative passion and original ideas to projects such as brochures, web pages, direct mail, advertising, product labels, trade shows, social media and more to solve brand communication challenges. You’ll need a strong work ethic for maintaining workflow within a small team to meet deadlines and ensure adherence to Graco brand standards.

Essential Duties:

  • Drives concepts and strategies through the entire creative and development process for division 
  • Develops communication materials across multiple media including print and interactive brochures, advertisements, direct mail, displays, website, branding labels, catalogs, flyers, packaging, and more. 
  • Gathers data from stakeholders to better understand products, distributor and end user customers and the markets we serve to create effective touch points for increasing sales 
  • Oversees and prepares artwork for release to production and manages workflow from job conception to project completion 
  • Gives work direction to outside vendors while reviewing and approving all proofs. 
  • Acts as liaison to international and internal clients when images or graphics are requested. 
  • Keeps up on best practices and emerging trends in creative design and digital marketing 
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Essential Qualifications:

  • 4-year degree in graphic design, commercial art, or related field. 
  • Minimum of 7 years B2B and B2C communications experience 
  • Strong proficiency in the Adobe Creative Suite 
  • Product photography experience 
  • Proven skill in project management, with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to collaborate effectively with internal stakeholders. 
  • Self-starter approach to work, a positive attitude, and a drive to consistently meet objectives and deadlines 
  • UI/UX experience preferred

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience with multiple brands 
  • Basic understanding of HTML and CSS. 
  • Knowledge of Keyshot or Cinema 4D 
  • Knowledge of Apple Final Cut Pro 
  • Proficiency in Spanish or Portuguese

Power to Be

At Graco, the Power to Be means providing the support, resources and freedom to pave your own way. Bring your unique attributes to the table, along with a commitment to being your best self, and you can be a part of a culture that rewards effort, celebrates uniqueness, and gives you the tools you need to succeed and become your best, fullest self along the way. Our culture empowers employees to chart their own career path. Our managers provide support and opportunities while offering freedom for employees to find their own Power to Be. Whether you decide to move up within the same department or expand to another cross-functional group, you will gain the well-rounded experience to succeed on your own terms.

Graco has excellent opportunities available to individuals who want to be part of a fast-moving, growing company that is committed to quality, innovation and solving fluid handling problems for our customers. Graco is proud to be named a Best Place to Work by Fortune Magazine in 2016, 2018, 2019, 2021 & 2022. Graco offers attractive compensation, benefits and career development opportunities. Graco’s comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, stock purchase plan, 401(k), tuition reimbursement and more.

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