Senior Graphic Designer

Dakota Supply Group

Since our founding in 1898—with roots dating back to 1868, Dakota Supply Group (DSG) has been dedicated to providing all the right connections to our customers in the electrical; plumbing; HVAC; refrigeration; communications; utility; automation; waterworks; on-site sewer, water and well; filtration and metering technology industries. We carry more than 65,000 products from the top brands, but that’s only the beginning. Our experienced team of specialists provide customers with solutions that help them to maximize their employees’ productivity and increase their company’s profitability. Plus, DSG is an employee-owned (ESOP) organization. That means you are always working with an owner, and consequently, your success is recognized as the foundation of our own.

Position Details

Senior Graphic Designer
Twin Cities Metro
Plymouth, MN

Dakota Supply Group (DSG) is looking for a versatile Senior Graphic Designer who loves to make the world a more beautiful place and is passionate about design. Our multi-disciplinary in-house team is responsible for setting the creative expression for DSG. The way the brand expresses itself—the branding —is the face and voice of DSG. What we do is a balancing act of commerce and creativity, business needs and aesthetic intelligence, brand heritage expertise, and forward-looking trend awareness.

As a Designer, you will…Develop and execute creative concepts and visual assets for our customer and brand experience (examples could include advertisements, seasonal campaigns, social media, illustrations, photography, digital experience, video storyboard, websites, print collateral, and in-store experience including POP displays and even vehicle wraps.) This is a salaried, exempt position that is bonus eligible. Work may be performed fully remote or in a hybrid on-site/remote environment within the Plymouth, MN branch.

We’d love to hear from you if:

  • You are an innovative problem-solver and strategic thinker who exhibits a relentlessly creative thought process and has a well-rounded portfolio of innovative, award-winning designs 
  • Your passion for all things design – as well as the latest trends in mobile, social media, digital design, and technology – should be reflected in your work, and have the desire and drive to produce award-winning creative for each and every assignment 
  • You have experience in handling multiple tasks easily and consistently, meeting, or exceeding deadlines and client/agency expectations with outstanding communication skills 
  • You are able to eloquently and passionately present a creative point of view and design direction 
  • You possess strong organizational skills and are self-motivated with the ability to handle multiple small- and large-scale projects and campaigns, and are accustomed to working within deadlines and budgets 
  • You know and understand production specifications for both print and digital media 
  • You are detail-oriented and an excellent proofreader 
  • You work well under minimal supervision 
  • You are experienced with overseeing and managing vendors while working closely with outside partners to form productive, creative partnerships; not limited to, production artists, photographers, web developers, and printers 
  • You have the ability to work within standard office practices and are willing to learn new project management software to increase the overall efficiency of the team

Requirements of a successful Senior Graphic Designer:

  • College degree (BFA, BA, or AAS) in design, graphic arts, or related field 
  • 8-15 years of related experience, preferably in an agency (or equivalent) 
  • Proficient in the Adobe Creative Suite including Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign, etc. 
  • Extensive knowledge of and experience working in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint 
  • Ability to multitask, take initiative, work efficiently, and be flexible when quick turnaround projects come up 
  • Ability to see other people's points of view and receive criticism

Preferred Qualifications of the Senior Graphic Designer:

  • Understanding of responsive web design patterns, best practices, and UX, UI 
  • Photography experience 
  • Familiarity/experience with Premiere 
  • Experience with HubSpot and RoboHead

Benefits we Offer:

  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance 
  • Health Savings Account (HSA), with employer contribution 
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan, with employer match 
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) 
  • Dependent Care FSA 
  • Parental Leave 
  • Short and Long Term Disability Insurance 
  • Life, Accident and Critical Illness Insurance 
  • Comprehensive Wellness Program 
  • Teledoc, a virtual telehealth benefit 
  • Referral Bonus 
  • Generous PTO Allowance & Extended Medical Leave 
  • Volunteer hours 
  • Length of Service awards 
  • Employee discounts on DSG supplied products! 
  • Personal and professional development opportunities 
  • And more!

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