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The Gerson Companies is comprised of two divisions – Gerson Everyday branded product lines and a seasonal product line called Gerson International Limited or GIL.
The Gerson Everyday branded product lines include: The GG Collection, Lone Elm Studios, Everlasting Glow® Flameless Candles, Lanterns, and Globes, Everlasting Glow® LED Lighted Branches and Light Strings, and Universal SunRay.
In our GIL seasonal product line we design, import and distribute two complete lines of seasonal merchandise (Fall/Christmas and Spring/Summer) that are pre-booked with retailers six months in advance. We pre-sell then manufacture what we sold. This keeps our inventory lean with few mark-ups, so we can offer you the lowest prices.
Our in-house design team focuses on art driven products, accessories, seasonal, and decor based in Olathe, Kansas is looking for a photographer / graphic designer who enjoys a fast-paced and creative environment. As a core member of the team she/he will play an active role in developing innovative design concepts and photographic images and executing brand-friendly solutions for web, products, and print.
The candidate’s portfolio should demonstrate a keen aesthetic with strong skills in photography, typography, color, and layout with a solid knowledge of intuitive user experiences. Like the rest of the team, she or he should love art, design, fashion, the internet, and social media. Lighting and general knowledge of photo studio set-up needed.
Develop creative, visual product imagery combining beautiful product photography and typography for web and print projects.
Deliver high-quality photography and graphic design under tight deadlines.
Lead efforts to optimize images for website that enhances user experience, creating wireframes and specifications as needed.
Maintain integrity of brand, including identity, color palette and typography, when extending brand across a broad range of design solutions, including packaging and many different products.
Assist and lead new product creations and design.
Work closely with the principals in creating marketing solutions for new products.
The Person We’re Looking For
Has a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in photography/ graphic/web design.
Expert knowledge in graphic applications including Photoshop, Aperture/Lightroom, Illustrator, InDesign, CS6, etc.
Expert knowledge and experience with photo editing and lighting for product photography.
Has an online portfolio that demonstrates strong, versatile product photography and design experience within a creative team, understanding of grid systems, composition, and color with a keen eye for typography, and meticulous attention to detail.
Is flexible and able to work accurately in a fast-paced environment. Hours may be extensive in certain seasons and some travel may be discussed as the department grows.
Has the experience and ability to produce and coordinate off site photo shoots with products and models.
Is curious! And continually keeps up-to-date on interactive and design trends, as well as technical skills.
Is self motivated and can work both independently and in a team environment.
Videography and video editing experience a nice addition
Great verbal and written communications skills.
Illustration ability is a big plus.
Product / Photo Studio prop and set design experience.
A sense of humor and flexibility.
Has strong understanding of the art/design community and is an artist in their own right.