Senior Graphic Designer

Position Title: Senior Graphic Designer

Reports To: Creative Director

Primary Location: Kalamazoo, MI

At NK, we build brands by design. We are intentional with our approach to intelligent, strategic and imaginative creative solutions. We firmly believe that our success and that of our clients is directly tied to the talented people we work with. We seek a senior-level graphic designer who is idea driven, and has a clear passion for their profession.  This designer is a conceptual thinker, capable of flawlessly executing and translating design strategy into creative solutions for brand identity systems, marketing campaigns, packaging design, digital activations, and print collateral for a diverse client base spanning several market channels across North America. This role will function on a strategic level to ensure best-in-class design solutions for our clients and future clients.


  • Be a relentless advocate for the NK brand and culture
  • Ability to review creative briefs and provide input – ensuring information is understood prior to design work
  • Assumes responsibility and ownership of tasks assigned by Account Manager or Creative Director
  • Adheres to budget and timing parameters set forth by the Account Manager or Creative Director
  • Collaborates with other team members to ensure on-time delivery and highest level of quality – providing oversight, training and mentorship to the entire design team
  • Conceive and create compelling, creative solutions that fulfill business, strategic, and brand objectives
  • Develop multiple concepts, pencil roughs, and sketches for visual solutions
  • Research new ideas, visualize concepts and communicate design intent through best-in-class solutions
  • Produce finished artwork that reinforces client brands, achieves strategic marketing objectives, and meets specific production guidelines (print, digital, etc.)
  • Excellent communicator and presenter
  • Adhere to NK file and server structure guidelines to ensure well-maintained and organized art files
  • Contributes a fresh perspective and offers several different options for achieving project objectives
  • Assists in art directing photo and video shoots when necessary
  • Contribute to building the NK brand (social/blog posts, thought leadership, etc.)

Key Requirements

  • Highly detailed
  • Highly organized and expert communicator
  • Ability to work out of our Kalamazoo, MI offices
  • College or University degree in Graphic Design, Fine Arts, or related field
  • At least 5 years of experience
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize multiple projects and requests simultaneously in a high-volume environment
  • Strong time management skills
  • Complies with NK’s current workflow systems and processes
  • A strong working knowledge of color theory, typography, and other graphic design and branding principles
  • Experience working on digital projects a plus
  • Most importantly, must be a team player

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About Newhall Klein (NK)

NK is a strategic brand marketing agency – our tagline is "Building Brands. By Design." We've been in business since 1989 helping clients all over North America build better brands. Our team touches every level of the process; from brand strategy and creative concepting, through to execution across various media including digital, print, packaging, and more. We place a huge emphasis on process to ensure that we’re delivering intentional, strategic work for our clients that drives business success on their end. Our core values exemplify NK’s culture: One Tribe, One Team; Keep it Simple; Be Present; Delight our Customers; Stay Curious; Work to Live; Own It; Adapt.

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  • Monday, August 07, 2017.