Requirements and Capabilities


McKlein Company, a growing, Chicago based, leather goods manufacturer and distributor with three brands, seeks a graphic designer/photo retoucher/digital asset administrator. Duties will include design for web, print marketing and brand communications. Editing digital product photos and maintaining an image archive will be at least 35% of time.


Ideal candidate has interest in brand building and has demonstrated effective B2B/B2C design, digital direct marketing, workflow and digital asset management. This position requires a versatile, conceptual thinker with strong typography, who can adapt to a wide range of design styles. Must be self-sufficient, able to problem solve and offer a variety of design solutions, under strict time and budget constraints.



BA degree in graphic design preferred

Design Studio, Agency, Creative Services

Photography skills a plus but not required

Basic Web understanding (no programming)

Will consider a recent graduate with strong portfolio.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Design and production for digital and traditional channels using best-in-class technologies including workflow and asset management.


Proficiency in photo and color manipulation techniques and processes

Color conversion and correction

Pre-media production


Software Skills

MS-Office Suite

Adobe CS6 (Windows 7 PC environment)

Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Bridge

Project Management


Ability to work well in a team environment, with a moderate degree of supervision.

Handle a demanding workload, prioritize work while meeting deadlines.

Good people, organizational skills and attention to detail.



This is a Full-Time Position with Hourly or Monthly Salary, Partial Health Insurance Plan, Paid Vacation, Paid Holidays.

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