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Become part of a 46 year family business! A career with Cousin is more than a job and more than a paycheck; it's about making a difference with people you care about and having a lot of fun along the way. You won't find any half empty glasses in our building, only half full. If you enjoy learning, growing and reaching your potential with lots of smiles and laughter then you may just be a great fit.

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Graphic Designer

Cousin Corporation of America is currently seeking a graphic artist/marketing professional to add to our growing Marketing Department! The ideal candidate has a great attitude, is extremely creative, works well with deadlines and enjoys handling multiple projects. Must thrive in an extremely fast-paced environment. Responsibilities will include creating internal and external marketing materials for the company including, packaging, digital advertising, and video. We are looking for dynamic individuals who will stay on top of digital design trends and incorporate them into their projects. This will also include creating marketing materials for international partners, corporate marketing initiatives, and sales materials for the sales team including tradeshow materials, sales presentations, catalogs, videos and more. This role requires the ability to work with various vendors and ensure deadlines are met

Essential Job Functions
  • Collaborate with marketing team and external agencies to create content for compelling brand awareness and lead generation campaigns
  • Manage and develop creative content for digital channels including websites, blogs, ads, video, social media, and email campaigns
  • Ability to direct, shoot and edit photo and video content for a variety of platforms
  • Work collaboratively to develop a visual story that is best suited for the platform and maximizes desired user reaction and interaction. Fast editor who is receptive to feedback and focused on creating content that aligns with business goals
  • Consistently implement a unified brand voice in all marketing materials
  • Support new website initiatives and content development including drafting original content, editing and updating sites as needed
  • Manage large number of varied projects at one time from concept through completion
  • Oversee outside contractors for all translation services including product labeling and marketing content for new packaging, sales materials, or other information as needed
  • Design marketing materials and editorial content for our distribution partners including product images on third-party websites and sales materials
REQUIREMENTS
  • Bachelor's degree in Fine Art, graphic design, business, communications, marketing or related work experience
  • 3+ years’ experience in graphic arts or marketing
  • Extensive experience with Adobe Creative Suite including Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign, specifically with video editing, mockups, packaging and presentations
  • 3+ years in professional commercial design, preferably in a marketing department or creative agency
  • Print and digital design capabilities: must know how to work in both media for integrated campaigns
  • Working knowledge of CSS3, HTML5, JavaScript, WordPress templates and SAP a plus
  • Adaptive design eye and skill
  • Excellent communication and writing skills with the ability to absorb and apply constructive feedback
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Designer / Product Development

At Cousin, our team is energetic, dedicated and passionate. The newest addition to this great team will be a new designer to help us develop unique, trend right product. The ideal candidate has a great attitude, is extremely creative, and understands the product development process.

Responsibilities
  • Conduct extensive market research to identify emerging trends
  • Interpret trends and how they will translate to the gift market
  • Work with the Creative Lead on development and execution of product designs that achieve overall product strategy and merchandise objectives
  • Understand and uphold design’s aesthetic intent
  • Create story boards and presentations
  • Coordinate and leverage internal design capabilities with vendor partners while focusing on speed to market
  • Operate with a working knowledge of the development process and how it relates to product development timelines
  • Send development packages to overseas partners and sample facilities
  • Initiate and keep track of status of material and sample requests and approvals, and alert management of exceptions
  • Responsible for daily communication with overseas vendors
  • Support the review of prototypes to meet product development timeline milestones with a focus on product execution, consistency of details, and target margin
  • Execute, update and maintain necessary product development tools (such as Spec Sheets, Milestone Charts, and New Product Templates)
  • Demonstrate understanding of costing implications as they relate to the product development process and manage development costs, packaging costs, and final costs
  • Communicate with merchandising team on any product related updates or corrections made
  • Build effective relationships with key customers, vendors and internal partners in the Creative, Merchandising, Sales, Marketing and Production departments to promote collaboration and ensure product design requirements are developed, communicated and implemented
Desired Skills
  • Ability to design concepts that are consumer focused to meet the needs of the retail customer
  • Must have a high degree of proficiency with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Must have a thorough working knowledge of basic Microsoft Office Programs
  • Experience in working with overseas manufacturers and vendors to develop innovative products is preferred
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Strong sense of teamwork and ability to multitask
  • Strong analytical and decision making skills with superb attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written)
  • Ability to interact in a positive manner with others within various levels of the organization
  • Must be able to perform in a high pressure, fast paced environment
  • Able to work the scheduled shift
  • Able to travel domestically and internationally and obtain a US Passport
Education / Experience
  • Minimum 3-5 years of product design and/or illustration experience with a retailer or manufacturer (experience in fashion jewelry or accessories product development is a plus!)
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience
Salary & Benefits
  • Competitive salary and bonus
  • Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, 401K, paid vacation and holidays

All interested candidates please reply with your cover letter, resume and portfolio link for immediate consideration.

Cousin has been family owned for over 47 years. It all began as a retail craft store in Largo, Florida in 1970. Today, Cousin is a highly respected wholesale fashion company that understands and utilizes the power of data and trends to provide the high quality of products, services and professionalism our retail partners need and deserve. Our success is attributed to one thing, our employees. Because of them, we are a great place to work, grow, be challenged and most of all, make a difference.

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Please be advised Cousin Corporation does not accept unsolicited resumes for openings that do not exist. We are a drug free workplace and conduct background checks.

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