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Graphic Designer

Graphic Designer


Who we are

Clayton & Crume is a start-up leather goods and lifestyle brand based in Louisville, KY. Founded in a college dorm room in 2012, our company has been built on the values of hard work, quality products and honest treatment of customers. We pride ourselves on a team that supports one another in our mission to grow into a nationwide brand that is synonymous with quality. 


Having grown our brand through word-of-mouth advertising and in person sales, we know the importance of connecting with a customer and sharing our goods first-hand. In the increasingly digital economy and e-commerce world, our needs continue to evolve to offer unique experiences for our clients both in-person and online. A graphic designer at Clayton & Crume will be intimately involved in our brand imaging throughout our business, from online advertising and social media to branded-design with our strategic partners as well as retail display.


Where you’ll fit in

The Graphic Designer has a key role in communicating our brand narrative through a multitude of digital and print media. You must thrive in a fast-paced environment that values creativity, collaboration and strong work ethic. The ability to prioritize projects, multi-task and stick to deadlines while maintaining a high level of professionalism is essential. You will have an immediate impact on our creative/marketing content, while sharpening your skills and establishing your role in a quickly growing company.


What you’ll be responsible for

  • Execute the visual identity of the Clayton & Crume brand, responsive to the direction of the Creative and Marketing Directors.
  • Collaborate with the Creative and Marketing teams to produce high-performing digital, social and web-based impressions.
  • Design web graphics, paid social ads, organic social (Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, etc.), SMS graphics, email campaign design, flow email design and product page design.
  • Design and develop customer-facing content for new marketing campaigns, product launches and seasonal-specific advertising.
  • Collaborate with the Creative team to produce dynamic, high level website design consistent with our brand voice.
  • Craft design-forward, mood-driven email templates for new campaigns and product releases.
  • Design on-brand print and packaging projects, such as ads in magazines, holiday mailers, shipping boxes, shipping insert cards, product packaging, retail assets, trade show assets and more.
  • Identify opportunities to develop our brand in the digital sphere.
  • Continuously grow your knowledge of best practices within the industry.


What we’ll love about you

  • Strong communication, organizational and teamwork skills
  • Ability to work both independently and in team settings
  • Ability to follow creative direction and respond positively to design critique
  • A keen understanding of layout and typography (balance, composition, hierarchy, alignment, placement and composition)
  • A creative and analytical mind with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and adjust to frequently changing priorities
  • Strong problem-solving skills and a creative yet pragmatic approach to design direction
  • Highly self-motivated to go above and beyond standard requirements


What you’ll bring to the table

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in graphic design, fine arts, marketing, or a related field preferred
  • 5+ years of graphic design experience; web design experience preferred
  • Advanced proficiency in the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects)
  • Complete fluency in website, print layout and email template design
  • Experience using Facebook Ads Manager and Google Suite
  • Keen understanding of the Clayton & Crume brand, mission and customer
  • Strong passion and knowledge of marketing trends, brand objectives and design aesthetic
  • Competent photography skills preferred


What you’ll love about us

  • We’re an ambitious, driven, fun-loving team that is dedicated to growing a brand we proudly stand behind. We offer the opportunity for you to contribute your talents as a key member of our Creative/Marketing team and look forward to providing you with a platform for sharing your creative voice.
  • We provide 2 weeks PTO with additional weeks earned based on service.
  • We offer health, dental, and vision insurance, along with a fully vested 401(k) match after one year of service.
  • We love sharing our products, so we encourage our team to put our handcrafted leather goods to use. We also offer exclusive friends and family pricing.
  • We are a group that prioritizes philanthropy through our involvement in local partnerships and charitable causes.
  • We love to celebrate our Kentucky heritage and regularly host events with our partners in the bourbon, tourism and horse racing industries.


The C&C Interview process

  • Submit your resume, 2 professional references, and any relevant portfolio material to jobs@claytonandcrume.com.
  • Those chosen for an interview will be contacted directly and offered an opportunity to meet with our team.


    AAP/EEO Statement

    Clayton & Crume does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical​​​ condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or ​expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.