Blindtiger is a design studio specializing in craft beverages and we’re looking for a Brand Manager to join our studio in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood. We build brands, create standout packaging, find creative solutions to our clients’ problems—and frequently dork out about beer. We’re a small but mighty team where everyone wears a lot of hats and jumps up when the task calls for it. We eat a lot of sushi too.
About the Role
This position is the liaison between our creative team and our clients. Our Brand Managers serve as client advocates, project managers, as well as experts in our clients’ fields (which isn’t always beer, but it’s usually beer). They sprinkle in a little art direction when needed. They’re passionate about their clients and finding the right design solutions for their needs. While constantly multi-tasking, Brand Managers are organized enough to make sure deadlines don’t get missed and no projects fall through the cracks, while keeping an eye on the big picture.
We are looking for someone who can:
- Provide design feedback to propel a project forward
- Show attention to detail tracking project details across internal systems
- Capture needs that a client expresses, and predict the ones that they aren’t thinking of yet
- Spot an error on a presentation before sending it to a client
- Guide a project from kick-off to completion
- Communicate design to non-design people
- Lead in-person or digital client presentations
- Track print deadlines and prioritize projects accordingly
- Communicate with print vendors to ensure quality
- Provide insight on trends within the industry to clients and the internal team
- Critically analyze and discuss client feedback, rather than just passing their instructions to designers
Does this sound like you? Send a resume and cover letter to email@example.com with “Brand Manager” and what you’re currently drinking in the subject line. Tell us why you’re a fit for this role, what related work you’ve done, and why you’re passionate about the beverage industry.
Blindtiger Design is a creative agency focused on working with craft industry brands. We are based in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, WA.
At BTD designers are responsible for creating great assets and thinking strategically. BTD Clients expect strategic guidance paired with high quality work.
Illustrate early stage mockups and final illustrations that inspire clients.
What can be hand drawn that translates simple prompts into concepts?
Independently research the design subject and client.
What is the project subject matter and who is the client?
Define a brand concept from range of starting points.
Does the client have a brand, need a brand, or does the brand need to be reworked?
Interpret design briefs with varying levels of detail and work inside brand parameters.
What needs to be done based on the information provided?
Request specific critique and take critique of your work as fuel for the next round of work.
How can I use critique to improve on my process and my work for the client?
Present your work and provide documentation for your creative process.
What process steps and decisions led to this iteration and how does it tie back to the design brief?
Independently own a project with multiple tasks across multiple systems.
How can the the BTD collaborative environment be used to progress projects from concept to paper to digital to production?
Create and format assets that are SPEC specific.
What does the production vendor need to begin their process?
Continuously communicate directly and clearly.
Am I on the right track with my work at this stage of the process?
Position details: In-studio 3 month contract with FTE opportunity at contract end.
To apply: Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Graphic Designer." Send a short blurb about yourself, a PDF of your resume and 3 recent pieces of work you are proud of.