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Graphic Designer (Illustration)

***This is a FT, hybrid position located in Portland, Oregon.

Coates Kokes is looking for a graphic designer with strong illustration skills to join our creative team. This is a full-time, hybrid, graphic design position. Please apply if you currently live in the Portland Oregon area.

About Coates Kokes:

Good people and good causes attract more of the same. At CK, we rally around good causes and good ideas, whether it’s a movement to connect every Oregonian with health insurance, efforts to update our understanding of what a safe and modern transportation system can be, or highlighting mental health resources available across the state. It’s a privilege to have clients like this, and we are seeking smart, high caliber, engaged individuals to help bring their visions to life.

Coates Kokes is an Oregon-based full-service marketing firm with a breadth of experience across social marketing, behavior change and mission-driven communications. We provide branding, creative development, media planning and buying, website design and a full range of PR services. We work frequently in the fields of sustainability, health, transportation and for non-profit causes. We are proud to be a certified B Corp—a new kind of business that weaves purpose and profit together. B Corp companies help build an inclusive and sustainable economy that works for everyone.

We use our talents and efforts to do good. We’re looking for a new team member who wants to do the same. We strongly encourage people of color or people with a less traditional background to apply. We would love to meet you and see how you might fit into our team.

Desired experience – The candidate will have or be:

  • A strong illustration/graphic design portfolio

  • Ability to sketch designs

  • Concept out-of-the box advertising ideas, sometimes in collaboration with other team members

  • Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite: InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator

  • Good communication skills with a team-based approach

  • Detail oriented with excellent project management skills

Bonus experience – The ideal candidate will have:

  • After Effects and animation experience is a plus

  • Understanding of HTML, WordPress, Squarespace is a plus

  • Interest in public health and cause-related work

  • Passion for learning, growing and sharing information

Responsibilities include – The day-to-day of the job:

  • Design and illustrate for a wide range of agency accounts at the same time

  • Create materials for websites, social media, branding and collateral

  • Design long-format documents that have quick turn-around times

  • Problem-solve design challenges with other team members

  • Communicate design thinking clearly to internal staff and clients

  • Contribute to the agency’s mission-driven culture

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range for this job is $45,000-$70,000, based on experience. Coates Kokes has a hybrid work environment. Currently, Tuesday is an in-office day and we come in for additional client meetings and project work as needed. Starting in the fall, we will have two in-office days in addition to other client needs.

Coates Kokes pays competitive salaries commensurate with experience and an excellent benefits package including:

  • Fully covered health and dental insurance

  • Flexible spending account (FSA)

  • Paid personal time off for uses such as vacation, illness and family matters

  • Paid time off for volunteer efforts

  • 401k with employer matching

  • Paid transit passes as needed for commuting

  • Charitable donation matching

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