About Our Team:
Our small and growing team has the enormous responsibility of representing a unique pet food parent brand through visual, verbal, and written content at all touch points. We manage several sub-brands as well as 2 additional distinct brands with varying audiences. Some days are exhausting, some days are immensely rewarding, but every day we educate and inform people about a better way to feed their pets. That makes us happy, and we think it’ll make you happy too.
About Our Company:
Weruva International was founded in 2006, a few years after David and Stacie rescued their first cat, Rudi, from the streets of NYC. Because of their love and affection for animals, one rescued cat soon became three, and WeRuVa was born.
Weruva produces high quality pet foods for the independent pet channel (distributed globally) and from our humble beginnings, we’ve grown our market share to number one within our food category. To this day, Weruva remains a family company, wholly owned and operated by David and Stacie Forman.
Weruva’s Graphic Designer/Illustrator is responsible for conveying the brand’s identity, attributes, and voice through packaging, print, and digital formats by delivering a cohesive look and feel across all sub brands. You’ll work on a variety of projects including various packaging formats and substrates, sales support materials, digital media content, and more for the many brands within the Weruva family.
The fun doesn’t end there because Weruva is growing quickly and we’re always working on new and creative ways to connect with consumers! In order to thrive in this position you need to be ready to jump into a fast-paced environment. This is a job is for a multi-disciplinary talent, you’ll be designing on cross-platform digital content one moment and illustrating packaging designs the next. We’re all about finding the right person/personality for our team - you’re hard-working, practice kindness, have a positive attitude, and a collaborative nature.
- Contract-to-hire: This position is structured as a “contract-to-hire” arrangement. At the end of contract permanent employment will be considered and any potential employee will become eligible for all company benefits.
- Telecommute: While this position is available to those who wish to telecommute, it is a requirement to be available during our normal business hours of 8-5pm PST Monday through Friday.
- Benefits: Base plan 100% Employer-paid Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance, PTO, Pet adoption leave, and much more.
- Create daily promotional digital material for use on social media platforms.
- Create Brand Collateral, from packaging designs/illustrations to sales collateral and beyond.
- Play a key part in brainstorming and ideation for new projects.
- Create support materials and elements for promotional projects.
- Maintain Weruva’s library of assets and keep a clean and organized file structure at all times.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design, Illustration, Package Design, or related field (or equivalent experience)
- 3+ years of experience with consumer product goods and digital content creation for CPG
- Extensive experience using the Adobe Creative Suite, particularly Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, and Lightroom.
- Experience using Google business suite and Asana.
- Good understanding of prepress procedures, image compression optimization, and proper file management skills for submission of files to print house.
- Experience with planning and developing content for cross-platform use for digital media.
- Self motivated and able to manage project needs and time requirements given a diverse range of project type and requirements.
- Ability to demonstrate an interest in creative digital design with an insatiable curiosity for learning about new graphic design trends, tools, tactics, and best practices.
- Photography skills are a bonus as well as Typography junkies.