Ernie Ball Music Man
Full Time Monday-Friday
As a Graphic Designer at Ernie Ball you’ll work intimately as part of the creative team to develop and design global marketing campaigns for print, digital, content, and social media that celebrate Ernie Ball’s iconic counterculture legacy. Projects cover a vast portfolio ranging from marketing campaigns, packaging, social media, catalog, film, merchandising, retail experience, and style guides as well as trade show, music events and activations. The creative team reports to our Creative Director, but works directly with marketing, product, engineering, and artist relations stakeholders to support campaigns and go-to-market strategy in over 130 countries world-wide.
How You Contribute
Work with the creative team to develop and execute creative concepts for Ernie Ball global marketing and product efforts.
Work on photo shoots, both location and table top including prep, styling and editing.
Partner with social media teams to support creative execution of product, brand, and influencer campaigns.
Support creative team with production support on marketing campaigns, B2B and B2C sales efforts, email and content.
Support creative team with production support on trade and music events, as well as merchandising and retail experience.
Stay current on trends and design technologies that further Ernie Ball’s brand goals.
About Ernie Ball:
“Ernie Ball is a team of mavericks, pioneers and rule-breakers in an unconventional pursuit of our counter-culture voice that defines our brand, artists and family. It doesn’t matter what kind of music you play. At the center of it all, it’s Ernie Ball.” - Sterling Ball
Ernie Ball is the original rock ‘n’ roll guitar string company rooted in creativity, music and counterculture. Founded in Newport Beach, CA in 1962, Ernie Ball has forged a legacy of empowering and supporting musicians by crafting tools for millions of guitarists globally including many of music’s most revered and inspirational players such as Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Keith Richards, Pete Townshend, Slash, Metallica, John Mayer, Muse, Mac Demarco and St. Vincent. Today our products are available in over 130 countries worldwide and continue to be the most recorded product in music history.
Acquiring Music-Man from Leo Fender in 1984, The Ball family have since built a team of dedicated engineers, marketers and creatives based in San Luis Obispo, CA. who collectively share a common goal: crafting the highest level of hand-crafted instruments available mixing state-of-the-art robotics with the art of hand-craftsmanship as well as award-winning, industry leading marketing and creative materials that define music culture.
The family-run company maintains Ernie’s dedication to preserving the musician's playing experience and delivering superior sound quality through the development of new products, We are constantly inspired by the expressive creators within our company and community as they bring new and innovative perspectives to help shape and transform the future of our business. At Ernie Ball, you’ll join a family of innovative and collaborative people who strive to bring Ernie’s spirit to life in everything we do.
Skills For Success:
A minimum of an associate's (2 year) degree in advertising, communication design, or visual arts. A bachelor degree is preferred. If no degree is possessed, then 4-6 years related experience in agency setting is ideal.
Exceptional working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, design trends and typography.
The ability to head multiple projects; supervise designing, concept development, style and implementation; assign tasks and monitor progress.
Excellent concepting, creative development, and design skills.
Comprehensive computer photo-retouching and image development skills.
Demonstrated ability to think creatively and work independently.
Strong communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
A deep understanding and appreciation for music, film and lifestyle sports culture.
A background as a guitarist, bassist, or musician is preferred
Ideally located in San Luis Obispo County or Orange County
If interested in the Graphic Design position, we'd love to hear from you! Simply email a current resume and portfolio to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paid Sick Time
Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance