Graphic Designer


Strongsville, OH, US, 44149

Company:  1181-Applied MSS




Our company culture is friendly, fun with healthy competition and rewards. At Applied Industrial Technologies, we offer integrity, inclusion, and career advancement. Individual contributorship and ideas are encouraged and welcomed.


We are hiring a full-time Graphic Designer in our Maintenance Supplies & Solutions division located in Strongsville, OH. In this position, you will be instrumental in developing brand awareness, and continue to grow our digital presence in the market. This position requires hands on experience with marketing and must be a self-starter.  


Why join us?

There is a reason we’ve been named a Best Workplace 20 times. Applied has earned the Outstanding Employer Support award from the US Navy, 50 Best Companies to sell for in the US, and we are a GSA approved vendor.


You will receive rewards and resources to fulfill you both professionally and personally. In addition to competitive pay and all the benefits you would expect from an industry leader (401K, insurance, time off, employee assistance, etc.) you will also enjoy:

  • A LASTING CAREER – Career paths are available in marketing, sales, operations, or management throughout the country.
  • Professional development, training and tuition reimbursement.
  • Team oriented company culture where it’s called work for a reason but have fun in the process.
  • Join a local team with company backing.
  • Great work / life balance.


Job Duties: 


  • Design and produce a variety of printed and electronic communications, including brochures, newsletters, flyers, direct mailers, email and other marketing communications materials.
  • Develops illustrations, logos, graphics, infographics and more
  • Conceptualize visuals based on verbal creative direction
  • Work closely with marketing team, including product managers, content analyst and marketing manager to produce intended design
  • Design, produce and maintain large scale (2,000+ pages) catalog for print and digital publication
  • Responsible for creating and controlling the design of work so that it is consistent with the corporate identity guidelines and is integrated with existing work.
  • Maintain a consistent visual identity and implementing branding guidelines; assure the uniformity of aesthetics and branding across designs.
  • Champions brand positioning, graphic design standards and copy/style guide adherence. Maintains the integrity of creative standards.
  • Produce graphics for a wide variety of digital mediums.
  • Maintain a robust photo and graphics archive.
  • Develop concepts, graphics and layouts for product illustrations, campaign logos, and websites
  • Determine size and arrangement of illustrative material and copy, and font style and size
  • Prepare rough drafts of material based off of creative direction
  • Review final layouts and suggest improvements if required
  • Generate marketing assets for social media and email blasts
  • Produce assets for corporate presentations
  • Edit/optimize photos and graphics
  • Finalize art files for print production both large and smaller scale for digital and offset print
  • Perform other duties as assigned or directed.
  • Catalogs and files all produced work in a logical and easily accessible manner; ensures files are always up-to-date


Requirements / Qualifications


  • 3+ year’s professional experience in graphic design preferred. However, highly skilled graphic designers with less professional experience but VERY STRONG portfolios with work in a variety of mediums are also encouraged to apply.
  • Education Level: Bachelor’s degree with a focus on graphic design
  • Highly skilled in: Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, & InDesign) & Microsoft Office
  • Skilled in multi-tasking, communicates effectively and is a self-learner
  • Not required but preferred: experience with EasyCatalog (InDesign plugin)
  • Experience with large catalog (2000+ pages) production a plus
  • Previous UX work regarding website design a plus.
  • The successful candidate for this job will demonstrate a strong motivation to be extremely accurate with their work and will take pride in doing things right the first time, every time.
  • The successful candidate for this role will remain cutting edge as it pertains to graphic design styles & techniques

Applied Maintenance Supplies & Solutions (Applied MSS) is a leading value-added distributor of C-Class Maintenance, Repair, Operating and Production (MROP) supplies specializing in fasteners; cutting tools & abrasives; paints & chemicals; electrical; pipes, valves & fittings; safety & PPE; janitorial; transportation; shop supplies; and more serving customers in virtually every industry.

Applied MSS is a part of Applied Industrial Technologies (NYSE: AIT), a leading value-added distributor and technical solutions provider of industrial motion, fluid power, flow control, automation technologies, and related maintenance supplies. Our leading brands, specialized services, and comprehensive knowledge serve MRO and OEM end users in virtually all industrial markets through our multi-channel capabilities that provide choice, convenience, and expertise.

We are an equal employment opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, medical condition or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a disability, please send an email to or call 216-426-4389 to let us know the nature of your request.

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

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