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Senior Graphic Designer

TITLE: Senior Graphic Designer
HOURS: Full-time
REPORTS TO: Brand Marketing Director
START DATE: May-June 2021
Matador ( is a fast paced, profitable startup focused on designing and manufacturing premium objective-based travel equipment. Since our founding in 2014, we have launched over 40 products with retail and distribution partners globally. The pace of our product development pipeline and retail expansion is increasing as we progress through 2021 and we are building up our best-in-class team to support this growth. Matador is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado which affords us the ideal playground to design and test our products.

Matador is looking for a highly motivated, self-directed Graphic Designer with 4+ years of experience who is excited about joining a tight-knit team of talented, hard-working individuals in our Boulder, CO headquarters. The Graphic Designer will play both leading and supporting roles in developing new products from initial concept to finished product. Strong technical proficiency and a collaborative mindset are requirements for this role. Candidates should have interest and experience in traditional graphic design, photography and photo editing, packaging design, web design, and project management.
Brief Summary of Job
We’re currently seeking a senior-level Graphic Designer to join our internal design team. Managed by the Brand Design Director, this position carries a wide array of responsibilities from packaging design, web design, photo editing, studio and lifestyle photography, video creation/direction/production, display and fixture graphics, content management, contractor management, and more. Applicant must bring a creative mindset and a strong technical skillset to the position.
Hiring Timeline: For immediate hire
Detailed Job Description
The Sr. Graphic Designer will report directly to the Brand Marketing Director. This position carries a wide array of responsibilities, requires a variety of skills, and is involved in many different aspects of the company. Some of the responsibilities of this position are outlined below:

Traditional graphic design:
Graphic layout for packaging, web, catalogs, etc. Logo development for sub-brands and wordmarks. Digital product illustration, pattern and color creation/selection, etc.

Photography and videography:
Art direction for studio and lifestyle photography and videography, photo editing, color grading, minor in-video animation. Generation of creative and engaging content concepts. Production/management of shoots performed by third party contractors and in-house content creator.

Web Design
Managing Shopify website updates and product page build-outs. A working knowledge of HTML and CSS is strongly preferred and Java Script is a bonus. Experience working in Shopify is strongly preferred, especially experience with Liquid.

Additional random tasks and assignments:
Tradeshow booth graphics, retail fixture graphics, graphic layout of sales sheets (price sheets, order forms, sales pitch documents, etc.), on-product graphics, and a number of random tasks that may arise from time to time.

Applicants must have the ability to generate new concepts from scratch, but also be able to adhere to brand guidelines and work within the VBL (visual brand language) of the company. Applicants must have a collaborative mindset and the ability to make improvements to their work based on constructive criticism and feedback.

Applicant requirements:
Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in Graphic Design, Graphic Communications, or a similar field of study. Applicants must have a strong proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, especially Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Applicants should have a strong understanding of photography and videography so they can provide art direction and feedback to in-house content creator and external contractors. Applicant should have a good understanding of web design including experience with HTML, CSS and Java. Experience working within Shopify and using Liquid is strongly preferred.

A portfolio of the applicant’s recent work is required for this position. Applications submitted without a portfolio will not be reviewed.

Location: Boulder, Colorado (Remote applicants will not be considered)

Application Deadline: 5/15/2021
Matador offers competitive salary, healthcare, a very generous vacation policy, a great work atmosphere with free snacks, Kombucha on tap, ergonomic stand/sit desks, and great co-workers with a passion for travel and the outdoors.
To Apply:
Please submit your resume, cover letter, and portfolio to and include “Graphic Designer” along with your name in the subject line. We are not accepting candidates via recruiters. All applications will be reviewed, however, we may not be able to reply to every applicant.

Matador is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, disability, national or ethnic origin, military service status, citizenship, or any other protected characteristic.