Makita is hiring a

Digital Designer

Whittier, United States

Makita is a worldwide leader in the professional power tool industry. Over the past 98 years we've built a reputation for using the finest raw materials, the most advanced manufacturing equipment, and the most rigorous quality testing in the industry. Headquartered in La Mirada, CA, Makita U.S.A, with offices in Chicago, Illinois and Buford, Georgia, has been bringing Makita's best-in-class engineering advantage to professional power tool users in America since 1970.

Job Summary

The Digital Designer is responsible for the design and production of digital collateral including website assets, e-blasts and templates, web ads, social media campaigns, content management support and various other marketing initiatives. Makita is looking for someone with excellent type and layout skills to support and develop the Makita brand. Expertise in Photoshop and Illustrator is a must with strong foundations in digital design and responsive applications. In addition, the position requires thorough knowledge of digital techniques, industry standards and best practices as well as the ability to manage multiple projects and meet tight turnarounds.

Applicant MUST provide URL link of their Portfolio to be considered for this position.


Required Professional Skills:                                                                                                              

  • Expertise utilizing Adobe Creative Suite in a MAC environment
  • Experience with both web design and digital asset creation
  • Experience with photo image manipulation and retouching
  • Working knowledge of HTML and CSS
  • Understanding of how visual design contributes to overall brand identity
  • Strong design and typographic skills
  • Strong knowledge of UI/UX and 3D applications is a plus
  • Expertise in responsive design strategy is a plus
  • Video and motion graphic experience a plus

 Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain graphic standards and brand integrity
  • Meet with team to determine marketing objectives
  • Persuasively present objectives and innovative solutions
  • Translate objectives into Innovative creative explorations
  • Keep up with the latest technologies and constantly push the brand forward
  • Take direction and work closely with project managers within the team
  • Ability to multi-task, manage multiple projects and meet tight deadlines

Education and Experience Required

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of professional experience in a creative enviroment

 Language Skills:

  • Excellent written, verbal, and spelling skills in English
  • Written, verbal, and spelling skills in Spanish a plus

Physical Demands:

  • May be subjected to working extended hours.
  • May be asked to lift up to 35 pounds

Portfolio submission required for all applicants

Portfolio must reflect your strong design aesthetic, communication skills and conceptual abilities across a variety of media. Sample work should reflect a clear command of all aspects of visual design, including typography, composition, color, use of photography, and information organization.

**Portfolio is required for consideration

Company Benefits:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Benefits
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Paid Time Off & Holiday Pay
  • Education Reimbursement


Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full time, exempt position.


Equal Opportunity Statement

The Company is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. Company policy prohibits discrimination based on race, color, creed, sex, religion, marital status, age, gender, national origin, ancestry, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, veteran status, military service, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, genetic information, medical (including genetic characteristics or cancer diagnosis), actual or perceived sexual orientation, or any consideration protected by federal, state or local laws. All such discrimination is prohibited. Additionally, the Company will provide registered domestic partners with all rights and benefits as required by Law. The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) prohibits employers from requesting or requiring genetic information of an individual or family member of the individual. The Company is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities.

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