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Graphic Designer

Central Garden & Pet Franklin Full-Time
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Come join the Central Garden & Pet team in Franklin, WI  as a Graphic Designer where you have the opportunity to work with products for birds, hamsters, rabbits and other small animals.  We offer a  great work environment with a comprehensive benefits package including full medical, dental and vision coverage, free life and disability insurance,  and a full 3% match on your 401k contributions, along with a yearly profit sharing bonus.  You will be responsible for the conceptualization and execution of visual communications in a variety of media for Central Specialty Pet brands and partners while developing and maintaining consistent brand identity across touchpoints. The Graphic Designer supports the Marketing and Sales teams with creative design and layout of packaging graphics, sell materials, in-store merchandising and point of purchase displays, print brochures, digital advertising and consumer promotions among other tactics. This position works closely with members of the Creative Services Team, Marketing and Sales.   If you find your skills match the qualifications we are seeking below, we invite you to apply for this position!

Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT and CENTA), is a leading innovator, marketer and producer of quality branded products for the pet, lawn and garden supplies markets. 

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  • Interacts closely with Creative Manager to drive design results by communicating ideas that inspire, inform and captivate target audiences

  • Participates in and contributes to brainstorming sessions, creative intake meetings, concept meetings and design review meetings as needed

  • Conceptualization, design, maintenance, and fulfillment of print and electronic media for Central Specialty Pet brands and partners including but not limited to package design, collateral, consumer promotions, in-store visual merchandising, and digital and print advertising

  • Maintain consistent brand identity across touchpoints

  • Responsible for overall quality of assigned creative projects

  • Prioritizes projects, optimizes production, ensures budgets and timelines are met

  • Maintains color control on all pieces

  • Prepares files for print and distribution

  • Creates packaging prototypes

  • General awareness of competitors, competitive marketing campaigns and industry trends

  • Provides interdepartmental design and print assistance as needed

  • Maintains positive working relationships with vendors and customers

  • Maintains project progress on the Creative SharePoint site

  • Maintains organized files for all projects as specified by the creative department

  • Continual improvement of skills and design knowledge through experience, PDP (Personal Development Plan) and training as necessary


  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, or comparable degree and work-related experience

  • Proficient in current Macintosh OS platform and environment

  • Proficient in Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign and Adobe Acrobat

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint

  • Strong organizational and multitasking skills

  • Comfortable working on projects with tight deadlines

  • Ability to work in a team environment

  • Strong cross-functional collaboration skills

  • Polished and flexible interpersonal skills

  • Polished and flexible oral and written communication skills

  • Great understanding of and sensitivity to typography

  • Ability to translate project objectives into clear and attractive visual communications

  • Strong understanding of production and printing processes


  • Work is performed in an office environment.  Hours of work will generally be during regular business hours and average at least 40 hours a week.  Some travel may be required. 

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



Skills required

Create Graphic Design
Create Digital Design
Provide Design Solution
Develop Creative Concept
Create Aesthetic Visualization
Create Illustration
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Founded in 1980 as a distribution company, through a combination of strategic acquisitions and internal investment, we have evolved our business into a portfolio of leading brands in the Lawn and Garden supplies and the Pet supplies industries.

Our brands are consistently recognized by customers and industry peers alike for innovation and quality.

Our award winning sales and logistics operations service all of the major retailers and have the ability to reach nearly every independent retailer nationwide.

We are driven to success. Retailers and consumers reward innovation, quality and service with loyalty and word-of-mouth praise.

If you are one of the more than 80% of American households that garden or the 60% that own a pet, visit your local retailer and look for brands from Central Garden & Pet.

Year in and year out, Central Garden & Pet's leading brands are awarded more awards than any other supplier in our specific industries.

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