We are on the hunt for an Art Director.
FULL-TIME, IN HOUSE, IN WHITEFISH, MONTANA.
This is a big one. This person is a creative genius and they LOVE THE WORK.
This person is as empathetic as they are witty. This person is a badass with all things Adobe. This person is so in tune with the outdoor industry, they can understand the difference between a cause and a symptom of a bigger problem, and then prescribe the right visual solution. This person communicates visually, and they know how to get shit done. Best of all, this person loves everything they just read in this post. Is this person a mythical being-- a cross between Frida Kahlo, Thoreau, and Pattie Gonia? Maybe. But we won't stop until we find what we're looking for.
Art Directors are problem solvers. They're not afraid to roll up their sleeves, grab a mouse, and throw down some legendary work, however, most of the time, they oversee the work of designers, determine overall style and tone, create images, inspire others, and saturate everything they touch with strategy. They know how to create work that makes people feel feelings.
They are able to run creative direction on campaigns, as well as supervise designers and photographers on multiple projects. The Art Director is a leader, a creative mind and a storyteller all in one. They know that great design solves problems. This person talks to clients and loves delivering big presentations and answering client questions, often alongside someone on our Accounts Team.
This position reports to the CEO, Creative Director, and Operations Director, and oversees the design team.
An Art Director has many duties and responsibilities. This person likely has an affinity for hats because in a small agency like ours, this position wears a lot of them. One day may involve organizing commercial shoots with lots of backcountry skiing while another day involves writing campaign copy for a surf company on the east coast. Another day may involve art direction for a corporate campaign followed by tracking results of a 360 campaign for a client who makes beer for a living. Every day is different. Every project is different. Every client deserves our best efforts, no matter what.
Art Directors work alongside the Creative Team and report to the Creative Director to explore and develop design concepts and directions for marketing campaigns, print and digital materials, and multiple projects. This requires them to make conceptual and stylistic decisions and be able to back them up. Creating layouts, mockups and prototypes may be required to illustrate their design idea to other members of the team or management. This occasionally involves coming up with slogans and copy for campaigns. This also involves a plan for tracking effectiveness of work.
This person must be able to give engaging presentations to our internal team as well as clients. This person absolutely must be able to hold a room and set the tone, delivering presentations that are as intelligent as they are entertaining to match the Wheelie brand. This person also acts as quality control for their projects by reviewing and editing their team’s final products before distribution of any materials occurs. This person will be client-facing, which involves deeply understanding and matching the Wheelie brand, which delivers work as excellent as its customer service.
Staying ahead of design trends, creative trends, industry trends, and socioeconomic trends is crucial to the success of the Art Director position. To best serve our clients, this person views research as a lifestyle choice, and this person continually researches marketing trends and strategies and the technologies used in advertisement practices. They must be able to recognize their intended audience and the best strategies for reaching said population. They must also be aware of what competitors are doing in order to create innovative and new designs and concepts. They must be bold.
The Art Director should be a creative individual with fantastic interpersonal skills. They must be a reliable employee and enjoy challenging and fast-paced work. Being extremely motivated and having strong leadership skills is also important.
If you view this position as a stepping stone to starting your own agency, do not apply. We are looking for someone who is in this for the long haul and who is stoked on living in one of the most beautiful ski towns in the country.
Hours: FULL-TIME, 40 hours per week, in our office. (Currently, we work 4x10's M-Th and have Fridays off.)
Location: Whitefish, Montana
Starting Date: Flexible for the right person.
How to apply:
Send cover letter, resume, digital portfolio, and salary requirements
FULL TIME. IN-HOUSE. FRIDAYS OFF. FOR IMMEDIATE HIRE.
Job Title: Creative Team Member (Graphic Designer/Creative Powerhouse/Digital Producer)
Who You’d Report To: Upper Management/Creative Director
This position is for a very special type of creative. This is a design-photo-web UX hybrid where you will be challenged daily to create various mediums with various programs. We are a small business, so if you like rigid roles where you are doing a repetitive task, this is not the position for you. We work with a lot of different clients in a lot of different styles, and this requires adaptability, a wide skill set, and the ability to create in a variety of stylistic decisions.
This role is responsible for conceptualization and implementation of design solutions that support a brand and business objective from concept to completion. These designs will include the marketing projects, programs and tasks associated with new and updated sales tools and product support material to include national advertising, brochures, presentations, POP and national marketing promotions/campaigns. You must be seasoned. You must have your shit together. This is not an entry-level design position.
• Highly motivated and a high level of initiative; ability to work independently, under minimal supervision in support of the company’s goals and objectives.
• The ideal candidate will possess a degree in Graphic Design or related field and a minimum of three years design experience.
• Produce compelling designs for internal and external clients, both creatively and effectively, in multiple media types including, but not limited to print, digital and collateral.
• Assist in the creative and production of special events and/or meetings throughout the year and needs to be able to travel to events up to twice a year if required.
• Strong interpersonal skills; a team player, positive and innovative thinker.
• Demonstrates knowledge of printing techniques/requirements for developing print-ready mechanical files and work directly with print vendors to ensure quality and maintain cost standards.
• Must demonstrate proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (ESPECIALLY Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Lightroom, and AdobeXD) on a Mac platform. Ability to produce and be able to speak to web and digital related media is a plus. Ability to code websites, or at least the willingness to learn this, as well as other new skills. Ability to handdraw or Illustrate/Watercolor and then digitize designs is a requirement as well.
• Candidate should have excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills, as this individual will be interacting with executive management, as well as daily client interaction.
• Must have the ability to manage multiple and changing priorities efficiently and effectively under strict timelines with minimal supervision.
• Capable of creation of Trail Maps. Creation of trail maps often requires riding trails, dropping pins on GIS software, and keeping track of all data. Then turning it into a trail map.
• Maintain best practices for file and server management, including the consistent application of naming conventions, file/folder organization and versioning control
• Seek out new design perspectives, technologies and bring ideas and innovation to the table.
• Must possess excellent decision making skills and be able to take action with minimal guidance. Ability to open and close the office.
• Possess a positive attitude when working with colleagues, associates, and clients. Be solutions-oriented, and supportive in finding solutions to unexpected challenges.
• Candidate will put his or her time-management skills and ability to work under pressure to the test in this fast-paced corporate environment.
Hours: Full Time, with a probationary period.
Salary: Minimum of $40k + DOE
How to Apply:
Email COVER LETTER, RESUME, PORTFOLIO, and SALARY REQUIREMENTS
In order to be considered for this position, applicants must include design samples
via pdf or link to online portfolio.
Deadline to Apply: November 17, 2019
We are on the hunt for a Storyteller to add to our Creative Team.
FULL-TIME, IN-HOUSE TEMPORARY POSITION IN WHITEFISH, MONTANA. (thru ski season, 2020)
Storyteller. You may be thinking, “That’s a job?” Yes. At Wheelie it is. Our approach to branding, marketing, and creative work in general is that we connect brands to their ideal consumers through the use of story, not sleeze. Human brains are literally wired to receive stories, and every brand has a story to tell. So we are on the hunt for a person to help us tell these tales in a cohesive, humble, intelligent, often witty way. This person is a creative genius. This person is as empathetic as they are witty. This person is a badass with all things Adobe. This person is so in tune with the outdoor industry, they can accurately predict upcoming trends. Best of all, this person loves everything they just read in this post. Is this person a mythical being-- a cross between Norman Maclean, Yvon Chouinard, and Beyonce? Maybe. But we won't stop looking until we find what we're looking for.
Storytellers are half support workers and half managers. They're not afraid to roll up their sleeves, grab a mouse, and throw down some legendary work, especially as a video editor, however, most of the time, they spend their time researching and identifying target markets, writing copy, and editing video. They are able to assist Creative Directors with creative direction and campaigns, as well as supervise teams and staff on multiple design projects and create and manage budgets. This person is a leader, a creative mind and a third eye raven all in one. This person talks to clients and loves helping them hone in on what resonates. This person is a connector of thought and product, using the mediums of written word, video, and visionary thinking followed by taking action. This person helps our leadership team deliver big presentations and answer client questions, often alongside someone on our Accounts Team. This person is a designer’s soulmate.
This position reports to the CEO, Creative Director, and Operations Director, and works alongside the Creative Team.
A Storyteller has many duties and responsibilities. This person likely has an affinity for hats because in a small agency like ours, this position wears a lot of them. One day may involve organizing commercial shoots with lots of backcountry skiing while another day involves writing campaign copy for a for a surf company on the east coast. Another day may involve filming video on the side of a mountain and spending the next week huddled up indoors at the editing bay. This person is responsible for workflow on video projects and helping the company create systems to manage massive amounts of footage. Every project is different. Every client deserves our best efforts, no matter what, and improving systems help us get there.
This position involves a lot of weight in video production. This includes filming, editing, color correcting, and exporting video for client projects. This includes all aspects of pre-production from writing to storyboarding to helping get permits to assisting with logistics. This includes all aspects of production from helping direct shoots to filming to carrying gear to helping talent feel safe and comfortable. This position includes all aspects of post-production from editing to perfection to file management to delivering final files. The Storyteller writes a lot, too, in the tone and diction appropriate to each client for various mediums. Storytellers also work alongside the Creative Director to explore and develop design concepts and directions for marketing campaigns, print and digital materials, and multiple projects. This requires them to make conceptual and stylistic decisions and be able to back them up. Creating layouts, mockups and prototypes may be required to illustrate their big picture idea to other members of the team or management. This also involves a plan for tracking effectiveness of work. This role involves a lot of direction and production, so it is balanced and dynamic.
Our Storyteller will work on multiple projects at all times. This includes ensuring all deadlines are met, confirming clients are satisfied with the results, and troubleshooting any issues that may arise during the duration of the project. This person must be able to give engaging presentations to our internal team as well as clients. This person absolutely must be able to hold a room and set the tone, delivering presentations that are intelligent as they are entertaining to match the Wheelie brand. This person also acts as quality control for their projects by reviewing and editing their team’s final products before distribution of any materials occur. This person will be client-facing, which involves deeply understanding and matching the Wheelie brand, which delivers work as excellent as its customer service.
Staying ahead of design trends, creative trends, industry trends, and socioeconomic trends is crucial to the success of the Storyteller position. To best serve our clients, this person views research as a lifestyle choice, and this person continually researches marketing trends and strategies and the technologies used in advertisement practices. They must be able to recognize their intended audience and the best strategies for reaching said population. They must also be aware of what competitors are doing in order to create innovative and new designs and concepts. They must be bold.
The Storyteller should be a creative individual with a growth mindset and fantastic interpersonal skills. They must be a reliable employee and enjoy challenging and fast-paced work. Being extremely motivated and having strong vision and execution are also important.
• Deep thinking is your thing, and you don't mind having a supportive boss or two to help nudge you when you need it. You must be able to create great work, unhinged, and on-budget. You must be a great writer.
• You must like fun. We do not like not-fun, but we work really hard. Is that a skill? Maybe not, but it is mandatory.
• Mastery of all phases of video: pre-production, production, and post-production.
• Mastery of computer skills, especially the Adobe Creative Suite. We use a lot of real art supplies, too.
• Knowledge of marketing practices, particularly in the outdoor industry.
• The ability to take educated chances and make them pay off. Ability to give and receive feedback. This goes for all positions at Wheelie.
• The ability to infuse projects with whimsy and craft. We have a special style. Sometimes it is irreverent. This person cannot be afraid to create wild work with clients ranging from camp stoves to festivals to beer.
• Ability to work in a loud environment full of bikes, dogs, and sometimes kids.
• Ability to show up with a smile, care about the work we create, and care about the clients and our crew as human beings.
If you do not want to work in our office, FULL-TIME IN WHITEFISH MONTANA, do not apply.
If you view this position as a stepping stone to starting your own agency, do not apply. We are looking for someone who is interested in joining our work family and who is stoked on living in one of the most beautiful ski towns in the country.
Hours: FULL-TIME, 40 hours per week, in our office. (Currently, we work 4x10's M-Th and have Fridays off.)
Location: Whitefish, Montana
Starting Date: Flexible for the right person, temporary employment ends April 16, 2020
How to apply: Send cover letter, resume, and portfolio to firstname.lastname@example.org
A small-but-mighty creative agency seeks another member for our Creative Team. We are nimble. We are fun. We are often outdoors. And because every project we do is custom, we require our Creative Team members to be versatile, smart, and on top of trends and effective communication. Usually this position involves heavy graphic design. Sometimes it means is picking up a DSLR or writing copy for a campaign. Sometimes it means creating a website and setting up hosting accounts. And sometimes this means filming and editing video. The more of a ninja with all things Adobe you are, the more likely this position could be a good fit for you.
We’re looking for someone who can take direction from written or spoken ideas and convert them seamlessly into images, layouts and other designs. The successful candidate should have an intimate understanding of how marketing campaigns work, especially in the retail sector, to support our clients. We work in a fast-paced environment, so the ideal Creative Team Member will be able to hit the ground running as soon as we bring on a new client or project.
Creative Team Member Skills:
32-40 hours per week Monday- Thursday
Must work in our Whitefish office
Salary TBD based on experience
Start date: September 2018
How to Apply:
Must submit resume, cover letter, and project portfolio to email@example.com
Application window closes: September 16, 2018
This is a fun one.
POSITION: ACCOUNT MANAGER
COULD WORK IN EITHER OUR DENVER OFFICE OR WHITEFISH OFFICE,
but you gotta work in one of our offices.
We are looking for a creative diplomat. This person is articulate in all forms from words to designs to conversation. This person is also passionate, curious, and energetic, and can lead meetings that don't suck. Funny presentations that communicate a point are one of your specialties. This person is creatively unhinged, but knows how to unhinge within a budget. This person is able to have tough conversations, help guide creative conversations, lead a team, and report to upper management. This person is also analytical and constantly deconstructs trends in the outdoor industry as a big business. This person is nimble, fun, and effective. This person meshes with our crew like the glove we've been missing.
How to Apply:
Must submit resume, cover letter, and project portfolio to firstname.lastname@example.org
Application window closes: January 31, 2018
by Amanda Guy -- Our Designer
If you’re like me, you’re enjoying the changes in the weather and gearing up for winter. Ski passes have been purchased, the smoke has cleared, and the streets are covered in snow instead of yellow leaves. We’re deep in the the fourth quarter of our 2017 work year at Wheelie.
Things have been bustling around here as of late. It’s been a while since I wrote one of what Lisa likes to call, an overly-honest blog post about the day-to-day at Wheelie. So here it goes:
By Josh Middleton -- Operations Manager -- Denver
We are nearing the end of one the most exciting times of the year. Yes, pumpkin-flavored stuff is awesome, but I'm talking about photography. If you are in search of a colorful variety of landscapes and scenes, it's hard to beat fall in Colorado.
By Iris Matulevich -- Our Marketing Intern
My name is Iris Matulevich, and I’ve been interning at Wheelie Creative this summer! I wanted to share with you all who I am and what I’ve been doing here at Wheelie HQ these past three months.
I’m a Business Administration major at Gonzaga University with a concentration in Marketing and minors in English and Entrepreneurial Leadership. Fit that on a diploma! I’m 2 semesters, 40-some credits, and one 50 page thesis from graduating with my BBA and heading off into big, scary place that I’m told is called the “real” world.
By Amanda Guy--Our Designer
Last Thursday, Wheelie was extremely proud to host the first ever Montana Camber Exchange through Camber Outdoors, an organization dedicated to encouraging women's leadership from the backcountry to the boardroom. After several weeks of planning and preparations, the event finally arrived, and we packed the lawn with some badass ladies and a few supporting fellas for an evening of networking, eating, drinking, and speeches. These like-minded individuals were able to gather, meet new people, and discuss their passion for business in the outdoor industry.
Formerly knows as the Outdoor Industries Women's Coalition (OIWC), Camber Outdoors was founded 1996 to empower and encourage women in the active-outdoors industry.
By Amanda Guy --- Our Designer
Recently Lisa and I had the opportunity to participate in an extremely fun event out at Whitefish's very own, Whitefish Bike Retreat. Cricket Butler hosted Zander Ault and Heidi Rentz of The Cyclist's Menu out at the bike retreat on July 6th for a group ride followed by a delicious cycling menu chalk full of freshly grown, local farm foods from the Flathead Valley.
These pop up events not only bring together locals and friends within the community for a fun trail ride together, but also bring support to the trail systems and non-profits they visit. They also support local farmers and bring awareness to the importance of local foods. Zander and Heidi recently hit the road for this season's pop up events and their first stop was Whitefish, MT where all proceeds were donated to Flathead Area Mountain Bikers.
FULL TIME Business Development Account Executive
HQ in Whitefish, looking for candidates in Denver area to work out of our upcoming Denver office.
Wheelie Creative specializes in making high-end creative, strategy, and content for outdoor and action sports brands.
Headquartered in Whitefish, Montana, we work with clients all over the country, and we are expanding our Colorado reach and putting an additional office in Denver.
We are seeking an experienced digital agency sales consultant to help expand and grow our fun-loving agency while connecting us with our dream clients.
This position is responsible for identifying, driving and closing new deals and educating clients on key trends and services in the digital marketing and creative world. This individual needs to be very self-regulated, as this position requires autonomy of scheduling, organizing, and managing their own business development pipeline. This position also requires elements of customer service to be a positive link between the client and the agency from a sales perspective.
We are specifically looking for a person in the Denver area with the ability to connect us specifically with snow, and outdoor brands.
Job Requirements // Key Responsibilities:
• Develop extensive knowledge of Wheelie’s services and brand promise
• Develop extensive knowledge of the outdoor industry and the ebb and flow of its trends
• Establish, develop, and maintain strong, value-based business relationships with current and prospective clients and professional partners to generate new business
• Research and qualify clients within our target criteria
• Create clear, goal-driven proposals for prospective clients
• Organize and lead capability presentations to potential clients
• Expert hunter skills, generate and identify qualified sales leads in focused marquee clients, verticals, and target markets
• Responsible for annual quota in new business revenues
• Ability to identify and discover potential clients advertising and marketing needs
• Follow up and reach out to current and potential clients to drive new sales each month
• Schedule and lead discovery meetings with clients to help scope projects
• Track and manage client’s profiles and activities with sales CRM tools to maximize efficiency and visibility.
• Work cross-functionally and deliver customer feedback on services with leadership team to ensure great customer satisfaction.
• Plan and organize sales strategies for the company
• Communicate sales trajectories and targets with leadership team on a weekly basis
• Communicate upcoming projects with Project Manager to schedule and assign projects to Wheelie talent based on availability and fit.
• Participate in local networking events as needed
• Some travel is required (we hope you like Outdoor Retailer…)
• Must have a genuine mindset to help our clients, not just sell to sell
• Must be team-oriented, creative, self-motivated, driven, and highly accountable
• Consistently be up to date on competitive trends in digital marketing and the outdoor industry
• Must be outgoing, calm, and able to create professional relationships with clients in a genuine way
• Professional oral and written communication skills.
• Organized and detailed oriented, excellent time management skills
• Efficient in strategic thinking and problem-solving
• Able to communicate our services in simple terms to clients
• Eager to work in a fun, positive, and enthusiastic small team environment.
• 1 to 3 years of proven experience and track record of working as an independent sales rep
• Strong understanding of digital marketing and creative services
(Candidates that cannot demonstrate selling these solutions through proven work experience will not be considered)
• All of the above criteria must be proven and will be validated
• Proficient in using Sales software (CRM)
2+ Years Agency Experience would be a huge bonus.
• Experience in selling consulting-based projects that are a minimum of $25,000 in revenues
• Active in networking events
Location: This position is based out of our office in Denver
Job Type: 100% commission-based employee of Wheelie
Send cover letter and resume to: email@example.com
Perks: Fridays off, great crew to work with, selling an excellent service with a fun crew.
By: Dan Hansen, Gear Destroyer Extraordinaire
Like merit badges on a scout’s uniform, duct tape patches have graced down jackets since the beginning of time. Yes, the true worth of any mountain town dirtbag is often expressed through creative duct tape repairs. And with new possibilities with colored and patterned duct tape, it’s a whole new world.
Amanda Guy - Our Designer
Hi Everyone! I know it has been a long time since my last Wheelie HQ update, but I’m back, and I have a lot to share with all of you.
It’s bananas how fast this year feels. It’s already June, and I feel like we just celebrated Christmas and New Year’s. Now that summer is here, we have a lot on our plates and are really looking forward to the next six months ahead.
By Amanda Guy -- Our Designer
If the image above stresses you out or gives you anxiety, you're not the only one! Chances are you are not a designer and you've started working with a creative agency to bring your visions to life.
You've decided to put your business plan into action. Congrats! Then your creative agency asks you the one question you really haven't thought about. They ask, "What colors do you have in mind, and what are you hoping your logo will convey?" You immediately think, "Um...I have no idea where to even begin."
There are so many colors out there, but it's nothing to panic about.
At Wheelie, most of our clients want some kind of input on the colors they want, but then again, some do not. Sometimes it's just easier to leave it up to the designers. In the end, you have to be in love with your brand and your brand's colors, so here is are a few ways that Wheelie can help you consider when it comes to color and the psychology of color.
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