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Graphic Designer

Publication or Company 
Industry  Graphic Design/Art Direction, Magazine Publishing
Benefits 401K/403B, Dental, Health
Job Duration Full Time
Job Location Des Moines, IA
Experience Level 2 years
Job Requirements Are you an experienced designer with a desire for creating great print and digital content? Do you have a passion for woodworking? In this full-time staff position, you'd participate in planning meetings, develop page layouts, create/program digital editions, direct photo shoots, and provide design support for marketing efforts and ancillary products. Requirements include a bachelor's degree in graphic design or commensurate experience, 2+ years of graphic design experience, strong attention to detail and excellent organizational and time management skills. Practical experience with the Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, PhotoShop, and Illustrator) is required. A working knowledge of web-based digital programming software (Adobe DPS) is beneficial.
About Our Company A table saw, his life savings, a little frustration, and a dream. That’s what it took for Donald Peschke to publish the first issue of Woodsmith magazine in 1979. Within ten years his entrepreneurial efforts paid off, as the publishing company he founded landed twice on Inc. magazine’s list of the 500 fastest-growing privately owned companies in America. Today, August Home Publishing Company publishes five national, award winning magazines: Woodsmith, ShopNotes, Garden Gate, Cuisine at home, and My Home My Style. In addition, it has expanded in many ways to meet its mission of “surrounding our customers with service.”

August Home provides home centers and woodworking stores around the country with Woodsmith Tools, plans, and hardware kits through its wholesale division, operates The Woodsmith Store in Clive, Iowa (a dream store for woodworkers), has a mail-order business that supplies woodworking and gardening products, and has a new media group devoted to producing an active commerce and information site on the Web ( Of course, it didn’t all start out this way.