• Graphic Designer

    Harbor House Publishers, Inc.
    Job Description


    Bound Media Group, a multi-media publishing company, is a trusted source of information for a variety of industries, including agri-business, commercial maritime and regional tourism. For more than 100 years our publications have served communities, mariners, farmers, ranchers and our advertising partners in the ever-changing landscape of news and information.

    Harbor House Publishers, a division of Bound Media Group, is an established custom publishing company serving clients in travel, tourism, and chambers of commerce. We are looking for an experienced and talented Graphic Designer to join our team in Boyne City, MI. Depending on the applicant this can be a full or part-time position. Our preference is someone that can commute to the Boyne City office.

    If you are a "creative" who …

    • people say “can work with anyone”
    • wants your work to make a difference in your organization
    • has a keen eye for detail and a creative flair
    • is self-motivated, and works independently
    • manages time effectively and can turnaround requests quickly without sacrificing quality
    • stays knowledgeable on current design trends
    • doesn’t fall in love with your designs, and can incorporate input from stakeholders
    • has a positive “can do” attitude; willing to jump in and help where needed

    Then you might be the right fit for our position.

    In this role you will design a variety of publications from ideation and concepting through design and production while considering client brand and expectations. In addition, you will work with advertisers, salespeople, and marketing teams to create advertisements, graphics, and sales & marketing pieces.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Provide high-level concepts and graphic design for a variety of publications while considering client brand and expectations and ensuring consistency and cohesion.
    • Work includes publication design & layout, type style/font, color, photography, infographics, and other design solutions.
    • Ideate, conceptualize, and design work across multiple areas including web, identity/brand, print, and more.
    • Work within the timelines created for each project, ensuring deadlines are met and design and production processes are adhered to.
    • Design a variety of products internally and for our clients including logo design, print advertising, sales materials, booth signage, digital advertising, social media, web design, email campaigns, presentations, and membership lists
    • Work with production on pre-press, final file preparation and digital publication process.
    • Act as backup for production, including uploading jobs to press, processing ads, and preparing digital PDFs.
    • Manage digital assets using Adobe Bridge and other organization tactics.
    • Stay on top of trends and maintain best practices.

    Our Ideal Candidate Would Have:

    • 5+ years of design experience, magazine design & layout experience preferred
    • Expert proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator)
    • Exceptional typography skills
    • Keen eye for photography as well as photo editing and manipulation skills
    • Proficiency in office productivity suites (Microsoft and/or Google) and comfortable with the Mac OS
    • Bachelor’s degree in applicable field
    • Consummate student of art, design, typography, media, and magazines
    • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
    • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced team environment

    Job Types: Full-time, Part-time


    • 401(k)
    • 401(k) matching
    • Dental insurance
    • Employee assistance program
    • Flexible schedule
    • Flexible spending account
    • Health insurance
    • Life insurance
    • Paid time off
    • Parental leave
    • Retirement plan
    • Tuition reimbursement
    • Vision insurance


    • Monday to Friday


    • Bachelor's (Preferred)


    • Graphic Design: 5 years (Required)
    • Adobe InDesign: 5 years (Required)
    • Adobe Creative Suite: 5 years (Required)

    Work Location: In person

    • Health insurance


    • Graphic Design: 5 years (Required)

    • Adobe InDesign: 5 years (Required)

    • Adobe Creative Suite: 5 years (Required)

    • Bachelor's (Preferred)

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