Rock the Box

Show us your chops

At Toolbox, we’re all about the team. We work hard, laugh hard and create beautiful marketing together. We take pride in building brands that change the world.

We’re always looking for the sharpest Tools to join us at the Box — including enthusiastic interns and freelance graphic designers.

Looking for a contract gig?

If you’re a freelance graphic designer, UX designer, WordPress or Webflow developer Toolbox wants to talk to you. Drop us a line with a link to your work and let’s chat.

Open positions

Drop us a line if you’re passionate about design, open to new experiences, serious about building a career and ready to level up.

Senior Production Designer

AKA: Cross-media production design unicorn

Status: Full-time
Salary: $70,000-$85,000
Billable efficiency: 80%
Application deadline: Extended to March 15, 2024
Updated: 2/26/24
Remote position with 4x per year travel to our location in Fort Collins, CO, or hybrid in-studio Mon.-Wed., WFH Thurs.-Fri.

Who we are

Toolbox is a creative and marketing agency in Fort Collins, Colorado building a bridge between the truth of science and the magic of design. Our Brand Engineering process blends art, science and intuition — converting tech talk into brand love.

We’ve concentrated our efforts where our work has the biggest impact and our clients do the boldest work: Climate Tech and 3D Printing.

What you’ll do

The Senior Production Designer will design and iterate a wide range of print and digital assets and campaigns across a variety of media including corporate identities, print (from datasheets to corporate brochures), websites, social posts, display ads and tradeshow assets.

Your skills aren’t static, and neither is your work. You are a visual experience design specialist who knows how to carry projects from initiation to completion and, together with our Project Managers and Account Managers, helps manages projects and clients.

Your work will meet defined strategies—which you can help shape. You’ll collaborate closely with Strategy, Creative Director, Account Managers, UX and Copy to surprise and delight our clients on the regular.

Your mad skills
  • Gobs of experience, a portfolio showcasing innovative design and creative
  • A mastery of graphic design principles, both print and digital user experience design
  • Unwavering attention to detail
  • Ability to sketch, articulate, express and adapt your ideas
  • A strong command of typography, color, composition and user experiences
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, Figma and Microsoft PowerPoint and Word
  • Experience with supervising developers (coding skills not required, but nice to have)
  • Experience and/or willingness to work in an “all-hands-on-deck” small creative team and wear many hats
  • Comfortable taking direction and criticism well and can work efficiently
  • Must have experience managing your own projects from start to finish, demonstrating skills in time, schedule and project management
  • Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • You bring curiosity, positivity and passion by the bowlful
  • Bonus points for digital animation, illustration and infographic skills
Break it down

Part of the Toolbox magic is: we never fully know what the day will look like. We pride ourselves on our agility, handling whatever comes our way with creativity and fun. That being said, here’s a rough outline of what your plate might look like.

Research and strategy (10%)
  • Understand our clients’ positioning and marketing goals
  • Actively participates in brainstorms and other idea-generating team sessions
  • Partners with team members to ensure projects meet objectives
  • Presents work to internal teams and clients
  • Stay on top of new technology and promote agency and client adoption
Brand/print design (40%) + Digital design (30%)
  • Comprehend and articulate the client’s needs, requirements and design goals
  • Review and discuss client-provided materials and understand project parameters
  • Surprise, delight and encourage team Toolbox to continually push design boundaries
  • Create and maintain brand style guides, identity toolkits, UI toolkits and standard operating procedures (SOPs)
  • Ensure your working files are built correctly (smallest size, proper naming conventions, error-free) and prepare final print / post-ready files, ensure quality and accuracy of all electronic files released to vendors and clients
  • Do work you’re proud of and do it accurately, ethically and on time
  • Communicate execution / production obstacles and improvement opportunities
  • Utilize Toolbox Creative’s file nomenclature protocols
Client and project management (15%)
  • Follow Toolbox’s and our clients project management and workflow applications and processes
  • Communicate with clients in a likable and professional manner
  • Relay opportunities to improve client relationships or creative obstacles to
    Account Managers
  • Prioritize and schedule your project tasks to meet budgets and deadlines
  • Provide necessary updates to Project Manager and Creative Director as needed, particularly as it relates to revision requests, scope of work and schedule changes
  • Help define project goals, scope, pricing and timing for digital and print projects
General Studio Responsibilities/Administration (5%)
  • Contribute honest input during quarterly performance reviews, set your own performance goals
  • Toolbox Talks: Share your unique perspectives, passions and skills with the team
  • Enter all hours (billable and non-billable) accurately in Workamajig daily
  • Participate in weekly staff and project meetings and production-led conversations
  • Check and reply to all communication promptly
  • Help develop and support Toolbox Creative’s overall culture, values, and purpose.
  • Contribute to an environment that is efficient, professional, proactive
    and team-oriented
  • As needed, develop thought-leadership ideas and content related to Toolbox Creative’s positioning and target market
Education and Training
  • 7+ years of work experience in production graphic design
Toolbox also offers:
  • Flexible schedule
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • 401k
  • Family leave
  • Access to annual conferences
  • Ongoing training and development
  • Generous holiday scheduling including birthdays off plus a bonus week of PTO from Christmas to New Years
Next steps

Send your resume, cover letter and link to your online portfolio to:

[email protected]

Please include in the subject line “I want to work at Toolbox.”

General inquiries

Don’t see a position that fits your style but still think you’re a good fit? Use the form below to submit your information and interests. We love seeing beautiful work!