The Design Associate position at Ellie Brands is an opportunity to tap your various creative talents and apply them to multi-channel modern marketing for local brand projects. While wide-ranging, you could play a vital role for Ellie’s brand and clients’ (including Body Alive Fitness, Tano Bistro, and HuDawn) brand design, web design, social media content creation, copywriting, and presentation design.


You will have the opportunity to learn from some of the best in Cincinnati while getting hands-on experience in a thriving startup environment. Work alongside talented, passionate, and creative professionals to contribute to exciting and rewarding growth initiatives and projects in the area.

The right person will be comfortable in an “all hands on deck” environment, loves solving problems with creative solutions and wants to take a project team and client direction and then creatively run with it.



  • A utility player. Willing to raise your hand to help drive Ellie’s and our clients’ brands forward.

  • Self-driven. You have superior organizational skills, integrity and great follow through on tasks. You don't get overwhelmed easily.

  • Creative. You can come up with beautiful design concepts based on current trends and think outside of the box to solve problems in new and interesting ways.

  • Word savvy. You have great writing skills and can craft everything from emails to social and blog posts, easily adjusting your tone/voice accordingly.

  • Graceful. You are self-aware, well-spoken on the phone and eloquent in emails. You'll humbly be the voice of Ellie Brands.

  • Fun. You're a charismatic people person who can talk to anyone; you're flexible, fearless, and excited to help build something awesome and share it with the world.


  • Build and develop brand identity and standards

  • Design brand-led front-end websites starting with mockups

  • Design digital and print ads, marketing collateral, presentations

  • Develop social media and email marketing campaigns and content

  • Photography and video editing (if skills allow)

  • Support SEO strategies by understanding keyword priorities and how they integrate into content marketing plans

  • Be a thought leader in brand and marketing design and contribute to Ellie Brands blog routinely


  • Bachelors degree or equivalent experience in web/ graphic design and at least 2 years of work experience (internships and freelance acceptable)

  • Experience delivering work to a client - creating mockups, following process, meeting deadlines, staying “on brand”, communicating and merchandising design ideas

  • Proficient in Google/ G-Suite products

  • Knowledge of social media legal guidelines

  • Maintaining an active blog a bonus

  • Photography and videography skills a strong bonus

  • Must be able to digitally share a portfolio of previous design work along with a resume