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Creative Associate


Mueller Communications, a well-established and highly regarded marketing, communications, and creative firm, is looking to add a Creative Associate to its talented team. We’re looking for graphic design talent to complement our team of innovative problem-solvers who can apply creative concepts and visual perspective to our communications campaigns.

Mueller Communications’ clients have high expectations and we are looking for another A-player to join us in exceeding those expectations. We take a collaborative problem-solving approach and this position is ideal for someone who enjoys being part of and leading close-knit teams and is looking to grow themselves and others through mentorship and challenging client work.


Project Management & Operations (Internal)

  • Deliver high quality drafts on time and within budget by utilizing available templates as well as internal editing/proofing resources
  • Respond affirmatively to confirm you received a project and can complete by the deadline
  • Demonstrate confidence in asking your project team leaders for help prioritizing if you can’t meet deadlines
  • Adopt Asana adding personal and team tasks
  • Actively participate in weekly account staff meeting
  • Participate in best practice discussions, brainstorms, Lunch and Learns, Meet the Media, book clubs and other professional development opportunities

Client Management (External)

  • Prepare for client meetings by determining and executing duties as assigned, which might include research, agenda preparation, taking meeting notes and providing meeting recaps/summaries
  • Work with team to ensure that any work product or communication going to clients/vendors is proofed and error free
  • Demonstrate professionalism in working with outside vendors and media in outreach, ordering, follow up, execution and project recap logistics as needed or assigned

Creative Capabilities

  • Showcase a strong knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite, specifically Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Adobe XD, etc. and website platforms like WordPress, Wix, etc
  • Display exceptional technical skills such as spatial awareness, designing with proper proportions and a commitment to being detail-oriented
  • Demonstrate a high level of competence with production design skills, including accuracy with project edits, consistency with repeating layouts and typefaces, cascading design elements through established creative templates and “cleaning” any outstanding projects that need finalizing
  • Work to develop creativity and originality in design
  • Gain and show confidence in presenting and explaining ideas
  • Be helpful as an “on deck” team member, supporting other members of the design team by stepping in and helping finish other projects, or executing production needs and/or deliveries
  • Be curious, grow skills and keep current with design trends by seeking out professional development opportunities


  • Advanced skills in the Adobe Creative Suite and proficiency in other design tools
  • Website and video editing skills preferred


  • Total Rewards offering that includes a competitive salary, 401(k) and profit-sharing, bonuses, and comprehensive health and wellness benefits
  • Award-winning culture that earned us Milwaukee Business Journal’s Best Place to Work 3 years running (2020, 2021, 2022)
  • Beautiful newly-renovated modern workspace perfected for collaboration
  • Flexible hybrid working model that prioritizes work/life balance so you can live your best life at work and at home
  • Emphasis on professional development that includes paid membership in professional associations, internal lunches to support company growth and other career ambitions
  • One-of-a-kind concierge program dedicated to help the entire Mueller team discover an improved sense of workplace satisfaction, celebration, and organization
  • Regular Happy Hours and company outings to socialize with colleagues, have fun, and strengthen the team.
  • Fully stocked kitchen so no one ever has to skip breakfast or lunch to meet their deadlines


To apply for this position, please submit the following:

  • A resume that highlights your skills and experience
  • A cover letter that explains why you are interested in the position and why you would be a good fit
  • A portfolio of your work, if applicable

We look forward to reviewing your application! If your skills and experience are a match, a member of our team will be in touch. Thank you for your interest in working for Mueller Communications!

Our team is incredibly resilient, exceptionally creative and relentless in our commitment to each other and our clients.

L o r i  R i c h a r d s  a n d  J a m e s  M a d l o m ,
C E O s