Graphic Designer

Straughn Trout Architects

About Us:


Straughn Trout Architects focuses on collaborative design to create spaces and places to live, work, play, learn & worship.

Our studio features local professionals with a global perspective. We apply a holistic and sustainable approach to each project, and add value through historically proven design expertise.

Our firm has a long-standing reputation to design buildings that are functional and friendly, projects developed from clear thinking and thorough analysis, and architecture designed for people. Straughn Trout’s basic philosophy: good design results from creative solutions that reflect awareness to peoples needs.

The humanizing effects that the firm’s projects achieve is a direct result of our clients being a member of the design team and being involved in every stage of the process. With a portfolio that spans six decades, works include a range from contemporary architecture to restoration of historically significant structures. The firm has been recognized for attention to detail as well as clarity in design.

We bring a “hands-on” approach to every project and an “always available attitude” to provide our clients with comprehensive professional services.

Position Details

Graphic Designer
Southwest Florida
Lakeland, FL

Graphic Designer / Media & Brand Virtuoso -

This exciting and dynamic opportunity will challenge the ideal candidate to develop compelling and effective design initiatives that will contribute to the mission and standards of Straughn Trout Architects.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Conceptualize and create innovative and effective designs for a variety of projects – both digital and print - including marketing campaigns, advertising, web/digital/mobile assets, email campaigns and sales collateral - from idea/concept to execution. 
  • Develop creative opportunities for brand development, awareness and expansion, both internally and externally, while maintaining brand consistency across internal and external markets 
  • Manage the organization’s website and social media presence to ensure content is current and appropriately portrayed 
  • Work with agencies, outside contractors, photographers, videographers and/or internal teams asrequired; 
  • Regularly monitor public solicitations from existing and potential/future clients Oversee vendor relations as it relates to print production, signage, and advertising 
  • Organize and maintain the firm’s project data archives, including statistical data, narratives and project imagery.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • REQUIRED: “Design Eye” congruent with firm’s established brand aesthetic; 2-3 years of experience designing for digital and print media 
  • Experience with website content management, specifically WordPress-type interface 
  • Proven experience as a writer, meticulous proof reader, and editor 
  • Excellent and diverse creative portfolio that exemplifies creative conception and execution 
  • Proven track record working with internal design teams and/or agencies to elevate the quality, creativity and deliverables developed 
  • Outstanding team player; excellent collaboration and communication skills who can also workautonomously 
  • Extremely organized, detail-oriented self-starter that can juggle multiple projects and overlapping deadlines 
  • “Can do” personality that thrives in a deadline driven and rapidly changing environment 
  • Demonstrate quality and thoroughness in all aspects of work performed 
  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, advertising, marketing, or communications preferred

Required Technical Proficiency:

  • REQUIRED ENHANCED EXPERTISE: Adobe InDesign, Adobe Creative Suite/Cloud, at minimum Photoshop, Illustrator & Acrobat 
  • Microsoft Office, at minimum Word, Excel, Outlook & PowerPoint 
  • WordPress website management, including plug-ins and themes 
  • Social media content management and marketing strategies

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