Design Director of Needlecraft Products


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Located in Stoddard, WI

Salary: $24/hr + based on experience

Express Employment Professionals has partnered with an area Needlecraft Products Company and is now recruiting for a Design Director! This full-time, in-house art position offers the opportunity to develop 60- 80 needlework designs per year from concept to release of product. Familiarity with the needlecraft industry is a plus but will train on the job.



Hours: Monday – Thursday 7:30am to 4:30pm Fridays from 7:30am to 1:30pm

Pay: $24/hr + based on experience

Benefits once hired on: health, life, short term disability, 401k profit sharing, vacation, sick, personal, paid holidays


Job duties will include:

  • Communicate with needlework designers, photographers, model stitcher and printers from beginning to end of production.
  • Oversee package design and product material.
  • Write needlework instructions with clarity and accuracy.
  • Calculate supplies list for each needlework design.
  • Create work schedules and ensure all deadlines are met consistently.
  • Oversee and manage co-worker and their job.


  • Associates Degree or equivalent with 8+ years experience in related field.
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite for writing instructions, editing photos and creating package design and product material.
  • Knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel and Access.
  • Experience with processing graphics for websites and the printing industry.
  • Intuitive sense of color, design and visual acuity.
  • Creative sense and energy for developing new design concepts.
  • Ability and desire to critique each design to make it the best.
  • Good time management and organizational skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Clear and concise communication skills.
  • Dependable, punctual with a positive/can-do attitude.


Express Office: La Crosse
2240 Rose Street
La Crosse, WI 54603
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