Pre-pro Graphic Designer [Cincy]

Mills James is seeking a dynamic Graphic Designer to work with our Cincinnati Meetings & Events team in the Pre-Professional Program. This candidate should be interested in pursuing a career in the Graphic Design field. The Pre-Pro will have the opportunity to create and help with a variety of presentation design work, event themes and environmental graphics, video story boarding, creative proposals, logos, info graphics, newsletters, print design and more. Responsibilities also include operating graphics in a live meeting setting and assisting event crew with set-up and striking equipment.

He/she must be creative and have a strong desire to learn new skills. This candidate should be detail-oriented with a solid grasp of design fundamentals, typography, and color schemes to create strong visual designs, which adhere to developed style guides. We are looking for a high-energy person who is self-motivated and has a high standard of quality for their work. This opportunity is based in Mills James' Cincinnati office.



  • Create templates, visualize client-provided content, and clean up presentations in PowerPoint and Keynote under the guidance of Producer/Graphic Designer, following corporate equity guidelines
  • Assist Producer/Graphic Designer in fulfilling graphic design needs for clients
  • Presentation operation for live events
  • Must be a self-starter, understanding and meeting all deadlines with a sense of urgency
  • Must thrive on short deadlines and work well under pressure
  • Effectively manage multiple projects keeping the Producer/Graphic Designer informed

Skills/Knowledge/Abilities Required

  • Strong visual composition skills with ability to translate ideas into visually appealing media
  • Understanding of typography, corporate identity and branding
  • Experience using Adobe Creative Suite (including InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat), and Keynote
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Must be able to demonstrate a minimum level of design work, freelance, school-based projects or equivalent
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, being proactive and working on tight deadlines
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects and tasks simultaneously
  • Possess excellent one-on-one communication skills
  • Great attention to detail
  • Graduated with a degree in Graphic Design or a related field

the Pre-Professional Program

Mills James’ Pre-Professional (Pre-Pro) Program is an intensive training program for college graduates and people who have trained at specialized schools for careers in the creative media production industry. The Pre-Pro Program attracts applicants with varied talents and exceptional backgrounds, experiences and education. A good Pre-Pro experience can give participants with valuable industry experience and contacts. 


Mills James offers a comprehensive benefit package for this full-time opportunity, including health, dental and vision care, 401(k) and Roth 401(k) and our unique Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).

Mills James, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer – All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Your Right to Work – In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.