Seeking Graphic Designer

Volume One, the Chippewa Valley’s growing media, retail, and event company (and Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year award winner) is seeking dynamic graphic design talent for a full-time position in our award-winning multi-media operation.


Collaborate with editors, programmers, photographers, and other professionals to create interesting and important local projects at a creative-friendly organization that places a high priority on visual aesthetic. Design advertisements and feature content for multiple publications and websites. Create compelling products and branding, as well as curate locally made and other products, for our growing retail space known as The Local Store. Immerse yourself in the art community to discover work for our publications, illustrators for special issues, and shows for our rotating gallery. Create motion graphics and titles for vibrant editorial and client video projects. Perform a variety of client-based work plus special projects and publications that positively impact our community.


Successful candidates must posses extensive knowledge in and efficient use of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and In-Design. Experience with web, multi-media design, and Adobe After Effects is preferred. A design degree, industry experience, and/or prior work in publication design and pre-press production is also preferred, along with competency in photography. Must be a multi-tasking, self-motivated, and well-organized fast worker, and must enjoy collaborating with outside clients as well as in-house account managers, editors, and video professionals.


This is a full-time, salaried position in a bright and interesting office space in downtown Eau Claire. Enjoy a range of benefits including accumulation of one to four weeks paid vacation, eight paid holidays, health and dental insurance contributions, retirement contributions, family gym memberships, community stipends, community service days, Local Store discounts and more. We’re located in a walkable district just feet from the bike trail, Eau Claire River, Phoenix Park, the library, theaters, and several restaurants, retailers, and community assets.


Deadline: October 26, 2020. Submit a cover letter, resumé, portfolio, and one additional item of interest through the form below. Please include any related salary requirements or salary history. Applicants subject to a background check. All applications will be kept strictly confidential.

Thank you for your interest!

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A bit about us up front.

Launched in 2002, Volume One is an integrated media company and community action agency that has received numerous awards and widespread praise for its community aesthetic and unique voice -- a voice that not only reflects the hearts and minds of the community, but gently pulls them in new directions. We're an editorially led, public-driven community of staff and contributors providing content and creating experiences for readers and leaders across a broad demographic spectrum.

We are writers, editors, designers, programmers, marketers, photographers, and leaders. We have a high-energy, creative culture. We are idealistic but practical. We work pretty damn hard but we leave time for some fun too. And most importantly, we all work towards a better future for not only ourselves and our company, but for the collective whole of our community. As the fastest growing media brand in our market, our portfolio currently includes:

Volume One Magazine

Volume One, a twice-monthly paper packed with feature stories, special sections, and the most robust event listings found anywhere in our market.


VolumeOne.org, an online destination and network of websites updated daily with fresh editorial, photos, a restaurant guide, short-form video features, and really tons more.

Chippewa Valley Family

Volume One's sister publication - a complete print, online, and social guide for local events, listings, stories, and perspectives, all delivered through a family-oriented lens that explores themes including community, discovery, creativity, activity, living, and more. Visit ChippewaValleyFamily.org »

Special Publications

Guides and mags that exist on their own include Eat Scene, Night Out, Hot Spots, Holiday Handbook, a student-focused City Guide, and additional partner publications.

The Local Store

A 2,000-square-foot+ retail space featuring local books, music, art, gifts, and apparel – all either created by someone local, or simply evoking local in some way. Our own team designs much of the product line.

The Volume One Gallery

A 600-square-foot art gallery featuring rotating shows and receptions, along with live music, film screenings, book readings, tastings, parties, and more.

Community Events

Each year tens of thousands have attended: Sounds Like Summer Concert Series, Chalkfest, Winter After Hours, Idea Lounge, Back-Alley Cinema Series, and more.

The Place

3D Virtual Tour of the Volume One office

Courtesy of SpinVision - Virtual Tours, Eau Claire

The Benefits

All of the following benefits are available to full-time employees,
and many of them are also available to part-timers and interns.

Home, Health & Family Life
  • Health and Dental Insurance Plans
  • Family gym membership
  • Bike/walk to work program with stipend
  • Maternity/Paternity/Adoption paid and unpaid time off
  • Paid Bereavement Leave
  • Gallery Party Access for Family & Friends
Vacation & Holiday Time
  • Eight paid holidays
  • 1 week paid vacation immediately
    2 weeks paid vacation after 1 year
    3 weeks paid vacation after 3 years
    4 weeks paid vacation after 5 years
  • Additional 10 unpaid personal days
Community Involvement
  • 3 paid non-profit volunteer days per year
  • Annual stipend for serving on a non-profit board of directors
  • 24 hours/year available for mid-day community committee meetings
Professional Development & Personal Financial Health
  • 3% matching retirement IRA contributions
  • Technology purchase program
  • Continuing education reimbursement
Fun Stuff
  • A relaxed, fun office environment
  • Daily staff Caffeination Station
  • Free Beer Fridays
  • Wednesday Donut Buffets
  • Free extra stuff: tix, ski passes, gift cards, etc
Additional Benefits
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Local Store discount
  • Unemployment compensation
  • Workers Compensation
  • Social Security

Community Engagement

Dedicated to our Community

Beyond working for Volume One, our staff is involved in the city and state through invitations to serve on the Board of Directors of a variety of community organizations, including:

  • Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce
  • Visit Eau Claire
  • Wisconsin Arts Board
  • Downtown Eau Claire, Inc
  • The Community Table
  • North Barstow Business District
  • Chippewa Valley Museum
  • Friends of the Library
  • Chippewa Valley Book Festival
  • Community Television
  • Clear Vision Eau Claire
  • Eastside Hill Neighborhood
  • Comprehensive Plan Citizen Advisors
  • North Riverfronts Neighborhood
  • Eau Claire Sculpture Tour
  • Western Wisconsin Press Club
  • Literacy Volunteers

Thoughtful Accolades

As an organization, Volume One has received numerous unsolicited awards for our work in the Chippewa Valley community. A few include:

  • 2016 Small Business of the Year
    from the Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce
  • Outstanding Publication Award
    from International Economic Development Council
  • Quality of Place Enhancement Award
    from Synergy Economic Development Group
  • Above and Beyond Award
    from Downtown Eau Claire, Inc.
  • Milwaukee Press Club's 2016 Excellence in Wisconsin Journalism Awards:
    Gold award Best Local News or Feature Website for VolumeOne.org
  • Milwaukee Press Club's 2015 Excellence in Wisconsin Journalism Awards:
    Gold award in Best Website Design for VolumeOne.org
    Silver award Best Local News or Feature Website for VolumeOne.org
    Silver award for Best Use of Multimedia for our special Music Capital of the North theme site published in July of 2015