Equator Design, Ltd. (Equator), part of the brand development group of SGK, a division of Matthews International Corporation, today announced plans to expand the Company’s presence in the United States with the launch of a new creative workspace in Cincinnati, Ohio.
The $1 million investment in a 12,000-square foot design space will bring Equator Design’s dynamic, creative culture to Queen City, replicating an award-winning office concept that has been rolled out across all four of the company’s current locations worldwide. The move builds on Equator Design’s flagship Chicago office and will leverage Cincinnati’screative culture, generating opportunities for creatives at all levels to join an agency with a global reputation for re-writing the rulebook on packaging design.
The new space will be located at 15 East 14th Street and Equator Design will move in when construction is completed in the late Spring or early Summer of 2018. It will add to a growing global footprint for Equator Design, which already has award-winning operations in Manchester and Nottingham in the UK and in Dublin, Ireland.
The Company has a global reputation for attracting the best design talent and offers an “under one roof” approach to innovative packaging design from strategy and concept through to final product on shelf. The new location in Cincinnatiis seen by Equator Design as the ideal creative hub for attracting the right skills, experience and talent to the Company to fuel growth and provide an ideal environment for the Company’s industry-leading packaging design and branding capabilities.
The company’s decision to locate in the City of Cincinnati is contingent upon approvals of the Ohio JCTC and Cincinnati JCTC.
With its entry into the Cincinnati market, Equator Design will be creating up to 50 full-time positions, including roles in creative design, artwork and photography as well as support functions. The Company is committed to filling at least 75% of these positions with City residents. Cincinnati job seekers are encouraged to apply and can obtain more information about opportunities at www.equator-design.com