What does it take to get a job with CB’a BrandEngine? What is it like working at CB’a BrandEngine? ACR takes a look:
About CB’a BrandEngine
CB’a BrandEngine is a joint venture between Brand Engine—a North American brand design agency, and Europe’s CB’a Design Solutions. The company launched in 2011, but both agencies have years of experience between them. Independently, both companies have collected dozens of awards in all areas, including graphic arts.
CB’a BrandEngine has a long client list covering all industries from food to technology. Just a few CB’a BrandEngine clients include Armstrong, Cost Plus World Markets, Homegrown Natural Foods, Dole, Mighty Leaf Tea, Logitech, Nyko Technologies, Otis Spunkmeyer, The Stinking Rose, Williams-Sonoma, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, and Duraflame.
CB’a BrandEngine is home to dozens of employees working in offices in Chicago, IL and Sausalito, CA. The company’s global offices (CB’a) are located in Paris, Barcelona, Madrid, Brussels, Geneva, London, Milan, Istanbul, Dubai, and Hong Kong.
CB’a BrandEngine Jobs
According to the CB’a BrandEngine website, the company is always on the lookout for fresh talent. The company encourages those with “a unique way of looking at the world” to take a look at current career openings and drop an email to introduce yourself. Interested artists should submit resumes and portfolios to email@example.com.
CB’a BrandEngine Salaries
CB’a BrandEngine does not list salaries on its website, but like other companies, salaries vary depending on job responsibilities, skills, and education. To get an idea of what graphic designers earn in Sausalito (only 6 miles from San Francisco) and Chicago, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports average salaries for graphic designers by city and state. Graphic designers living in the San Francisco area average $69,440 per year, while Chicago designers average $53,220 per year. San Francisco area graphic designers earn one of the highest average salaries for designers in the U.S.
Across the nation, median annual wages for graphic designers were $42,400 in May 2008. The middle 50 percent averaged between $32,600 and $56,620 per year. The lowest 10 percent averaged less than $26,110 per year, and the highest 10 percent averaged more than $74,660 per year. Designers in upper level positions averaged $95,000 per year and independent contractors averaged $57,000 per year. To compare salaries by city and state, visit www.bls.gov.