Graphic Designer

at Heroic Public Speaking HQ


Heroic Public Speaking (HPS) is considered by many to be the preeminent keynote Speaker training company in the world. We're a small company with headquarters in Lambertville, NJ, and were founded by a husband and wife team.

HPS helps speakers with transformational ideas leverage the power of performance to move audiences (and themselves) to think, feel, and act differently. Simply put, we help speakers deliver best in class performances so their ideas take hold and spread because we believe that a speech has the power to change the world and the people in it—including the speaker.


Heroic Public Speaking is searching for a talented Graphic Designer to manage our visual brand and create new brand assets. If you’ve got the chops and you want to use your skills for good by producing creative, strategic, imaginative, and fun brand assets for an organization that shares your core values, then look no further than Heroic Public Speaking.

We have goals, and we need your help. Since you love a good challenge, you’ll be over the moon when we achieve them together. We know it matters to you that a strong and supportive team has your back even when you’re the one leading them on a project.

You’ll work closely with the co-founders, the Director of Operations, and various team members as needed to identify design project outcomes. Then you’ll manage, execute, and complete these important projects with confidence and grace. We’ll support, advise, nurture, encourage, and inspire you every step of the way.


  • Design graphics for websites, including creating wireframes, mockups, podcast art, landing pages, opt-in forms, and more.
  • Design printed collateral such as handouts, posters, forms, cards, and more.
  • Create merchandise designs for clothing, hats, mugs, notebooks, journals, and other items.
  • Design contextual models and infographics that help to visually communicate data and complex ideas.
  • Recommend and implement clever ideas for improving the interior design elements of our event center.


  • Stay up-to-date with the latest design trends and techniques, including UX, and continuously develop your skills as a designer.
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines.
  • Collaborate with our team of writers, developers, and marketers to ensure that designs are integrated into our overall marketing and branding efforts.
  • Communicate design concepts and ideas to team members, and incorporate feedback to refine designs.
  • Work closely with team members to understand their design needs and develop designs that meet their specific requirements.
  • Participate in team meetings and brainstorming sessions, and contribute to the overall growth and success of the company.
  • Work with leadership to conceptualize solutions and use design thinking to help increase revenue, reduce costs, and improve operations and client experience.
  • Manage the execution of design projects using a prescribed work process and appropriate tools and techniques.
  • Report on the progress of design projects on a timely basis, ensuring that the appropriate stakeholders are involved in the project at appropriate times.
  • Bring all projects in on time and on budget to great success and rave reviews.

About the kind of person who we think is right for this position.

We’re looking to make an investment in someone who wants to grow with us and who appreciates the opportunity of being part of a learning organization. We take the hiring and support of team members very seriously, so if your personal and professional development is of great interest and importance to you, you’ll love it at Heroic Public Speaking. (In fact, the person who previously held this position still works with Heroic Public Speaking, just in a different capacity.)

You’re right for this position if you:

  • Are surprisingly resourceful.
  • Make commitments and fulfill them.
  • Love process and systems thinking, along with project execution.
  • Are able to communicate your vision for projects in a way that brings people together to produce something better than they initially imagined.
  • Are regularly told how easy it is to work with you.
  • Adapt well to change.
  • Take supportive, encouraging feedback and coaching for what it is: supportive, encouraging feedback and coaching.
  • Ask questions until you’re comfortable with all the information you need.
  • Understand the difference between being busy and being productive.
  • Resolve conflicts gracefully and solve problems generously.
  • Are willing to take well-informed risks, not shy away from them.
  • Have a high degree of emotional intelligence and presence of mind.

Four reasons you’ll love being part of the team at Heroic Public Speaking:

  • You’ll do your best work and see it impact the lives of others.
  • You’ll continue to learn and get to work on many different types of projects.
  • You’ll work with the most delightful team of good humans who make values-driven choices.
  • You have an appreciation for drama on the stage or TV, but prefer to avoid it on a day-to-day basis.

(See our values included at the end of the job description.)

In short, we need you to:

  1. Lead and implement company design projects large and small, including the most critical and transformational projects.
  2. Design and document standard operating procedures, project plans, and systems that improve design project and process workflow, as well as outcomes.


  • At least 3-5 years experience designing both digital and print media.
  • Bachelor's degree in graphic design or related field, or equivalent experience.
  • Strong portfolio showcasing a range of design work, including websites, printed collateral, and other design projects.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
  • Knowledge of current design trends and techniques, and ability to apply them in a creative and effective manner.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.


Salary for this position is in the range of $70,000 to $85,000, depending on experience level, plus health and retirement benefits that increase your total compensation well above your base salary.


  • 20 days PTO (+ paid time off for official holidays). We love and respect brain breaks.
  • 401K plan. Your contributions to the 401K can be in the form of a post-tax ROTH 401K or pre-tax Traditional 401K. Safe harbor 3% of total compensation.
  • Platinum health insurance plan. We share the premiums for you and your dependents, if you choose to enroll.
  • Monthly cash allowance for your computer and phone.
  • Life insurance and disability insurance.


This role is predominantly remote. However, you may occasionally need to travel to our headquarters, located in Lambertville, NJ, for collaborative team meetings and events.


  • Your resume.
  • A cover letter.
  • A private link to a short video introduction posted on the video platform of your choice (around 2 min or so). We don’t expect an Oscar Award-winning speech but please DO NOT READ OFF A SCRIPT. We just want to get to know you and give you the opportunity to tell us, in your own words, why you are the perfect person for this position.
  • Links to your public social media profiles.
  • Link to an online portfolio that showcases your recent work. (If you don’t have one, please upload at least 5 different design projects that showcase your talent and skill.)

We can’t promise to interview everyone who applies for a position at Heroic Public Speaking, but we promise to review every application that is submitted. We know how challenging the job hunting process can be, and we respect all the effort you put into your application.

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Questions to add to the application form:

  • What part of the job description most resonated with you?
  • Did you read anything in the job description you'd like clarity on?
  • Tell us about what you're doing now and why you're looking for a change.
  • Is there anything else you'd like to share with us?
  • Do you have any additional questions about this position?


1. We can do more together than we can alone.

By bringing in fresh insights and diverse perspectives, we learn more and feel more connected to the work we do. Collaboration is essential to the growth of our minds and our business.

2. We pursue mastery of craft.

In everything we do, we choose to hold ourselves to the highest standards. We bring an attitude of excellence to our work; we strive constantly to develop our craft, our character, and each other.

3. We are always performers, never critics.

Seeing the world through the eyes of a performer is critical to the creative process. We keep our minds open; we respect and honor that there are many different ways to approach the work we get to complete in our lives. We don’t waste time being petty, small, negative, or judgmental.

4. We make and keep promises.

Results and reputation are dependent on our ability to make commitments and fulfill them. When we do what we say we are going to do, doors open and opportunities abound.

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