Posted 4-03-2015, wanted
FLSA STATUS: EXEMPT
Reporting Relationship: This position reports to the Art Director.
Summary: The Graphic Designer at CRAFT | Media/Digital is responsible for working with other members of the CRAFT team to create rich, engaging designs and user experiences for a variety of projects. The Graphic Designer will assist in creating analogue and digital graphic design content and materials for specified projects. The ideal candidate brings superior artistic ability and a high degree of creativity and design leadership to CRAFT.
Work with CRAFT team members to develop and produce a variety of materials for clients
Create designs from concept through completion for deliverables, including but not limited to, brochures, emails, case studies, ads, promotional materials, online advertising, web design and direct mail
Create graphics as depicted or described by others that are consistent with CRAFT standards
Collaborate with Digital team to coordinate interface design, icon design, etc.
Print and assemble proofs for office approval
Assist with reviewing and correcting printer proofs
Handle typography, formatting, and project revisions
Manage time to meet deadlines and provide quality deliverables
Evaluate conflicting requirements of multiple clients and prioritize workload accordingly
Engage with external entities to elevate CRAFT’s work and profile within the design community
Coach others in CRAFT-standard formatting and brand guidelines
Other projects, duties and tasks as assigned
JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
High level of proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite
Ability to multitask and prioritize projects and deadlines, executing high quality work products under tight deadlines with strong attention to detail
Ability to identify and resolve obstacles with problem-solving techniques
Project management experience and the capability to coordinate internal and external resources, deliverables, and timelines to guarantee project profitability and client satisfaction
Applied experience with online creative design for website creation and advertising
Experience in preparing press-ready production files in an efficient and timely manner
Demonstrates strong knowledge of advanced functions such as styles, master pages, templates, macros, toolbars, line spacing, and organization-standard formatting
Professional manner and highly polished interpersonal and written communication skills
Ability to work successfully in a team environment, as well as to work independently, and exercise sound professional judgment
Ability to handle a variety of tasks and projects simultaneously in a creative environment where interruptions are common
Commitment to responsiveness, high quality work, confidentiality, and customer service
Proficiency with PC and/or Apple operating systems, as well as word processing, spreadsheets, and Internet browsing applications
EDUCATION AND TRAINING:
Bachelors Degree and at least 3 years of relevant work experience required.
Work performed in an open office environment. Collaboration and interruptions are common
Client list includes right of center organizations
Daily work performed Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Additional hours may be required on an as needed basis
Please submit your cover letter and resume, with salary requirements and a link to your portfolio, in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org . Only applications with portfolios will be considered.