Creative work summary
Graphic Designers live and breathe design, typography, color theory, and composition. They’re responsible for creating stunning visuals for both print and digital media. They work closely with art directors, creative directors, copywriters, and web developers, to translate marketing and brand strategies into comps that render beautifully in print and code.
The graphic designer and visualizer is responsible for conceptualization and implementation of design of solutions that meet marketing strategies from concept to completion. They will play the lead role on projects and supervise intermediate and junior designer(s) in creating concepts, comps, layouts and final art. Responsible for all aspects of client’s print advertising, collateral material, logo development and typography. This position requires specialized knowledge of methods and techniques of graphic design and layout. It also often requires higher-level executive and client interaction skills. The Graphic Designers manage for an entire creative marketing campaign, not just the production of specific pieces, and demonstrate an ability to keep team members working within established deadlines. Graphic Designers and visualizers should demonstrate a high level of proficiency in design, software and applications, such as Adobe Creative Suite, Coral design package and other web / creative software to facilitate design. Graphic Designer and visualizers should have excellent oral and written communication and have three to five years experience in lead designer roles or previous senior designer experience.
• Possess expert understanding of multimedia design and experience building files for both print and digital
• Demonstrate hands-on skills in the latest Corel and Adobe Creative Suite
• Possess a killer portfolio with variety of industries and deliverables represented
• Have the ability to manage multiple projects and remain flexible through multiple revisions while keeping a keen attention to detail
• Analytical skills. Graphic designers must be able to look at their work from the point of view of their consumers and examine how the designs they develop will be perceived by the consumer to ensure they convey the client’s desired message.
• Artistic ability. Graphic designers must be able to create designs that are artistically interesting and appealing to clients and consumers. They produce rough illustrations of design ideas, either by hand sketching or by using a computer program.
• Communication skills. Graphic designers must communicate with clients, customers, and other designers to ensure that their designs accurately reflect the desired message and effectively express information.
• Creativity. Graphic designers must be able to think of new approaches to communicating ideas to consumers. They develop unique designs that convey a recognizable meaning on behalf of their clients.
• Time-management skills. Graphic designers often work on multiple projects at the same time, each with a different deadline.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Designs and produces art and copy layouts for material to be presented by visual communications media, such as books, magazines, newspapers, television, electronic media and packaging.
- Designs media in a wide variety of styles that correspond to the clients needs.
- Interacts with art directors.
- Adheres to client budget and time constraints.
- Presents new ideas to members of the team.
- Monitors projects through all phases of production.
- Develops designs that are on strategy and reflect brand’s personality.
- Four or more years of work experience in the graphics design field required.
- Ability to press check preferred.
- Understanding of printing process, photography, illustration and typography preferred.
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients and other employees of the organization.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a several concrete variables in standardized situations.
Does not supervise the work of others
Normal office environment.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl. The vision requirements include: ability to adjust focus and close vision.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.