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Senior UX Designer
Onward Search is looking for a Senior-level UX Designer to join our prominent corporate client in Atlanta! This is a multi-year W2 contract role that will require 40hrs/wk onsite. Benefits are available throughout the term of the engagement.PLEASE NOTE: This is a broad, multi-functional role and requires experience across UX design, architecture, research, and strategy.Job Summary:You will create engaging, effective user interfaces, digital assets, and visual designs in support of both enterprise and customer-facing tools, products, applications, and experiences. You will help lead the development and design of information architecture, wireframes, prototypes, and similar deliverables for digital experiences for implementation in both web and mobile environments. This is a client-facing role and you will be asked to sit on client meetings and interact with them in order to better understand their creative and design needs. You must be able to understand business requirements and technical limitations. You must be able to apply user research, interviews, and surveys, and then translate those into sitemaps, user flows, customer journey maps, wireframes, mockups and prototypes. You will also be expected to design the overall functionality of the product and iterate upon it in accordance with user-testing. This is a digital role and experience, and portfolio work should be primarily if not exclusively in the digital, UX, and UI space.Primary Responsibilities:Translate concepts into user flows, wireframes, mockups and prototypes that help drive towards intuitive user experiences. Design and deliver wireframes, user stories, user journeys, and mockups optimized for a wide range of devices and interfaces. Mobile UX experience, including designing for native mobile applications. Identify design problems and devise elegant solutions. Make strategic design and user-experience decisions related to core, and new, functions and features. Take a user-centered design approach and rapidly test and iterate your designs. Collaborate with other team members and stakeholders. Ask smart questions, take risks, shows initiative, and champion new ideas.Minimum Requirements:Bachelor's Degree in design, marketing, or a similar field. 6+ years of professional experience designing digital solutions for large or multi-national companies with a specific focus on UX, UI, and digital design. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience designing complex solutions for complete digital environments and who have previously led UX teams. Experience in the application of UX strategy, research, and architecture is REQUIRED. Hands-on experience in all areas preferred. A strong passion for simple, innovative, elegant, engaging user experiences Working knowledge of HTML and CSS. Advanced knowledge of specialized creative software programs including Adobe Creative Suite/XD, Sketch, Omnigraffle, Balsamiq, InVision, and similar tools. Ability to work within tight and aggressive deadlines. Prior experience in UX design including wireframing, prototyping, and UX strategy. Solid grammar and writing skills, very organized, detail-oriented, process driven. An ability to work both independently and collaboratively. An ability to interface with cross-functional teams, internal clients, and all levels of leadership. Ability to work with stakeholders to understand detailed requirements and design complete user experiences that meet client needs and vision. Extensive experience in using UX design best practices to design solutions, and a deep understanding of mobile-first and responsive design. A solid grasp of user-centered design (UCD), planning and conducting user research, user testing, A/B testing, rapid prototyping, heuristic analysis, usability and accessibility concerns. Ability to iterate designs and solutions efficiently and intelligently. Ability to clearly and effectively communicate design processes, ideas, and solutions to teams and clients. A clear understanding of the importance of user-centered design and design thinking. Ability to work effectively in a team setting including synthesizing abstract ideas into concrete design implications. Be excited about collaborating and communicating closely with teams and other stakeholders via a distributed model, to regularly deliver design solutions for approval. Be passionate about resolving user pain points through design. Be open to receiving feedback and constructive criticism. Be passionate about all things UX and other areas of design and innovation. Research and showcase knowledge in the industry’s latest trends and technologies. A clean, modern portfolio showcasing DIGITAL design work with a specific focus on UX and interface design is required at the time of submission.Does this sound like your experience and skill set? Apply with your portfolio and resume, today!
Onward Search is hiring a Marketing Coordinator to start as soon as possible on a contract to hire basis to work with one of our top electrical manufacturing client in Norcross!Essential Job Functions:Will provide support for various trade shows and training events Will assist in writing, editing and reviewing marketing collateral copy Expected to research, gather data, manage and track internal project information, such as New Product Introductions, Product Campaigns, Trade Shows Provide support for special events for company and their channel partners Participate in departmental and marketing team initiatives Coordinate award submittals Collaborate with internal stakeholders, write, edit and produce training materials Research and track competitor marketing activities Help assist in the maintenance of company website Manage various internal and external contact lists for use in email, lead generation, surveys, etc. Manage marketing literature fulfillment & inventory with outside vendorRequirements:Bachelor’s Degree in marketing, Communications, or Business required with minimum 2 years of Marketing or Technical Writing experience Advanced proficiency using a (PC) and company communication tools, such as email, the internet, and Microsoft products (e.g., PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Outlook) Proficiency creating presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint Experience coordinating professional tradeshows, meetings or events Excellent grammar skills and proficiency in proof reading a mustPreferred Experience:Must be able to collaborate and work independently and drive to be a positive team member Very strong writing, editing and communication skills Ability to work on and manage multiple projects simultaneously is essential Working knowledge of SEO, keywords and Google Analytics helpful Knowledge of website back-end functions helpful Working knowledge of InDesign and Photoshop a plus
Onward Search is seeking an Engagement Director for one of our top digital agency clients in ATL. You would be responsible for managing all client deliverables, account growth, setting the overall strategic direction and vision, and developing detailed solutions that inspire the team and client.The Engagement Director is a critical role in ensuring a trusted and long-term partnership with our clients. They are responsible for managing all client deliverables, account growth, setting the overall strategic direction and vision, and developing provocative ideas that inspire the team and client.In this capacity, the Engagement Director plays a highly-active role, working along side our clients and project teams to ensure expectations and business needs are successfully being met. Potential candidates should have a strong digital background, familiarity with technology, and a consultative approach for problem solving.A more detailed breakdown of their specific roles and responsibilities are listed belowJob Details:Primary client contact, providing short and long term strategic counsel, as well as overall fiscal responsibility for the account Liaison between the client and agency to ensure expectations are properly managed on both sides Develop and manage effective top of funnel/lead generation marketing implementations, including: CRM (Salesforce/Pardot), SEO/SEM, and analytics Lead a wide array of B2B and B2C digital initiatives with a marketing focus, including: branding, social media, advertising/media planning and negotiations, and email campaigns Coordinate with third-party vendors and in-house subject matter experts for media planning and PR Ensure proper documentation for the project is developed and followed – e.g. status reports, statements of work, business requirements, sprint planning, etc. Assist in developing and managing budgets, project plans, and resources to meet desired profitability margins and success criteria for each initiative Show initiative in creating new ideas, processes and techniques that add value to the accountMust have:Experience with Business Analyst or similar type of work in an agency setting Must be strategic Consultative Experience client facing Marketing and Digital experience
Freelance B2C Copywriter (Atlanta-based)
Onward Search is looking for a freelance Copywriter with extensive B2C experience to join our education client in northeast Atlanta for a remote contract opportunity!PLEASE NOTE: Even though the work can be completed remotely, you MUST be based in Atlanta and be able to work the first week or so onsite and then be available for occasional onsite meetings moving forward.Position Scope:This is an ongoing W2 contract role. 40 hrs/wk are expected for the first month or so, 15-30 hrs/wk from thereon. Although the work can be completed remotely, you should plan to be onsite for the first week or so of the engagement and then available for occasional onsite meetings moving forward. You MUST be located in Atlanta.Job Summary:Your focus is to create and edit compelling, persuasive, creative copy and content with a focus on B2C web content, email marketing, social channels, and general marketing collateral. The majority of the work will be shortform in nature; there is no expectation for things like blogs, white papers, etc. You have an obsessive attention to detail and aren’t afraid to ask questions, QA your own work, and own/rectify your mistakes. The content team is small, so you should be capable and comfortable working independently and with limited direction and oversight.Minimum Qualifications:Bachelor’s degree in English, Communications, Creative Writing, Marketing, or a similar field from an accredited university or college 5+ years of professional B2C copywriting experience. Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously, meet deadlines and effectively communicate progress Prior experience working for a company with multiple locations across the country preferred. Intuitive understanding of what an audience needs to know and how it wants to consume it. Exceptional attention to detail and ability to work effectively and efficiently while meeting marketing deadlines. Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills. Demonstrated ability to work in a highly-collaborative team environment. Strong examples of proven, innovative, modern B2C copy REQUIRED and should be submitted at time of application.
Industrial Designer, Soft Goods
Onward Search is looking for an Industrial Designer with experience in soft goods product design to join our client in the Smyrna/Vinings area of Atlanta for an onsite contract-to-hire opportunity!Job Summary:The Industrial Designer is a fast-paced and rewarding product development role responsible for creating, maintaining, and executing the design of innovative products within the DIY, soft/hard goods, home repair, and automotive industries. The employee will conduct research, conceptualize, prototype, and refine concepts into real world products that meet given criteria. Graphic and product teams are composed of a tight-knit group of unique individuals working closely together, often engaging in joint critiques and design discussions. Collaboration is a key to the success of our company so the ideal candidate for this role must have the ability to mesh with all members of the team and add to the literal and figurative design conversation. You will be responsible for helping to lead and support industrial and product design for 30+ brands and 1600+ SKUs, so an ability to move quickly from project to project, product to product, and brand to brand is critical. This is a small, nimble company and there is no room for ego... everyone on the team is focused simply on getting the job done! Please note: this is NOT a CAD Engineer role, although CAD experience is helpful.Primary Responsibilities:Create and execute designs for consumer product goods focusing on the DIY, hardware, home repair, and automotive industries. Focus is on soft goods, not electronics or “engineered” hard goods. Use sketching and visual rendering skills to develop and design new products and concepts. Produce innovative product designs and supporting material to communicate ideas to internal teams, clients, and factories. Develop and design product concepts against pricing, design, and brand specifications. Review prototype specs against initial designs and recommend changes. Take consumer insights to create compelling, innovative, and commercially viable products. Maintain knowledge of competitive products Participate in and help lead creative meetings Collaborate with other graphic design, product design, and marketing team members.Minimum Qualifications:Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Design. 3-6 years of professional industrial design experience in either an agency or a highly creative corporate environment with a focus on soft goods product design. Must be an expert with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop) and comfortable designing on a PC. Experience in model making and a working knowledge of prototyping. Experience in Rhino, SolidWorks, or similar CAD programs preferred but not required. Experience hand sketching and illustrating designs and products preferred. Must be a builder by nature and have a functional and practical understanding of the products being designed. Prior experience working with large CPG brands preferred. Must be highly motivated, entrepreneurial, energetic, and creative with a positive attitude and a willingness to get the job done. Creativity, creativity, creativity. Stellar work ethic. Strong team and communication skills. Willingness to take direction, accept constructive and honest criticism, and apply feedback. No fear of working quickly under set deadlines. Time management skills and the ability to juggle multiple projects at once while meeting deadlines. Excellent attention to detail. Online or PDF portfolio REQUIRED and must be submitted at time of application. The ideal portfolio will showcase a variety of products in the DIY, home improvement, or automotive categories (like tool belts, work gloves, tool bags, kneepads, etc.).Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Product Manager, Durable Goods
Onward Search is looking for a Product Manager with experience in durable goods to join our client in the Smyrna/Vinings area of Atlanta for an onsite direct hire opportunity!PLEASE NOTE: While this position is located onsite in Atlanta, candidates from outside of that market who are willing to move to Atlanta are encouraged to apply. Relocation assistance is available. Remote candidates will NOT be considered.Job Summary:You will own and lead multiple categories of durable goods including household, garden, eyewear, and umbrellas. You will oversee brand messaging, the application of market research, product concept and design, project timelines and deliverables, limited P&L, marketing channels, and all other strategic and operational elements of the product development process for your assigned product categories. This is a hybrid role requiring both strategic leadership and operational management. Someone who is purely an operational project manager will not be the right fit. You MUST have prior experience managing product development in the durable goods industry.Minimum Qualifications:Bachelor's Degree in Business, Marketing, Management, Graphic Design, or related field. Advanced degree and/or relevant certifications preferred. 3-5 years of specific professional experience in product management in a corporate environment with a focus on the development of durable goods. Prior experience working with large CPG brands preferred. Must be highly motivated, entrepreneurial, energetic, and creative with a positive attitude and a willingness to get the job done. Prior experience managing overseas vendor and manufacturing relationships is a plus. The ideal candidate will have a blended background in marketing, project management, product development, and category leadership. Must be independent, mature, and capable of working with limited supervision. Must stay current with design trends and have a strong understanding of the industry.Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Marketing Manager, Ecommerce & Tradeshow Channels
Onward Search is looking for a Marketing Manager with experience in product and lifestyle photo shoots, ecommerce, and tradeshows to join our client in the Smyrna/Vinings area of Atlanta for an onsite contract-to-hire opportunity!Job Summary:You will be responsible for concepting, creating, and executing marketing campaigns specific to ecommerce and tradeshow channels. You will lead and oversee product, studio, and lifestyle photo shoots for our products and then recommend ways to integrate those into our brand and retail partner websites, social channels, and marketing collateral. You will plan and coordinate our brand and product presence at a variety of tradeshows and industry events. You will help to concept, develop, and execute marketing campaigns with a specific focus on driving sales via ecommerce channels. While this not a design or content creation role, an understanding of design theory and an excellent eye for design will be incredibly helpful.Minimum Qualifications:Bachelor's Degree in Business, Marketing, Management, or related field. 3-5 years of professional experience developing and leading marketing campaigns in a corporate or agency environment. Prior experience leading product and lifestyle photoshoots required. Prior experience developing marketing campaigns for ecommerce channels required. Prior experience managing a corporate tradeshow presence required. Prior experience working with large CPG brands preferred. Must be highly motivated, entrepreneurial, energetic, and creative with a positive attitude and a willingness to get the job done. Must be independent, mature, and capable of working with limited supervision. Must stay current with marketing trends and have a strong understanding of the industry.Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Creative Project Manager
Onward Search is looking for a Creative Project Manager to join our agency client in Atlanta for an onsite contract opportunity!Please note:This is an ASAP start. This is an ongoing W2 contract role expected to require 35-40 hrs/wk. Prior marketing/advertising agency experience strongly preferred. Prior experience leading experiential design projects strongly preferred.Job Summary:Support the Director of Creative Services (DCS) in all project needs, from administrative to operational support to project management. Work alongside the DCS in order to understand agency layout, client personalities, and project scope. Provide operational support to projects and clients as assigned, with increasing level of autonomy as tenure within the position grows. Assist in the coordination, completion and delivery of creative projects. Coordinate and manage the workflow of Developers, Interactive Designers, Social Community Managers, QA Testers, and Analytics team members Serve as a liaison between the client Account teams and all of the Creative, Development, Interactive Design, Social Community Management, QA Testers and Analytics teams. Projects will cover a wide range of topics, including creating brand content, social assets, websites, micro sites, marketing campaigns and the like. Set deadlines, assign responsibilities, monitor progress, and periodically summarize and communicate project status for Account teams and/or upper management.Minimum Qualifications:Bachelor’s Degree in related field. 1-4 years of experience managing creative projects. Prior marketing or advertising agency experience strongly preferred. Prior experience managing experiential design projects strongly preferred. Must be comfortable in a fast-paced agency environment. Must be comfortable working very closely with management and agency teams in a highly collaborative environment. Desire, drive, and willingness to grow into a project management role. Able to handle multiple projects and tasks simultaneously and efficiently; superior multi-tasking skills Familiarity with creative product delivery processes. High-energy, dynamic personality. Excellent writing, grammatical/proofing, communication, presentation, and follow-up skills. Impeccable communication and organizational abilities. Exceptional organization and resource planning skills. Extreme level of attention to detail. Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Familiarity in at least one Project Management suite and Time Tracking tools preferred. Ability to oversee all aspects of a project, from initial request (prior to Discovery) through Deployment and subsequent Maintenance Ability to coordinate multiple projects of widely varying time-lengths, from quick-turnaround content initiatives to large-scale web platform development projects. Familiarity with how to define and manage project scopes, estimate costs and timelines, schedule tasks and resources. Experience monitoring project budgets.Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Agency Project Manager
Onward Search is hiring for a Project Manager! This is with an agency client in Buckhead. Contract to hire. Benefits available during the contract period.**Must have agency experience.**Must have experience working on creative projects.The Project Manager plays a key role in ensuring the project engagement is well planned and delivered on time, on budget and to full scope requirements. You will partner with client services, strategists, UX and UI designers and technology engineers to define and execute against scope while bringing an exciting, memorable digital experience to life. You will attend client-facing meetings acting as the liaison between the client team and our internal project team.Responsibilities:Identify scope for small to medium sized projects while working with the discipline leads to validate level of effort and resource plan Support the overall vision for assigned clients while partnering with client services Coordinate simultaneous efforts across multiple projects/teams for digital engagements Experience with creative asset design and marketing campaign execution Possess knowledge of technical build for web-based implementations Ability to execute successfully against a set of project deliverables on time and on budget Interface with client contacts, including marketing professionals and technologists to assure that the solution is understood and addresses the customer’s business requirements Knowledge of and applicable experience with managing the full digital project lifecycle (especially Discovery, Design, Development) for small and medium scale project initiatives while identifying and mitigating project risks Ensure that the challenge and requirements are understood by the team and participate in the solution developed by the team Responsible for the accurate financial management of the portfolio of projects Work independently, with minimal input from direct manager needed for job performance Meet revenue and profit targets for the account in partnership with client services Provide leadership and support to all team members Contribute to process and procedure improvements in conjunction with the project management discipline leadDoes this sound like you? Apply today!
Senior Graphic Designer, Packaging and Retail
Onward Search is looking for a Sr. Graphic Designer with experience in hand sketching/illustration and packaging, retail, and CPG design to join our client in the Smyrna/Vinings area of Atlanta for an onsite contract-to-hire opportunity!Job Summary:We are looking for a dynamic, talented graphic designer to help lead and support product design, marketing, sales teams, and other company initiatives, specifically for packaging, POS/POP, tradeshow, product photo shoots, and similar print-focused design projects in the DIY, hard goods, home repair, and automotive industries. We are currently revamping a number of product lines which requires concepting of new logos, packaging, displays, icons, and merchandising solutions. Graphic and product teams are composed of a tight-knit group of unique individuals working closely together, often engaging in joint critiques and design discussions. Collaboration is a key to the success of our company so the ideal candidate for this role must have the ability to mesh with all members of the team and add to the literal and figurative design conversation. You will be responsible for helping to lead and support creative design for 30+ brands and 1600+ SKUs, so an ability to move quickly from project to project, product to product, and brand to brand is critical. This is a small, nimble company and there is no room for ego... everyone on the team is focused simply on getting the job done! You MUST have experience hand sketching and illustrating designs and products.Primary Responsibilities:Support and help to lead design efforts across a large scope of practice, including print design, digital design, and other special projects Print layout: packaging, displays, advertising, tradeshow booth, and other collateral Branding: logo development, brand guidelines, and establishing consistent identity. Photography: studio and lifestyle shots as well as image manipulation Participate in and help lead creative meetings Collaborate with other graphic design, product design, and marketing team members. Build and maintain our growing file library.Minimum Qualifications:Associate's Degree in Graphic Design or related field, Bachelor's Degree preferred. 6-10 years of professional design experience in either an agency or a highly creative corporate environment with a focus on product packaging, POS/POP, CPG, branding/logo design, and tradeshow/large format design. Must be an expert with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop) and comfortable designing on a PC. Must have an ability to sketch and illustrate designs by hand. Prior experience working with large CPG brands preferred. Must be highly motivated, entrepreneurial, energetic, and creative with a positive attitude and a willingness to get the job done. Creativity, creativity, creativity. Stellar work ethic. Strong team and communication skills. Willingness to take direction, accept constructive and honest criticism, and apply feedback. No fear of working quickly under set deadlines. Time management skills and the ability to juggle multiple projects at once while meeting deadlines. Excellent attention to detail. Online or PDF portfolio REQUIRED and must be submitted at time of application. The ideal portfolio will showcase a variety of products in the DIY, home improvement, or automotive categories (like tools, grills, motorcycles, hardware, batteries, industrial, HVAC, etc.) as well as a couple of softer examples. Work included should be primarily packaging, in-store/retail/POS/POP, large format/tradeshow, sell sheets, logo/branding, or product photography. UI, UX, web, mobile, social, and other forms of digital design not required. Product design samples not required. Design portfolio should reflect an aggressive, loud, brash, disruptive aesthetic. Think Monster Energy, Ford, or typical “tattoo design” styles.Does this sound like you? Apply today!