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Sr. Graphic Designer
Onward Search is looking for a Sr. Graphic Designer to join our corporate client in EITHER Charlotte, Raleigh/Durham, or Winston/Greensboro for an onsite contract-to-hire opportunity!Position Summary:You are a proactive, detail-oriented, forward-thinking problem solver. You will work with a collaborative group who likes to share ideas and welcomes diverse perspectives. You will need to be able to quickly and efficiently understand a vision and bring it to life across various mediums by translating the brand strategy into on target creative solutions. You will need to be a thought leader that thrives in a fast-paced environment and is as comfortable designing a website landing page as you will be developing a sales center display. The goal is to visually communicate with our brands' audiences in a dynamic way while quickly producing quality product. You will be expected to have a hand in the messaging, development and delivery of every piece of collateral. You should have broad design experience across both print and digital channels.Primary Responsibilities:Ability to think creatively, have new ideas, execute with grace, talent, speed. Regularly create and enhance brand materials such as print presentations, brochures, digital presentations, flyers, newsletters, direct mail, social media images and digital ads. Design and produce brand magazine Design logos for events and clients Participate in the creative development of various campaigns and design strategies Sales center/office displays Design website pages, emails, digital ads Design infographics Design social media, flyer, postcard, and newsletter templates Edit promotional videos Recommend, source and manage outside creative sources/vendors Perform any additional responsibilities as requested or assigned.Minimum Qualifications:Bachelor's degree in graphic design or a related field. 5+ years of professional graphic design experience, preferably in a corporate or advertising agency environment. Expert-level fluency in InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop Strong skills in Lightroom, Premiere, After Effects, etc. Skilled in both print and digital design specifications and best practices An understanding of online systems and relevant platforms A background in branding and an eye for detail Strong creative and conceptual skills Demonstrated understanding of messaging and copy and ability to tell complex stories visually and verbally. Desire to be proactive and passionate about staying ahead of trends Ability to prioritize and multitask Strong oral and written communication skills Effective problem-solving skills Desire to work in a collaborative environment, receive feedback and pivot as necessary A portfolio of clean, modern design is REQUIRED and should be submitted at time of application.Does this sound like you, apply now to learn more!
Onward Search is looking for a Media Planner/Buyer to join our agency client in EITHER Charleston, Myrtle Beach, or Charlotte for an onsite direct hire opportunity!Position Summary:We are looking for someone who is focused on building our client's business through research, planning, negotiation and placement of media for all platforms (print, radio, TV, digital, out-of-home). Digital media experience is a must. You must be skilled at analyzing and reporting the results for all media and be able to identify strategies and ideas that drive results and solve business challenges while staying organized and communicating clearly in a very fast-paced environment. You will be responsible for the philosophy and planning of the use of media, for the selection of specific media, and for ordering space and time. You will be responsible for overall media planning and client development within the agency to maximize the potential for all clients. You are also responsible for research and marketing including media, industry, or company research so that the agency can construct an accurate strategic advertising and marketing plan for the client.Primary Responsibilities:The negotiation, placement, billing, invoicing and reporting of all media for both clients and the agency Building and implementing campaigns in DCM, Facebook and STRATA Developing and maintain positive relationships with media sales representatives of local, regional and national media Making sure all orders and specs are delivered to the account manager promptly to meet creative deadlines Manage the client’s account and the media members that work on it. Create efficient, logical and strategic media plans for agency clients. Oversee buyers on your account team to ensure that the plan is being executed correctly, efficiently, within budget and deadlines. When a buyer is not assigned to an account, place all the media required for the client and any surrounding reporting for placement: media buy summaries, added value, tear sheet files, etc. Work with the media buyer, media manager and coordinator to make sure all invoicing and billing for your clients are accurate. Review specs and deadline sheets to ensure details input by media coordinators and media buyers are correct and send to account managers are accurate. Create, review and edit media documents (timelines, RFPs, plans, agreements, client memos, contracts, etc) and ensure accuracy before any document leaves the agency. Maintain appropriate and responsive working relationships with clients, vendors, and staff.Develop an intimate understanding of assigned client accounts and all related details. Attend client meetings, internal and external. Provide guidance, creative thinking, and direction to clients. Meet regularly with media reps and manage vendor relationships. Disseminate pertinent information acquired from staff, clients and vendor relationships to the media team promptly.Establish, track, optimize and report achievements of metric goals to our clientsTrack client goals, budgets, and ensure the target audience is reached. Monitor creative units after campaign launch to ensure accurate implementation. Measure and optimize ROI, ROAS, Leads and any additional KPIs important to the client. Analyze campaign statistics and results, and prepare performance summaries. Present data ad media/marketing information, results, and recommendations for the next steps after a campaign.Maintain media reference files (Canadian, U.S., international). Compile, coordinate and maintain research data ad media/marketing information Interactive responsibilities include, but are not limited to:Perform in-depth, targeted analysis activities including analyzing web site information and demographics are particular to client needs. Monitor and advise on new trends in Interactive Media including reviewing new web sites, and informing about innovative and creative ad units and technologies. Work with vendors to resolve any campaign set up, tracking, or billing issuesStep in for the Media Director in front of clients as needed. Participate in new business, both in preparation for and presentation too. Mentor others in the department and the agency on media planning and buying trends and consumer consumption.Minimum Qualifications:Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Media Management, or a similar field. 5+ years of professional DIGITAL media planning and media buying experience, preferably in an advertising agency environment. Proficient in STRATA, SQAD, SRDS, KeyNote, Workamjig, Nielsen, SRDS, Social Media Platforms, and Microsoft Office Software, especially Excel A professional image through in-person, video and phone interaction Excellent time and calendar management skills Ability to work in fast-paced and pressured environments while remaining proactive, resourceful and efficient Ability to prioritize projects as they are assigned Ability to work well in a team environment Excellent written and verbal communication Excellent math skillsDoes this sound like you, apply now to learn more about this job now!
Our client is looking for a graphic designer to join their team for a long term 40 hour a week contract. We are looking for candidates with the following skills and competencies to fill the role. ResponsibilitiesDesign graphics for trade show exhibits, including images, signage, icons and information labels Implement new email templates through HubSpot as needed to support various business units Manage and typeset content into templates for whitepapers and case studies Support image needs for sales for demo units and presentations Create basic animations to illustrate technology Edit promotional videos as needed to support channel promotion Review incoming design projects and create solutions that adhere to corporate brand standards Manage multiple projects while balancing shifting priorities and meeting all deadlines Conduct image searches and edit for online and offline usage Maintain and update a graphic library for use by internal and external customers Demonstrate illustrative skills through rough sketching of ideasQualificationsBFA degree in Graphic Design or equivalent experience with 1 to 5 years’ experience in the graphic arts in a corporate or agency setting Basic photography, animation and video skillsets Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, specifically Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator & Premier Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, including Outlook, Word and PowerPoint Experience with image compression, file correction, proofing and preparation for print and web Excellent organizational skills with the ability to work efficiently on multiple projects to meet deadlines A team player who is positive, proactive and motivated with a strong work ethicIf interested apply today!