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Overview:Onward Search is partnering with a growing SF design agency to identify a Senior Designer to join their team!This person will be hopping on an on-going project for their biggest clients, a Cloud Software company. This person should have a broad skillet with a strong digital focus and a knowledge of print design as well. This person will be working on marketing materials, content, ad takeovers, ebooks, whitepapers, social media campaigns, and more. You’ll also design looks for highly engaging web experiences, prepare finished files for programming, develop style guides, and create assets in harmony with existing brand standards. This role will report to the Managing Director.Experience:Understanding of brand guidelines, can adapt and deliver within a developed concept. Tech experience – B2B brands. Experience in an agency, in-house or big tech company. Experience designing for print & digital advertising. High-level proficiency in Adobe Design Suite. Emerging expertise in InVision & Sketch.Bonus Points:Experience with another cloud computing company Leadership/Management experience.Apply now to learn more today!
Our client, a well-known restaurant company, is looking for a Marketing Designer.This is a contract-to-hire role, 40 hrs/wk, located in Pleasanton, CA.This person will be joining the Marketing department and will report to the Channel Marketing Manager.You will be responsible for taking direction from written or spoken ideas and converting them seamlessly into high-quality, innovative and dynamic print and digital collateral and point of sale materials. Responsibilities will also include managing an external menu design vendor, as well as the outsourcing of photography needs. In addition, the role will also provide creative direction for enhanced customer ordering and the online customer journey.This role will primarily support the marketing department and corporate initiatives, with some projects supporting cross-functional teams including operations, food safety, and HR.Responsibilities:Maintain the brand by implementing the company look & feel, messaging, positioning and pillars to promote brand awareness outside of our customer base and improve the guest experience within. Support marketing efforts through the creation of promotional content to advertise new and existing products, loyalty programs, and other customer benefits. Maintain the brands' online presence by creating the necessary visual assets for the mobile apps, self-serve kiosk, desktop, and mobile websites to allow on-going functionality of all our e-commerce platforms. Showcase the variety and quality of our products through food styling and art direction during photoshoots to encourage the sale of new and existing menu items. Implement menu changes and schedule marketing campaigns through our in-store digital menu boards to increase sales and customer awareness of current promotions. Improve the ordering process for customers by optimizing and unifying the menu experience across all e-commerce platforms in order to increase average ticket and customer return frequency. Support sales activities by developing and/or optimizing the printed in-store menus, catering menus and other sales collateral for Team Members and Business Development Managers to utilize in the stores and in the field. Support ad hoc requests by fulfilling the creative needs of the stores and other departments to allow clear inter-company communication as well as effective communications to customers. Assist in the creation of a creative process through brainstorming, creating checkpoints and establishing a revision process in order to streamline design decision-making and increase productivity. Manage the outsourcing of photography of products (in-studio) based on campaign direction and brand guidelines, as well as any ad-hoc requests, such as on-site store photography, videos, etc. Manage the vendor responsible for menu redesign & implementation of new menus, prices, and creative Provide creative direction for new or enhanced programs that support the online customer journey/ordering processExperience:3+ years of experience in graphic design, creative asset production, and/or photography Experience in a food/beverage industry, retail environment, or similar a plus Highly proficient in Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design, Lightroom, etc.) Sketches for development Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.) Must have strong photo retouching and photography skills Experience in UI/UX Design a plus. Mandatory (website and duos gio virtual café) Ability to work with cross-functional teams to understand needs and transfer into design elements Ability to multitask and thrive in a fast-paced environment. Strong project management skills and ability to prioritize responsibilities. Strong interpersonal and communication skills.Does this sound like you, apply now to learn more today!
Marketing and research firm with offices downtown Chicago is seeking a strong UX practitioner to join their team. This is a role that will straddle both UX and UI while leading a team of designers.The ideal candidate will develope, lead, and inspire a talented team of UX Designers, organized around the mission of bringing world class user experiences.You’re a true leader, capable of conveying a clear strategy, and engaging with leaders throughout the organization, to bring UX to the forefront of product design and strategy. You love working within a creative team, leveraging brand standards and good ideas from all over the Web to create and evangelise scalable design languages.You may not consider yourself a coder, but you know how applications are built for multiple devices. You enjoy partnering with technology leaders and product owners; listening, challenging, crafting, iterating and ultimately arriving at a solution that works for everyone.Requirements and Qualifications7+ years of success designing for large scale global B2B applications; you understand and have experience creating design systems. Experience working with Agile product and operations teams and integrating UX practices into established Agile project processes and sprint cycles. Demonstrated knowledge of design and research approaches that involve data and analytical applications, especially marketing and advertising. Previous experience leading and building a team. Bachelor's degree or higher in related field (Design, HCI, or similar)Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Our client, a research firm focused on big data and predictive analytics, is seeking a UI Designer to join their team on a contract to hire basis.In this role, you will be charged with adding visual clarity, simplicity and excitement to the products. You will: Transform manual services into modern digital products Design better ways to collect and visualize information. Help product teams, development teams & stakeholders make better choices by creating low and hi-fidelity prototypes. Create a unified, scalable, design language. Ideal skill set and experience:3+ years experience working with a cutting edge UX practice, focused specifically on visual communication, patterns, and brand guidelines.Included in your portfolio is work detailing your involvement in designing software and/or building out a suite of products.You demonstrate empathy and understand how to unravel complex technical, business and people problems and translate them into digital experiential journeys.You’re passionate about interactivity, interface design, standards, and have an insatiable thirst for learning about your passion.You have an appreciation for coding and understand how applications are built for multiple devices.You enjoy partnering with developers and product owners; listening, challenging, crafting, iterating and ultimately arriving at a solution that works for everyone.You are confident in at least one of the UX wireframing/prototyping tools, e.g., Axure, Sketch, Illustrator, InvisionApp, etc.
Creative Director (Editorial and Photography Background)
Our client, a multicultural advertising agency, is in need of a Creative Director with an editorial leadership and art direction background to join their team for a 4-8 week freelance book development project. This role starts immediately on-site in NYC.What you'll be doing:Leading a book setup, design, and development for education and culturally significant publication. Recommend ways to tell client's stories based on audience/strategy briefs. Make creative choices from scratch across branding, design, layout, paper, art direction and photography. Drive creative flows to reflect the curriculum. Define the structure of the publication. The lead cadence of project. Determine placement for content. Create a recommendation for page sizing, etc. Drive team's focus. Other tasks may apply.About you:8+ years of experience in an editorial creative position with an Art Direction, Creative Direction and Photography background. A solid portfolio with examples of your published work. You are able to be a self-starter, manage your own projects and workload, and aren't intimidated by large tasks. Ability to work on-site in NYC and travel for shoots. You have your own computer, wifi access, and Adobe CS subscription.Apply now to learn more today!
Sr. Graphic Designer (Presentations)
Our client, a top financial company located in Downtown LA is looking to hire a Senior Graphic Designer for a 12-month assignment.This person will be responsible for creating new designs of book layouts in Powerpoint as well as using existing templates. Knowledge of automation systems is preferred as their automation team uses a vendor that loads the Powerpoint into the system for printing.Chart and graph experience is a MUST! RESPONSIBILITIES, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE: Leads design process to create print materials and presentations based on established templates and/or brand guidelines. Reviews statistical information and content to determine how to visually portray data that support key concepts and enhances reader understanding Updates existing materials and presentations with new content and data Researches and selects appropriate stock photography; retouches photos as needed Designs and modifies icons to support content and infographics Prepares and packages files for print vendors Prepares charts, infographics, banners, and other assets for use on the web Assists with graphic production and other tasks as needed Assists other designers and graphic productions artists as needed Works within established brand guidelines Strong detail orientation and accuracy Requires at least 7+ years of relatable experience Requires experience with both Mac and PC platforms Demonstrates a software proficiency in InDesign (advanced), Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 (advanced), Microsoft Excel (intermediate, primarily charting), Illustrator (advanced; charting, infographics, and icons), and Photoshop (intermediate; photo retouching and manipulation). Familiarity with Keynote, Prezi, Sketch and Zeplin highly desirable.Sound like you, apply now for more info!
Creative Director of Social Media
Onward Search is seeking a Creative Director to help a digital agency with a ~2 week project, with the potential for ongoing freelance work. You will be working on a trendy restaurant chain client and will be concepting big-picture ideas for creative campaigns that will help them stand out on social media. The campaigns will be heavily rooted in social but could include additional things like in-store signage, email blasts, etc.Requirements:5-10 years of experience in design and creative concepting Strong foundation in social media, understanding how to create engaging & unique campaigns and what the rough timelines look like Must be knowledgeable and fluent in current trends, both culturally and relating to social media Experience in the restaurant/food space is ideal but not requiredDoes this sound like you? Apply today!
Freelance Junior Designer (B2B)
Our client, an award winning branding agency, is in search of a Junior Designer to join their team on a permanent basis beginning with a brief freelance trial period. This role begins on-site in New York City as soon as possible.What you'll be doing:Contributing to the creation and implementation of graphic designs that translate brand messages while maximizing current technologies and trends. Working as part of a team to concept integrated B2B campaigns across channels (branding, communications, film, digital, etc). Collaborate with strategists, project managers, developers, filmmakers, designers, creative director, and agency partners to create amazing design concepts that work across many forms of media to move clients’ business forward. Create and implement branding/marketing initiatives across traditional and digital channels. Manage multiple projects at the same time and meet deadlines. Contribute to a culture of learning by bringing your ideas to the table - also be open to learning from your counterparts. Use storytelling to present creative concepts to clients. Partner with your account and strategy teams to nurture client relationships.About you:3-5 years of design experience. Strong design abilities in a variety of areas including line looks, logos, typography, web, print, basic structural studies and more. You can see projects through from concept to execution on your own. Have designed for corporate identity, web identity, film, rebrands, guidelines, logos, etc. Ability to conceptualize ideas into solid designs Ability to independently manage projects. B2B experience with brand identity and/or advertising. Experience with industry standard design software (Adobe CS) on a Mac. Basic knowledge of social media platforms (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram). Up-to-date resume and portfolio.Interested? Please apply now!
Senior Product Designer
Onward Search has a client that is looking for a Senior Product Designer for a long term contract role. Our product designers work hands-on to deliver experiences through ideation, design exploration, prototyping, designing user flows and testing. As a Senior Product Designer, you’ll help our customers live better by improving their web and mobile experiences. You’ll apply your expertise in interactive design, visual design, and prototyping and tap into your empathetic brain to solve complex e-commerce challenges. You’ll provide a product with recommendations and make design decisions with minimal guidance, and jump into your role to make an immediate impact.What You'll Do:Think conceptually – applying a user-centered approach to requirements and interdependencies – to develop engaging interfaces. Think visually – using techniques like storyboards and sketching – to communicate interaction design concepts. Make design decisions based on good judgment, experience, research, and data. Make a real impact at scale through new product launches and interface improvements that effect billions of our customers every day Be part of a fun, humble team, always learning, collaborating with other designers to deliver a cohesive customer-centered experience.What You'll Need:A strong product design portfolio that demonstrates how you design to solve customer needs. Excellent grasp of the design thinking and prototyping process, including product/interaction/visual, with the know-how to move from pencil on paper to layout to pixel-perfect handoff using tools such as Sketch, Invision, and Zeplin. Stellar interaction skills (track record of deploying user interface standards and conventions, functional communication flows, dynamic engaging interfaces). Stellar visual skill (attention to detail, stay on brand, build new patterns). Deep understanding of design principals and industry trends. Readily give and receive constructive feedback. Expert partnering with cross-functional teams in launching new products and improvements to existing features. Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years designing for multiple platforms experience, with 3+ years as a senior visual and interaction designer or equivalent practical experience.Does this sound like you, apply now to learn more!
Freelance Digital Production Artist
Our client - a luxury skincare brand - is looking for a Digital Production Artist to join their team on an ongoing freelance basis. The Production Artist will provide support in the conception and production of digital and social creative. This role is onsite in NYC.You will help drive and evolve innovative creative in the digital space for the skincare brand and lead design production of all digital and social evergreen creative deliverables from concept to release.Responsibilities:Understand the digital/social/ e-commerce competitive arena and bring fresh concepts to the table Assist with the production of all digital product launch assets from concept to release Ensure that all assets are in line with the brand's luxury position Requirements:2+ years of experience in a fast-paced digital environment Strong graphic design background Must be an expert in Adobe Creative Suite as well as digital production techniques/processes including image compression and resizing Strong typography and layout design skills Strong portfolio with samples that demonstrate digital production skills Expertise designing for digital campaigns across web & mobile, online/mobile banner creative, social media, product launches, and e-commerce Bachelor’s Degree in a design-related field Video editing and animation experience is a plus (After Effects) Please apply today with your resume and portfolio!