Design / Art Direction Jobs
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Onward Search is on the hunt for a Production Artist to help our e-commerce client with marketing promo materials. We are looking for candidates with the following skills and competencies to fill this role. Skills:70% of the work will be resizing and graphic manipulation of banners for websites and web applications. 30% of the work will be using templates to design materials such as one-sheets and presentations.Requirements: 2+ years of experience in production/design. Expert in Photoshop. Proficient in InDesign, and Illustrator, and PowerPoint. Experience in e-commerce, shopping, and/or coupons is a plus.Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Print Production Designer
Our client, a boutique creative agency, is seeking a Print Production Artist to join their team. We are looking for candidates with the following skills and competencies. Skills:Light design with adding design sensibilities taking elements and translating into new formats. Print production for with large-scale, tradeshow-type executions. Comfortable moving quickly with a high amount of deliverables.Requirements:3-5 years in print production ideally with OOH and/or large scale print experience. Seeking a strong design eye who can take a file and execute versions, perhaps in additional sizes/layouts. Experience with building and handling print mechanicals able to get files print ready. Making sure files match specs. Making sure color settings are correct. Expert in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. High attention to detail and meticulous with instructions. Highly self-motivated and competitive, yet team-spirited.Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Our client, a boutique integrated agency, is looking for a freelance Graphic/Motion Designer to help with a project.You will report to the Creative Director and be responsible for creating new design and boards for motion graphics for varying projects for CPG brands.Skills and Requirements:3-5 years experience working motion graphics for social media. Strong in Photoshop, Illustrator, AfterEffects. Portfolio with social media graphics using big, bold designs. Able to work on multiple projects at once.Does this sound like you? Apply today!
If you’re an experienced UI Designer, we have an opportunity for you with one of our growing clients.You will work with the design and web teams to re-design and develop useful information architectures that address the requirements of users while meeting brand and business goals. You’ll also interpret strategy, build wireframes, incorporate existing UI/UX designs and use prototypes at various stages to test designs.Skills:Ability to design across mobile and desktop platforms. Mastery of UI/UX design, especially building and editing wireframes. Presentation skills and exceptional communication skills. Experience with prototype software.Requirements:6+ years of experience in UI/UX design at an in-house, agency or web design shop. Bachelor’s degree (preferred in marketing or technical-related major). Up-to-date resume and portfolio. Experience designing across multiple platforms.If you have the experience, skills, and desire to join a growing company, apply now.
Freelance Technical Clothing Designer
Our client is looking to bring on a technical designer for a 2-week freelance assignment. They will support the design process and ensure that creative intention is carried out through Production handoff. The technical designer is responsible for partnering with the designers specialized in outerwear and cold weather accessories.Skills:Support the creative design process post sketch review through PD handoff by executing and updating detailed tech packs and sample review forms Support the sample development process and ensure deadline is met Facilitate sample reviews with design, merchandising, and production partners Execute design intent into bulk production while maintaining high quality standards Identify potential production, quality and costing issues and make recommendations to ensure brand integrity. Support spec, construction and functionality intent on all samples. Perform other duties as required Self-starter who takes the initiative to continue to improve the process and increase consistency and productivity.Requirements:4-5 years of technical design experience in the apparel industry with outerwear and outdoor accessories. Advanced knowledge of apparel development process from inception through production, including but not limited to: pattern making, grading, construction, costing, manufacturing, embroidery, materials, and machinery used in apparel. Design skills, including drawing, sketching, ideation, color theory, use of texture, spacing and scale, visual presentation and layout. High proficiency working in, Adobe illustrator, excel and word.Does this sound like you? Apply with your portfolio today!
Our client, a boutique agency, has an immediate need for an Art Director. The ideal candidate has substantial experience with editorial/content heavy design. This is a highly conceptual role which will require quick execution to deliver comps for client meetings.Skills and Requirements:Financial experience preferred Comfortable presenting ideas to agency counterparts and clients. Strong integrated experience. Experience working within a defined brand voice and overall guidelines.Interested? Submit your portfolio!
Freelance Art Director
Our client, an entrepreneurial-minded integrated marketing, and communications agency are looking to bring on an Art Director for a temp to perm opportunity. The ideal candidate for this role will have had experience working with creative teams, concepting and executing the visual language for any given project.This is a temp-to-perm role on-site in NYC starting ASAP.Skills:Strong conceptual capabilities. Work closely with the Creative Director on conceptualizing, developing, and refining dynamic creative solutions and content. Act as a custodian of the brand to enforce strong style guides-the use of typefaces, logo, grids, colors, etc. Ability to design for a variety of audiences, brands, and industries. Strong concept and creative skills. A keen eye for layout design and typography. Work closely with product design and packaging team to bring ideas to life. Providing quality assurance of all creative deliverables. Participate in strategic brainstorming, concept development, brief creative development and creative execution. Balancing strategic development with client business objectives.Requirements:3-5 years of experience. Proven aptitude for quick creative thinking with acute attention to detail within demanding deadlines. Passionate for design and creative problem-solving. Ability to work across many different departments to understand clients’ needs. Enthusiastic about managing an active and diverse project slate. Team oriented – upbeat personality. Clear and professional communication skills.Are you interested? Please apply now!
Design Program Manager
Onward Search's client is looking for an experienced and passionate DPM for their Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning team. This is an industry-leading opportunity and where you will have an enormous impact. Prior experience in AI and Machine Learning is NOT a pre-requisite, though certainly a plus, and healthy curiosity about this emerging field is crucial. This DPM will collaborate not only with design leaders in Product Design and Research but also XFN partners who are developing cutting-edge new technologies. By supporting the various aspects of the product teams, you will enable the groups to focus their time on designing, building and shipping products. You will improve team communication, collaboration, and remove roadblocks. Finally, you'll utilize a full range of organizational and interpersonal skills to help keep our teams on track, execute specific design initiatives intended to grow team culture, industry expertise, and team impact, and you'll have an opportunity to work with cross-functional teams as you establish great ways of working together.Skills:Experience working directly with product designers, UX researchers, and content strategists Minimum 5 years of experience as a digital producer, project manager or program manager with a background establishing programs, supporting design teams, and developing relationships Track record of operating independently, demonstrating creativity, being detail-oriented, and delivering results in a highly organized manner Successful in a fast-paced environment that requires independent time management, task prioritization, flexibility, and keen ability to identify problems and proactively work towards solutions Experience communicating with data to drive change Bachelors degree required.Requirements:Identify and drive product initiatives forward that have multiple senior stakeholders and many moving parts Define and manage strategic initiatives that improve design team efficiency and impact Facilitate meetings to drive progress against goals and objectives, and establishing clear next steps and owners and resolving blocks that impede progress. Proactively assess risk, raise flags, and resolve issues before they become problems for the larger teams Measure impact of programs and initiatives both qualitatively and quantitatively Collaborate cross-functionally with product management, engineering, product design, user research and content strategy to ensure a smooth product development process. Support the management team with effective team communication, proactive problem solving, information distribution. Establish a communication structure to report out updates, progress, and status with task forces or leads on the team, so everyone understands role and expectations. Manage program communication and proactively connect with partners in other offices or disciplines to make them aware of the programs and how they can provide support. Build impactful relationships and serve as a dependable point of contact across the product design, research, and content strategy teams and cross-functional partners you're working with in all offices. Establish and execute activities that build team culture and community, team values and trust, and help individuals tie their work back to our client’s mission.Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Our client, a boutique high-end advertising agency, is seeking an Illustrator with a background in logo design for a one-week freelance assignment. This project is on-site in Soho and begins on Wednesday, 8/22.Skills:This person will work on developing multiple logo illustration iterations. We're looking for a hand-drawn illustration style and a high-end aesthetic. Versatility is a must. These illustrations will then need to be executed across brand collateral. Other tasks may apply.Requirements:Highly skilled in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. You have a robust portfolio that demonstrates your high-end, refined aesthetic. Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to take creative direction and incorporate feedback into revised work. Willingness to learn quickly from Account team and Creative Director. Ability to work autonomously and in a team environment. Ability to execute outstanding creative on multiple projects under tight deadlines. You can bring your computer with Adobe CS subscription.Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Onward Search is on the hunt for a Packaging Designer to join our beauty client for a freelance assignment that could turn into a full-time opportunity for the right candidate.You'll report to the Creative Director and be responsible for the concept and design of both primary and secondary packaging.Skills:Support the graphic design with packaging artwork. Concept and design of the primary components of products, kits, and seasonal programs. Create briefs for vendors. Design packaging for makeup influencer sets.Requirements:3+ Years of experience designing for in-house marketing teams or Ad agencies. Must have a solid understanding of design fundamentals and how to break them to create disruptive, and innovative designs. Must have strong typography and layout skills - but also an edgy aesthetic. It's preferred if you have packaging design experience, but not a requirement. Must be proficient in Adobe Creative Suite. Must be the type of designer who likes to interact, talk, and communicate with the team to concept and create.Does this sound like you? Apply today!