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Our client, a start-up, is seeking a freelance production designer to join the marketing team. You will report to the Marketing Director and be responsible for: Collaborate closely with Design & Marketing Teams to execute on creative strategy for graphic assets digital Primary focuses will be email, paid social, and banner ad Design 40% vs production 60% Musts: 2-4 years of experience in graphic design, comfortable working with existing brand and doing digital production Portfolio showcasing email and banners for direct to consumer brands and/or services Experience with Figma, Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign Experience designing for social media (paid & organic) Familiar with direct response marketing design for banner ads Laid back, collaborative and creative individual will be successful in this role
Our client, a software company located in Newark, CA is looking to hire an Art Director to join their team for a 3+ month assignment onsite, 40 hrs/wk. This person will lead the visual storytelling responsibility in creating original, culturally vibrant, brand engagement: from top level campaign concepts, to paid media advertising, and everything in between. As a creative leader, you will play an instrumental role in shaping the visual expression of the brand. You will live and breathe art direction, pop culture, and the latest trends in advertising and technology. RESPONSIBILITIES, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE: Partner with copywriting creative strategist to take briefs and turn them into big, original, culturally vibrant ideas Execute and shepherd art direction from concept and executive buy-in through all stages of creative development, production and post-production; ensuring faithful execution, quality, and brand consistency all the way Execute across a wide range of output, from the big one-off campaigns, to the tactical everyday deliverables Collaborate with cross-functional and global team members and outside partners, building consensus, understanding, and cooperative working relationships Seek to push the brand and our marketing practice into new media, experimenting, testing and tracking 3-5 years of art direction experience at a creative or internal agency Proven experience developing creative ideas across digital and traditional media A strong portfolio of original advertising and brand engagement work, including digital, video, and new media Understanding of creative considerations across print, website, mobile, online advertising, social media, video, etc. Self-driven with the ability to sometimes create work in isolation, and propel work forward Ability to thoughtfully and persuasively articulate creative concepts to cross-functional teams Ability to work across multiple projects and launches while keeping a cool head Ability to perform well in a dynamic, rapidly changing environment Expert-level proficiency in Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and other creative apps Experience and interest in technology, consumer technology or consumer lifestyle categories BA/BS degree in Fine Arts, Communication Design, Advertising or equivalent practical experience
Our client, a premium streaming content provider, is seeking a freelance Email/Presentation Designer to join their team. You will report to the Sr. Manager, Production and be responsible to: Create high quality, compelling marketing materials in a variety of media including landing pages, web banners, emails, print, social media and mobile while upholding brand standards Create high quality, compelling marketing e-mails for customer engagement & retention and reacquisition Collaborate closely with copywriters to concept and pitch ideas with little guidance Design custom emails and email series that uphold brand standards while elevating the creative Communicate with producers, internal stakeholders and creative directors to successfully and efficiently meet the deliverable requirements of projects Participate in project teams from concept through production while meeting the sometimes- conflicting needs of both Creative and Marketing Generate unique creative and visual solutions that achieve marketing goals in a constantly changing competitive landscape Musts: Mastery of Photoshop and Illustrator from the current Adobe Creative Suite Background in email best practices Outstanding online portfolio demonstrating success in creating beautiful email designs, interactive designs, print designs and results-focused marketing designs Able to digest complex information and create compelling supporting graphics Strong skills in concept development and design execution Well-organized design files and design build files Excellent communication skills and ability to strike a balance between showing initiative and seeking appropriate guidance and input from others Willingness to learn and contribute to team environment Achieves balance between business realities Ability to take both visual and strategic direction Advanced design fundamentals including: Layout, Typography, Color Lover of TV and storytelling is a plus Working knowledge of Sketch, and CSS/HTML is a plus Successful candidates in this role have an entrepreneurial mindset, a passion for brands, someone who enjoys working in a fast-paced, collaborative environment with intense, focused, but fun-loving co-workers.
Digital Email Designer/Programmer
Our non-profit client is seeking a DIGITAL DESIGNER/CODER who can jump into existing and fast approaching projects that range from email design and coding to e-newsletters and sites. Able to design and code for all. 3-5 years experience Follow existing designs and style guide Proven coding and design experience Fast turnarounds, able to juggle many projects and help move things along HTML, Photoshop, Sketch, Illustrator Cvent experience (this is a CMS that is used for all events - candidate experience will be necessary) Eye for design, understanding of UX preferred Portfolio samples of email design/coding, e-newsletters, websites
Visual Designer - TV Streaming
Our client, an entertainment company, is seeking a Graphic Designer to join the Product Design & Marketing team. You will report to the Design Manager and be responsible for: Create on-brand, high quality designs from conception to completion within brand guidelines Collaborate with Product Design, Marketing and Production Design teams Musts: 3-5 years of experience of creating beautiful artwork in UI layout, digital agency experience a plus Portfolio showcasing a strong understanding of design best practices, able to use typography, color and composition Expert in Adobe Creative Suite Master at photo retouching, artwork manipulation, image extension, and color correction Excellent attention to detail Apply today, we look forward to reviewing your resume!
Social Media Designer
Onward Search is looking for a Graphic Designer to join their client's team for an off-site project that will likely extend. RESPONSIBILITIES: Design of social content based on using existing materials and assets Manage social media channels and posts on Linkedin, Facebook and Instagram Follow creative direction, work in a collaborative environment REQUIREMENTS: 2+ years of experience in a fast-paced graphic design and production environment Portfolio showcasing execution of social media campaigns Expert in InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator Great communication skills required Flexible, great attitude, able to handle multiple projects Manufacturing industry experience a plus Interested? Please talk to a recruiter today!
OVERVIEW: Our client, a top lifestyle company looking to hire a Web Designer for a 12+ month assignment located in San Mateo. This person will play an integral role in designing and improving the companies web presence. RESPONSIBILITIES: Execute on all phases of the design process—from originating creative concepts to creating pixel-perfect visuals to completing the final handoff to engineering Create responsive designs for multiple contexts and devices (e.g., desktop, mobile, tablet) Prototype design solutions for review, testing and handoff Generate clear concepts with the larger Digital team Understand the brand, marketing initiatives, strategic positioning and target audience Thoroughly understand and maintain brand guidelines Present developed concepts to team members, stakeholders and the executive team SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE: 4+ years of experience in web design at a relevant brand or agency. Portfolio/samples required BS/BA degree in Design, Visual Design, or related field preferred You have in-depth knowledge of graphics creation with Adobe Creative Suite You can wireframe, prototype, visually pixel push and validate work using the tools such as Sketch, InVision and Adobe Suite You have a good understanding of UX/UI You have a strong portfolio that demonstrates your creative concept development and graphic design skills
Social Media Designer/Art Director
Our client, an entertainment creative agency, is seeking a Sr Social Media Designer/Art Director to join their Social Design/Strategy team. Responsibilities: Collaborate with team to support entertainment clients on brand and tv show social media campaigns Support concepting for client pitches and presentations working through execution Collaborate cross department and contribute to broader campaigns with creative teams is executing initiatives with touch points in OOH, Digital, Experiential and AV Lead team to elevate output of client work Musts: 6-8 years experience within the entertainment/social space, ideal candidate has experience with integrated campaigns Portfolio showcasing premium entertainment brands Strong communication and collaboration skills able to work in an remote environment Ability to translate creative critique into beautiful designs Ability to work a diverse team of individuals
Senior Graphic Designer
Onward Search is on the hunt for a Senior Graphic Designer to join their client's team for a temp-to-perm freelance assignment. You will report to the Art Director. You will be responsible for: Design graphic solutions to communicate the brand message in all print, packaging, digital, and social avenues Support the Art Director in creative concepting and translate that brand concept through all channels including packaging, POP/retail, digital, and social Work hands-on designing, in support of the execution of the above deliverables Lead the design and execution of motion graphics projects Responsible for all aspects of projects (including die line structures, logo design, typography, color studies, photo retouching, preparing files to printer/ vendor) Assist in planning, scheduling, and art directing of photoshoots, as well as image retouching Lead junior designers/production staff to develop and design visual communication materials that support the brand strategy and external vendors Research and share current industry design trends and competitive reviews as they relate to the brand We are seeking Senior Graphic Designers who meet the following requirements: 5-7 years of graphic design experience across digital, social, branding, packaging, and trade Must have solid experience in branding, taking a concept and applying the branding through all channels Print production experience - must understand the printing process and how packaging print files works Experience working with packaging engineers for implementation of designs and transfer of visual assets Experience working with and/or art directing product photography preferred Excellent comping skills with the ability to track comping deadlines Digital production and video animation experience Portfolio showcasing strong execution of 360 design with print, packaging, digital, and social deliverables Expert in InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator, basic After Effects and PowerPoint skills In-house CPG industry experience a plus, but not mandatory
Onward Search is on the hunt for a UI/Product Designer for our Entertainment client. You will report to the Director of Digital Product. Responsibilities: Create well-crafted UI designs and prototypes using Sketch and InVision, from concept to completion across web, mobile and desktop app Contribute to our growing design system/DSM Iterate on designs based on management feedback, user research, usability testing, analytics, and other data Self-manage assigned projects from start to finish Effectively present rationale for design decisions Remain up-to-date on the latest digital platform developments Work with development team to implement and review UI design Take direction, feedback, and constructive criticism from various managers and peers Additional duties and tasks assigned as needed Must Haves: BA/BS required 4-6 years experience in UI design Strong portfolio showing examples of UI designs and prototypes Proficient in Sketch & Familiarity in Photoshop, InVision or equivalent design management system Experience in creating designs for digital media, including responsive web design, and app design Worked within or contributed to a design system Strong understanding of usability, UI and UX principles Must work well in a team, fast-paced media industry, and deadline-driven environment Excellent verbal and written communication, with natural ability to clearly explain design decisions and demonstrate meticulous attention to detail Strong project and time-management skills, able to balance and prioritize multi-project workload and adjust to shifting business needs Familiarity with Confluence and Jira is a plus Broad knowledge of and interest in Entertainment