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Junior Graphic Designer
One of our clients is looking for a Jr Graphic Designer to join their team. Bachelor of Fine Arts degree preferred with a minimum of two years related experience and/or training. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong organizational and analytical skills. Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous service to internal clients. Ability to effectively present information. Requires ability to do project budgets and cost estimates. Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret documents. Ability to solve problems involving several options in situations. Requires basic analytical and quantitative skills. Must have a solid grasp of fundamental concepts of print and web publishing and graphic design principles. Intermediate skills with web design. Strong skills in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Familiarity with Adobe Dreamweaver. Strong skills in Microsoft PowerPoint and Word. Familiarity with MS Excel. Basic project management, editing and writing skills required. Responsibilities: Responsible for the layout, design, and production activities to produce quality graphic-design artwork Requires working knowledge of graphic-design software May contact in-house or outside vendors to verify print specifications Produces graphic design artwork to support marketing effort using technology and computer software packages for either print or web Generates websites, brochures, floor plans, advertising, postcards, proposals, presentations and press releases within corporate templates for print or internet Confers with internal clients to discuss and determine layout design Maintains local website, such as the layout in Content Management Systems (CMS), by creating and updating various profiles including professional, team and property profiles Works on additional special marketing projects May provide estimates on all print and web marketing material Works with vendors to estimate marketing projects and oversee production May investigate, compare and recommend local suppliers of marketing production services, including typography, paper and printing Other duties may be assigned No formal supervisory responsibilities in this position May provide informal assistance such as technical guidance, and/or training to coworkers May coordinate and assign tasks to co-workers within a work unit and/or project Decisions made with thorough understanding of procedures, company policies, and business practices to achieve general results and deadlines Responsible for setting work unit and/or project deadlines
Junior Digital Designer
Hot fashion company is seeking a freelance Jr. Digital Designer to join a small creative team in-house. Looking for someone with a good eye for design who can work fast and collaboratively. Projects range from banner ads to email blasts that all aim to keep the brand awareness at it's peak. SKILLS: Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign Portfolio samples showcasing digital design work including banners, websites, and email blasts Open to working on a team where everyone has a voice Some print design projects could also fall to this role REQUIREMENTS: 2-3 years professional experience working in an office environment Team player Adobe Creative Suite Proven ability to work on digital projects from email blasts to banners to landing pages and more Apply now to talk with a recruiter and learn more!
Overview: Under the direction of the Director, Marketing, Communications & Education, the Creative Lead will manage the day-to-day creative responsibilities for the Annenberg Foundation, Annenberg Space for Photography and other related initiatives and entities. The position is responsible for both art and video direction as well as execution. The Creative Lead will both inspire and deliver great creative work, driven by big ideas and new ways of inspiring and engaging audiences. Key Accountabilities: The list that follows is not intended to be comprehensive; it is intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of the position. Incumbents may not be required to perform all duties listed, and may be required to perform additional, position-specific tasks. At the direction of the Director, Marketing, Communications and Education: Works collaboratively to tell the Foundation’s story at its current and future stages through creative elements Develops and executes world class creative design and development practices, ensuring the highest standard of visual execution across all elements Creates a cohesive campaign across all marketing touchpoints, including print, digital, and video Oversees the creative design and execution for marketing materials including, but not limited to, identity, branding, print, collateral, advertising, direct mail, signage, brochures, one-sheets and other related presentation and press materials Ideates, produces, directs and/or facilitates the creation of original video content, such as Foundation initiative highlight reels, event highlight reels, Annenberg Space for Photography exhibit trailers, Iris Night Lecture snapshots, etc. by working with and managing a full-time and/or temporary video director/editor/preditor Fluent in AV, Digital and Print marketing design formats with a good understanding of the fundamentals of asset management, servicing and trafficking Leverages strategy and a creative brief to facilitate the creative process Creates style guides and ensures adherence by other departments, vendors, consultants, etc., maintaining branding and graphic standards for the Foundation and related entities Fluent in all stages of creation and execution of finished products, including printing processes, press checks, fabrication, installations, etc. Oversees trafficking and archiving of all media including, but not limited to, video assets photographic assets, digital design documents and all finished files for graphic and video projects Identifies, negotiates and manages vendors such as printers, fabricators, video directors/editors/preditors, graphic production designers, photographers, etc. Oversees the financial aspects of creative projects through vendor estimates, rate negotiations, budget management, invoices and accounts payable POSITION DESCRIPTION: Creative Lead Supervisory Responsibilities: Graphic Design Associate (FTE), Video Director/Editor/Preditor (Temp or Agency) Primary Interactions: Director, Marketing, Communications and Education; all Marketing and Communications team members; Foundation department staff and those related to the Foundation’s Direct Activities, as well as LLC and grantee communications/project coordinators; outside partners, agencies and vendors Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Deep understanding of the vision/mission/values established by the Foundation Board of Directors Ability to quickly gain fluency on all aspects of the Foundation’s initiatives, including active and upcoming exhibits at the Annenberg Space for Photography A strong direct contributor with a focus on action and execution, able to deliver on time and on budget Well-versed in digital, such as website design, rich-media advertising, email, social, mobile or apps Skilled at internal and external relationship management; communicates key information and decisions in a timely manner Ability to present concepts and adjust based on feedback Strong skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with Trustees, colleagues, grantees, artists, curators, agencies and vendors Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to effectively communicate to different types of audiences Strong staff management and intradepartmental team building skills Strong organizational skills; attention to detail and accuracy Ability to balance priorities in a multi-tasking environment Familiarity with both the non-profit and private sectors a plus Able to work late nights or weekends during key times to meet business needs Education and Experience: Bachelors in Design, Arts, Advertising, Communication Design or related field or the equivalent related experience 8+ years creative design and direction experience at an agency, creative studio or similar environment; 2+ years creative team management experience Proven ability to create and direct high-quality creative Experience directly leading and influencing teams in all aspects of creative concept development, strategy, planning and execution Skilled in Adobe CC software, in particular Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator; knowledge of After Effects and Lightroom and Spark a plus Working knowledge of video editing programs, a plus Working Conditions: Works primarily in a business office but may also spend time on site visits, on location or in public venues – use of computers requires hand/wrist motion and visual focus
Onward Search is looking for an experienced Graphic Designer to bring a high level of creativity to one of our clients. From day one, you’ll contribute to the creation and implementation of graphic designs that translate brand messages while maximizing current technologies and trends. You’ll also work as part of a team to brainstorm ideas for presentations, trade shows and other needs. Skills: Strong design abilities in a variety of areas including line looks, logos, typography, basic structural studies and more Demonstrated proficiency in digital design Ability to conceptualize ideas into solid designs Ability to independently manage projects Requirements: 1-2 years of design experience Experience with print and digital artwork Experience with industry standard design software on a Mac, must be overtly comfortable in PhotoShop and Illustrator Knowledge or exposure to WordPress is a big plus Up-to-date resume and portfolio Do you have the background and the skills? Apply now.
Communications Design Specialist
Our client, a non-profit organization is looking for a Communications/Design specialist to join the team for a contract to hire role This person will report to the Director of Communications and be responsible for: Enhancing the overall public awareness of the organization with a major focus on communicating and marketing their major events Develop and produce information and graphic design to promote all events, with an emphasis on brand standards and initiatives Maintain annual communications and marketing calendar/Chapter Email/E-blast schedule Write and coordinate weekly and as-needed updates for website, e-news, calendars, tracking, social media Assist in developing social media plans, campaign and calendar with the overall objective of growing the chapter’s social media followers Coordinate electronic media campaigns, from schedules to obtaining footage Oversee filming, photography, graphics that support efforts to raise concern and awareness Develop strong, positive relationships with media professionals, agencies, partners and the general public. Elevate brand and cause awareness through various media channels Assist in the creation and execution of communications campaigns Draft press releases and assist in pitching the media; interview and draft stories of people Assist in scheduling media interviews and prepare talking points when appropriate Maintain updated media lists Design graphics and draft copy for chapter collateral for consistent branding, messaging, grammar and AP style (i.e., Walk brochures and sponsorship materials, event invitations, donor e-blasts, flyers, etc.) Provide project support to the Director of Communications, including coordinating collateral requests and planning and strategy sessions, as well as tracking/maintaining data for required reporting Other tasks per Communication Director’s request Required: Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 2-3 years in communications, marketing, public relations, journalism, or a related field Demonstrated excellent writing and editing skills with understanding of AP style Excellent communications, public speaking and customer service skills Experience managing social media tools and campaigns Ability to film, shoot photography, edit into social media packages Basic knowledge of Adobe graphics editing suites Demonstrated experience with Adobe Creative Suite Understanding of digital strategies and tools such as Constant Contact, Convio and WordPress Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Apps Able to maintain productive relationships with media, donors, partners, staff, and volunteers Able to work with a team, analyze information and make appropriate decisions Able to work independently and meet deadlines in a dynamic fast-paced environment Able to exercise sound judgment, demonstrate tact when dealing with others, accept responsibility, and give careful attention to detail Committed to demonstrating integrity, diplomacy, and initiative
Design Manager for Consumer Products
Our client, a Consumer Products Company, seeks a Design Manager for their Consumer Products division. This is both a strategic and hands-on role, that can start direct or temp-to-hire. You'll report to the Creative Director and be responsible for creative that resonates with global fans and partners for prominent entertainment properties targeting boys 8-16. The ideal candidate is a collaborative, results-driven advocate for achieving exceptional creative and inspiring creative culture. This role is a combination of hands-on design, and management of in-house and external creative teams, ensuring integration of cohesive creative across all deliverables. Responsibilities: Oversee creative delivery on multiple brand touch points including with a heavy emphasis on brand style guides, character design, product design, packaging, and retail POP Create scalable CP and Retail programs that are considerate of deep audience segmentation, category reach, digital visibility, and global territories Translate business strategies and trend forecasts into creative briefs to define project scope and budget requirements to build teams Lead brainstorming sessions, conceptualize ideas; and assign design leads Provide creative leadership on product innovation, current of industry trends, and best practices Produce and direct gallery photo shoots and product photography Responsible for brand and design approvals of global partner and licensee submissions Lead executive presentations of creative milestones Work with Creative Director to manage strategic alignment Education and Experience: Minimum of 10 years within the licensing, entertainment, or brand management space with an emphasis on brands in the fashion, consumer products space This is a hands-on role that requires the ability to be able to execute and create the overall strategy. You must have the ability to translate the vision of our client's brand and properties into end-to-end executions Trend shopping/analysis, creation of mood boards, manipulation of references for retail presentation purposes Strong management skills with expert understanding of the creative process and motivating a multi-disciplinary team Creative experience in brand categories of fashion, children’s and family programming, toys, apparel, and retail Excellent understanding of the creative process and demonstrated strategic ability from concept to final execution Self-starter, forward thinker and an effective, persuasive communicator across multiple departments Must be a collaborative, problem solver in a highly deadline-driven work environment Expert in Adobe CS required
Onward Search is on the hunt for a Graphic Designer for our client's marketing communications department. This is a temp-to-hire opportunity that begins immediately. You'll report to the Creative Director and be responsible for crafting creative solutions to will help transform brand strategies and business requirements into impactful creative graphics for both B2B and B2C communications. The ideal candidate is a collaborative, results-driven advocate for achieving exceptional creative who can explain the "why" of their design decisions. Responsibilities: Collaborate with Creative Director to develop concepts consistent with brand strategies Conduct research on retail and market trends and translate into graphics Create and develop trend and inspiration boards to support design direction in order to develop graphics Ensure that the graphics is consistent with market trends while maintaining brand identity and business strategy Work with Project Manager to ensure that projects are organized and delivered within timeline deadlines. Work with outside creatives to drive graphic deliverables that include sale sheets, presentation decks, one-sheets, and other marketing communications Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or a related degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent experience 5+ years of graphic design experience either in-agency or in-house and ideally working for global high-profile brands Fashion, Entertainment and Brand knowledge is required Strong illustration skills and typography Fundamental knowledge of colors, composition and typography Excellent understanding of the creative process and demonstrated strategic ability from concept to final execution Self-starter, forward thinker who is able to communicate design decisions to other departments Must be a collaborative, problem solver in a highly deadline-driven work environment Must have strong understanding of best practices related to designing for digital platforms (email, website, social media, video and PowerPoint). Advanced proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft office and MAC OS including PowerPoint
Graphic Designer for Consumer Products
Onward Search is on the hunt for a Graphic Designer for our client's Consumer Products division - working on brands and titles targeting girls age 3-19. As a CP Graphic Designer, you are responsible for crafting creative solutions to will help transform brand strategies and business requirements into impactful creative graphics for our client's Girl's CPG lines. Responsibilities: Collaborate with Design manager to develop and execute seasonal deliverables Follow graphic design concepts consistent with brand strategies Conduct research on retail market trends and translate into graphics Create and develop trend boards to support design direction in order to develop graphics Ensure that the product is consistent with market trends while maintaining brand identity and business strategy Work with Project Manager to ensure that projects are organized and delivered within timeline deadlines. Create and illustrate graphics and characters Work with outside creatives to drive graphic deliverables Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or a related degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent experience 5+ years of experience in consumer products graphics Fashion, Entertainment, Licensing/Consumer Products, and Brand knowledge is required Strong illustration skills and typography Fundamental knowledge of colors, composition and typography Trend shopping/analysis, creation of mood boards, manipulation of references for retail presentation purposes Excellent understanding of the creative process and demonstrated strategic ability from concept to final execution Self-starter, forward thinker and an effective communicator. Able to speak to the "why" of your design decisions to non-designers. Must be a collaborative, problem solver in a highly deadline-driven work environment Advanced proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft office and MAC OS
Onward Search is looking for an experienced Graphic Designer to bring a high level of creativity to one of our clients located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. From day one, you’ll contribute to the creation and implementation of graphic designs that translate brand messages while maximizing current technologies and trends. You’ll also work as part of a team to brainstorm ideas for presentations, trade shows and other needs. Skills: Strong design abilities in a variety of areas including line looks, logos, typography, basic structural studies and more Ability to conceptualize ideas into solid designs Ability to independently manage projects Creative department trafficking skills Requirements: 1-2 years of design experience Experience with print and digital artwork Experience with industry standard design software on a Mac Up-to-date resume and portfolio Do you have the background and the skills? Apply now.
Senior Digital Art Director
Onward Search is hiring for a Sr. Digital Art Director for an agency in Buckhead! This is a contract to hire role. What we need: You are a master of design. You live and breathe to create. Your versatile style ranges from beautiful, entertaining, fun or whatever feeling that needs to be expressed. You have big ideas, you visualize and concept them. You work with UX designers, visual designers, copywriters and animators to produce the industry’s best websites, apps, campaigns and brand experiences that are effective and make people truly feel something. How you work: Bring a fresh, open-minded perspective. Push boundaries and inspire others. Express ideas clearly and confidently. Design with outstanding craftsmanship Lead by example. What you work on: Websites, Apps, Campaigns, Branding, Mentoring designers What you need: Amazing portfolio, Significant experience, Presentation skills, Design tools expertise, Relevant degree If this is YOU- apply today!