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Our client is looking for an experienced Visual Designer to join their growing team.Working in a fast-paced environment, you will work on a variety of design projects ranging from ad campaigns and print ads, to web designs and motion graphics. You’ll work closely with the design team to keep concepts on strategy, and implement digital experiences with the web team.Skill Set:Design skills across print and digital media Exceptional communication skills Desire to continue learning and stay on the cutting edge of design conceptsRequirements:2+ years of design experience at an ad agency or in-house Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or art Up-to-date resume and portfolio Mastery of the latest design softwareSound like you? Let's get in touch!
Onward Search is seeking an experienced Art Director to join a client team. This individual will work with a team of front-end developers, and designers – to personally create or lead compelling concepts, designs and content for digital channels and platforms. We are looking for someone who can thrive while juggling multiple client projects and deadlines (while having a work life balance).Opportunities:Create compelling visual elements through typography, imagery, color and layout Articulate creative strategy, present ideas and explain rationale Stay on top of creative, social, cultural and media trends to continue to be “fresh” and inspire new ideas Bachelor’s degree in Art, Graphic design or equivalent training and/or experience At least 4+ years of professional experience in creating campaigns, digital products, websites, mobile etc. Skill in digital media design (ad banners, websites, video, etc) Expert level skills with Adobe Creative Suite Expertise in the following: color, typography, illustration, photography, animation, and various print and layout techniques Possess a passion for great design, creativity, and innovation Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written)Requirements:Bachelor’s degree in Art, Graphic design or equivalent training and/or experience At least 4+ years of professional experience in creating campaigns, digital products, websites, mobile etc. Skill in digital media design (ad banners, websites, video, etc) Expert level skills with Adobe Creative Suite Expertise in the following: color, typography, illustration, photography, animation, and various print and layout techniques Possess a passion for great design, creativity, and innovation Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written)Apply today to be considered!!
Onward Search is seeking a Photographer to join our corporate health & wellness client on a part-time freelance assignment. You will report to the Creative Director and will be responsible for styling, photographing and retouching about 50 shots of their products from a variety of perspectives. The photos will be used for social, web, and marketing content in the healthy living space.Requirements:Must have strong lighting & composition skills and be good with spacing & depth of field Ability to style product photos and take pictures from a variety of perspectives Proficient in Photoshop.Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Our client, a Broadcast Network, is seeking a Designer/Production Artist to join the Creative Services team.Responsibilities:Working on a small design team along with collaborating with multiple departments ranging from Special Events, Publicity, Affiliate Marketing, Sales, Sports, Content Partnerships, etc. and at times high level executives Developing and executing all production-ready graphics, signage, and marketing materials for print and digital delivery, with a focus on print Work closely with the members of the design and special events team in a fast-paced atmosphere bringing both creative and technical skills Take conceptual direction from the Art Director and create original graphics for client projects Take ownership of projects from concept through production ensuring files are print ready - package and preflight files for release to vendors and printers Support the execution of new creative ideas for marketing campaigns, event collateral, etc.Musts:5-10 years of experience in an agency setting or in a high-volume organization working in graphic design and production Expertise in InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat, Microsoft Office, Keynote and high level of technological literacy on Mac platform Knowledge of both digital and print production is a must Experience with After effects and Dreamweaver is a plus Portfolio showcasing strong print projects Works well within a team and likes to collaborate excelling in a fast-paced environment and is proactive and self-managing Ability to switch gears from project to projects, as deadlines shift Extremely detail and solution oriented with strong listening and communication skills Professional and comfortable working with high level executives when needed.Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Junior Packaging Designer (Beauty)
Onward Search is working with a leading beauty company looking to add a Junior Packaging Designer on a freelance basis. This role is onsite in NYC. This person will be responsible for designing luxury packaging across different cosmetic categories.Qualifications:1+ years of design experience Experience designing beauty packaging Background in typography, graphics and use of color Experience designing print assets including campaign concepts, cartons, bag designs, gift sets, inserts or other promotional assets. Strong presentation and communication skills Industrial design skills are a plus Must be proficient in Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, etc.Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Freelance Branding Graphic Designer
Our client, a boutique creative branding and advertising studio, is in need of a Branding Designer to support on a two-week freelance project on-site starting March 4th in NYC.What you'll be doing:Bring new ideas to the table from brief stage through development (clients include CPG, hospitality, tech and more) Extend visual identities into fully fleshed out guidelines Take key visuals and develop them into consumer-facing communication Come up with new logos, typography and color identities for clients Animate logos for brand videos. Mediums include marketing, web pages, ads, digital communication, print, infographics, etc Other tasks may be requiredAbout you:2-4 years branding design experience. Expertise in Adobe creative suite with animation skills ideally in After Effects. Great understanding of branding, typography and color systems. You must be able to work well in a tight-knit, collaborative, yet laid-back team. You continually bring new ideas to the table - design and creative is a passion, not just a job You have worked through branding systems from the beginning Can move FAST on developing new concepts and making revisions Ideally come from an agency background. MAJOR PLUSES: Coding, Digital Templates. You have personal creative interests which you can show.Please apply with your portfolio!
Production Artist (Labels & Packaging)
Onward search is on the hunt for a Production Artist with experience in labels and packaging to join our Pharma client for a 4-6 month contract assignment. We are looking for candidates with the following skills and competencies. You will report to the Labeling Manager and be responsible for:Working with Regulatory Affairs, QA, Legal, Marketing, Packaging & Manufacturing to develop requirements for labeling text Developing and finalizing content and product branding elements of packaging & labeling for the US and ROW Creating and managing versioning control Working with the die-lines provided by printers for packaging and package inserts Transfering packaging text to die-lines and adding graphic elements & bar codes as necessary Routing proofs for approval Designing illustrations and photographs for package inserts Technical drawings of packaging components for specification documents, SOPs, and instruction manuals Ensuring artwork meets industry and regulatory standards for labeling Creating and updating SOPs Supporting the creation of the company's insert style guide Attending press checks on an as-needed basisRequirements:Bachelor's degree in graphic design and 3 years of experience with labels and packaging in multiple languages Background in the Pharmaceutical or Medical Device industry - experience working with Regulatory Proficient in Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and MS Office Able to manage tasks in a fast-paced launch environment.Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Our client, a premium streaming content provider, is seeking a freelance Sr Designer to join the Content Design team. We are looking for candidates with the following skills and competencies to fill the role. You will report to the Design Manager.Responsibilities:Overseeing the creative development of large design projects involving the development of templates and systems. Work collaboratively with design managers, project producers, and other designers to create innovative, compelling 360 creative. Work independently to develop compelling creative solutions that align with the strategic brief. Assist all levels of the design team in the creative development of their assignments. Represent and guide the creative during live action or photography production. Work with internal and external clients as a Creative Partner. Raise the bar for branding design fundamentals including Layout, Typography, and Color. Oversee print production processes from pre-press through final execution. Share knowledge of industry best practices with the team. Assists Design Manager and Project Producer in digital campaign development.Requirements:7-10 years of design experience and a bachelor’s degree or higher. Advanced portfolio with relevant work examples as both an individual and team lead. Experience working with a variety of design mediums including trailer graphics, social media, and digital design. Experience working with design vendors, from printers to digital developers. Expertise in Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketch, InDesign, Google Slides, and Keynote.? Working knowledge of After Effects is a plus. Experience organizing, and media-managing across different applications. Well-organized design files and design-build files. Advanced skills in Concept Development, pitching graphic work and executing unique and original work that solves Marketing challenges. Strong skills in Compositing. Key art experience is a plus. Strong organizational skills to organize design files and design-build files. Ability to project manage through design and creative efforts on large-scale projects from kickoff to completion. Entertainment experience either at an agency or in-house creative team desirable is a plus.Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Freelance Graphic/Presentation Designer - Part Time
Our client, a boutique creative branding and advertising studio, needs a hybrid Graphics and Presentation Designer to support an on-going freelance project on-site starting March 4th in NYC. We are looking for candidates with the following skills and competencies to fill the role. What you'll be doing:Work direction into Creative and Account Partners across a range of graphic design and presentation design projects across integrated properties including print, digital, OOH, social and more. Fielding design requests for presentation templates, developing presentations to sell creative and client requests like collateral revisions, etc. Resizing imagery for use in digital display advertising and social touchpoints. Mocking up creative examples to support campaign development. Designing layouts for print, digital, email, web and even trade show creatively. Owning production setup of integrated assets, setting up templates, building mechanicals, checking colors, etc. Changing file types, filing, the organization of materials, packaging up assets for delivery and execution, etc. Creating InDesign templates (master pages, stylesheets, layout grids, etc.) Photo retouching as needed. Other tasks may apply.About you:3+ years of experience in graphic, presentation and production design across integrated touchpoints including print, presentation, digital properties (i.e., displays, web, digital advertising, etc.) Agency experience is a must. Strong understanding of the branding environment including branding systems, typography, logo development, etc. Expertise with Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, PowerPoint/Keynote. Experienced with photo retouching. Mechanical building experience. Have a strong understanding of the best practices for digital, social and mobile advertising. Able to handle multiple fast-paced assignments at a time, you have strong organizational skills and can follow direction. You are headstrong, well organized and don't get flustered by last minute requests and tight deadlines. Up to date portfolio with your design and production work. You need your computer for this job.Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Onward Search is partnering with a leading extended warranty service provider in San Francisco to identify a Visual Designer to join their marketing team! We are looking for candidates with the following skills and competencies to fill the role! Responsibilities:Concepting fresh ideas and turning them into brilliant designs Designing across multiple media including retail, social, web, print, email, etc. Participating in creative brainstorming sessions Multitasking effortlessly, juggling several projects at a time Thinking of new and innovative ways to engage customers utilizing designRequirements:You must have 3-5 years of design experience with strong visual/marketing/brand design samples in your portfolio. Your portfolio but also demonstrate a keen eye for typography, layout, and color. The portfolio should reflect various types of marketing design: visual design, illustration, iconography, print, landing pages, email design, (campaign work a plus) Clean, modern aesthetic Comfortable with projects that aren't entirely defined, scrappy start-up environment Ready to be a team player, rather than a "lead" designer Can work under very tight timelines (on occasion, same-day or next-day turnaround).Does this sound like you? Apply today!