Design / Art Direction Jobs
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Graphic Designer / Production Artist
Onward Search is hiring a Graphic Designer / Production Artist for our client just South of Charlotte, in Ft. Mill SC. We are seeking a Graphic Designer to work in-house creating engaging, impactful designs that are strategic and assist in advancing our client's marketing goals. This role will be responsible for concepts into designs and production for everything from print collateral to advertising, event materials, corporate presentations, digital content and more. The ideal candidate is creative, passionate about design, has a sharp eye for detail and values strategic thinking.Responsibilities:Under the supervision of the Creative Services Manager, develop visuals for print and digital channels. Work collaboratively with clients and colleagues. Responsible for all aspects of assigned projects, including concept development, layout, mockups, photo retouching and preparing files for print. Adhere to all brand guidelines. Prepare rough drafts to present to appropriate internal stakeholders, obtain feedback, and adjust to gain full approval. Keep up-to-date on design trends, visual styles, art, and technological advances.Requirements:Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or related on-the-job skills. Ability to apply creative thinking and sound reasoning, and to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Strong detail orientation and project management skills. Strong visual style and thorough understanding of how typography, layout, color, images and interactivity impact design. Individual contributor that is fully proficient in applying established standards. Works independently; may instruct or coach other professionals. Can multi-task; managing multiple projects and complex workflows simultaneously. Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe InDesign* and Microsoft Office. Collaborative, upbeat work ethic where you can take ownership and have fun. 2+ years minimum in an agency or corporate design experience.If you are in South Charlotte, NC or able to be on-site at offices in Ft. Mill, SC, please apply with your resume AND portfolio!
Mid-Level Art Director and Copywriter Duo
Onward Search's client, an independent full-service advertising agency is searching for a Mid-Level Art & Copy team to support on a 5-7 day project for a spirits brand client. This role is a freelance assignment beginning on Wednesday, 10/24.Responsibilities:Developing a new brand campaign for an up-and-coming whiskey brand Focus on the conceptual elements to deliver a 30-second video and a print campaign Presenting concepts to internal stakeholders as well as the client Be hands-on with the nuts & bolts, but be able to move into conceptual thinking at any time There's a chance this may extend into a campaign extension and production project following the concepting phase Act as a client facing representative of the creative team Work directly with the Executive Creative Director and the founder Take ownership of your ideas and stand for the work you believe in Other tasks may be requiredExperience:3-6 years of experience of art & copy work (respectively) in an advertising agency setting Spirits experience is preferred Bonus if your portfolio has some mysterious, edgy work in it You are a storyteller that shows through your work Must have experience presenting within a large group and pitching new ideas You must be able to hold your own alongside big-name agency talent and clients Expert understanding of the digital, social and new media technologies and platforms Demonstrate your conceptual creativity both in strategy and execution Expertise with Adobe Creative Suite programs Resume and samples of strategic and creative workDoes this sound like you? Apply today!
Onward Search has an exciting opportunity for a well-rounded Visual Designer in San Francisco, CA. Our client, a well-known eCommerce brand is a leader in shaping how we shop online and is looking for a Visual Designer to help continue creating this exciting experience for its consumers. Skills and Experience:4-5 years of experience. Previous photo editor work experience. Digital technology and photo editing software packages (Adobe, Photoshop, etc.). Excellent portfolio showcasing diverse capabilities and sleek visual design. Experience creating imagery for customer-facing experiences (major sports, theater, and concerts at a global scale). Proven work experience as a photo editor. Solid experience with digital technology and photo editing software packages (e.g., Photoshop, Pixlr and Affinity Photo). Strong photo editing skills and excellent portfolio. Thorough knowledge of computer imaging, photographic techniques, studio management, and color composition. Creative mind with an eye for detail and storytelling skills. Time-management and leadership skills. Bachelor’s degree in photography, visual arts, digital media or related field.Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Designer - CPG
Onward Search is seeking a DESIGNER with 5+ years experience for their leading supplement & natural product client. The right candidate will be well-versed in all things digital (web, social, mobile, email) as well as some print (packaging, signage, pop, labeling, event marketing, presentations, advertising, direct mail). The company has been around for over 20 years but is starting a new division, so the environment is very similar to a start-up.Skills and Responsibilities:Conceptualize, plan, design, and produce a wide range of specialized graphic and/or illustrative material email, online banner ads, social media graphics and ads, packaging, printed sales collateral, collateral, direct mail campaigns and more. Experience coordinating the production process including writing up specs and finding appropriate media/materials, solid print/paper understanding, knowledge of production standards for print and knowledge of uploading and digital specs. Create, develop and execute best-in-class concepts that align with the brand vibe and positioning to establish continued innovation on the creative team. Work with marketing and other creative department members to develop brand communication that is aligned with strategy, corporate goals and objectives. Up to date on trends and software. Great with type and color Web design and social media campaigns with working knowledge of web programming languages Able to troubleshoot and solve digital problems quickly Prepress skills needed including working with die lines for packaging Must be ok with production artist functions as well Strong portfolio Mastered Adobe CS5+ Photoshop, Illustrator and In Design required; basic Microsoft Office application knowledge. Excellent command of the English language. Food, beverage, and cosmetics background a plus. BA in graphic design, fine arts or related OR 5-7 years of full-time experience in the graphic design field.Does this sound like your experience and skill set? Apply today! *Onsite preferred. if someone needs flexibility, that is a less attractive option so long as they can devote 100% of their time
Freelance Vector / Digital Illustrator
Onward Search's client, Influencer Marketing and Communications firm in Manhattan, is looking for a Vector Artist / Digital Illustrator for a freelance assignment beginning the first week of November for 1-2 weeks. You will be partnering directly with the Creative Director to create 50+ illustrations of people attending an upcoming event.Responsibilities:Ability to create a high quantity of vector illustrations based on portraits. Professional experience with at least 2 years creating vector illustrations. Have applicable samples to show. Experienced with illustrator, photoshop, and InDesign. Can adapt to specific design styles. Detail oriented and fast worker. Able to meet deadlines. Strong communicator. Adaptive design eye.Interested? Please apply now!
Production Artist/ Graphic Designer
Onward Search is hiring a Production Artist/ Graphic Designer for a Sports Licensing Company located in Vinings. We are looking for candidates with the following skills and experience to fill the role. Responsibilities:Developing graphics concepts for new product collections. Preparing and sending artwork for production. Creating and submitting artwork to licensing. Working with sales to create customer specific designs. Photographing and editing product images for catalogs and websites. Monitoring and updating logo files.Experience:Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design or related field. Excellent MAC computer skills in Adobe Creative Suite programs (Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign). Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills. Basic web design and HTML skills are a plus. Knowledge of graphic design for apparel applications, pattern creation, screen print, and embroidery design is highly preferred.Does this sound like you? Apply today with your portfolio!
Freelance Junior Designer - Windows Display
Onward Search's client, a leading global fashion retailer, is in search of a Junior level Graphic Designer with experience in Window Display Design for fashion retail. This position will begin as a freelance with the opportunity to convert to permanent. This role starts on Monday, 10/22 in New York City.Responsibilities:Partnering with the Retail Design team to concept and design new window displays to be rolled out across stores in the US. Lead window display design work as the hands-on designer on the team. Understand the challenges and opportunities presented by each store and determine ways to overcome with innovative design thinking. Preparing all files for production, laying them out in mechanicals, and more. Presenting designs to internal stakeholders, laying ideas out into presentations as needed. Travel on-site to different stores and meetings as needed to bring each project to life.Experience:2+ years of professional graphic design experience. Experience with window design for fashion retail. Expert level experience with Creative Suite. Solid production design/mechanical design experience. Strong graphics, typography and branding skills.Please apply with your portfolio today!
UX Visual Designer
Onward Search has an exciting contract mid-level Interaction Designer opportunity with a leading & well-known health & wellness company. This role is onsite at the client's San Francisco location and is looking to hire immediately. If the job below sounds like an opportunity you'd be interested in, apply now!Responsibilities:Exceptional visual design sense and a keen eye for detail. Experience with creating new files, working with templates, working with product renders, UX screens and lifestyle photography. Ability to review files, markup files, approve files. Expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite including Photoshop and Sketch. Solid communication skills, including the ability to present and sell your work. Solid experience designing for the responsive web including applying design across different breakpoints.Experience:4+ years experience in visual design or UI/UX. Experience working with outside development and engineering teams providing design guidance and QA feedback. Proven ability to keep files and assets organized and create production-ready artwork. Ability to receive feedback and follow thru. Values / Personality Fit. Comfortable with a fast-paced environment. Proven ability to manage multiple stakeholders with varied viewpoints and goals. Ability to work collaboratively. Self-starter, motivated and self sufficient. Attention to detail.Does this sound like you? Apply today!