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A Fortune 500 organization with HQ in Chicago is seeking a Production Designer/Analyst to join their team. Job Description: This person will play a critical role in guiding and defining the visual identity and branding for this product. The role is responsible for using design and creative assets to translate content for digital and social media use. This individual will be charged with increasing brand awareness and consumer engagement across the web, social and email programs, and the print publication. Primary Responsibilities/Accountabilities: Must have a strong digital and social understanding Apply brand guidelines across multiple platforms – web, email, social, etc. Manage and categorize assets within the digital asset management system (DAM) Communicate brand standards with internal and external production partners Coordinate in-house and vendor photoshoots Be on-site for photoshoots to provide real-time direction Provide direction for the look and feel Manage post-production for assets on web and social Ability to communicate strategies and pitch ideas with key stakeholders Assist in the planning and creative process of new content development Take on complex creative issues and find ways to roll out solutions from concept to execution across multiple platforms Work efficiently under fast-paced deadlines, able to multi-task, able to communicate for minimal rounds of revisions Qualifications, Skills, And Experience: 1-3 years of graphic design experience 1+ years consumer product goods or digital marketing experience preferred, but not necessary Bachelor’s degree Experience with photography and participating in photoshoots, video production is a plus Post-production skills – managing assets and coordinating with stakeholders Expert in Adobe Creative Suite - Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop and experience in Excel and PowerPoint Some basic web programming (Sketch software)/web management skills are a plus Strong verbal and written communication skills Highly motivated and high level of accuracy and attention to detail Adaptable and quick learner. Must be able to apply brand style guides creatively Strong creative, organizational, problem-solving and time-management skills Must be able to work on multiple projects at the same time, each with a different deadline Must be able to take projects from start to finish with minimal supervision Apply now to learn more today!
Our client, a branding studio, is looking for a Art Director to join their team! This person will be part of the in-house creative services team specializes in branding, marketing and strategic communications that promote social causes and advance the common good. With a focus on equity and inclusivity, they partner primarily with public-sector agencies to improve local communities and the world we live in. They are active in a wide variety of sectors, including resource conservation (e.g., water and recycling), clean energy, transportation and traffic safety, community health and social welfare. Our team is motivated by meaningful work. You will be immersed in a multidisciplinary environment, collaborating with the companies creative team of marketing strategists, project managers, writers and designers, as well as with a broader group of outreach specialists, policy consultants, urban planners, environmental designers and others from across the firm. Responsibilites: Provide overarching design direction, lead concept development and bring your ideas to life Skills and experience to handle a broad range of media, such as print collateral, integrated advertising campaigns, digital advertising, animation and video production and website and interaction design Lead the development of comprehensive branding and marketing campaigns from initial strategy through implementation Provide overarching design leadership, and design direction for multiple projects—both print and interactive Champion design standards and systems Develop creative concepts, design assets and visual treatments across a variety of media types Meet with clients to present design concepts and effectively articulate strategies Collaborate with the team of graphic designers, writers and project managers to share ideas and encourage growth Experience: 5+ years of experience at a creative services or similar environment Strong communication and collaboration skills with the ability to build relationships within the team, across the firm and with clients Proven portfolio demonstrating strategy-driven design solutions in a range of media types Experience explaining creative concepts and articulating design directions to clients Strong understanding of typography, design systems, and branding: publication design experience a plus Ability to work independently and/or partner with other team members Opportunity to grow --- If we’re lucky, experience mentoring designers or leading a design team Self-motivated with a positive attitude, open mindset and desire to continually improve Strong time management, organizational skills and attention to detail Skills: Expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator; Experience with XD, Premiere, and After Effects desired
Associate Video Game Designer
Onward Search is looking for a talented associate-level Video Games Designer to join our game development studio client in Atlanta! This is an onsite, direct hire opportunity. Please Note: While this position is located onsite in Atlanta, candidates from outside of that market are encouraged to apply; relocation assistance is available. Remote candidates will not be considered. Primary Responsibilities: Collaborate with game design, development, project management, marketing, and other internal teams to design, implement and maintain game design content to include characters, quests/missions, weapons, scripts, projectiles damage classes, etc. Assist in the design and iteration of game mechanics or systems Create well-written and formatted game design documentation as needed Minimum Qualifications: Associate’s Degree in video game design or a related field preferred. Experience may be substituted 1+ years of professional experience in video game design Can show design work in at least 1 completed or in-progress game or mod, either commercial or personal Can show practical experience designing in Unreal Engine 4 and Blueprint scripting using at least 1 completed or in-progress game or mod, either commercial or personal Must have a positive, eager, and self-driven attitude MUST have a passion for video games, game design, and creating games with fun, polished, and groundbreaking game mechanics Can demonstrate a grasp of game design fundamentals by showcasing game design work via a shipped project, mod, personal project or game design portfolio Preferred Qualifications: Have previously shipped at least 1 product as a Designer Experience designing both single-player and multiplayer campaigns Experience working on first-person shooters or adventure games Experience specializing in a game design field, such as systems or combat design Experience with a 3D application such as Blender, 3D Studio Max, Modo, etc. Experience developing in C# or similar relevant programming languages
Freelance Art Director (Automotive)
Our client, a mid-sized ad agency in New York City, is looking to hire an Art Director with heavy digital experience beginning with a brief freelance trial period. You will be focusing on creating digital deliverables for an automotive brand. This role starts ASAP! RESPONSIBILITIES: Driving creative campaign work with a digital first mindset Own the conceptual creative direction, bringing to life the possibilities for digital banner campaigns Lead creative presentations both internally and to clients Provide hands-on creative expertise to your team's projects Work into a tight team of ACD's and a Creative Director, however have ownership of your projects Continuously look for opportunities to leverage new media in your creative concepts, keeping clients and the agency at the cutting edge Inspire and rally the interagency team around your projects Other tasks as required REQUIREMENTS: 4-5 years of experience in a creative agency environment Must have experience working with an Automotive client Expert knowledge of the digital creative space, especially static and motion banners Experience with integrated creative development across digital, social, print and video You have the ability to work on multiple projects at the same time Expert knowledge of Mac software, Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat), Google Slides and Keynote Experience with After Effects and motion design Must be organized and possess strong verbal and written communication skills Solid portfolio of recent creative work, demonstrating your role in the process and execution Sound interesting? Please apply today!
Onward Search has a new opportunity with one of our best clients. The role is for a freelance Integrated Designer who can start immediately onsite at our client’s New York office. Our client is looking for an individual who you would be ecstatic to be part of their dynamic team. In this role, you will be responsible for maintaining and developing the look and feel of the company's brand, as well as collaborating on media asset design requirements. You will use your skills in graphic, digital, web and print design. If you are interested, apply today! RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for supporting the digital team in the creation of digital assets (homepages, emails, editorial, digital ads/banners, and animations). File management and asset delivery. For print, this includes 2D collaterals, planograms, merchandising lines/displays. Liaise with E-comm team, Creative Ops, and any other stakeholders to understand and plan deliverables. For print, you’d be primarily working with the Associate Design Director and Project Manager. Meet deadlines and respond to critical business shifts. Understands how to create and execute production files both print and digital. Must have experience with design tools (i.e. Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator). Follow best practices for the brand, to ensure projects adhere to specifications and standards. Work in Partnership with retouching to ensure final assets are high quality for release. QUALIFICATIONS: At least 2-3 years in email and web graphic design. Strong online portfolio showcasing design and still-life photography capabilities. Advanced level proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (PS, AI, ID). A discerning eye for photo editing, cropping, and compositing. A can-do attitude and creative spirit that is willing to rollup sleeves. Strong interest in new technologies, design, fashion, storytelling, and e-commerce is a must. Ability to self-manage and multitask when necessary. Unwavering attention to detail and a strong sense of ownership. Excellent communication, presentation, interpersonal and analytical skills Should be equally comfortable doing production work. Ability to work cross-team/departments, synthesize feedback and input from stakeholders. Apply now to learn more about this job offer today!
Freelance Store Design 3D Renderer
Onward Search is looking for a Freelance Store Design 3D Renderer for one of our luxury retail clients. This is a 6-month freelance opportunity, onsite in NYC. The Renderer will be providing architectural visualization support through photorealistic renderings and 3D modeling. You will be responsible for developing photorealistic interior and exterior renderings as well as virtual tours using 3D software. Qualifications: 5+ years of experience working on 3D architectural renderings/design projects and using 3D software Degree in Design, Architecture or related field preferred. Proficient in 3D rendering skills including modeling, texturing, and lighting Advanced in AutoCAD, 3DS Max, V-Ray, Sketchup, Rhino 3D, Photoshop, and other 3D graphics and image editing software Great communications skills Interested in this opportunity? Apply now with your resume!
Our client, a design and branding studio, is looking for a Product Designer with 4+ years of direct, relevant experience in complex SaaS product spaces. This is a a contract-to-hire role, 40 hrs/wk, onsite in San Francsico, CA. Our client’s studio is welcoming and collaborative, and offers complex and rewarding design challenges. No matter where you are in your professional journey, we have a complete leveling up system to develop lasting design careers. Their mission is to harness complexity, challenge expectations, and reimagine opportunities to design exceptional experiences that delight people. Responsibilities: Lead the entire design solutions for end-to-end workflow or product area. Design for systems: working through every permutation required and how it will fit within the broader ecosystem. Proven ability in complex topics and industries. Confident in directing or executing activities across the whole user-centered design process. Designed design: effectively and elegantly communicate your solutions via the highest quality sketches, wireframes, journey maps, presentations, etc. Plan, facilitate, and create tangible outcomes from collaborative meetings. Action-oriented with a fine balance between asking for help and being autonomous. Adept at constructive feedback, guidance, and mentoring for fellow team members. Strong rapport with stakeholders, understanding their needs and communicating design strategy. Experience: 4+ years of direct, relevant experience in complex SaaS (Software as a Service) product spaces. B2B/Enterprise, Financial Services, Healthcare, Insurance, IT/Infrastructure. Design for Platforms, Emerging Tech like ML/AI/Voice, Marketplaces/Ecosystems, Service Design, Data Viz and Insights. Apply now to learn more about this job today!
Freelance Digital Designer w/ Strong Production
Our client, a highly strategic, data-driven company is looking to grow their UI Design Team. Our prime candidate should have intensive experience working within a variety of digital platforms [Responsive Web and Native Apps], as well as the ability to work within existing style guides to streamline, audit and ensure consistency across all e-commerce ecosystems. Roles and responsibilities: Leverage existing style guides and patterns to create and maintain a holistic design system and pattern library Work closely to support UI Designers, UX Designers, Developers, Engineers, Strategists, Copywriters, and Product Teams to create consistent, clean and organized designs Attention to usability, consistency and WCAG accessibility compliance across all deliverables Help document and disperse updated styles and guidelines Work closely with development teams to ensure that design specifications are implemented correctly Collaborate effectively with remote teams and partners Develop learnings post-project to grow and innovate the quality of our product Play an active role in leading meetings Direct cross-functional teams on how to create elements and files that work cohesively within our evolving design system Requirements: At least 4 years of experience designing interfaces for cross-platform, multi-device ecosystems Experience in Figma (our primary design tool) Sketch, Zeplin, Adobe Creative Suite, JIRA and Confluence. Proficient in a variety of methods to convey ideas and concepts (e.g. storytelling, storyboards, mood boards, prototypes, etc) Knowledge of web-based technologies and mobile operating systems and platforms plus their impact on the feasibility of design solutions Strong understanding of atomic design methodologies Apply now to learn more!