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Onward Search is looking for a Freelance Product Designer on a long term contract for one of our Entertainment Clients sitting in NYC. (This would be 40 hours per week / full time hours.) The group creates video-based desktop, mobile, and app experiences for their syndicated television brands. The team works across broadcast and digital to deliver premium video, social, and mobile experiences. Responsibilities: Partner with Product Owners, Engineers, UX/UI Designers to define problems & goals, map user flows, prototype interactions, and launch new products and services. High quality production of wireframes and visual designs for digital platforms. Give and solicit feedback from designers and cross-disciplinary partners. Executive in a fast-paced environment with ambiguity. Qualifications: Experience in the entertainment industry specializing in entertainment brand platforms 5 years of experience with end-to-end product design 5+ yrs experience designing for digital and mobile in the entertainment news & lifestyle industry. High quality production of wireframes and visual designs for digital platforms. Production of both rapid and high fidelity prototypes to describe the behavior of concepts Advanced level user of common design software (Sketch, Adobe, Invision, Flinto, Principle). Capable of turning user problems in simple and functional solutions. A good understanding of users and usability. Experience in turning complex demands into simple and elegant digital services. Enthusiasm for digital design best practices, new interaction models, design standards and emerging technologies. Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to eloquently articulate strategy, concepts and rationale in a comprehensive and understandable manner verbally, written and visually. Have contributed as a leader in design and a strong collaborator with Product Owners and Engineers Have shipped product Have cross-platform design experiences (Web, Android, iOS, OTT) Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Overview: Onward Search is partnering with a growing insurance warranty company in San Francisco to identify a UI Designer to join their Product team! This person will partner with the UX Designer on redesigning various consumer-facing portals and mobile + web applications. They will also be updating platforms and applications with a new brand style guideline that was created from the Marketing Creative team. This person will be responsible for taking the new brand style and applying it with good judgement across all new apps. This person should be able to hit the ground running in designing new features in both mobile apps and responsive web. In tandem, they have many apps – consumer and agent-facing – that need design maintenance. This UI designer will support the developers by designing new features within the existing apps today. Deliverables/Projects: Work closely with UX designer to redesign Claims and Plan Portal. Take brand style guidelines and apply to new apps. Work with Creative Director to create new UI components to add to the library. Help UX designer support 5 scrum development teams with wireframes for features that are both consumer and agent facing, on both mobile and web platforms. Requirements: Has a great for aesthetics and visual taste. Excellent at Sketch and loves pixel pushing. Able to apply and build out the new design style guide - many components may not be created yet, and it’s up to this individual to be able to build components that fit into this library. Experience designing both for web apps and native mobile apps (iOS and Android). Available online during PST working hours: 9-6pm. Can be remote. Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Designer (Presentation & Layout)
Our client, a boutique marketing and advertising agency, is looking for a top notch Graphic Designer with skills in PowerPoint and Layout Design. This role begins on-site in NYC immediately. What you'll be doing: Working with a tight agency team comprised of Account, Strategy and Creative talent on a range of client-facing presentations. You will be formatting content, creating infographics, doing image searches/cropping/image placement and some light animation. Following an outline to bring together creative presentations. Executing print layout design, long format print (facts sheets, white paper, etc.), mechanicals, icons and infographics. Sourcing imagery from stock libraries and existing brand content for usage in presentations. Lending a hand on design tasks as needed. Executing revisions as needed across presentations. Other tasks may apply. About you: Expert in PowerPoint Presentation design and can design in Adobe Creative Suite. Must know how to work with WMF file formats for complex vector graphics and icons exported from Illustrator. Experience creating infographics and some light animation. Up to date portfolio of your Presentation design work. Working in Mac preferred but PC is okay. You have an eye for design that excites the GenZ audience. You must have your own laptop for this job. Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Freelance Art Director (Beauty)
Our client is looking for an experienced Visual Designer to join their growing team. You must have beauty / lifestyle brand experience. You will be working on landing pages, banners, emails, gifs, and more. You will concept ideas that will live across the digitall media landscape. You’ll work closely with the design team to keep concepts on strategy, and implement digital experiences with the web team Skills: Design skills across print and digital media Ability to design with a mobile-first mindset Exceptional communication skills Desire to continue learning and stay on the cutting edge of design concepts Requirements: 5+ years of design experience at an ad agency Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or art Up-to-date resume and portfolio Mastery of the latest design software Apply now to learn more now!
Out client, a leading digital design agency in SF, is looking for a Visual Designer to work on one of their largest client accounts within their San Francisco office. They’re seeking a curious, talented, articulate and multi-faceted designer, who likes collaborating across all disciplines involved in the product design process. Responsibilities: Create cohesive concepts and execute expressive, beautiful designs and illustration Work within the given parameters of each project Accurately estimate and budget your working time Support product design process working closely with the client and the team Be open and welcoming to feedback from the team and the client Experience: 3 or more years of interaction/digital design within a creative agency or in-house product team A strong portfolio that showcases examples of strong visual design Fluency with digital design tools such as Sketch and Adobe suite Utilize the core principles of visual design in all you do—grid, hierarchy, typography, color, etc. Extra points for animation skills Familiarity with UX concepts and product design is a plus Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Digital Product Designer
Our client, a sustainable footwear brand, is seeking a Digital Product Designer specialized in mobile apps to join their growing team. They’re looking for a creative, forward-thinking, and highly skilled designer to work closely with our creative, ecommerce, and engineering teams to design an intuitive, simple, beautiful digital experience across a new mobile app. The ideal candidate is able to work well under structured timelines to deliver inspiring mobile experiences that delight our customers and elevate our brand. An ideal background is someone with experience designing mobile apps, particularly iOS. This person will be reporting to the Senior Digital Designer. Responsibilities: Lead the ideation, design, and prototyping across our mobile app, delivering beautiful, simple solutions as defined by research, insights, and data. Create wireframes, user flows, high fidelity mockups, and prototypes to effectively communicate interaction and design ideas. Help build a digital design system for mobile that is consistent with our e-commerce design system and overarching brand guidelines. Collaborate closely with our product managers, UX designers, copywriters, engineers, and other relevant business stakeholders throughout the design and development process. Think strategically for long-term and global impact, while understanding and taking into account business and technical constraints. Continuously improve and streamline our product design process and contribute to the development and refinement of visual standards. Experience: Experience bringing digital products, especially mobile apps, to life (ideally for e-commerce, brands, or startups). Experience working on cross-disciplinary teams, particularly engineering, product, and marketing teams. Ability to articulate the ‘why’ behind your designs, leading discussions around your process, explorations, and conclusions to various stakeholders. Strong knowledge of current design best practices, developments, and trends for mobile, coupled with an exceptional digital portfolio of past work or projects. Competence in current product design tools like Sketch, Illustrator, Photoshop, Zeplin, Principle, and InVision. Strong foundation in visual design, user experience, user interface design, and branding. A solid understanding of designing intuitive site functionality, interaction, architecture, user interfaces, and navigation. Excited by a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment—able to take initiative and prioritize under tight timelines. Curiosity, humility, and a passion for doing amazing work. Apply today to learn more!
Our client is looking for an experienced web designer to join their growing team for a month-long project. While creating fresh and dynamic graphics for web properties ranging from websites to landing pages to banners, you’ll work with the web development team to brainstorm ideas for mock-ups. You’ll also design looks for highly engaging web experiences, prepare finished files for programming, develop style guides and comply with existing branding standards. Sound like you? To learn more about this opportunity, apply now. Skills: Design skills that cover all facets of the web Ability to maintain, update and improve various online properties An understanding of web design concepts from a user perspective Exceptional communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team Desire to stay current on web design trends with an eye towards the future of web design Requirements: 2+ years of web design experience Bachelor’s degree in graphic arts, design or a related field Up-to-date resume and portfolio highlighting a refined, higher-end, bold and clean aesthetic Strong typography skills Experience with industry-standard web design software Does this sound like something you can do, don't hesitate to apply!
Branding Designers - ALL LEVELS
Our client - an international branding design agency - is expanding and opening its first-ever NYC office. They're looking for Branding Designers at a variety of levels (at least 2 years of branding experience) for multiple temp-to-hire OR direct hire opportunities. You will work closely with the Creative Team and be responsible for the concept, brand design, and execution of identities that span print, digital, and all different mediums. You will be working with the Creative team on entire brand identities. You must have experience working on a full branding system design with the portfolio samples that show it to be considered for this role. Bonus points for candidates with motion experience (intermediate to expert level knowledge of AfterEffects). Requirements: 5+ Years of experience in branding and a passion for brand design. You need to love the work. Must be able to showcase a high level of craftsmanship where no detail goes unnoticed in your design. Your portfolio should speak to and be specific to your role and what you did on the specific project your showcasing. This role is hands-on and will be conceptual, working closely with the Creative Directors on the team. Must have strong typography skills and have experience across mediums. Must be proficient in Adobe Creative Suite and highly prefer candidates who are proficient in After Effects. Must have an entrepreneurial spirit and not be afraid to get your hands dirty. This is a great opportunity for someone who loves brand design and is looking for creative freedom. The brand studio is a well-established agency with roots in other cities and looking to build a creative mecca in NYC.
Onward Search has a new opportunity with a big financial client in Chicago, IL. This opportunity is for a Graphic Designer that can start immediately onsite at our client’s office. Our client is looking for an energetic creative graphic designer who is excited about joining a fast-paced B2B marketing organization. If you have solid experience with the development and design of campaigns and programs including digital content, experiential event, and sales collateral material then keep reading and apply today! RESPONSIBILITIES Create engaging and on-brand PowerPoint presentations and other digital graphics Work with internal stakeholders to understand business objectives and create effective marketing collateral Partner with the digital team on the creation of graphics for website and video platforms Produce a variety of marketing collateral using approved brand templates as well as original concepts following CB brand guidelines Uphold and follow style guidelines Proofreading of own materials Organize and maintain creative assets, including logos, image library, working files and more Coordinate print production with print purchasing resources Maintain relationships with external design consultants QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor’s degree in design or fine arts preferred Corporate or agency background preferred Must have at least 5 years of Graphic Design and PowerPoint presentation design experience A strong portfolio that showcases presentation design skills (i.e.: dynamic charts, diagrams, clean design aesthetic) Strong project management experience Strong interpersonal and communication/creative presentation skills Detail-oriented and can review his/her work carefully Self-starter with the ability to work independently Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Adobe CC, After Effects, and Acrobat Pro as well as Mac and PC Platforms Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Social Media Designer (Key Art)
Our client, an entertainment studio, is seeking a Social Media Designer to join the Digital Display Marketing team. You will report to the Creative Director and be responsible for: Support the Creative Director in the creation of assets such as paid & organic static social media units on brand handles, including Instagram Story, Facebook Story, Twitter units; as well as various other social posts for Pinterest and Snapchat. Attend Creative Kick-offs with Designer Manager or Creative Director for various projects Meet Daily with Project Manager, Creative Director and Design Manager to review current hot list Concept and create dynamic, cutting-edge digital social media marketing. Familiarize yourself with current entertainment industry marketing trends as it relates to social media for TV and digital streaming services. Constantly challenge yourself to learn new methodology, tips, tricks, and best practices in everything from photo manipulation and retouching to type design and production. Be able to maintain consistency in developing social campaigns while adhering to brand guidelines. Collaborate in person with Social Managers and Producers throughout the course of every project brainstorming, offering suggestions and/or solutions, shifting gears and direction as needed to create the best social media marketing solutions possible. Communicate with fellow designers and creative leads to flag problems and be proactive in every aspect of your work to ensure that deadlines are regularly met and problems are solved before they become blockers to on-time delivery. Musts: 4-6 years of Entertainment advertising experience with an emphasis in social media marketing. Able to present a solid portfolio showcasing cutting edge social media marketing and graphic design. Solid understanding of common design issues, challenges and guidelines, with a social media focus. Familiarity with popular streaming services and current TV marketing, advertising and programming trends. Confidence in your marketing and design prowess, with photo manipulation / comping / masking experience, and proficiency in Adobe’s Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects knowledge required). Retouching and color adjusting knowledge / experience a huge plus. Understanding of how to ideate, create, and produce top-level cinemagraphs. The attitude to be an all-around team player, knowing that you’ll go above and beyond the call of duty whenever necessary. The willingness to learn and use internal processes, including formatting, file naming, and archiving. An interest in pop culture and understanding about the current trajectory of new media. Excellent communication skills, self-motivation, enthusiasm and a fine eye for detail. You must be able to work both independently and with a team. Does this sound like you? Apply today!