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OVERVIEW: Our client, a top lifestyle company, is looking to hire a Web Designer for a 12+ month assignment located in San Mateo. This person will play an integral role in designing and improving the companies web presence. RESPONSIBILITIES Execute on all phases of the design process—from originating creative concepts to creating pixel-perfect visuals to completing the final handoff to engineering. Create responsive designs for multiple contexts and devices (e.g., desktop, mobile, tablet). Prototype design solutions for review, testing, and handoff. Generate clear concepts with the larger Digital team. Understand the brand, marketing initiatives, strategic positioning, and target audience. Thoroughly understand and maintain brand guidelines. Present developed concepts to team members, stakeholders, and the executive team. SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE: 4+ years of experience in web design at a relevant brand or agency. Portfolio/samples required. BS/BA degree in Design, Visual Design, or related field preferred. You have in-depth knowledge of graphics creation with Adobe Creative Suite. You can wireframe, prototype, visually pixel push and validate work using the tools such as Sketch, InVision, and Adobe Suite. You have a good understanding of UX/UI. You have a strong portfolio that demonstrates your creative concept development and graphic design skills. Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Production Designer- Print/Retails
Our client, a leading retailer, is looking for a Production Designer for a temp to perm opportunity located in the South Bay. Ideal candidate will have experience with design and production of print campaigns. Attention to detail and ability to manage multiple projects at a time is key. RESPONSIBILITIES: • Responsible for resizing approved campaigns for various elements (POP, OOH, Window Displays, Ads, Packaging, NSO and Trade shows) • Adhere to quick turnaround on edits/corrections • Preparing final press-ready files based on supplied specs/instruction (creation to completion) • Proper archiving of approved jobs • Understand and adhere to the quality standards and procedures • Practice good time management • Communicate expectations with Project Managers SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s Degree in Art, Design/Visual Communication 1-2 years of graphic design experience in a corporate environment Advanced working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign) Fundamental working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, high-volume, deadline driven environment Strong attention to detail, excellent organizational skills and able to understand priorities of tasks Retouching and web experience a plus Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Production Assistant - Graphics
Our client is looking to hire a Production Assistant in their Graphic Design department for a year-long contract in Rhode Island! Day to day: Monitor digital approvals such as various copy, graphics, packaging, etc. Ensure correct graphics are being used before sent out to print and/or manufacturing Manage and prepare specialized forms Ensure proper documentation of all files Other duties as assigned Qualifications: 1-3 years in graphics management or traffic-related role Solid understanding of the creative process Skilled in Adobe Creative Suite Proficient in Adobe Acrobat Proficient in MS Office Does this sound like an opportunity you would like to explore? Apply today!
Onward Search is hiring a Graphic Designer / Production Artist for our client just South of Charlotte, in Ft. Mill SC for a 2-3 month project! Position Objective: The client is a national brand! 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 drawings 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. Position 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 Education and 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 The healthy 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 Years’ Experience: 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! Does this sound like you! Apply today!
We are seeking a freelance Graphic Designer to join one of our top client's design team. You will be designing a wide variety of things across digital and offline media. To be successful in this position, you’ll be a self-starter, capable of delivering brilliant creative ideas and show incredible attention to detail. Responsibilities: Planning concepts by studying relevant information and materials. I am illustrating concepts by designing examples of art arrangement, size, type size, and style and submitting them for approval. Preparing finished art by operating the necessary equipment and software. Coordinating with outside agencies, art services, web designer, marketing, printers, and colleagues as necessary. Contributing to team efforts by accomplishing tasks as needed. Communicating with clients about layout and design. Creating a wide range of graphics and layouts for product illustrations, company logos, and websites with software such as Photoshop. Reviewing final layouts and suggesting improvements when necessary. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or related field. Experience as a graphic designer or in a related field. Demonstrable graphic design skills with a strong portfolio. Proficiency with required desktop publishing tools, including Photoshop, InDesign Quark, and Illustrator. Practical time management skills and the ability to meet deadlines. Understanding of marketing, production, website design, corporate identity, product packaging, advertisements, and multimedia design. Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Onward Search has an exciting freelance Visual Designer opportunity in Hoboken. This role is with one of our premier national clients who's looking for a skilled designer with experience or an interest in internal design. Do not be mistaken, this client's employee base is one of the largest in the world, and this design team treats them as any other company would treat their consumers. This role is on-site and looking to kick off as soon as possible. If this is a role you're interested in, apply today! Responsibilities: Create the visual brand for the suite of technology products, including marketing campaigns of the technology products. Work closely with Product Management and the Marketing team to effectively communicate the message through the visual solution. Create visually impactful design solutions in line with the brand for a wide range of media, including websites, mobile and desktop apps, digital signage, posters, booklets, user guides, presentations and videos to effectively communicate essential information on the technology products. Produce high-quality icons and images and share amongst the marketing team for consistent branding. Create posters, banners, headers, PowerPoint templates, GIFs, brochures, and digital signage. Understand typography, color, materials, and textures and how they effectively apply to product design. Experience: At least 5 years experience as a visual designer Expert knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator Stay on top of the latest design trends and technologies with a clear understanding of the color theory Broad knowledge of the overall marketing experience, how all types of media – online and offline – are executed with a deep understanding of web, mobile, and UI design best practices. XD and/or Sketch is a plus BA/BS degree or equivalent experience required Some HTML/CSS ability a plus Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Sr. Visual Designer
Our client, a top financial company, located in Downtown LA, is looking to hire a Senior Visual Designer for a 12+ month assignment. This person will be responsible for the design of promotional materials, designing native and social media advertising, whitepapers, and articles as well as updating web pages. Other projects could include producing brochures, reports, and other print materials. Significant experience with interactive and static chart design is preferred. Responsibilities: Participates in gathering and analyzing user data (qualitative, quantitative) to inform the design. Expected to create artifacts such as mockups, typographic systems, animation, interactive or static prototypes, illustration and photography deliverables, and recommendations. Designs solutions inclusive of user requirements, design patterns & best practices, technology trends, and project requirements. Gathers and incorporates feedback from end-users, project stakeholders, technical and design teams. Works with UX designers and writers to create final artifacts. Presents design concepts and explains the rationale to team members and stakeholders. Receives and analyzes feedback and makes appropriate adjustments to recommendations. Provides input to technical teams during the development phase to ensure interactions are developed as designed. Monitors feedback and analytics to recommend and prioritize iterative improvements. Creates prototypes to illustrate design and interaction concepts. You are expected to demonstrate advanced skills with industry-standard prototyping software on Mac OS. Skills and Experience: Demonstrates user experience leadership to the creative team. Provides thought guidance, expertise, and mentorship to others. Initiates and leads projects to improve the overall digital experience by continuously evaluating user behavior, design, and structure. Ability to partner with external vendors to influence and advocate for consistency and usability standards. Collaborates within a team and other departments to leverage and share ideas and recommendations to apply broadly across multiple channels. In-depth knowledge of design and prototyping software and techniques on MAC OS is required Ability to lead projects of significant size and scope Demonstrates the ability to work in a team environment; an initiative to work and learn independently and proactively contribute to department goals; and ability to lead others while maintaining effective business relationships with associates throughout the organization Requires 4-6 years of experience Bachelor’s Degree preferred but not required Does this sound like you, apply today!
Sr. Interactive Designer
Our client, a secure file sharing and storage solutions company, is looking for a Senior Interactive Designer to join their Brand Studio Interactive Team onsite in San Francisco, CA, 40 hrs/wk for a 3+ month contract. Opportunity to extend to 6 - 9 months for the right candidate. This person will design content and landing pages for logged-out marketing pages for the companies product launches, under the direction of an Associate Creative Director. This person should have a strong background in graphic design and art direction for the web, particularly for the marketing of major brands; strong knowledge of interactive creative development processes; and experience developing innovative solutions. You are a self-starter who will work closely with Brand Studio producers, engineers, stakeholders, and other designers to produce thought-out design solutions and interactive concepts for landing pages and marketing pages for product launches. Your experience in graphic design, user experience, and interface design results in unique ideas and world-class creative solutions. You are proactive in collaborating with others. You understand how to balance user needs and accessibility with your outstanding sense of design and an incredible eye for detail. Although not required, your skills in motion graphics, prototyping, and others are much appreciated and preferred. Responsibilities include: Accountable for successful conception and execution of visual creative direction Regularly reviews creative work with the group’s ACD to get feedback on direction, and to ensure the job on track with other activities in the group. Delivers the art direction of an interactive project, from concept through to code Develops innovative and on-strategy designs and experiences that meet the objectives of the assignment Solves problems conceptually in collaboration with the broader interactive team, including writers, UX designers, creative technologists, and developers Presents persuasively and clearly articulating design rationale Communicates effectively — verbally and in writing — with other creatives and product managers, engendering trust and respect Manages the work of interactive designers and art directs photographers and illustrators as necessary Experience: 5-7 years extensive (preferably agency) experience specializing in visual design for digital campaigns and web with an excellent understanding of technical possibilities and limitations. Master in design software including, but not limited to, Figma, Sketch, Illustrator and Photoshop Experience in advertising, marketing, corporate identity, brand management, sales promotion, and/or new media communication. Expertise in developing creative solutions in a variety of campaigns, across a broad range of problems and media, including advertising, graphic design, Corporate ID, interactive, and collateral. Knowledge of the requirements of the creative process, including typical time and resources needed to produce with efficient quality work on time, and to specification. Strong foundational design skills beyond the screen—typography, branding, print, layout Grasp of interface-design skills—You understand the impact of motion, viewport sizes, etc. Does this sound like you? Apply today!
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Freelance Architectural Designer / Project Manager
Onward Search is looking for a freelance Architectural Designer/Project Manager for one of our luxury retail clients. This is a 6-month contract with the possibility for extension, onsite in NYC. The ideal candidate will have conceptual design and development capabilities, expert-level AutoCAD skills, and can mentor more junior level architecture team members. The Architectural Designer/Project Manager will be responsible for the creation of 3D store design renderings, answering RFI’s, project management, setting up agendas for meetings, and some additional administrative tasks. Responsibilities: Hand sketching conceptual renderings 3D design Helping Design Managers with the RFP process Following up with consultants Setting up meeting agendas Researching project-specific materials Administrative / project management work, including electronic file management, document management, timesheet recording keeping/submittal, etc. Team collaboration Qualifications: 3-5 years minimum of architectural experience Professional degree in Architecture Expert level in proficiency in AutoCAD Expert in hand sketching Proficient in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator Must have a portfolio with luxury brand samples Interested in this opportunity? Apply now with your resume and portfolio link included!