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Our agency client is seeking a mid/senior-level designer for a 3-month freelance engagement with the possibility of extension. Candidate will be responsible for the development, design and execution of creative concepts for leading-edge Marketing and Web solutions. Will also play a design leadership role on an account/track of work, managing junior designers and collaborating with developers, IAs, copywriters and content strategists as a part of the creative process.
Lead execution and production of existing concepts to provide complete deliverables, creating style/brand guides and templates where applicable
Ensure quality, creating standards and prepare deliverables for handoff to developers, client, printers, etc.
Create layouts by exploring appropriate design principles such as color, typography, and photographic selection for the brand, organizing elements and usability
Provide rationale for design choices; assure design meets business objectives as stated in creative brief
Work collaboratively with UX, copywriters, project managers, other designers and production team
Ability to be both hands-on and provide clear direction to others
Interpret and translate wireframes into tangible and compelling experiences
Create storyboards for animations (identifying the range of assets to be used, the story to be told, etc.)
Develop ideas based on criteria in creative brief; present ides with rationale to senior leadership and to clients
Develop style of the presentation for existing concepts/directions; determine the best format to execute ideas
Support Art Directors with directing and managing 1-2 junior designers
Evaluate a brand’s visual language (color palette, logo, font, etc) across a range of media (may include print, online marketing, Web site, packaging, etc.) with little guidance and oversight
Compare the brand’s expression across different channels; create summary scorecard to depict findings
Sketch logo and wordmark ideas with some direction
Document stylistic rules appropriate for the brand and the audience of the medium with oversight including color palette, typography and logo-wordmark guidelines
Potential to work with print manager to spec projects and assist in press checks when needed
Could be asked to print and bind comp mock-ups as needed
3+ years of industry experience
Strong design portfolio with 4+ years industry-related education preferred
Ability to multi-task and work efficiently under pressure with careful attention to detail is a must
A solid working knowledge of the latest versions of applicable programs -- Mac OS, Photoshop and Illustrator, etc.
A good working knowledge of interactivity and the Web
Passion for design and eagerness to collaborate with other creative people