The Associate Graphic Designer works under the supervision of the Director of Design and other team members to develop innovative design solutions with high visual impact to develop print and digital graphics that clearly convey client messages and meet key deadlines. You will also work closely with the Director of Digital Strategy and Design to support the development of diverse web applications in order to understand how to best use digital design to promote client goals, meet specific digital objectives, and create engaging, user-friendly experiences across different platforms, browsers, and devices.

This position works on a variety of products, including logo/brandmarks, print collateral, outdoor advertising, digital creative and an array of other visual products for clients and the agency.

Essential Job Duties

Learning (15%)

  • Participate in professional development and learning activities to continuously improve leadership, management, project management, and coding skills
  • Read and reflect on agency readings; connect readings to short- and long-term goals for team and agency
  • Participate in agency team meetings, professional development check-ins, and other internal meetings, as needed
  • Maintain high-level of organization for digital files and materials

Graphic Design and Layout (85%)

  • Assist design team in developing attractive and effective concepts, graphics and layouts for a variety of digital and print media
  • Maintain and manage internal and external client relationships
  • Support team in the production of design drafts and mock-ups and engage in collaborative design solutions to complex problems
  • Support the management and maintenance of multiple websites, including updating WordPress core files, themes, and plugins; adding or updating email addresses; and troubleshooting hosting and domain issues
  • Identify problems, research solutions, and collaborate with the team to devise plans to solve UX issues
  • Adhere to style standards based on client style guide and/or branding
  • Work closely with Creative Projects Manager and Director of Design to develop consistent, engaging and timely social media graphics for clients
  • Liaise with external printers on a regular basis to secure printing production quotes and ensure print projects meet deliverable deadlines
  • Provide feedback on enhancements with the development and design team

Job Requirements

  • A bachelor’s or associate’s degree in Graphic Design or comparable experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Technical knowledge and understanding of Adobe Creative Suite
  • Understanding of visual design elements (e.g. layout, color, typography)
  • A keen eye for detail
  • Ability to learn and adapt quickly in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to meet deadlines in a high pressure environment
  • Self-motivated starter, team player, and critical thinker
  • A healthy dose of curiosity
  • Intrinsically motivated self-starter, team player, critical thinker, and effective communicator
  • Ability to prioritize given tasks and work efficiently towards completing them
  • Strong problem solver and analytical thinker