Graphic Designer

Los Angeles
Job Terms:
up to $40 hrly (DOE)
Start date:
Posted By:
Elizabeth Bennett

Job Description:

Aquent Studios is looking for a Graphic Designer to work onsite with our LA team. This is an exciting opportunity supporting a client that is the leading publisher of personalized photo gifts. 

You'll be tasked with developing concepts and executing visual designs for major campaigns according to client provided creative briefs. You'll be responsible for applying the client’s established branding guidelines and ensuring completed work meets client quality expectations. Other roles and duties include ensuring work is completed within stated timeframes and the agreed upon project budget. Projects are primarily print advertising and marketing communications; but may also include Web and multimedia initiatives. 

The Graphic Designer’s responsibilities will also include preparing graphic files for various platforms while maintaining the integrity of the content art, design, and brand. 

This is a full-time role in Miracle Mile that requires attendance at weekly meetings in office in Century City.

Principal Accountabilities 
• Develop a keen understanding of clients’ visual brands, style guides, target audiences, and communication objectives 
• Responsible for reviewing and understanding project scopes, objectives, requirements, and budget parameters 
• Design, layout, and format graphic files to print specifications, and customer requirements 
• Present creative concepts to account management and clients as required, articulating how the design strategy will achieve specified objectives 
• Help identify and define best practice while managing multiple projects and timelines concurrently, taking ownership of all deliverables 
• Exhibit a high level of accuracy when reviewing externally supplied files, setting up client files, and/or pre-flight of newly produced files 
• Proactively inform management about project changes, issues, or concerns, including issues of scope, schedule, process, and quality 
• Resolve project issues effectively and collaboratively with project team 
• Responsible for accurately tracking and reporting time against projects, updating project tracking information, and assisting as requested, with estimating resources and project costs 
• Availability to work a flexible schedule depending on client deadlines and volume of projects 
• Work on special projects or other tasks, as assigned by the Account Director and/or Art Director 

• Can translate creative brief into impactful designs that advance clients’ strategies and achieve marketing goals while maintaining brand standards, budgets, and timelines. 
• Exhibit an excellent customer service attitude at all times, and effectively represent 
Aquent’s values 
• Ability to initiate and articulate concepts across various forms of media and collateral 
• Ability to create custom graphics/illustrations based on defined parameters 
• Can organize disparate source materials into cohesive relevant design 
• Excellent command of formats, typography, graphics, and layout 
• Advanced knowledge of appropriate ratio of clear space, content, and graphics to achieve a consistent brand look and feel 
• Understands components, cycle times, and distribution requirements for integrated marketing communications campaigns 
• Ability to respond and perform swiftly and seamlessly in a rapidly changing environment 
• Demonstrated knowledge and experience in creating print-ready files to required specifications 
• Communicates easily and effectively with all levels of the organization; strong presentation skills 
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and independently under continual deadline constraints with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple quick-turn projects and changing priorities 
• Knowledge and understanding of how to translate designs for Flash, Web, and video use is preferred 
• Ability to effectively evaluate photography for both visual style and content based on client direction/feedback from existing libraries and approved stock houses 
• Able to learn new software packages as needed 
• High level of flexibility, and the ability to work in a very fast-paced environment are key. 
• Bachelor’s degree in a related field or comparable work experience 
• 5+ years of experience in advertising, design, and/or marketing communications with at least 3 years designing impactful corporate ads and B2B marketing campaign materials within corporate identity guidelines 
• Proven proficiency and understanding of Microsoft Office Suite including Windows, Excel, and PowerPoint 
• Proven proficiency and understanding of Adobe Creative Suite programs including but not limited InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator