Designer

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We are looking for a Graphic Designer for a 6month contract with our financial services client in Seattle. This individual will produce creative, and comprehensive design for print and interactive client deliverables. Must be team oriented and dedicated to working on a collaborative creative team.


Essential Functions of the Job include:
• Develops designs and innovative ideas for client deliverables.
• Effectively creates layouts with strong typography and appropriate use of color, images and fonts, allowing for readability of type.
• Develops concepts for packaging design and carries through with the construction of ideas.
• Effectively utilizes styles, master pages, templates, tracking, keening and leading.
• Proficient and remains up-to-date with graphic software tools and equipment required of the position, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, Flash, etc.
• Troubleshoots technical issues in graphic files for pre-press and printing-linking graphics, including fonts and creating color separations.
• Maintains awareness of"state-of-the-art" techniques, equipment, best practices and developments within the design community.
• Supports firm brand.
• Create timelines and cost estimates for client approval.
• The ability to anticipate and respond to the changing environment in a practical and effective way, enabling others to do the same.
• When talking about change, illustrate what you mean with practical examples
• The ability to put our emphasis on teamwork into practice through being a great team member, and/ or team leader, promoting cooperation within and between teams across the company.
• Promote openness and involvement from all team members
• Solicit a constant two- way flow of input and feedback
• Solve complex problems in your own and other's fields, evaluating the benefits and likelihood of success
• Communicate effectively with critical stakeholders to increase a solution's chances of success
• Anticipate what clients will want and follow up to check that they're completely satisfied
• Demonstrate the value of the team's work by keeping the client up to·date, and explaining issues, approaches and
solutions (i.e., manage expectations)
• Involve clients when planning and preparing work/assignments, and treat them as key members of the team, helping them to understand the policies (firm or regulatory) that impact on their business

Knowledge and Skills Requirements:
• Excellent customer service skills
• Excellent communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills
• Excellent work ethic and the ability to thrive in a time-sensitive environment
• Advanced skill in InDesign, Illustrator, PhotoS hop, Acrobat, PowerPoint
• Proficient in Word and Excel
• Good concept and design skills
• Strong portfolio
• Experience in print production, both in-house and with external vendors
• Speed and accuracy are crucial to this position
Other Requirements:
• Depending upon workload, this position typically will require overtime.
• May be required to travel to work at an actual client site or other CSG location as part of a project team providing design, conceptualization and solutions pertaining to deliverables.

Job Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design and/or related discipline, or equivalent work experience and approximately 2- 5 years of related design experience