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Designer II

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Bring your visual design chops to the table by joining a winning and innovative team! Our client, the global leader in coffee retail has an immediate need for a talented designer to join their team! This is a contract role with a good chance to convert to Partner or extend upon mutual fit. This new project is set to launch with fall promotions and candidates must demonstrate the ability to work in a fast paced environment (agency or in house does not matter.) Will be working in conjunction with sr designers, art directors, and copy managers. Work samples are required.

Job Summary and Mission

The Designer for digital creative digital content is a critical role in making our client one of the most engaging, thoughtful and innovative digital Brands in the world by supporting both site marketing creative, marketing communications, and site development.

The person in this position possesses an understanding of the elements and principles of design particularly in a digital space. They understand what it takes to extends creative across marketing channels and how it works in the eCommerce environment.

Key Responsibilities

A Designer on the Global Digital Marketing team is the glue in a fast paced, deadline driven environment. This role is responsible for delivering pixel perfect files across digital marketing channels for the the Brand with occasional contribution to other brands.

Summary of Key Responsibilities:

Daily design and production eCommerce emails, eCommerce Social channels, web banners, and site content on the client's Commerce website, as well as future digital properties
Version campaign assets across digital marketing channels
Work with lead designer and other creative team members to develop and produce brand content
Ensures that work adheres product and channel guidelines
Deliver assets, files, documents, etc to appropriate cross-functional partners at the right times
Contributes to building and maintaining a strong team-oriented environment

Responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:

Develop an understanding of the Starbucks brand (in-store and online) and be an advocate for the brand within the team and its projects
Develop an understanding the brands we sell so that you can accurately represent them in your daily tasks
Insistence on adhering to creative strategy (including budgets and timelines) based on the project brief, creative criteria, brand attributes and expected production values

An innovative and strategic thinker who exhibits a relentlessly creative thought process
Thrive (and keep smiling) in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment
Adobe CC is your second language
Ability to collaborate with writers, other designers, and business partners (clients)


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
3–6 years of professional experience with a design firm or advertising agency
Expertise in concept-driven creative
Impeccable design, typographic, and compositional skills
Ability to track deliverables, meet deadlines, and communicate well with team members
Ability to organize, prioritize and meet deadlines within challenging time frames
Ability to learn from critique and apply feedback effectivley
Demonstrates strong layout, typographic, production skills with a strong portfolio and process
Experience designing for an eCommerce business is preferred
Expertise in Adobe CS, knowledge of Sketch and other digital production tools

Extra Credit If You:
Can demonstrate abilities in motion graphics and/or video editing
Can demonstrate proficiency in hand lettering and illustration
Can demonstrate proficiency in photography and retouching

Must show system and design thinking. Show proficiency in illustration and hand lettering (required), as well as motion and video editing (nice to have). Will work closely with the sr. designers and art directors, taking more ownership of specific channels. Product designers are NOT a fit, App or website design less important. These are more on the graphic design side. Creative Suite required.

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