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Digital Designer

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A major consumer company located in NYC - is looking to bring on a freelance Digital Designer for a temp-to-perm position.

Overview:
The Designer takes instructions from an art director to complete established design directions. The individual is responsible for executing on designs and production of final files for websites and all other online projects. Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job.

The Designer’s responsibilities fall within the following areas:
1. DESIGN AND VISION
- Work with art directors to create designs and user interfaces that meet the required business objectives, including high
quality design, brand integrity, and usability.

2. MANAGEMENT AND COORDINATION
- Provide design support to the project team. Effectively self-manage projects and meet established deadlines. Execute on designs to completion and following through to the finish.

3. CLIENT SUPPORT AND PRESENTATION
- Achieving high satisfaction from internal and external clients who require support from the design team, including marketing, product development, WWI, etc.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
1) DESIGN AND VISION
- Execute on established concepts and stylistic direction to support business objectives
- Produce sliced and optimized images for websites and other online projects
- Provide design support for communication materials that are in keeping with the user audience and creative vision of
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- Maintain and enforce brand identity issues
- Maintain a high-level of design and production standards and guidelines
- Set up and maintain templates for designs
- Research photography associated with projects
- Work closely with site builders and engineers to achieve desired result and proof finished product
- Take direction well from the creative director, art directors and other project team members

2) MANAGEMENT AND COORDINATION
• Meet objectives and deadlines
• Coordinate and work with art directors, chosen vendors and freelancers in the completion of all projects
• Self-manage multiple creative projects at once
• Identify and communicate areas of improvement and pro-actively contribute to bettering the creative team
• Stay abreast of emerging technologies and programs hardware associated with the design and production process

3) CLIENT SUPPORT AND PRESENTATION
• Build and maintain client relationships
• Help present established design solutions that meet and enhance business goals for product development and strategic solutions
• Exhibit good presentation and communication skills

Requirements:
The successful candidate will have great graphic design and been responsible for and had broad exposure to a wide variety of projects and technologies and be able to develop and maintain different project initiatives. Requires an associate’s degree or comparable work experience and at least 3 years of experience in the field or in a related area.

SKILLS/TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE
• Knowledge of HTML and various technologies utilized in building web applications (HTML, CSS, DHTML and Javascript, XSL, etc…) a plus.
• Knowledge of and various processes associated with print production a plus.
• Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, PowerPoint and Microsoft Suite

ACADEMIC
• Excellent understanding of design principles
• Complete understanding of production guidelines and best practices
• Good oral and written communication skills

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