Graphic Designer

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We're looking for a Junior Graphic Designer for a one year contract role in Pittsburgh, PA. 40 hours per week.

The Graphic Designer will be responsible for providing creative design while acquiring quotes for any outside art or printing services and tracking budget approval and expenditures. Also responsible for securing client approval, maintaining project files, and translating design and layout into finished piece of mechanical art for printing process.

Must-haves:
• B.A. Degree in Graphic Design and at least 2 years of applicable experience is preferred.
• Proficiency in Quark XPress, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, and Abode Photoshop.
• Working knowledge: Adobe Acrobat, Macromedia Dreamweaver, Macromedia Fireworks, Macromedia Flash, Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Word.
• Thorough knowledge of printing from newsprint to full-color process.
• Experience in virtually every aspect of the visual mass communications field, including print, exhibits, text, graphics, video and web.
• Take projects from conceptualization, to design production and fulfillment on time and within budget.
• Excellent communication skills that guarantee effective oral, written, face-to-face and digital communication to various constituent groups.

Will report to the Creative Leader of the Design Team and work with internal/external customers, as well as agencies and other members of the design team and printing staff.