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Graphic Designer

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A solar energy client of Aquent’s is looking for a Production Designer for their Creative Services Group who will be responsible for supporting the overall efforts of their in-house creative resources and external vendors. Included will be conceptualizing, developing and delivering innovative strategic on-target solutions for all assigned projects (Sales sheets, brochures, videos, trade show materials, etc.). Selected candidate will also be responsible for supporting and enhancing the overall efforts, strategic vision and direction of creative services department leadership.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include (other duties may be assigned):
• Help produce exceptional creative work
• Adhere to, constantly review and improve Creative Group Processes
• Support the overall efforts of the creative team; collaboratively execute innovative creative projects through solid brand strategy; ensure projects are completed within prescribed timelines and budget parameters
• Contribute creative concepts and designs as well as evaluate designs/concepts developed by other team members and external vendors
• Ensure that high quality creative projects are delivered with a strong attention to detail
• Study the creative marketplace; stay current with trends and innovation
• Translate and extend the brand equities look and feel, brand identity and style guidelines
• Prepare design presentations including mock-ups, mounting and PowerPoint summaries
• Plan and lay-out artwork for assigned projects; provide clear instructions and prepare final layouts for production in a clean and organized file format
• Manage project organization for all projects; oversee the archiving of design assets
• Collect, read, interpret and use related client briefs to deliver innovative creative with solid brand strategy
• Support all members of the design team in the completion of design work
• Maintain accurate and timely project documentation
• Execute quality control functions, including proofing, reviewing creative output and project processes
• Deliver - in a clear, concise and direct manner - professional client presentations that are engaging, visually compelling, persuasive and supported by a sound rationale and strategy
• Required to work extended hours when necessary to support the design team in meeting deadlines
Minimum Requirements:
• Excellent creative skills
• Bachelor Degree plus 2 years of graphic design experience OR Associates degree plus 4 years of graphic design or digital design experience reflecting increasing levels of responsibility OR 6 years of graphic design or digital design experience reflecting increasing levels of responsibility.
• Skilled in the use of the Macintosh platform, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop at an advanced level; Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft Office suite at a basic level

Preferred Requirements:
• Comfort under pressure and adept at creative problem solving, setting and maintaining appropriate expectations, and communicating complex concepts
• A drive for excellent work that fuels your passion to deliver only the highest quality outcomes in a fast-paced, high-volume environment
• Negotiation skills and flexible outlook
• Perfectionist attention to detail and exceptional quality standards
• Proven ability to execute on marketing projects effectively and cross the finish line
• Self-motivated with the ability to work independently
• Experience working with outside vendors such as design agencies, copywriters, photographers
• Proven strong relationship-management skills: able to successfully relate to people at all levels of business; capable of forming and maintaining strong relationships and partnerships

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