Graphic Designer

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Job Description:

Principal Responsibilities:
•Act as the primary designer on complex design projects with responsibility for developing high-quality conceptual design solutions for print communications.
•Contribute to the development of creative brief, reviews client business objectives and recommends appropriate creative solution.
•Solve communication problems with design, clearly organizing messages to align with business objectives.
•Represent creative team in presentation of preliminary work, internally and to clients.
•Set standards for typography, color, image and layout, etc., and oversee development of templates where necessary.
•Coordinate project-related activities of graphic designers and freelance artists.
•Develop detailed vendor specifications and provide production direction to appropriate team members.
•Manage assets associated with a project, including photography and illustration, according to department guidelines.
•Manage the closure of projects, ensuring all project assets are archived appropriately according to department best practices.
•Ensure that all work adheres to department quality standards, firm visual identity standards and aligns with firm brand positioning.
•Meet all budget and deadline requirements.
•Proactively identify and implement solutions to improve day-to-day work processes in the design area.

Knowledge/Skills/Competencies Required:
•Exemplary conceptual and visual design competencies with the demonstrated ability to communicate complex ideas in a manner that is easily understandable.
•Strong technical skills with the ability to generate print-ready end documents.
•Excellent project management skills with a demonstrated ability to manage multiple assignments in a high-volume environment.
•Ability to exercise independent judgment and apply critical and strategic thinking to proactively make sound business decisions.
•Excellent command of formats, typography, graphics and layout.
•Advanced knowledge of print production including demonstrated experience using specialized printing techniques.
•Understands components, cycle times and production/distribution requirements and can manage to project timelines.
•Strong working knowledge of press and finishing technology and operations
•Excellent project management skills with an ability to handle multiple assignments in a high-volume design environment.
•Solid understanding of firm's businesses so design and production decisions are made in the context of the expected business outcome

•7+ years professional experience in graphic design.
•Formal education in design (BA or BFA degree) or equivalent

Decision making
•Visual design decisions impact overall effectiveness of communication.
•Specifications and image selection impact project cost

Direction/Leadership of others
Project level supervision of graphic design