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Graphic Designer

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Our client, an international humanitarian agency, is seeking a freelance Graphic Designer for about 13 weeks to cover a Paternity Leave starting in April.

In this role, the designer will be responsible for concept, design and digital pre-press production of print communications materials including: one to four-color ads, newsletters, calendars, posters, brochures, annual reports, and direct mail packages. Creative will also include subordinate graphics such as: charts, logotypes and spot illustrations.

The ideal candidate will work cooperatively with in-house clients and production coordinators, as well as outside vendors from initial concept development through
final press-checks, and project reviews.

Additional Responsibilities & Qualifications Include:
• Manages project development, schedules and approved estimated costs.
• Manages project quality control, including presentation comprehensives, digital file preparation, press checks and production reviews.
• Manages individual pre-press production systems (day-to-day use, simple maintenance and troubleshooting) including physical systems (hardware; i.e., Mac system, printers, scanners, CDRs, etc.), and software.
• Interacts regularly with the director, art directors and production coordinators of Graphic Services.
• Excellent writing skills required.
• Well organized and able to manage time and physical environment productively.
• Strong decision making skills.
• BA/BFA degree or equivalent in design or graphic design desired but not required.
• At least five years experience in design, layout and production of four-color print communications desired.
• Strong portfolio of work, indicating broad concept, design and production expertise in one to four-color print communications.
• Mastery of Adobe Creative Suite CS 5.5 to CS 6 (InDesign, Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator) software as well as Macintosh platform and operating systems.
• Knowledge of pre-press electronic file preparation and digital photo formats.
• Working knowledge of multi- and four-color print production, including sheet-fed and web printing as well as bindery, postal and fulfillment requirements.


Interested candidates please respond with links to relevant portfolio samples. Thank you.

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