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Graphic Designer

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Contract role with Fortune 500 Tech company in San Francisco!

The Senior Designer has a unique understanding for strategy and a talent for creative development. He/She is able to work collaboratively with the Art Director, as well as work independently and within brand guidelines. Some jobs will require you produce your ideas and visions, while others will require hands-on design and production following the look and feel of existing designs. They will also work collaboratively with the copywriters, web designer and creative directors to come up with solid concepts and then own those ideas through to completion with minimal direction.

You must have experience working in a design or advertising agency environment. We are looking for you to have work involving print campaigns, web graphics, advertising, social networking and mobile, to name a few.

You are experienced in working with creative directors, designers, copywriters, producers, videographers, and coders and to achieve high production values in the work.

Projects include:
Branding events, print campaigns, social media campaigns and designing collateral with a consistent and cohesive look and feel including, but not limited to:
• Designing event signage such as pull-up banners and booth displays
• Design and production of printed posters and flyers
• Creating artwork to be printed on schwag such as shirts, and other various promotional items
• Designing advertisements for digital signage
• Creating web banner advertisements for social media campaigns

Key Areas of Responsibility:
• Works in creative team, consisting of art director, copywriter and web marketing leader
• Responsible for understanding the brand guidelines and staying consistent with them
• Participates in occasional meetings – client and team briefings, project status updates, and brainstorming sessions
• Collaborates with team to deliver excellent work for every aspect of a project
• Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously for various clients and meet all deadlines
• Proactively identifies and pursues opportunities on behalf of the client that go beyond the obvious or accepted solution
• Responsible for having a point of view and for expressing it well
• Maintains strong, proactive relationship with all members of the creative, as well as members of the client team
• Communicates with all team members about all current and future work.
• Attends meetings – punctual and prepared
• Participates in building a strong, profitable and respected discipline
• Works to stay current with and employ appropriate new technologies and opportunities
• Participates in building a collaborative, inspiring and fun culture
• Staying highly organized with files and ensuring good version control
• Keeping digital files clean with neatly organized layers

Qualifications:
• Proficiency in the Adobe CS6 suite especially Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
• Minimum 4 years experience in an advertising agency, design firm or other graphics based professional environment
• Must have an established portfolio which displays long-term client relationships and integrated campaigns
• Strong conceptual and compositional skills
• Experience with corporate branding, working within brand guidelines, and a clear understanding of marketing strategies and concepts
• Must have strong presentation skills, and outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
• Ability to interpret creative direction, and a willingness to learn
• A passion for the medium and a familiarity with its possibilities are essential
• Familiarity with current advertising and design trends, and practical knowledge of Internet and multimedia technology
• Attention to detail is a must

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