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Graphic Designer

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Our client in Northern Virginia has a need for a fairly senior Graphic Design professional.
The designer should have a mastery of Adobe Creative Suite, preferably version 5.0 or higher.

Minimum of 5 years’ experience graphic arts or design



• Design of resume must show solid understanding of typography and layout
• Must demonstrate strong communication skills
• AA/BA/BS degree or comparable experience in graphic design

Print Designers must have a solid understanding of the following programs, or their equivalent: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, Bridge.


PORTFOLIO MUST DISPLAY
• Strong creative skills
• Excellent visual composition skills
• A solid knowledge of printing, typography, and photography
• A solid knowledge of software, including InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator,
• A variety of completed projects over many years
• An understanding of corporate branding
• Digital and print samples.
• Samples where the candidate has led a team of designers or coordinated with external vendors.
Skills:
• Show solid knowledge of industry technical knowledge
• Be able to give examples of how they have used advanced features of each of the primary software programs that they use in their specialty. For example, style sheets in InDesign, or Layers in Photoshop.
• Have solid verbal communication skills
• Must understand the value of corporate branding
• Must demonstrate proven record of being able to juggle and prioritize multiple concurrent tasks.
• Must demonstrate proven record of being able to be flexible and able to operate under tight deadlines and changing client requests.
• Must demonstrate proven record of being able to work both independently and in a team environment.
• Must demonstrate proven record of being able to work according to established production and delivery schedules, specifications, and budgets
• Must demonstrate proven record of being able to accept feedback from Art Director and coworkers.
• Must demonstrate examples where the candidate has determined a project’s schedule, estimate, and requirements.
• Must demonstrate examples where the candidate has assisted in determining project requirements, creative approach, and the most cost-effective method of meeting the deadline with appropriate design solution.

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