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Graphic Designer

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Contract with Fortune 500 Cloud Computing company in San Francisco!

The Senior Graphic Designer has a unique understanding for strategy and a talent for creative development. He/She is able to work collaboratively with the sales readiness teams, as well as work independently and within brand guidelines. Some assignments will require you to create your own ideas and visions, while others will require hands-on design and production following the look and feel of existing designs. You will work collaboratively with program leads, content owners 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:
Design & maintain overall brand strategy for organization
Develop collateral strategy for Sales Readiness
Design & maintain creative artwork for training certifications
Design event signage such as pull-up banners and booth displays
Design and produce printed posters, flyers and flipbooks
Create artwork to be printed on schwag such as shirts, and other various promotional items
Design advertisements for digital signage
Create web banner advertisements for social media campaigns

Key Areas of Responsibility:
Gathers needs with product, program and content teams and develops vision
Collaborates with creative team, consisting of creative director, producers, and various creative specialists
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 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
Maintains office presence 1 day per week at minimum

Qualifications:
Proficiency in the Adobe CS6 suite especially Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
Minimum 5 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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