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Graphic Designer

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We're working with a national brand to find a Graphic Designer to join their team. In this role, you'll focus on a variety of print and web deliverables.

Location: Onsite at client's office in Washington, DC
Type: Contract; W2 through Aquent
Duration: Ongoing; long term
Hours: 40 per week

Responsibilities
• Ensures that all visual and verbal messaging (both internal and external) has a consistent tone and manner.
• Monitors the current use of the brand and its use in future applications so that the brand relates to the core values of the organization.
• Works directly with various organizations in need of graphic design and illustration expertise to disseminate messaging throughout the organization using the following vehicles:
Conception, rendering, and implementation of corporate logos, symbols, and icons.
Layout and graphic designs.
Print media.
Video, web page design, Flash animations, electronic media (PowerPoint presentations).
Retail and sales promotional materials.

Qualifications
• Be highly creative with outstanding design sensibilities and production skills.
• Possess the ability to implement branding policies and standards for multiple communications media.
• Have the ability to coordinate projects and interact professionally with Brand and Policy customers.
• Have interpersonal and presentation skills, and a professional attitude.
• Be able to receive and execute art direction in a timely manner— from research, concept, design, production to printing.
• Be able to help Brand and Policy manage incoming design projects during their entire lifecycle — including creative analysis, research, design, production, and printing.
• Be proficient in both PC platform (Microsoft Windows 7) and Macintosh (Apple Macintosh OS 10.4) platform.
• Be fully versed in branding policies that govern the proper use of all logos and trademarks, and the ability to carry out branding guidelines and policies in accord with Corporate Communication objectives.
• Work with clients on creative strategy and requirements.
• Design, illustrate and produce print, web-based, and interactive ads.
• Develop corporate communication materials, collateral, multi-media presentations, and other marketing communications vehicles.
• Coordinate the services of outside printers, deliverables, and deadlines.
• Maintain a library of illustrations, images, graphics, and other graphic arts materials.
• Communicate effectively with clients and be able to multi-task at a very high level.
• Print production, multimedia presentation, motion graphics, and web page design software.

Software Requirements:
• Adobe Acrobat Pro 10
• Adobe After Effects
• Adobe Bridge CS6
• Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design Premium that includes InDesign CS6
• Dreamweaver CS6
• Fireworks CS6
• Flash CS6
• illustrator CS6
• Microsoft Office 2011 (Mac) (software includes Word 2010, PowerPoint 2010, Excel 2011)
• Photoshop CS6
• QuarkXPress 8

Requirements:
• 5-years of experience in Typography, Book design, Drawing, Advanced graphic design, Computer-assisted design, Digital media, and Photography.
• An associate degree, but preferably a bachelor's or advanced degree in Fine Arts in Graphic Design or equivalent experience.

Interested? We'd love you hear from you! Please include the following when applying:
-Updated resume
-Portfolio link or samples (Applications submitted without a portfolio will not be considered.)

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