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Junior Designer

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The Software division of a multinational provider of IT Solutions is seeking a Junior Designer in their Aliso Viejo office. The junior designer will be ready to develop their existing skills by working with senior creative staff on a range of ambitious and innovative projects. Responsible for helping to drive the creative direction of campaigns, an understanding of typography, layout, animation and art direction will be needed to help the team produce the best work possible. Communication is a big part of the job, so the junior designer must feel confident enough to contribute to the entire creative process. Keeping a finger on the pulse of current trends is also key when moving towards promotion and recognition.

We are a fast paced, very energetic and focused team driving some great programs and value to our growing business. The ideal candidate will have the opportunity to share ideas, tackle projects of a variety of sizes and mentor with some very seasoned and capable designers and production artists.


The specific details of a junior designer’s role will vary depending on the role, but common activities include:
• Offering input to creative meetings and sharing ideas
• Producing attractive and effective designs for all media
• Communicating with senior team members to receive feedback
• Liaising effectively with clients and other team members
• Supporting the team throughout the execution of campaigns and projects.

Experience:
• Requires 2-3 years of experience working in a corporate marketing department or design agency.
• Requires experience creating marketing or corporate visuals and layouts.
• Requires a credible portfolio of successful projects that demonstrate ability to create clear visuals and show add value to the presentation.
• Requires ability to influence adoptions of design and layout practices with a record of delivering high-quality visuals on the first attempt.

Technical Knowledge:
• Requires proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including, but not limited to Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; experience in html editing tools is preferred.
• Requires proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite applications including, but not limited to InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Animate, Acrobat; experience in html editing tools is preferred.
Communication/Interpersonal Skills:
• Requires excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including written and verbal.
• Requires ability to manage multiple assignments at once.
• Requires ability to bridge the gap between business and technology issues with management and technologists.
• Requires background in creative brainstorming.
• Requires ability to work collaboratively, cooperatively and cheerfully at all organizational levels, earning the respect of their supervisors and peers.

A good knowledge of the following tools is required:
Adobe Creative Suite
InDesign
Illustrator
Photoshop
Animate
Microsoft Office
Prezi

Education:
Experience equivalent to a 4-year college education with an emphasis in marketing, communications English, journalism, or other field of study that requires critical thinking and significant editorial output.

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