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Junior/mid level Visual Designer

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Aquent is the world's largest and most successful boutique staffing firm specializing in the creative and marketing field. We place our Talent in contract and contract to hire engagements ranging from 2 days to 2 years! We offer the industry's best benefits including medical, dental and vision as well as a 401k plan! Our Talent rave about these subsidized benefits! We also offer an outstanding referral bonus program where you can earn thousands of dollars just for knowing and referring talented friends!


Position- Junior- Mid Level Visual Designer
Location-NYC
All work is to be done onsite M-F during normal business hours.
Start date- asap
Duration- Through November 31, 2016, possible extension
Work is to be done onsite. Remote is not an option.
Local candidates only please
Hourly pay rate range- $30-33hr
Skills- html, css, CMS, Illustrator, Indesign, Photoshop 


This role will involve executing on diverse responsibilities within a social media team at this very popular tech company. The individual must be self-driven and be able to work without much supervision. Trustworthiness, attention to detail, and resourcefulness are paramount.

At this company, Visual Designers weave iconography, typography, color, space and texture together to help users successfully navigate products. They believe that products should be beautiful and accessible. As a Visual Designer, you’ll delight users with designs that inspire, engage and excite them. You’ll create beautiful and accessible high-quality visuals--from concept to execution--primarily for social media. You’ll collaborate with the team social lead, marketing, community management and development teams to constantly refine the design language for Local Guides and create innovative, beautiful assets that increase visibility and engagement across program channels.

Responsibilities
- Create visual content for Local Guides platforms, with a large focus on social media
- Visually present user interface so information is easy to read, easy to understand and easy to find
- Create a look consistent with brand - while pleasing our users.
- Organize design requests from various team members
- Support other social media goals and processes
- Design and communicate clear organizational structure for housing visual assets
- Partner with cross-functional stakeholders on project progress
- Communicate in a cross-functional team and present ideas and designs effectively.

Minimum qualifications
- BA/BS degree in Design (e.g. interaction, graphic, visual communications, product, industrial), HCI, CS, or a related field or equivalent practical experience.
- 2+ years experience in visual design for a large brand
- Excellent Photoshop and Illustrator skills
- Strong evidence of excellent verbal and written skills and eye for design/photography
- Proven track record of designing and shipping successful visual designs for multiple platforms and concepts, especially social media
- Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build good working relationships.
- Strong core visual design skills and knowledge of user-centered design methodologies
- Works quickly and enjoys the fast pace of the industry
- Demonstrates strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills
- Must be self-motivated to prioritize and manage workload and meet critical project milestones and deadlines.
- Can manage competing priorities and multiple projects

Preferred qualifications
- Well-versed in multiple social media platforms and demonstrates solid instincts on what makes media content successful
- Strong acumen for motion design and user experience design
- Proven ability to act as a leader in communicating conceptual ideas and design rationale, all within a user-centered design process.
- Solid understanding of basic principles of animation.

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