Growing Hillsboro agency looking to add a Sr. Designer to their team. Excellent work-life balance, incredible benefits, and awesome creative work are all part of this position. Create inspiring, strategic, and innovative ideas that work in a fully integrated manner, both online and offline
The Senior Designer (SD) establishes the conceptual and stylistic execution for projects and campaigns. The SD works in conjunction with the Creative Director and Junior Designers on all design solutions, including, but not limited to, digital including, web, interactive, social, tablet and mobile screens, print and retail solutions. The SD reports to the Creative Director and collaborates with the entire creative team on overall cross-media solutions taking a proactive role in the concept phase of project development, in addition to the management of deadlines and costs related to these projects. The SD is responsible for extensive written and verbal communication surrounding the deliverables as well as directing the work of junior level designers. At the end of the day, the Sr. Designer likes to uncover innovative solutions to complex problems and enjoys articulating the merits of a solution to the creative team and to clients.
Create designs, concepts, and sample layouts using thoughtful typography and a thorough knowledge of layout principles and color theory with cleanliness, readability and objectivity.
Illustrate concepts by designing rough layout of art and copy regarding arrangement, size, type size and style, discussing them with clients and/or team members and making necessary changes.
Develop graphics and layouts for brand development including logos, packaging, point-of-purchase, websites, and prepare brand identity guidelines showing proper use of brand design elements.
Knowledge and thirst to investigate, innovate, and develop trends in creative with an emphasis on website, social, and mobile application.
Work with partners, art directors, and creative director to develop design solutions
Responsible for the quality of execution and quality of thinking and creative
Creating and directing user interface design, architecture and functionality according to usability best practices, standards compliant design, and cross browser compatibility, with understanding of analytics for web and mobile
Work as a team with copywriters, designers and developers
Train and direct staff members who develop design concepts into art layouts or who prepare layouts for online, mobile, and offline purposes
Responsible for seeing the idea through the creative process to final sign off
Present concepts to clients for approval
Confer with creative, art, copywriting, or production heads to discuss client requirements and presentation concepts, and to coordinate creative activities
Follow client brand guidelines and work to creative brief and show understanding and relevance to the target market
Be able to effectively visualize and create concepts into the end product, giving direction on photography style, imagery, typography, iconography, and navigation optimized for web
Attend all photo shoots and location visits, providing direction to photographers to meet clients brief, as applicable
Confer with clients to determine objectives, budget, background information, and presentation approaches, styles, and techniques
Qualifications/Experience and Education: 5 to 7 years working as a designer in an agency environment with deep expertise in digital creative execution and best practices
Excellent communication, organization, time management and analytical/problem solving skills are required, along with a high degree of flexibility.
Self starter and accustomed to leading projects with little supervision.
5 years experience using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Acrobat. Working knowledge of adobe Digital Publishing Suite, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word. Experience with Adobe After Effects and Adobe Premiere a bonus.
Mobile design experience is required
BS, BA, or BFA required
If this sounds like a great job for you, apply now!