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Senior Designer

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One of our valued financial service/investment clients, a privately held global firm who provide asset management, investment banking and capital markets services, and insurance services is in need of a highly accomplished, professional Sr. Designer to join their team starting on a freelance basis with the intent to convert to full-time/staff.

As a Senior Designer, you will be an active participant of an in-house creative services team who will develop strategic, contextual visual communications while maintaining brand continuity. Attention to detail and immaculate formatting are essential. The candidate will ideally have over 5 years design experience and a solid background in design and development of branding programs and materials. Projects include imagery identification, presentation and website graphics, print and web-based publications, interactive e-mail promotions, invitations, template creation and other marketing collateral.
The ideal candidate will have a keen design sensibility with special attention to typography and outstanding conceptual ability in pairing design and messaging. Exceptional expertise and mastery in the latest version of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign are expected along with a fundamental understanding of web design technologies such as HTML and CSS. The candidate will exhibit willingness to explain design and branding rationale to internal clients.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
• Work under supervision of Creative Director on independent graphic design projects
• Illustrate information graphics, icons and web graphics as needed
• Perform research and competitive audits
• Create concepts, artwork and layouts based on project intakes
• Evaluate designs based on usability and influence
• Prepare art for final production
• Develop, modify or acquire the images used in projects, with a strong competency for retouching and adjusting images in Photoshop
• Write and explain design rationale behind proposed design solutions; contribute to critique discussions

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
• Bachelor’s degree in design, advertising design, graphic design, digital design or related fields
• Minimum of five (5) years design experience
• Clean design aesthetic with strong knowledge of design and typography
• Highly organized with immaculate attention to formatting detail and aesthetics
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment on multiple projects under tight deadlines
• Exceptional expertise and mastery in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign CS5
• A basic understanding of Microsoft Office programs including Outlook, PowerPoint, Word and Excel

In addition, the ideal candidate will excel in the following areas:
• Explaining a complex story across a series in a simple, clear and consistent way
• Self motivating to provide top quality, intuitive and on-target concepts
• Effectively communicating ideas and respectfully critique those of their peers
• Demonstrating a record and commitment to maintaining and updating technological skills
• Illustrating exceptional conceptual thought processes and visual style
• Candidates must be self-starters and strive for results. The client is looking for talent who adhere to the highest standards and think creatively to realize opportunities.

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