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Senior Graphic Designer

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One of our regular Fortune 500 clients has an immediate need for a Senior Designer, you'll prepare original art for print and electronic media. You'll produce creative layout and high-level design, transforming ideas into powerful concepts that meet business needs. You'll continuously enhance your design skills, and your knowledge of design, brand standards and production techniques.

You'll manage complex design projects from concept through production and delivery. This will involve balancing multiple priorities concurrently, establishing timelines and estimates, and identifying key resources. As Senior Designer, you'll work independently, with periodic performance and work reviews.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Ability to translate strategic needs into creative concepts, and produce, professional, practical deliverables, that are aligned with business needs
• Develop high-level concepts, and design innovative ideas for print and electronic deliverables, supporting the brand
• Work with multimedia staff, to provide structure, visual comps and basic programming, to create multimedia presentations, web design banners and on-screen presentations
• Develop leading practices, utilizing up-to-date techniques, equipment and advancements within the design community
• Produce creative, interactive presentations or proposals, using a variety of software and delivery methods
• Mentor CSG staff in the use of brand standards, design principles, software, processes and design industry knowledge
• Help establish vendor lists. Build relationships with vendors, and work with them to produce and deliver products and services
• Arrange project meetings and discussions on appropriate graphic methods/techniques, to meet project requirements
• Persuade customers to choose effective and functional designs and deliverables, within budget
• Gain strong knowledge of the brand, and raise brand awareness
• Cross-train in additional CSG functions to provide flexibility of resource
• Act as a project manager, to communicate and negotiate project deadlines, project scope, cost estimates and schedule changes as necessary
• Understand and strictly adhere to the client quality standards and procedures, including CSG standards and guidelines
• Utilize the CSG.com database, to confirm all time and materials are billed correctly, and that project instructions and customer interactions are fully documented
• Produce designs that meet end-user as well as internal customer's needs
• Knowledge and skills requirements
• Excellent communication, interpersonal and teaming skills
• High-level concept-to-design skills
• Advanced technical understanding of print production, both in-house and with external vendors
• Ability to project manage multiple assignments, and facilitate meetings
• Knowledge of Flash and Dreamweaver
• Ability to sell designs to meet business, time and budget requirements
• Advanced expertise with graphics software tools, including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, Flash, Dreamweaver, etc.
• Advanced knowledge of troubleshooting technical issues in graphic files for prepress, printing, web and onscreen viewing, linking graphics, including fonts and creating color separations
• Exceptional knowledge of typography and appropriate use of brand colors, images and fonts, giving legibility and functionality
• Proficiency in standard loadset including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and with relevant equipment


EXPERIENCE:

A minimum of 4-8 years of related design experience


EDUCATION:

Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design, and/or related discipline

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