Vitamin T is currently in search of a SR. Communication Designer for our client in Metro Detroit. This is a long term role!
We’re looking for a visual communicator with a creative mind, technical skill and enthusiasm. As a Communication Designer, you would leverage your talents to communicate compelling and inspiring business stories through presentations, infographics and other formats. The role provides the opportunity to visually communicate on a variety of subject matter (e.g., family, healthcare, shopping) to influence business decisions at some of the world’s most respected companies. Responsibilities range from tactical (e.g., designing presentation slides) to strategic (e.g., pitching creative approaches to a communication challenge).
The ideal Communication Designer…
Balances art with purpose: You recognize that visual communication is more than aesthetic appeal, and create communications that engage, inform and inspire through copy and art.
Can ideate and produce: Provided with raw input, you apply your creativity to come up with design concepts and compelling copy, and transform both into finished products.
Has a broad toolkit: You’re comfortable working with a variety of software – transitioning seamlessly between design tools (e.g., InDesign) and office apps (e.g., PowerPoint).
Is empathetic: You can share the feelings of story subjects (i.e., consumers of a variety of products and services) and business audiences (e.g., marketers, product designers, leaders).
Possesses business acumen: You have or can develop an understanding of clients’ business challenges and translate their needs into relevant and impactful communications.
Excels at managing time: You can prioritize and manage details successfully in a fast-paced environment requiring flexibility and resourcefulness.
Is highly collaborative: You enjoy learning from and partnering with others – taking direction or providing it – and integrate seamlessly in multi-disciplinary teams.
Responsibilities of the role include:
Lead communication design for key accounts.
Provide consultation to account teams on potential and recommended approaches for client projects (e.g., optimal format, style, etc.).
Ensure that design standards are established, understood and upheld on all client-facing communications (e.g., create and educate account team on use of style guide).
Produce or support the production of a variety of communications, roughly distributed as follows:
(60%) Produce reports/presentations, creative copy, custom frameworks and infographics; translating raw input into physical/digital communications.
(20%) Coach and support those in non-creative roles in their creation of basic reports and presentations (e.g., provide tips, copy ideas, design assets).
(10%) Support production of videos by developing style guides and providing design assets to in-house video editors (the ability to write copy for scripts is a plus).
(5%) Support development of microsites by creating layout concepts and providing design assets to in-house web developers.
(5%) Support development of exhibits by consulting on overall layout and being involved in production of components (e.g., graphic panels, videos).
Promote a communication design mindset throughout the organization by participating in internal development initiatives (e.g., facilitating training, sharing examples of your work).
Support the evolution of the Arti|fact team, particularly as it relates to continued innovation (e.g., explore new software, processes, creative techniques, inspiration sources).
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