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Sr. Graphic Designer - 2 positions!

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The Sr. Graphic Designer position is responsible for translating marketing and brand strategies into effective design solutions. The Sr. Graphic Designer is responsible for strategic concept development, development and adherence to graphic standards, design extension and production of product packaging, promotional materials and product design to meet business needs.

The ideal candidate should be a quick learner who is able to manage large volumes of design and production work with excellent attention to detail. The person in this position is responsible for preparing mechanical files for various print processes, preparing artwork and adapting designs to related products in a fast-paced deadline oriented environment. He or she should also be well-versed in the various printing technologies.

SPECIFIC FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
∑ Demonstrate the ability to concept & develop artwork, proof read, prepare comps, build print ready files, maintain digital assets, perform pre-flight checks, uphold accurate file maintenance, provide occasional back-up and creative support to fellow designers.
∑ Work and communicate closely with Project Coordinators to support the project initiatives and ensure that all design and production aspects of the deliverables are on track.
∑ Works closely with all levels, including management and employees, Designers, Coordinators, and suppliers.
∑ Design in accordance with marketing briefs and brand standards.
∑ Extend design concepts to different formats and mediums.
∑ Prepare mechanical files for various print processes
∑ Demonstrate the ability to follow corporate and departmental procedures.
∑ Must have a strong knowledge of various print processes such as offset, screen, flexographic and digital printing.
∑ Maintain accurate time reporting.
∑ Attend meetings, present concepts, communicate project status, updates or changes.
∑ Act as a subject matter expert to uphold brand standards.
∑ Act as quality control before releasing artwork for route or print by ensuring brand standards are met, approvals are provided, and proof-read for spelling and grammar.

ACCOUNTABILITIES
∑ 7+ years of related experience.
∑ Thorough understanding of department procedures and project management tools (File Maker Pro,).
∑ Thorough understanding of creative process and understanding of terms and software/equipment required to develop/produce creative.
∑ Expert knowledge of Macintosh, Quark Xpress, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat and InDesign.
∑ Strong knowledge of printing processes and ability to effectively utilize appropriate methods.
∑ Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to interact with all levels of people.
∑ Ability to think on ones feet in a fast-paced, deadline oriented environment.
∑ Effective decision making skills necessary to manage diverse and multiple jobs.
∑ Disciplined, self-motivated, organized, possess excellent time management and problem-solving skills.
∑ Team player with the ability to work in a diverse environment or also work independently.
∑ Proven ability to handle stressful situations.
∑ Ability to think creatively; proactively adapt to changing environment; act decisively, motivate and inspire others.

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