We are seeking a Visual Designer who can work onsite in Raleigh, NC. This is a fantastic contract-to-hire opportunity for a mid-level visual designer, someone with 3-7 years of experience who has a really beautiful portfolio to share. As the Visual Designer, you would be responsible for designing websites, mobile, UI and Print. The ideal candidate will have an uncanny ability to balance both right-brain (highly creative and conceptual) and left-brain (insanely strategic and detail-oriented with a knack for understanding what drives client success) mentalities. WHAT YOU WILL DO: Bring solid design skills (including a great appreciation of typography, design thinking and strong storytelling) to design mostly interactive media (such as websites, mobile sites, etc.), but also to work on branding projects, print collateral, traditional media output. You will be expected to effectively balance multiple diverse projects, especially in the realm of higher education (which is their primary focus). Additionally, you will have to work independently on design projects as well as collaborate with others in the creative department, including the Creative Director. DESIRED SKILLS AND TRAITS: >An outstanding body of work demonstrated in their portfolio. >4+ years of design experience. >B.S./B.A./B.F.A. in Communication Design, Graphic Design, Information Design, Interaction Design, Multimedia Design or related field. >Experience designing websites. >An understanding of how websites are built – not necessarily how to code. >Ability to design with the end user / target audience in mind. >A pixel-level attention to detail. >Comfortable with design facilitation, collaboration, and presentation skills. >Experience working directly with developers. >Understanding of responsive design principles. >Strong skills with relevant Adobe Suite tools (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.).