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Visual Designer

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Our client, an agency in Boston, is hiring a Visual Designer for a contract through the end of the year that could extend. This position is onsite and full time hours.

Skill and Role Summary:

- Create layouts by exploring appropriate design principles such as color, typography, and photographic selection for the brand, organizing elements and usability
- Provide rationale for design choices, present ides with rationale to Lead Designer, assure design meets business objectives as stated in creative brief
- Create storyboards for animations
- Develop creative ideas based on criteria in creative brief and/or direction from Art Director/Lead Designer
- Develop style of the presentation for existing concepts/directions; determine, along with Lead Designer, the best format to execute upon ideas
- Edit and make iterations on presentation deck as guided by Lead Designer/Senior Leadership
- Evaluate a brand’s visual language (color palette, logo, font, etc) across a range of media (may include print, online marketing, Web site, packaging, etc.) under guidance and oversight
- Compare the brand’s expression across different channels; document findings
- Provide recommendations to the client/internal team based on findings
- Sketch logo and wordmark ideas with direction from Lead Designer
- Document stylistic rules appropriate for the brand and the audience of the medium with oversight including color palette, typography and logo-wordmark guidelines
- Work with copywriters on tone and voice for the style guide
- Ensure quality and prepare deliverables for handoff to developers, client, printers, etc.
- Create graphic assets with some guidance
- Create posters/mailers for internal use with minimal or no guidance
- Potential to work with print manager to spec projects and assist in press checks when needed
- Could be asked to print and bind comp mock-ups as needed

Experience Guidelines:
- 2+ years of industry experience
- Strong design portfolio
- Some industry-related education preferred
- Ability to multi-task and work efficiently under pressure with careful attention to detail is a must
- A solid working knowledge of the latest versions of applicable programs -- Mac OS, Photoshop and Illustrator, etc.
- A good working knowledge of interactivity and the Web
- Passion for design and eagerness to collaborate with other creative people
- Self motivated, organized and accountable
- Some travel may be required

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