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Graphic Designer

Job Description

The ideal candidate will have solid graphic design skills, and a high attention to detail, converting complex ideas into compelling visuals. Superior conceptualization abilities, problem solving, resourcefulness, and time management are additional key skills that are vital for this position. The ability to work in a fast-paced environment is extremely important, therefore production experience at design studio or agency level will be a huge plus.


This position requires an expert knowledge of web design and development; and principles, concepts, and methodology of graphic computer systems typically acquired by completion of a bachelor's degree in graphic design, computer science, or equivalent experience. Requires at least 1 - 2 years of specialized experience in the field of web design and development, including thorough knowledge of and expertise with WordPress, HTML/XHTML, CSS, JavaScript and Adobe Creative Suite; layout principles and aesthetic design concepts, webpage design, information architecture, and interface design. Should be skilled in leading projects and assignments that support web design and publishing. Also requires ability to understand information in fields unrelated to web design and development to accurately categorize content and develop information architecture. Must have strong HTML knowledge plus suite of related computer graphic or multimedia tools.



Specific Responsibilities



  • Design branded assets for email marketing campaigns, websites, social media, tradeshow exhibits, sales presentations, and more.

  • Create engaging PowerPoint presentations to support sales and marketing efforts.

  • Utilize the latest techniques in responsive design and HTML/CSS best practices to create unique new client-facing designs and bring innovation to the department and company.

  • Collaborate with the appropriate departments to achieve a smooth transition for graphic, web, and email projects.



  • Create stunning visual designs for full scale interactive campaigns, including websites, mobile application interfaces, ad campaigns, innovative software dashboard interfaces, and all digital media communications.

  • Have strong foundation in user experience thinking to create the best visuals for the project.

  • Collaborate closely with the marketing team to create designs for A/B testing, and optimize according to web analytics.

  • QC all materials for accuracy and adherence to branding guidelines.

  • Update and maintain integrity of files and file structure.

  • Experience designing Websites, banners, landing pages, emails and graphics.

  • Deep knowledge of industry tools, and solid understanding of designing intuitive site functionality, interaction, site architecture, user interfaces, and navigation.

  • Ability to successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously, working both independently and as part of a team.

  • Thorough attention to detail.

  • Strong project ownership.

  • Ability to conceptualize and produce quickly and accurately.

  • Ability to communicate clearly, effectively, and efficiently.


Desired Skills and Experience



  • Display excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to articulate ideas to audiences of creative, technical, marketers, and stakeholders.

  • Exceptionally self-motivated and directed as well as the ability to set and manage priorities judiciously.

  • Superior analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving abilities.

  • Ability to pivot as business needs shift.

  • Maintaining a positive attitude and a sharp wit with a clever sense of humor in high pressure situations.

  • Highly proficient in Adobe Creative Suite applications (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop).

  • Highly proficient in the latest HTML and CSS standards, particularly as it applies to responsive email design.

  • Proficient understanding of design best practices.

  • At least 3+ years' experience with Adobe Creative Suite.

  • Must have a portfolio of demonstrable and original creative designs with a focus on the digital environment.

  • UI design and data visualization experience preferred.

  • Agency or Design Studio level production experience a huge plus.


Requirements


Required Technical Skills



  • Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office

  • HTML, CSS, JavaScript

  • WordPress

  • Mobile and responsive Web development


Preferred Skills



  • BS degree in graphic design, web design/development or related field (or equivalent training and experience).

  • Experience working with multi-versioned materials.

  • Agency


Benefits



  • Competitive salary based on experience

  • Paid personal days, flex days and company holidays

  • Medical, benefits & a 401K Retirement Savings Plan

  • Our casual work environment

  • Our office space is in the heart of Carrboro and quick walk to Farmers Market, and walking distance to stores and restaurants on Main Street.





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