Graphic Designer - temp/contractor
Job Description
Experienced
IFAI Headquarters - Roseville, MN

summary

The Graphic Designer is a temp/contractor job starting approximately February 24th and lasting for approximately 8 weeks, for about 30 hours per week.

The graphic designer will provide art direction, layout and production skills for IFAI publications, delivering high impact, brand-consistent designs for print, digital and tradeshow environments in a fast-paced team environment. This position combines the knowledge of design processes and technologies with visual communications skills.

 

key relationships

  • Reports to Creative Director
  • Works collaboratively with all teams/departments

 

primary duties and responsibilities

  • Develop and execute creative for publications, advertising, collateral and promotional materials
  • Maintain consistency of established design formats/brand identity as well as create new designs to enhance and improve the visual appeal of all materials
  • Create artwork as needed (includes infographics, graphs, charts, illustrations)
  • Work with editor to manage production schedules to meet deadlines and publication dates
  • Coordinate and perform all rounds of proofs and accurately compile and enter revisions
  • Execute initial design concept to finished piece.
  • Color correct images, manipulate as needed
  • Manage entire design/production process of assigned  projects
  • Maintain complete, organized, and accessible electronic and paper file archives.
  • Responsible for quality control of projects and execution of brand strategies and design standards
  • Remain current on design trends, software, equipment and techniques of the publishing industry.
  • Other duties, responsibilities and qualifications may be required and/or assigned as necessary
Qualifications

qualifications | competencies

  • Proven ability to deliver marketing and design solutions to support business objectives.
  • Proven written and oral communication skills (able to communicate design essentials with credibility and confidence).
  • Ability to manage, prioritize and organize multiple projects to ensure deadlines are met within a fast-paced, team environment.
  • Open to learning best practices, branding, strategy, and personal growth.
  • Able to operate a computer, telephone, copier, and other office equipment
  • Able to move about building and within workstations

 

experience | skills

general

  • Excellent creative, communication, and strategic thinking skills
  • Innovative, self-directed, detail-oriented, deadline driven, dependable
  • Able to work independently or collaboratively
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Professional client service manner and ability to interact with all levels of management

 

design

  • 3+ years experience as a graphic designer
  • Able to manage all aspects of complex design projects and synthesize direction from many individuals
  • Able to effectively manage multiple projects and develop creative design within tight deadlines
  • Education and experience necessary to accommodate production duties, traditional and digital design with
    fast-paced design demands
  • Passion for design with excellent typography skills and color usage

 

technical

  • Proficient in operating a Macintosh computer and current version of Adobe Creative Suite with intermediate to expert skills in use of Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator.
  • Comprehensive understanding of 4-color printing including preflight and prepress, PDF workflow and online proofing
  • Proficient in color-correction and image manipulation
  • Understands of digital/web production issues

 

 

education

  • Bachelor’s or technical degree in graphic design preferred

 

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