Senior Designer / Jr. Art Director
Position purpose: The Senior Designer supports and contributes to the overall design and vision of our projects and company. Collaborating with other team members, they develop original design concepts and strategy, as well as execute existing design directions for clients. The Senior Designer should be able to present and represent the vision of both the project and company to clients and have a clear understanding of scope and process to support projects accurately and efficiently. The Senior Designer will also oversee junior designers and interns on various determined projects.
- Create and drive fresh, forward-thinking design concepts that are multi-faceted and have room to grow. Must be able to own the creative process from brief to production.
- Always keep the client’s goal and overall strategy in mind, and be able to justify your design decisions with this strategy. Have not just a talent for craft, but an ability to create craft at scale, bringing story and system together.
- Be able to present work to all levels of clients and represent LMNOP thoughtfully at any form of engagement.
- Work collaboratively with all levels of designers, copywrit- ers, developers, printers and strategists.
- Exhibit strong communication skills. There should never be any doubt as to the direction or intention you put forth.
Outreach & Business Development
- Represent LMNOP thoughtfully and accurately at any form of engagement, whether with clients or at public events.
- Acknowledge and seek out opportunities of growth or out-
reach for the company.
- Help curate documentation of projects and identify proper
channels of outreach for said projects.
- Help in creation of assets for social media and website in all
- Keep overall project scope in mind at all stages. It is your responsibility to make sure all deliverables are accounted for, as well as recognize if a project’s hours begin to go beyond designated scope. If a project creeps beyond scope you will make the CD and Project Manager aware.
- Track all project hours for yourself each day. At the end of each week, the full work week needs to be accounted for.
- Submit any project expenses to the PM as soon as they are charged.
- Ensure that you are following each project’s production schedule. It is your responsibility to schedule regular creative check-ins with the CD on projects well in advance of deadlines to ensure project direction is approved.
- Ensure that all items on the project checklist that fall under design are accounted for in a timely fashion.
- A strong background, with 5+ years of visual design experience, in a similar role.
- Ability to build relationships, understand client vision/direction and present designs and concepts clearly.
- Strategic thinker with excellent analytical, written, and verbal skills.
- Experience in brand system building and establishing a brand platform.
- Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch/Figma and any other relevant software applications.
- Print production/pre-press knowledge; experience working with vendors, attending press checks and proofing
- The ability to be calm under pressure and juggle multiple projects at once.
Strong communication skills.
How to Apply:
We are an equal opportunity and inclusive employer and encourage applicants of all backgrounds to apply. We do not and will not discriminate on the basis of age, race, nationality, gender expression or identity, religion, economic background, disability, or sexual orientation.
To apply for this role, please send a portfolio and CV to [email protected] with a cover letter describing why you’re the ideal candidate. Please put ‘Senior Designer’’ or “Junior Art Director” in the email subject line.
The salary range for this position is $80,000 to $115,000. Exactly where a prospective employee will be paid within this range will depend on, among other factors, the actual salary ranges for current and former employees who are either currently filling a similar role or did in the past; the candidate’s depth of experience and qualifications; the level of specialization the role requires; budgetary considerations; the market demand for that role and the local market conditions that exist where the employee will be based.