Graphic Designer

Graphic Designer (Freelancer/Contractor)

1558 Brand Agency is looking for a freelance/contract graphic designer with experience in creating engaging, on-brand graphics for a variety of media that capture the attention of those who see them and communicate the right message. The graphic designer must be able to define requirements, visualize and create graphics including illustrations, logos, layouts, photos, website imagery, social media graphics, product packaging, exhibitions and more.

We’re looking for someone who can take direction from written or spoken ideas and convert them seamlessly into images, layouts and other designs. The successful candidate should have a thorough understanding of how marketing campaigns work and be able work with a team of individuals with different skills and responsibilities to deliver to the customer

We work in a fast-paced environment, so the ideal candidate will be able to hit the ground running as soon as we bring on a new client or project and work under tight deadlines where needed.

Responsibilities:

  • Study creative briefs and determine requirements
  • Work with the Account Manager to schedule projects and define timelines
  • Conceptualize visuals based on requirements
  • Prepare rough drafts and present ideas
  • Develop illustrations, logos and other designs using software or by hand
  • Put together disparate elements of a design created by another professional, such as the icons, photographs and other components necessary for a website design
  • Use the appropriate colors and layouts for each graphic
  • Consult with clients’ marketing, copywriting and sales teams to create cohesive designs that reflect our clients’ corporate cultures and goals
  • Work with copywriters and creative director to produce final design
  • Test graphics across various media
  • Amend designs after feedback
  • Ensure final graphics and layouts are visually appealing and on-brand

Requirements:

  • Proven graphic design experience, preferably 2+ years in a professional commercial design environment
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art Design, Marketing or related discipline, preferred
  • A strong portfolio of illustrations or other graphics
  • Extensive experience with design software and technologies (such as InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Google Docs and Slides)
  • Work simultaneously on 5+ projects based on current client workload
  • Ability to self manage your time and projects
  • A keen eye for aesthetics and details
  • Adaptive design eye and skill
  • Ability to absorb and apply constructive criticism from peers and clients
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work methodically and meet deadlines
  • Working knowledge of CSS3, HTML5 and JavaScript is a plus

Time Commitment and Working Conditions:

  • Workload varies from week to week based on client work and projects in progress
  • 15-20 hours per week commitment
  • Flex hours with ability to work from anywhere
  • Must be willing and able to meet deadlines which may require work on evenings and weekends
  • Must have a laptop, internet connection, and phone
  • Ability to join weekly video conference calls

Hourly Rate:

  • $30 – $40 per hour (based on portfolio and experience)

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