Senior Graphic Designer
Reports to Asst. Art Director / Global Acct. Manager
This person is a leader and an accomplished designer with agency-level work. Able to work from conception through to completion. Effectively manages projects, budgets and timelines. Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously, working in a fact paced studio. Heavy client contact. Superior communication skills required.
Heavy client-facing role: attend briefing meetings, advise clients on the best and most appropriate solution to their visual communication needs
Present creative concepts to clients
Hands-on design: ability to execute agency-level creative solutions within brand guidelines and within budget
Assist Global Art Director and global team as necessary
Ability to create and manage budgets and timelines
Ability to manage client expectations, by building and maintaining an open dialogue
Takes ownership for his/her work
Works within the global workflow process
Manages projects with offsite studios
Regularly updates Global Account Manager and Art Director, Asst. Art Director with project developments and workload
Manage multiple projects ensuring adherence to approved estimates and timelines
Liaise with third-party vendors as required
Support Management with data extraction and reporting, when required
Punctually and accurately completes time-sheets and job records within workflow tool
Creativity: Should consistently provide innovate ideas that put forth imaginative alternatives and question traditional approaches. Considers the aesthetic look and feel of any document and provide alternative solutions as appropriate
Client Focus: Demonstrate client-focused approach to providing agency-level creative. Build effective client relationships based on trust, flexibility, and professionalism.
Quality: Demonstrates a desire for quality. Continues to identify opportunities for improvement when appropriate. Ensures all projects undergo studio QC process during all phases.
Project Management & Time Management: Demonstrates effective time management skills and ability to manage several projects simultaneously.
Sound Judgement: Exhibits sound decision-making capability, considering broader implications of proposed actions and alternative solutions.
Effective Communicator: Exhibits confidence and possesses excellent communication skills to effectively and regularly confer with clients. Responsible for ensuring important information is communicated to team/GAM and client during all aspects of project. Must be sensitive to client needs, remaining calm and confident, even in difficult situations. Produces clear and well structured written communication.
Team Player: Works in partnership with colleagues to achieve shared goals. Assists and mentors team with art working and general development of creative skill. Offers assistance to others and contributes to a positive team spirit.
Technical Skills: Stays abreast of industry trends and updates as it relates to relevant software and hardware. Shares knowledge and best practices with global team. Contributes to our Best Practices resource library. Understands and works within network systems and procedures.
Drive and Enthusiasm: Exhibits energy and enthusiasm. Determined to achieve results and is prepared to put in extra effort as required.
Personal Development: Takes responsibility for professional development, seeking out and acting upon feedback of performance. Stays abreast of industry trends and updates, and acts as team player in sharing of knowledge and best practices.
This is a temporary assignment with the possibility of going full-time
PC and Mac platform, advanced skills in Adobe Creative Suite 5.5. / 6
Working knowledge of MS Office software, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
Bachelors in Graphic Design
Advanced knowledge of pre-press and print technology, including litho, digital, and other methods
Knowledge of web and multi-media