Graphic Designer

Job Category: Marketing
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Jersey City

A graphic designer produces visual solutions to the communication needs of clients, using a mix of creative skills and commercial awareness. Designers need imaginative flair, awareness of current fashions in the visual arts, working knowledge of the latest computer packages, and an understanding of material costs and time limits, all of which can impact the design. Must be reliable and able to work with little supervision and can quickly adapt to existing applications for business functions and technical structural layout.

Duties
Graphic designers influence how we view the world using colors, illustrations, photos, and fonts. Look at a book or magazine, go to a coffee shop, or take a drive. When you do, you’ll encounter graphic design. From company logos to road signs, to product packaging, design is part of our everyday lives. The designer will:

  • Brainstorming and mocking up design ideas
  • Presenting ideas to clients
  • Meeting with clients and adjusting designs to fit their needs or taste
  • Projecting budgets and schedules
  • Using computer software to execute designs
  • Working with others, such as printers, programmers, developers, or other technicians, to complete the final product
  • Interpreting the client’s business needs
  • Developing design briefs by gathering information and data to clarify design issues
  • Thinking creatively to produce new ideas
  • Using innovation to redefine a design brief and meet the constraints of cost, time, and client
  • Multi-tasking: graphic designers often work on more than one design brief at a time
  • Using a wide range of media, including photography and computer-aided design
  • Producing accurate and high-quality work
  • Contributing ideas and design artwork to the overall brief
  • Keeping abreast of developments in IT, particularly design programs
  • Working to tight deadlines

 

Requirements
High School Diploma or GED Equivalent
College Graduate (Preferred)
GPA of 3.0 or higher (Preferred)
Eligibility to work permanently in the US

All applicants must be able to demonstrate their abilities prior to receiving an interview through means of a well-thought-out and organized portfolio. 
If a portfolio is not available; applicants must provide as many links as possible to sites that they have built for clients with references that can be verified.

 

Position Detailed Skill-Set

The candidate must have a solid grasp of Microsoft Office, Google Applications, and the ability to travel. Overtime may be needed to make certain deadlines. The candidate must have the ability to prioritize work and juggle multiple projects while meeting deadlines. Troubleshooting skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills with strong attention to detail.

 

Preferred Skills

Experience with Adobe Creative Suite is ideal. The ability to work on multiple platforms (Mac OSX & Windows) is preferred. Along with the following:

  • Minimum three years experience in graphic design
  • Experience with website design and updates
  • Experience quoting and managing print jobs, as well as working with printers
  • Macintosh knowledge, good working knowledge of Quark Express, Photoshop, Illustrator,

Dreamweaver, and experience with Microsoft Office

  • Organized and detail-oriented
  • Ability to handle multiple projects at once
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Associates or bachelor’s degree in graphic design, communications, or related field or equivalent experience

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