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Publication or Company ITHAKA
Job Title Senior Visual Designer
Industry Marketing, Non-profit, Web Development, web design
Salary Competitive
Benefits 401K/403B, Dental, Health
Job Duration Full Time
Job Location New York, NY
Job Requirements We're looking for a Senior Visual Designer to join a talented, four-person design team. You will work on projects across ITHAKA services (JSTOR, Portico, and Ithaka S+R)—producing print, web, email, and merchandising designs. Strong candidates must be able to think across communication channels and execute meticulously.

Where.
The Senior Visual Designer is a part of the Marketing and Communications team with members located in Ann Arbor, MI and New York City. This position is based in New York City and requires travel to the Ann Arbor office up to 10% of the time.

What we do.
ITHAKA Marketing & Communications is responsible for creating meaningful experiences for users of ITHAKA services, and growing that user base through innovative campaigns, communications across channels, and new products and offerings. The team comprises individuals who are passionate about design, research, marketing, and technology, and who believe that collaboration, communication, and a healthy dose of fun are the tenets of success.

What you’ll do.
This role will allow you to work in several different design disciplines—from graphic to web to environmental. The breath of work will include the look and feel of marketing websites, event signage, email campaigns, conference materials, and merchandising. Because of the diversity of projects, it is expected that you will collaborate with the Email Campaign Manager, Website Manager, Event & Exhibit Manager, and Marketing Associate to produce the best outcomes possible. The Creative Director will provide branding guidelines and will be your supervisor.

Your qualifications.
? You have a BA/BFA/MFA in arts or design.
? You have 6 to 8 years of web design experience.
? You have 3 to 5 years of experience managing junior to mid-level design staff.
? You have excellent presentation and communication skills, and feel confident communicating designs to other departments and external stakeholders.
? You have a deep understanding of where and how technology and design intersect.

Your skills.
? You define design guidelines and see projects to their completion.
? Your portfolio demonstrates an impeccable sensibility for color and composition, commensurate with an expert-level web design specialist.
? You can clearly articulate design decisions and gracefully handle negotiation.
? You are able to position design within product identity goals.
? You understand the value of aesthetic restraint and simplicity, but can design in a range of styles, from modern to cartoon, button glass to flat retro.
? You manage the balance of form and function in your designs.
? You thrive in demanding environments, managing multiple projects and shifting priorities.
? You collaborate well with teams, but possess the initiative and professionalism to work independently.
? You welcome honest, candid feedback.
? You exhibit a user-centric design approach and think of data and testing as allies in creating the best possible user experience.
? You work with the Adobe Creative Suite, and have experience with Agile development processes.
? You work iteratively and thoughtfully in pursuit of the most user-friendly design solution.
? You recognize that true communication is equal parts listening and talking.


About Our Company ITHAKA (www.ithaka.org) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping the academic community use digital technology to preserve the scholarly record and to advance research and teaching in sustainable ways. ITHAKA provides innovative services that benefit higher education including JSTOR, Portico, and Ithaka S+R. ITHAKA is headquartered in New York, NY with additional offices in Ann Arbor, MI and Princeton, NJ.

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