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Graphic Designer

Publication or Company  Sasaki Associates
Industry  Graphic Design/Art Direction
Job Duration Full Time
Job Location Watertown, MA
Job Requirements The graphic designer is responsible for creating design solutions that have a high visual impact. The role involves listening to clients and colleagues and understanding their needs before making design decisions. Our graphic designers work on a range of projects including but not limited to: design and production of brochures, reports, proposals, presentation materials, exhibitions, displays, wayfinding and signage, corporate communications and corporate identity.

• meeting clients and colleagues to discuss the business objectives and requirements of each project;
• interpreting the clients and colleagues’ business needs and developing a concept to suit their purpose;
• estimating the time required to complete the work;
• developing design project by gathering information and data through research;
• thinking creatively to produce new ideas and concepts;
• using innovation to redefine a design project within the constraints of cost and time;
• presenting finalized ideas and concepts clients and colleagues;
• working with a wide range of media;
• proofreading to produce accurate and high-quality work;
• contributing ideas and design artwork to the overall project;
• demonstrating illustrative skills with rough sketches;
• working on layouts and preparing for print;
• keeping abreast of emerging technologies in new media
• developing interactive design;
• working as part of a team with other designers and marketing specialists

A graphic designer must have:
• Bachelor degree in Graphic Design or related field
• Minimum of 5 years of experience
• Creative flair, originality and a strong visual sense
• Proficiency MS Office, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, 3ds Max, Acrobat, Dreamweaver and Flash; Sketch up and Revit preferred
• Confidence to present and explain ideas to clients and colleagues
• Strong problem-solving ability
• Must be detail oriented
• Must be a team-player who is able to manage a variety of projects under competing deadlines
• Excellent organizational and communication skills are critical
• Must be able to collaborate and influence
• Sense of humor

About Our Company Collaboration is one of today's biggest buzzwords—but at Sasaki, it's at the core of what we do. We see it not just as a working style, but as one of the fundamentals of innovation. We think and work beyond boundaries to make new discoveries. We are diverse, curious, strategic, and inspired.

Our practice comprises architecture, interior design, planning, urban design, landscape architecture, graphic design, and civil engineering, as well as financial planning and software development.

Among these disciplines, we collaborate in equilibrium. No one practice area is dominant over the others—and each is recognized nationally and internationally for professional excellence. On our project teams, practitioners from diverse backgrounds come together to create unique, contextual, enduring solutions. Our integrated approach yields rich ideas, surprising insights, unique partnerships, and a broad range of resources for our clients. This approach enables us to work seamlessly and successfully from planning to implementation.

While our disciplines offer depth of expertise, our studio structure engenders breadth, innovation, and interdisciplinary collaboration. The Campus Studio focuses on institutional work and the Urban Studio focuses on civic and commercial work.

From our headquarters in Watertown, Massachusetts, we work in a variety of settings—locally, nationally, and globally. Our Shanghai office offers focused support and business development for our work in China. Our offices are vibrant and dynamic, featuring open workspaces that reflect our dedication to collaboration and facilitate a synergistic process.