Graphic Designer

Location
New York
Posted
Mar 25, 2013
Closes
Apr 24, 2013
Contact
Ms. Human Resources Director
Duration
Freelance
Graphics Designer ($50 per hour)


Type:
-Contract assignment
-30-40 hours per week depending on work flow
-On-site 3-4 days per week

Description:

Financial information firm seeks a graphics design and production professional to create designs and produce creative assets for both digital and print projects. Your experience spans both business and consumer facing media.

You are able to balance design and usability with the need to produce creative assets on required schedules. You are comfortable managing your time across a mix creative design for new projects and design updates for weekly print production projects. You are adept at creating email templates that make complex information appear digestible.

Tight deadlines and demanding clients don’t faze you -- you consistently produce high quality output, and you are adept at balancing thoroughness with speed.


Your responsibilities include:

•Create and update designs for website, HTML email and newsletter templates, marketing collateral and a suite of printed reports and sales collateral.
•Create HTML code to execute creative designs, including graphics, videos, and text.
•Ensure that digital designs meet usability and search engine optimization standards.
•Update style guides and ensure that print and digital designs are in accordance with brand strategy and guidelines.
•Ensure all deliverables meet stakeholder requirements for design, production and schedule.
•Document and track project workflow, and maintain system of organizing, versioning and storing creative assets.
•Manage other freelance resources as needed to manage peaks in work flow.


Qualifications:

•7-9 years interaction design and art direction experience including visual design, interface design and print design.
•Experience with news and content-based websites, branding and identity projects, print products and collateral.
•BFA/BS/BA Graphic Design, Art, Multimedia or closely related field.
•Strong skills in Adobe CS including Flash, Photoshop and Illustrator.
•Ability to translate business goals and functional requirements into compelling design solutions.
•Working knowledge of HTML/CSS, and its application to web design, web standards, usability, SEO, best practices, HTML5, javascript and AC3 a plus.
•Knowledge and experience of multimedia content authoring tools.
•Excellent inter-personal relationship skills required.
•MAC and PC proficiency, and thorough knowledge of MS Office suite required.




No phone calls or agencies please.