Graphic Designer

Apr 18, 2013
May 18, 2013
Dawn Roberts
Design, Other
Full Time
Scope of Responsibilities
* Works under the direction of the Creative Services Manager to design book covers, direct mail marketing materials, advertisements, brochures, and other print projects, banner ads, e-mails, landing pages, and websites
* Efficiently and correctly prepares and delivers press and web files according to established production methods and schedules
* Attends and contributes to project and brain storming meetings
* Collaborates with many internal groups to create smart, well-branded, and effective sales, marketing, and publication materials. Good communication skills are required.
* Generates user-centric ideas and concepts and executes innovate solutions aligned with Association goals. Collaborates closely with IT to design web components according to user needs and technical requirements, documents best practices
* Meets or exceeds project schedules
* Consults with and keeps Creative Services Manager apprised of concepts, progress, and completion of projects
* Assists in obtaining and organizing digital and other art
* Keeps design and technical skills current

* Bachelors' degree required in Graphic Design
* Minimum of 5–7 years experience in graphic design, print and online production preferably in a marketing/publishing setting, book cover design experience a must
* Strong portfolio of compelling and effective designs (print and web)
* Creativity and proficiency in conceptualization of abstract ideas
* Highly experienced with 1, 2, and 4-color print processes and prepress
* Experience working with branding guidelines
* Self-motivated and energetic with a focus on achieving results
* Flexible, professional, and highly collaborative in dealing with clients and colleagues
* Strong desire to solicit and use constructive feedback and successfully work within a team
* Expert-level skills in Adobe Creative Suite, QuarkXpress, HTML, CSS, Mac OS, font management
* Desired but not required ability to draw freehand illustrations
* Strong attention to detail a must
* Accustomed to and comfortable with change and deadline-driven environments
* Willingness and aptitude to acquire new technologies and skills

International Reading Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please include your design portfolio (web and print) along with a cover letter and resume.

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