Graphic Designer, Direct Marketing

Location
Seattle
Posted
Nov 01, 2013
Closes
Dec 01, 2013
Contact
Ms. Marie Zervantian
Category
Design, Marketing
Duration
Full Time
Position Summary: The Graphic Designer, Direct Marketing is responsible for the design, layout and production of Virtuoso’s Direct Mail (including PDFs) under the direction of the Director of Direct Marketing and the Marketing Account Managers. Designer also assists with design, layout and production of some Virtuoso Catalog and Guide projects.

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
1.Design, layout and production of Direct Mail and PDFs with photographs, maps, illustrations, and type treatments.
2.Collaborates with the Director of Direct Marketing and the Marketing Account Managers to advance the look and feel of each supplier partner’s Direct Mail program.
3.Design, layout and production of Catalogs and Guides, using templates for the cover, table of contents, editorial pages and supplier pages with photographs, maps, illustrations and type treatments.
4.Prepares files for print production, including packaging, pre-flighting, exporting, and uploading files to a Web-based proofing system. Also prepares and provides files for digital and online usage.
5.Reviews and corrects color proofs; may perform press checks.
6.Adheres to production schedules, meets deadlines and ensures that files meet pre-press and printing specifications as determined by Production Manager.
7.Integral member of team that establishes production and file management processes.

Educational and Skills Requirements:
•Bachelor's degree in art, design, marketing, advertising or related field
•3-5 years Direct Mail design experience
•Proficiency in InDesign, Illustrator, PhotoShop, Acrobat Professional, Mac operating system, font management, and FTP use
•Familiarity with proofreading and geographical terms
•Personable, professional, team player with excellent communication skills
•Experience working with printers, good working knowledge of current print and production processes
•Ability to multitask, prioritize, and problem solve in a deadline-driven environment
•Possible travel required

Type/Nature of Contacts:
External: Frequent contact with stock photography houses, printers and others
Internal: Daily contact with Virtuoso staff




Please submit cover letter, including salary requirements along with your resume.

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