Sr. Designer

New York City, New York (US)
Jul 10, 2018
Metro Area
New York
Full Time

As a Senior Designer for HMH’s in-house creative agency, you’ll act as a visual storyteller, helping to market new campaigns and programs. As a Senior Designer, you’re expected to meet the HMH brand aesthetics, employ strong typography, design, and composition skills. 

Primary Responsibilities

Conceive of, design, and produce a compelling marketing campaigns to strengthen campaign messaging, draw the reader into the content and distinguish HMH from its competitors Ensure your creative exemplifies best in class innovative, conceptually driven, and cohesive design while meeting creative brief requirements, carefully selecting font, photography, and design layout Participate in campaign and execution kick-offs and clearly present work during creative pitch meetings, providing an insightful point of view and rationale Create (and refer to) style guides for campaigns, translating intent into a brand identity system and ensuring that design/production colleagues have the guidelines necessary to work on other efforts along a given campaign Display strong knowledge of the design of existing campaigns (including branding, photography, typography, etc) in order to leverage that creative for efforts along a campaign and don’t overlap key branding elements across various campaigns Work on numerous projects at a given time, staying on top of deadlines and proactively communicating any challenges to both account managers and Design Managers  


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or related field
  • 5+ years of experience in graphic design
  • Experience designing for B2B solutions (education publishing industry preferred)  


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator; willingness and ability to create an elegant, designed “feel” in programs such as PPT and Word that were not written primarily as design vehicles
  • Proven track record in developing compelling creative work for complex clients and businesses
  • Experience developing strong client relationships
  • Speed and agility; ability to work efficiently and effectively under pressure, developing creative design within tight deadlines
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including presentation skills
  • Expertise in digital channels and marketing

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