Visual Designer job…

logo_________ seeks a talented Visual Designer to help build a strong visual identity across all of its communication channels.

 

Our ideal candidate is an energetic, highly creative and versatile digital designer who works collaboratively with team leads to create graphic design assets that inspire, inform and engage the _______ audience through social media and marketing, editorial, video, direct email, mobile, and the website.

This is a new full-time, benefited position located onsite at our offices near _________.

About You

  • You are both a thinker and a maker and can brainstorm ideas and then push the pixels for final execution
  •  You’re familiar with and able to deliver compelling graphics that are consistent with the most recent Internet trends
  • You thrive in a collaborative production environment with a busy publishing schedule
  • You possess excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • You’re highly organized and take pride in your attention to detail
  • You have a proven ability to work independently to meet deadlines
  • You are curious and like to learn new skills and methodologies to stay current
  • And, importantly, you have a passion for improving education

Position Responsibilities

  • Create high quality, original graphics and assist with sourcing stock imagery for weekly editorial and social media publishing including those for desktop, tablet and mobile devices at a variety of resolutions (icons, graphics, and marketing materials)
  • Create and iterate on designs that propel our audience into action as part of a movement to improve K-12 education
  • Design video opening/closing graphics, transition screens, and lower thirds titles
  • Assist the Creative Director with design projects from concept to completion, such as editorial campaigns, direct email designs, event and contest graphics, and website refreshes
  • On a limited basis, develop concepts and execute event materials such as posters, banners, t-shirts, bags, and giveaway items
  • Additional special projects as needed

Requirements

  •  Bachelor’s Degree in graphic design or related field, or equivalent work experience
  • Demonstrated experience extending a brand identity across multiple communication channels
  • 2+ years experience conceptualizing and designing for both Web and print
  • Possess core design skills including the ability to establish visual hierarchy, and apply layout, typography and color effectively
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of web design and production processes and workflow, including how CMS editorial workflow can affect design
  • Experience creating web graphics including extensive knowledge of file formats, resolution and re-sizing of images, color correction and photo production
  • Basic knowledge of HTML/CSS/javascript, responsive web design, and the opportunities and limitations they provide for Web and mobile design
  • Basic understanding of usability principles and web design best practices
  • Ability to express concepts verbally and visually to Creative Director and internal stakeholders to determine visual communication needs, present ideas, and incorporate feedback
  • Mastery of Adobe Creative Suite in a Mac environment
  •  Online portfolio that clearly highlights candidate’s work as primary designer on a variety of projects

Preferred 

  •  Illustration skills a BIG plus
  •   Experience analyzing traffic reports or performance results to inform changes to design
  • Experience with supporting task management in any basic online project management tool

Physical Requirements

Much of the workday will be spent sitting at a computer. Must work onsite.

More Details

  • When applying, please include your résumé and cover letter
  •   Please also include links to an online portfolio that has clear explanations of your role in each portfolio example
  • We welcome links to any publicly available social media or community profiles (i.e., Behance, Dribbble, YouTube, Vimeo, Twitter, Google+, etc.) you regularly contribute to

About _______ and The ________ Educational Foundation

The _____________ Educational Foundation is dedicated to improving the K-12 learning process by documenting, disseminating, and advocating for innovative, replicable strategies that prepare students to thrive in their future education, careers, and adult lives.

Through __________’s vibrant online community of change-makers in education, The ______________ Educational Foundation spreads the word about ideal, interactive learning environments and enables others to adapt these successes locally. Edutopia.org contains a deep archive of continually updated best practices, from classroom tips to recommendations for district-wide change. Allied with a dedicated audience that actively contributes success stories from the field, our mission relies on input and participation from schools and communities.

The ______________ Educational Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.