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Graphic Designer

Overview

Job Description:

The Graphic Designer works as a part of the creative team to create visual worlds in which clients’ stories, voices and businesses come to life. Our work is multi-disciplinary, stretching across brand development, marketing communications, business strategy, web/interactive design, digital product development, advertising campaigns, print, social, audio/video, and more. You understand how these disciplines work together on a holistic level and know how to inhabit the character of a brand, providing authentic, engaging solutions that achieve results. Strong digital experience preferred. Ability to work in motion and HTML5 encouraged.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides a design point of view and communicates it to creative team; creates multiple design solutions for a given project
  • Takes initiative on projects to over-deliver new and innovative solutions
  • Has superb visual and conceptual skills to solve problems and create novel solutions
  • Adheres to brand guidelines in ways that still push creative boundaries
  • Collaborates with design/creative directors to bring visual concepts to life with design. Works closely with production to stay on schedule and within budget
  • Should be comfortable presenting their work and design thinking internally, experience presenting to clients is a plus
  • Designs and executes branding, advertising campaigns, collateral, presentations, logos, asset kits/style guides, websites, banner ads, social posts, TV titles and motion graphic elements; creates design extensions for campaigns as requested
  • Maintains and follows best practices for versioning control, naming convention and organization of files
  • Has a never-ending desire to learn new techniques and technology to advance your craft
  • Prioritizes workflow effectively, deadline-oriented, can do attitude
  • When needed should be able to be independent and self governing to see projects through
  • Will be responsible for production work as well as design projects
  • Will be responsible for producing mechanicals consistently based on the creative concept and brand guidelines
  • Is expected to review prepress file specifications prior to producing files and to maintain consistent file preparation suitable for outputting by publications or vendors
  • Is expected to check artwork for completeness, assure adherence to standards and communicate as necessary to eliminate and prevent errors and problems

what we would like to see

  • 3-5+ years of design or similar experience required, agency experience preferred
  • While a BA/BFA/BS in Graphic Design is preferred, overall experience without a degree is considered
  • Expert-level knowledge with Adobe Creative Suite, Word, Keynote, Powerpoint and XD. Interest or experience in Premier, After Effects and animation is a plus
  • Knowledge of HTML5 would be considered an advantage
  • Uses various techniques including image search, digital photography, and image manipulation/retouching
  • Ability to use experience, resources, interact and collaborate with other departments within the agency to solve problems
  • Has a demonstrated track record of gaining trust and respect by consistently demonstrating sound creative, strategic and analytical thinking skills, while maintaining composure in stressful situations and tight deadlines
  • Exceptional attention to detail, multi-tasking, initiative and follow through skills
  • Has excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Effectively communicates, takes creative direction and works well in a team environment

about hmh

HMH is a low-ego, full-service advertising and communications agency with a focus on working with brands who are helping to build the future of transportation. We are united by our desire to apply creativity and smart thinking to everything we touch. We believe in the power of originality, strategy and, of course, fun.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class.

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