Ivie & Associates

Graphic Designer II

Job Post Information* : Posted Date 4 weeks ago(1/22/2018 12:46 PM)
ID
2018-2282
# of Openings
1
Department Category
Creative Services

Overview

Company Overview

Ivie & Associates is a full-service marketing solutions company that works with many of the world’s top customer service organizations.  In short, we know marketing and advertising, and we’re comfortable remaining behind the scenes, working hand-in-hand with our clients with a can-do attitude to help them achieve their marketing goals.  Acting as an extension of the client, we define our successes by their success, and we measure our accomplishments by their satisfaction.   When you work with Ivie & Associates, you work with some of the biggest retailers in the U.S. and the world.

 

Job Description

The Graphic Designer ll is expected to possess a level and an aptitude for production/design that allow for independent thinking and originality in the field of graphic design.  He/she must also demonstrate an awareness of the Company’s production/design capabilities, an understanding of industry standards and practices related to Graphic Arts, and the ability to work with clients (internal and external) to coordinate project flow and deadlines.  Additionally, the Graphic Designer ll must have the experience/ability to read, understand, and work with client data to fulfill his/her role. 

 

Ivie & Associates expects that the Graphic Designer ll will act at all times to assure the highest level of ethics, professionalism and personal performance possible.  He or she will work enthusiastically to meet or exceed all performance goals set by Ivie & Associates, and will contribute his or her utmost to assist Ivie & Associates in achieving its stated goals.  Ivie & Associates, Inc. expects that all employees, including the Graphic Designer 2 to fully support Ivie’s position/relationship with its Clients.

Responsibilities

The Graphic Designer ll will:

  • Demonstrate the ability to take direction and then use creativity and imagination to develop original creative art work.
  • Create original concepts/layout comps based on direction from the Art Director or Sr. Graphic Designer and presentation material as requested.
  • Electronically build, create and assemble various print projects in accordance with agency and client specifications. This includes, but not limited to data entry and type setting, image manipulation, art creation or modification
  • Prepare digital assets using scanners and or digital cameras
  • Prepare client proofs for approval
  • Possess knowledge of POS and store signage
  • Make corrections and modifications to client proofs as requested
  • Assist in project and/or client customer service needs. This includes direct communications with the client
  • Have the ability to develop and execute a project from concept to print
  • Mentor junior staff and Production personnel to improve overall effectiveness and efficiency of the team, including but not limited to hard skill improvement and work habits
  • Perform other responsibilities, as they are developed/defined

Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • 4-year college education or equivalent in graphic design
  • Ability to speak, read and write in the English language
  • 4 plus years of experience as a Mac Operator, Graphic Designer or Graphic Artist
  • Desire to continue education through trade shows, seminars, special courses, etc.
  • Ability to demonstrate competency in layout sketching and typography in a portfolio
  • Accuracy in page building
  • Demonstrates the ability to perform well and remain organized under pressure and tight deadlines
  • Knowledge of printing, prepress, digital output.
  • Preflight and packaging of files if necessary.
  • General advertising, marketing, media, TV and radio terminology and processes
  • Knowledge of the web, internet, and online research tools
  • Knowledge of POS and store signage
  • Knowledge of technical solutions and troubleshooting techniques
  • Intermediate knowledge of visual design process and visual design principles
  • Familiarity with digital proofing systems (Network and Online)

System Skills Required

  • MAC OS based hardware/software systems
  • Understanding of presentation materials (hard and soft (i.e. Powerpoint/Keynote), light production for mock-ups, etc.
  • Standard Graphic Design Software: CS, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat, Font Management Systems, Microsoft Office, familiarity with Digital/Social Production (authoring solutions/HTML/Flash).

Travel

  • Travel as required by supervisor
  • Temporary assignments (out-of-town)

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