Ivie & Associates

  • Senior Graphic Designer

    Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 months ago(2/12/2018 6:07 PM)
    ID
    2018-2352
    # of Openings
    1
    Department Category
    Client 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 Senior Graphic Designer is expected to possess an aptitude for design/production, an awareness of the Company’s production/design capabilities, an understanding of industry standards and practices related to Graphic Arts. The Senior Graphic Designer must also have the ability to work with clients (internal and external) to coordinate project flow and deadlines, and have oversight (not management) of junior designers on the team to insure quality and consistency in creative execution.  Additionally, the Senior Graphic Designer must have the experience/ability to read, understand, and work with client data to fulfill his/her role. 

     

    Ivie & Associates expects that the Senior Graphic Designer 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 Senior Graphic Designer to fully support Ivie’s position/relationship with its Clients.

    Responsibilities

    The Senior Graphic Designer will:

    • Demonstrate the ability to use creativity and imagination to develop original creative art work. This requires imagination and savvy to provide creative solutions for our clients.
    • Create original layout comps, rough and presentation material as requested.
    • Attend client meetings and present creative materials and ideas.
    • 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.
    • Supervise creative flow of junior designers (when necessary) to help assure accuracy and quality in all creative assignments. Will report to the Creative Director any issues with performance or workflow.
    • Propose creative concept elements for potential and new projects.
    • 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 Graphic Designers 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.
    • 4-6 years of experience as a Mac Operator and Graphic Designer.
    • Desire to continue education through trade shows, seminars, special courses, etc.
    • Ability to demonstrate competency in layout sketching and typography in a portfolio.
    • Ability to speak read and write in the English language.
    • 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 necessary.
    • General advertising, marketing, media, TV and radio terminology and processes.
    • Knowledge of the web, Internet, and ftp technology.
    • 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 virtual proofing systems (Network and Online).

    System Skills Required 

    • MAC Based hardware/software systems
    • Graphic Design Software: CS, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat, Font Management Systems, Stuffit and Microsoft Office, Quark, familiarity with Flash and HTML a plus.
    • Proficiency in Adobe InDesign is a must
    • Familiarity with social media as a marketing device is a plus
    • Basic understanding of remote conductivity to communicate from various locations

    Travel

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

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