Job description

The Graphic Designer is responsible for following through on all customer graphics orders and will help with volume copying. In addition to effective conceptualization abilities, strong design skills, and technical expertise, the Graphic Designer must be highly collaborative by nature and must have demonstrated strengths in graphics design, project management, and communication.

The ideal candidate has a Bachelor’s degree in visual communication, graphic design, or a related field; at least two years of experience in graphic design or in the print industry, and is skilled in copyediting/proofreading and desktop publishing. He or she must have full mastery of various software design programs including Adobe-based platforms (Acrobat, InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop) for both Mac and PC.

Responsibilities

  • Prepares and assembles images and illustrative material and copy and manages layout for publication
  • Develops creative concepts and builds graphic solutions for customers
  • Prepares/completes the creative concepts, graphic design, pre-press work, and technical specifications necessary to complete projects
  • Completes pre-press set up in Adobe based platforms (Acrobat InDesign, Pagemaker, Illustrator, Photoshop) for both Mac and PC
  • Communicates effectively with customers
  • Develops and maintains accurate customer files based on production work flow
  • Produces/designs, proofs, and updates materials for customer projects
  • Develops as a team player and is critical to the production process
  • Consistently follows up on production activity using various communication methods (telephone, email, etc.)
  • Performs other duties as assigned


Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in visual communication, graphic design, or a related field preferred
  • Two years of experience in graphic design or the print industry
  • Strong computer and internet skills (multiple platforms)
  • Expertise with Adobe based platforms (Acrobat, InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop)
  • Able to manage and optimize workload, prioritize multiple projects, and streamline the production flow
  • Must demonstrate extreme attention to detail in design work
  • Skilled in copyediting/proofreading and desktop publishing
  • Must be an energetic self-starter who is driven to succeed
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Neat, clean, and professional appearance

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