Graphic Designer

Responsibilities:

  • Prepares work to be accomplished by gathering information and materials.

  • Plans concepts by studying information and materials.

  • Illustrates concept by designing rough layout of art and copy regarding arrangement, size, type size and style, and related aesthetic concepts.

  • Obtains approval of concept by submitting rough layout for approval.

  • Prepares finished copy and art by operating typesetting, printing, and similar equipment; purchasing from vendors.

  • Prepares final layout by marking and pasting up finished copy and art.

  • Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment.

  • Completes projects by coordinating with outside agencies, art services, printers, etc.

  • Maintains technical knowledge by attending design workshops; reviewing professional publications; participating in professional societies.

  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

  • Works with copywriters and creative director to produce final design

  • Tests graphics across various media

  • Amends designs after feedback

  • Ensures final graphics and layouts are visually appealing and on-brand

  • Uses innovation to redefine a design brief within time and cost constraints

 

Technical Skills:

  • Familiarity with design software and technologies (such as InDesign, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Flash, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign)

  • A keen eye for aesthetics and details

  • Typography

  • Colour sense and colour theory

  • Sketching

  • Taking and modifying photographs

  • CSS and HTML

  • Degree in Design, Fine Arts or related field is a plus

 

Soft Skills:

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Ability to work methodically and meet deadlines

  • Working independently as well as collaboratively

  • Receiving constructive criticism about artwork

  • Patience with customers and staff

  • Multi-tasking

  • Confidence