Graphic Designer/Social Media

About the Job

Navarre Press and Sandpaper Marketing are looking for a graphic designer with social media skills that will be responsible for conceptualization and design for collateral materials, information graphics, corporate identity, and multimedia interfaces, from concept to completion.

Responsibilities:

The graphic designer works with production, ad sales manager, and the marketing/creative director, to design and produce compelling information graphics, advertising design, and all web and print materials mentioned above. We don’t expect you to be a web developer but familiarization with the functionality of design for web is important.

 

  • Develops and designs basic visual communications such as marketing materials, presentations, emblems, logos from concepts, brochures, advertisements, print and Web advertisements (for a variety of media including but not limited to: Print, Web, Signage & Video).
  • Communicates and works with marketing staff to develop basic visual media concepts for products and services in order to create client interest.
  • Determines basic document layout options, costs, timeframes, etc. by interfacing with technical writers and marketing manager; determines graphic design, web layout, and/or print production elements for each item of a product.
  • Produce tables, maps, charts, simple animation, time and trend-lines, concept and process illustrations, signs, posters, and (eventually) interactive graphics.
  • Conduct general communications work with a small core office team
  • Utilize creative thinking, visual artistry and good color sense, facility with numbers, well-honed copy writing skills, strong deadline orientation, good organizational skills, positive attitude and sense of humor, drive to keep learning, and ability to work independently or in teams.
  • Work with marketing/creative director and website developer by taking an original design or concept and applying that to Print, Web, Signage or Video.
  • Work with web developer/designer on making sure designs to transition smoothly from Photoshop to Web, print to web, and vice versa without compromising integrity of design or functionality of websites/applications.

 

Qualifications:

  • BA in Graphic Arts, Communication, or Info Design preferred. (or a two year degree with 3-4 years related experience in lieu of BA)
  • Two or more years of experience with a newspaper, marketing company or comparable organization
  • Understanding of and demonstrated ability to navigate technical challenges posed by various platforms and browsers.
  • Knowledge of software titles like Adobe Creative Suite, and Quark and especially strong in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
  • Good working knowledge of Vector-based graphics and their uses.
  • Working knowledge of Dreamweaver and Adobe Muse for placement of Graphics/type.
  • Basic HTML knowledge and of current CMS’s like WordPress.
  • Competency in graphics software (including Flash or HTML5) and CMS requirements. Basic knowledge of Dreamweaver for placement of Graphics/type. Basic HTML(5) knowledge of current CMS’s like WordPress.
  • Strong understanding of typefaces and how they are used.
  • Strong understanding of printing processes and what is required in files being output for print.
  • Attention to detail.

 

See More: http://www.navarrepress.com/whyNP.pdf