Senior Print/Digital Graphic Designer

Reports To: Art Director
Type: Fulltime
Salary: Contingent on Level of Experience
Education: BA in Graphic Design with 4-5 Years Experience
Language: English
Work Authorization: United States 
Geography: Must live within commuting distance of Woodbridge, NJ
Relocation: Not Covered by CCG

SUMMARY

Costello Creative Group has an opening to join our growing boutique graphic design firm. We’re seeking a candidate who will bring fresh, collaborative, and independent ideas to our studio. At CCG, you’ll work with a creatively-inspired forward-thinking team with a focus in the specialty chemical, flavor, fragrance, and ingredients sectors; among others. You will assist our firm in growing by over-delivering and creatively surprising to retain clients and capture new prospects. You will design for both print and digital applications juggling multiple projects at all times. Balancing client communications and tracking time is expected daily. Team collaboration will fuel the original design solutions that you will independently organize and execute for an array of brands with support from our Art Director. You must be comfortable planning UX/UI designs and presenting to a diverse range of clients. Some other projects that you will also be responsible for include visual identities, marketing materials, trade show displays, email marketing templates, and presentation templates. A positive attitude and sense of humor facilitate the many opportunities for personal growth that CCG has to offer. Be ready to expand your existing skills by working collaboratively on a range of ambitious and innovative projects. You’ll need a strong sense of typography and powerful layout skills to help our team produce the best work possible in order to satisfy our Client’s business goals and objectives.

QUALIFICATIONS

This candidate must…

  • Have a Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or similar (visual communications)
  • Have 4+ years of work experience in a creative design position with a knowledge of website design & print production
  • Be self-motivated, innovative with the ability to work under pressure in a fast paced environment
  • Be highly organized and possess the ability to multi-task and handle multiple overlapping jobs
  • Have strong concepting and sketching skills
  • Be stable under pressure and have the drive and willingness to learn and accept creative critique
  • Be detail orientated, and have good communication skills; both written and verbal
  • Be a problem solver and design for a specialized and diverse audience
  • Have an artistic flair, think outside of the box, and understand (and adopt) the latest design trends
  • Research and understand the industries in which we work prior to execution
  • Have the ability to interpret and execute on a design brief
  • Be reliable and take pride in the quality of your work
  • Work both individually and in a team environment

ACCOUNTABILITIES

This candidate must…

  • Have strong design aesthetics
  • Be able to conceptualize and design of a wide range of materials for print and digital applications
  • Be able to conceptualize and execute UX plans including sitemaps and wireframes
  • Be able to conceptualize and execute UI designs such as website mockups and beyond
  • Communicate with web developers to ensure website mockups are accurately translated in development
  • Maintain recurring email blast designs in platforms such as MailChimp
  • Be responsive to client feedback with the ability to understand client goals
  • Be able to understand and clearly follow brand guidelines
  • Prepare rough drafts, concepts, and present ideas
  • Source stock photography as projects require it
  • Retouch photography for optimal results
  • Manage backend of websites, make updates, and create mockups for portfolio
  • Manage client proofing software and secure file sharing system
  • Estimate new projects
  • Delegate work and manage freelancers
  • Be able to immerse themselves within our specialty industries
  • Troubleshoot software, hardware, and output systems; communicate with tech support
  • Streamline digital workflows when possible and share tips & tricks with the team
  • Research various technology, apps, software, and other tech platforms in an effort to improve efficiencies
  • Manage clients and expectations
  • Order studio materials as needed
  • Maintain a neat and organized workspace
  • Attend and contribute to client meetings
  • Liaise with online print vendors and upload artwork for final output
  • Work in collaboration with SEO, copywriting, and development partners
  • Communicate regularly with local vendors and trusted partners
  • Maintain digital assets and organized file versioning processes within Dropbox
  • Assist clients with day to day file requests
  • For web design projects; be able to perform a research & discovery exercise based on client input to provide valuable insights that include:
    • Review of SEO reports
    • Review of Google Analytics
    • Competitive landscape analysis
    • Best practices for user experience
    • Construct user profiles

Software

This candidate must be proficient in a Macintosh environment with technical knowledge of Adobe® Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign) and Microsoft Office® (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel). After Effects, Dimension, and Sketch is not required but a huge plus.

Benefits

We hope that working with a high-level creative team and friendly Clients in exciting industries is benefit enough, but we add the following toppings to our sundae anyway.

  • Health Insurance
  • IRA Match
  • PTO/Sick Leave
  • Summer Friday’s
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • Paid Birthday’s Off
  • Personal Development & Education Subsidizing
  • Amazon Prime Membership
  • Complimentary Snacks & Beverages
  • Credit Union Access
  • Standing Desks

To Apply

Please send resume with cover letter and salary requirements to: jdrole@costellocreativegroup.com. Applying through any other means is cause for disqualification. You must include a PDF or a link to your work to be considered; no exceptions – and DON’T FORGET to let us know what your favorite food was as a child. Please use the subject line: SD Applicant