Energized and enthusiastic freelance graphic & web designer wanted for a start up magazine company.
• Manage the process from print-based magazine to online digital expression
• Assist with the development and production of new website features and functionality.
• Develop online imagery, copy, layout, and other interactive media for website, email, and social media consumption.
• Coordinate with content contributors and editors to update website, email, and social media content.
• Design graphic art and visual materials for print promotions, including advertisements, brochures, templated resources, signage, and other collateral; coordinate production of print materials.
• Work closely with the publisher in conceptualizing and designing visually appealing magazine layout.
• With input from the publisher, create a magazine grid template to include feature articles, regular columns and advertising pieces.
• Work within deadlines and deliver print ready files.
• Understand composition, layout, color, and color-correct photos/process for optimum printing results.
• Keep ad placement organized and confirm that all ads meet required specs
• Multi-task: Work on more than one project at a time.
The ideal candidate will
• Have recently (within the past 2 years) graduated with a degree in graphic design and/or has experience in layout design (magazine layout a bonus).
• Is thorough and detail-oriented and comfortable handling multiple tasks.
• Is a motivated, enthusiastic self starter with a strong work ethic and passion for design.
• Exemplary communication skills and the ability to take direction/criticism when needed and apply that to his/her design.
• You’re a true and trusted collaborator who never gets hung up on ego – great ideas are what matter, regardless of where they came from.
• You know how to run with the ball – and you love it. With just a few words, you’re off, owning the work and taking it to places no one ever imagined.
• You have a serious sense of urgency.
• Extensive knowledge of InDesign, PhotoShop, Illustrator, and Acrobat Pro is required.