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We Heart Designers.

With over 25 years in the creative industry as Aquent, our network of incredible design talent is unparalleled. Though we realize that no two design roles (or designers) are exactly alike, below are some of our most frequently requested design opportunities we fulfill:

  • Art Director
  • Consider an Art Director your own personal Yoda. They know which design principles to employ for the production of whiz-bang interactive projects that wow end users and reach the best possible audience. They have enough programming prowess to know what's feasible across all interactive platforms and how to work with a team to ensure flawless execution.

    • Deliverables include full sites, microsites, online advertising, social media initiatives, mobile apps, and more
    • Lead the development and execution of creative concepts and style guides
    • Manage creative process and teams including schedules, deliverables, and team utilization to deliver outstanding interactive visual products
    • Work closely with the Creative Director to ensure the usefulness, usability, consistency, brand relevance, and functionality of the finished product
    • Proficiency in the latest Adobe Creative Suite (CS5), Flash and HTML development tools, motion development, and ActionScript
  • I need this talent! Call me, pronto.
  • Creative Director
  • Interactive Creative Directors are the Steven Spielbergs of interactive projects - they handle the big picture. In addition to determining the overall look and feel, they ensure that the right resources are in place - from designers to developers to copywriters - to execute dazzling creative output that achieves solid business results.

    • Interacting directly with clients to translate business and brand goals into innovative, meaningful and differentiated digital experiences
    • Strong understanding of information architecture, usability and overall user interface issues
    • Able to manage projects, budgets and teams, and to work interdependently with various departments
    • Lead a team of creative resources including Art Directors, Designers and Copywriters
    • Expertise and ability to evolve with creative technologies, including proficiency in the latest Adobe Creative Suite (CS5), Flash and HTML development tools, motion development, and ActionScript
    • Excellent presentation skills and ability to effectively communicate how visual elements achieve brand goals
  • I need this talent! Call me, pronto.
  • Flash Designer
  • These folks live and breathe Flash. They design engaging interactive experiences that utilize everything Flash can offer, from online advertising to games, landing pages, microsites - even full site development. Not only do Flash Designers know how to build a useful site, they know how to make it melt your face (in a good way).

    • Understanding and implementation of timelines for Flash-based animation
    • Ability to create fluid transitions
    • Basic ActionScript 2 and 3 development and implementation
    • Aesthetic and functional design experience
    • Awareness of current color and typography trends
    • Proficiency in the latest Adobe Creative Suite (CS5)
  • I need this talent! Call me, pronto.
  • Graphic Designer
  • Here they are, artists who understand that ROI isn't a trendy new cocktail they're serving at those hipster bars in town. These folks combine visual branding, graphic elements, and typography to create knock-out imagery so stunning you'll wonder why it's not hanging in a museum somewhere. Oh, and they know something the design world doesn't always remember: Print is Not Dead.

    • Solid grasp of design concepts, ideally with a degree/education in design
    • Strong typographical skills
    • Understanding of how print design is merging with interactive and how to develop brands that can make the transition from screen to screen
    • Hands-on skills in Adobe Creative Suite 5
    • Possession of a killer portfolio with variety of industries and deliverables represented
  • I need this talent! Call me, pronto.
  • Interactive Designer
  • You can't just slap something on a web page and expect people to know how to interact with it. Interactive Designers make sure your website or application sucks users in with a design approach that resonates with your target, meets your business objectives and stays within the bounds of what's technically possible in the real world (or something like it).

    • Conduct task analyses to determine user requirements, ensure an awesome user experience and achieve business goals
    • Design for user self-sufficiency (so users don't have to call a costly technical support line)
    • Create error handling guidelines (so users know what to do when an error occurs)
    • Develop process flows, prototypes for both client review and delivery to the development team, and functional specs for interactive projects
  • I need this talent! Call me, pronto.
  • Packaging Designer
  • These doyens of design not only ensure that your products fly off shelves, they guarantee your customers won't curse your good name when they try to open it. Natural born leaders, their team walks the fine line between art and commerce and encloses it all into a beautifully-designed blister pack.

    • Experience making high-level, brand-related decisions on the fly
    • Senior level packaging design experience
    • Ability to supervise mock up creation
    • Ability to lead a creative team and work directly with clients
    • Strong typographical skills
  • I need this talent! Call me, pronto.
  • Presentation Specialist
  • These lightning-paced designers work with everyone from VPs to the graphics department to create stunning presentations and the equally stunning books that accompany them. They're kings (and queens) of the last minute, it-needs-to-be-down-there-NOW changes. They create highly inspired sales pitches to keep an audience engaged and electrified.

    • Experience working under tight deadlines and bringing strong attention to detail
    • Client rosters will range from financial to creative
    • Extraordinary hands-on skills in PowerPoint and/or Keynote
    • Ability to collaborate effectively with both creative and management teams, including C-Level
    • Likely to have strong Excel, Photoshop, and Illustrator skills
  • I need this talent! Call me, pronto.
  • Print Production Artist
  • These cats are the jazz musicians of the graphic design world. In a word, they've got the chops to jam through even the knottiest of print jobs without missing a beat. From margins and bleeds to master pages, these Pantone players tear up the whole Creative Suite.

    • Extensive understanding of the print process including knowledge of all the latest materials available for printing and newest digital printing options
    • Ability to transform designerÕs vision into print-ready deliverables including variable sizes and shapes, custom bleeds, correct die lines, spot colors, etc
    • Ability to execute flawless printed projects and run press checks
    • 2+ years of experience in a production artist role and genuine love of the production side of print
    • Fast and accurate hands-on skills in Adobe Creative Suite 5
  • I need this talent! Call me, pronto.
  • UI Designer
  • User Interface (UI) Designers are the Sigmund Freuds of any interactive project. They know how people tick, and how to place content on a page in a way that gets users addicted to your online experience. They also know what it takes to make people buy your products online - and keep them coming back for more.

    • Work closely with internal development and design teams to ensure flawless integration with back-end technology and a great user experience
    • Write front-end code (including HTML, CSS and JavaScript) using current standards for cross-platform and cross-browser compatibility
    • Expert knowledge of user experience best practices and ability to implement solutions based on unique needs of specific users
    • Navigate online products from 'test' mode to 'live' activation
    • Create mock-ups, prototypes and wireframes with visual layout tools such as Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
  • I need this talent! Call me, pronto.
  • UX Designer
  • User Experience (UX) Designers are data junkies who can generate interactive experiences to satisfy even the most specific of audiences. They know the importance of putting yourself in the shoes of a user, and know exactly how to take an interactive project from soup (user analysis) to nuts (personas, site maps, taxonomies, and wireframes).

    • Conduct concept testing, develop personas based on desired end user audiences, and perform task/user analysis
    • Perform or utilize qualitative and quantitative research to create compelling online experiences that generate business results
    • Plan and execute strategies that drive final interactive product development
    • Create prototypes that illustrate proposed navigation design and information hierarchy
  • I need this talent! Call me, pronto.
  • Visual Designer
  • Visual Designers create emotional connections with customers through visual branding, graphic elements, iconography, and typography. They balance graphic design with an understanding of human responses to various types of imagery. And the way they breathe life and emotion into your website or application makes them seem a little bit like E.T.

    • Create visual treatments and graphic elements/assets
    • Design mockups, layouts, style guides, and brand standards for interactive projects that begin (and end) with the user in mind
    • Ability to generate designs that are simple to implement in HTML and CSS
  • I need this talent! Call me, pronto.
  • Web Designer
  • Masters of the balance between form and function, Web Designers are pros at developing user interfaces that engage - and retain - visitors. They're up on what the latest tech can do, and they utilize every last drop of designer-y goodness to deliver an experience that is both easy to navigate and gorgeous to look upon.

    • Expert knowledge of the latest Adobe Creative Suite (CS5) along with basic proficiency in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Flash
    • Experience as part of interdisciplinary teams, including Developers, Visual Designers and Copywriters
    • Conceptualize and articulate innovative design approaches
    • Solid user interface (UI) and online concepting skills
    • Utilize current web standards to translate graphic design into compelling, functional web content
    • Deliverables include full sites, microsites, online advertising, social media initiatives, mobile apps, and more
    • Design and develop new user interfaces
  • I need this talent! Call me, pronto.
  • Web Production Artist
  • Web Production Artists know everything there is to know about putting web pages together. From optimizing graphics to making a web page work across various platforms and browsers, these talented folks ensure that form follows function on any given web project.

    • Extensive understanding of the print process including knowledge of all the latest materials available for printing and newest digital printing options
    • Ability to transform designerÕs vision into print-ready deliverables including variable sizes and shapes, custom bleeds, correct die lines, spot colors, etc
    • Ability to execute flawless printed projects and run press checks
    • 2+ years of experience in a production artist role and genuine love of the production side of print
    • Fast and accurate hands-on skills in Adobe Creative Suite 5
  • I need this talent! Call me, pronto.
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