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Graphic Designer

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May 09, 2019

Alexandria, VA

Temp To Perm

Agent: Lauren P.

Job #: 147429

Salary: DOE

Job Description

Position Summary: Creates final mechanicals with attention to composition, color, typography and visual impact. 

Role Qualifications: 
• Must be able to effectively execute design solutions against a creative brief to meet constraints of cost, time and client needs 
• Must work well in a team, with printers, copywriters, photographers, proofreaders, other designers, account executives, website designers and marketing specialists 

Position Responsibilities: 
• Designs and executes mechanicals, based on client specification, brand standards, budget constraints and final format needed for file output 
• Determines size and arrangement of illustrative material and copy, selects style and size of type, and arranges layout based upon specs and aesthetic design concepts 
• Presents sample to Creative Director for approval 
• Provides final pre-flight of digital files that are delivered to clients and vendors to ensure the accuracy of the completed project 
• Reviews proofs from vendors 
• Uses a wide range of media, including photography and computer aided design 
• Keeps abreast of developments in marketing and advertising environments 
• Contributes ideas and design artwork to the overall brief 
• Other duties as assigned 

Essential Skills and Experience: 
• Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos 
• Proficient in graphic design software in a MAC environment including Adobe Creative Suite: InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop 
• Ability to execute files using Microsoft Office applications such as PowerPoint, Word and Excel 
• Thinks creatively to produce new ideas 
• Ability to think visually; to envision a project from beginning to end 
• Must be able to solve complex problems, make judgments and decisions, and think logically and critically 
• Ability to multi-task, while meeting tight deadlines 
• Produces accurate and high quality work 
Reporting to this position: No Direct Reports 

Typical production needs include: examples of print ads, flyers, brochures or other printed materials or website design. Radio and TV will NOT be part of this job. Also, any illustration for professional purposes, i.e., infographics, icons, bar charts.

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