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If you are interested in being considered for this job, please contact Elana Washburn at (301) 209-0066 or APPLY ONLINE!

NOTE: This job is full time in our College Park, MD office - remote is not an option.

Graphic Designer

Key Responsibilities

  1. With direction from the CCO, responsible for product development layout and pre-press work.
  2. With direction from the CEO, responsible for layout of all marketing materials.
  3. Provide primary coordination with outside artists, licensing partners, and media, accurately conveying communications between the company and these outside entities.
  4. Keep all graphics organized and easily accessible through BaseCamp, DropBox, and the main server, including storage of previous iterations to refer to as needed, while also protecting the company’s copyrighted materials.

Tasks

Production Facilitation

  • Work closely with the CCO to make his vision a reality.
  • Coordinate with outside artists, licensing partners, and printers/manufacturers to keep graphic needs on schedule and to specifications.
  • Post graphics on BaseCamp for team review, synthesize feedback, and convey feedback to artists when the CCO requests it.
  • Using, and possibly modifying, the art provided by outside artists and the templates provided by the printer, create final product and packaging files in the appropriate format for production printing.
  • Ensure that all legal, branding, and sales-related requirements have been met on packaging.
  • With the CCO, maintain the Design email folder.

Marketing Facilitation

  • Work closely with the CEO and marketing team to brainstorm and design a variety of print and digital marketing materials, taking design lead but accepting input/redirection from a variety of team members.
  • Create marketing layouts for a variety of print materials, including sell sheets, magazine ads, trade flyers, catalogs, business cards, and postcards.
  • Create marketing layouts for a variety of promotional items including banners, backlit display films, T-shirts, buttons, coins, medals, and ribbons.
  • Create marketing layouts for a variety of digital materials, including 3D product images, web banner ads, social media headers and images, digital newsletters, web page graphics, and stills for television displays and videos.

Necessary  Skills

  • Must thrive in fun, but high-energy environments that often have short deadlines and shifting priorities or vision.
  • Must have a calm, accepting, and fun-loving demeanor, able to deal with a variety of strong but constructive personalities and opinions.
  • Must be highly organized, particularly with regard to project management, prioritization, and archiving.
  • Must have a strong understanding of effective layout and presentation, including typography and the variety of graphic styles.
  • Must possess the attention to detail to spot subtle color or design variations.
  • Must have a strong understanding of pre-press and formatting for different purposes and mediums.
  • Must be knowledgeable about the production process and terminology.
  • Must be proficient with the Mac OS, Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign.
  • Must have strong communication skills, particularly via email, and the ability to write sales/marketing copy is also a very big plus.
  • Knowledge of HTML or Drupal helpful.