Graphic Designer

Posted: 01/10/2022

JOB DESCRIPTION
Excellent opportunity for an experienced, self-motivated Graphic Designer to join our team in a fast-paced commercial print shop. The ideal candidate for this position has a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design or similar plus five (5) years of professional experience in graphic design.
We are looking for a highly-creative strategic thinker who wants to bring their design expertise to our Marketing team. The ideal candidate will have strong creative skills and a portfolio of work that demonstrates their passion for illustrative design. This candidate must have experience working with numerous design platforms such as digital, media, and print forms.
REQUIRED
• Preferred 3-5 years of experience in a Graphic Designer role
• Strong portfolio showing both print and digital design; this includes logos, stationery, and websites
• Proficiency in the following applications: Adobe CC software (InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop); Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook; the Macintosh platform; web design platforms including WordPress, Wix, Squarespace, and GoDaddy Website Builder
• Experience in copy editing/ proofreading
• Effective oral and written skills
• Excellent time management and priority setting skills
• Professional appearance, speech, and behavior
• Capable of working alone/independently; self-starter
• Ability to think quickly and pivot when necessary
• Comfortable working with clients of all levels of design knowledge: from a customer with zero knowledge of how things are designed to a customer who uses Canva and needs help setting up their files for print
• Highly organized in a workplace that is fast-paced with multiple deadlines throughout each day
• Calm under pressure as turnaround times are often super quick
JOB DUTIES
• Designing projects such as but not limited to Signage, Wedding Invitations, Programs, Business Cards, Postcards, Calendars, Brochures, Flyers, Holiday Cards, Graduation Invitations, and creating Logos.
• Guide each design from concept through the print production cycle, which includes meeting & communicating with clients, creating proofs, monitoring quality control, managing deadlines, and assisting the Print Manager when needed, to print and produce the final product.
• Maintain the company's Facebook page with regular postings that promote the products and services of the company. This includes to responding to customer inquiries via Messenger.
• Perform design duties and customer interactions with confidence, being outgoing, and detail-oriented, with excellent communication & presentation skills.
• Engage and extract information from clients to make viable, creative suggestions that meet and exceed their design needs.
• Take direction and constructive criticism from clients, all while being able to multi-task, juggling multiple projects at once.
• Put into daily practice our “customer first” philosophy which means making the customer happy while maintaining a high-quality design aesthetic.
• Look for ways to add value to each project. This is often achieved with a “big picture” perspective and knowledge of common business practices.
• Maintain awareness of current industry and technology standards, social media, competitive landscape, and market trends.
• Monitor design trends including fonts, colors, and design approaches.
Maintain awareness of local business marketing efforts to create breakthrough design solutions.
WHAT WE OFFER
• An open-minded, collaborative, and supportive culture
• Casual, welcoming work environment
• Your own office with a 27” iMac, large desk, and lots of sunny windows
• A competitive benefits package medical insurance and paid time off
• Employer-paid time off from Christmas-to-New-Year’s
• Family owned and operated company
• Employee discount
• Snacks & Beverages
***All qualified candidates will be given a test project to assess their design skills.
If interested in applying, please email your resume to team at Blairsville printing dot com and include a link to their portfolio.