Graphic Designer

Employer
American Retirement Association
Location
Arlington, VA
Posted
Nov 09, 2018
Closes
Nov 12, 2018
Hours
Full Time
Job Description Do you have a keen eye for graphic design Were you built for a fast paced work environment Are you a creative conceptual thinker excelling in web design and print media This position may be just for you We are the American Retirement Association one of the fastest growing associations in the US with a rich diversity of perspectives backgrounds and ideas And we seek a Graphic Designer to join our team The Graphic Designer will be a creative and conceptual thinker who develops graphics that convey the overall look and feel for the association s products and services The graphic designer will excel in both web design and print The graphic designer will develop association collateral and promotional materials including but not limited to advertising displays logos presentations brochures signage and website graphics Drupal and WordPress experience preferred Primary Graphic Designer Job Responsibilities Prepare graphic design work by participating in a creative kickoff with the director of marketing strategy copywriter internal client s and additional staff members discussing the requested work with the director of marketing strategy gathering information and materials working with the copywriter or other staff members to conceptualize the brand campaign illustrating the concept by designing a layout with art and copy submitting the concept layout to the director for approval and once approved incorporating the layout into the desired medium which may include print collateral infographics email graphics banner ads landing pages and websites Design and maintain webpages that support the association s strategies goals and online presence using established design standards Develop and conduct usability testing evaluation and monitoring processes that produce user interface design features flow and navigation that reflect user preferences and enhance usability and traffic Design new features site animation and other elements that contribute to a compelling design Present a varied portfolio of design solutions that offer clear and convincing visuals Actualize clients creative business needs and ideas while maintaining excellent project management skills and adapting quickly to changing priorities and the demands of multiple projects Complete projects by coordinating with staff members in other departments and external partners including agencies art services printers photographers and illustrators Maintain technical knowledge in graphic design and emerging trends Ideal Graphic Designer candidates will have years of progressive graphic design experience a bachelor s degree preferably in graphic design or visual communications extensive experience in Adobe Creative Suite HTML CSS JavaScript and Microsoft Office Suite in depth knowledge of graphic design principles and practices including the interactive production process and user experience design graphics and optimization webpage production programming typography and proofreading a deep knowledge of different browser platforms web technologies and tools strong skills in or a willingness to learn Drupal and WordPress superior interpersonal and communication skills and professional demeanor ability to analyze problems develop a problem solving path and manage the process to completion capacity to make decisions and communicate those decisions with tact and professionalism strong multitasking skills and ability to maintain multiple often conflicting priorities effective project management planning and organization skills ability to work autonomously with initiative The American Retirement Association is based in Arlington Virginia within a fresh energetic working environment We offer a competitive salary a comprehensive benefits package including Health Dental Disability and ka collaborative environment and the opportunity to be a part of a professional team Got what it takes If you seek to join a dynamic non profit association with a great working environment rush your resume cover letter salary requirements avoiding the term negotiable and portfolio by using the application tool on this site No phone inquiries We look forward to hearing from you The American Retirement Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer Company Description Our employee benefits include o Health and Dental insurance o Life LTD STD insurance ok plan o Defined Benefit pension plan o Flexible Spending Account o paid holidays o Paid Time Off days of PTO earned per calendar year o Two Hour Personal Allotment the association provides two hours of allotted personal time per calendar month to each employee o Parental Leave Bereavement Leave Jury Duty Leave Military Leave o Commuting Expense Reimbursement currently covers monthly parking at or can be put onto a registered SmarTrip card for Metrorail Metrobus etc o Retirement Plan Academy educational materials eg publications modules examinations etc at no cost This enables employees who wish to do so to attain the association s certificates and credentials without any financial burden

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