Graphic Designer

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Employer
Onward Search
Location
Baltimore, MD
Posted
Nov 24, 2021
Closes
Nov 26, 2021
Ref
222426502
Hours
Full Time
Onward Search is hiring a Graphic Designer on a direct-hire basis for an international retail company with offices in Baltimore, MD Summary:The Graphic Designer is a visual storyteller on the Global Creative Team who is motivated and energized by the power of sport-obsessed with athletes, attitude, authenticity, and all things digital, at every customer touchpoint. The Designer's creative work needs to carry the passion of the world's greatest athletes-from this generation and the next-and the power to help inspire the very best in human performance. This versatile teammate is also driven and unrelenting in the face of the challenges that balancing big projects and tight deadlines bring. This role will support digital design across email and the company (Shop) App for the Americas and report to the Creative Director of the Americas. The individual in this role will be fully dedicated to bringing the best conceptual and visual expression of the company brand to life to attract, engage, and convert our target demographic, the Focused Performer. This effort includes partnering with marketers, art directors, and writers to develop transformative storytelling executions and experiences that strengthen the brand's emotional connection with the Focused Performer. Responsibilities:Concept, design, lead, and manage the development of on-brand designs for the Americas' email and app channels (informed by our Brand Vision, Mission, and Values). This includes meeting with partners to align on marketing/creative strategy, as well as collaborating with creative, CPL (CRM, Personalization & Loyalty) and other cross-functional partners to drive consumer-focused content strategy and execution.Gather, prepare, and present conceptual ideas by designing rough layout of art and copy arrangement, size, style, and related aesthetics. Concept and design email campaigns from start to finish with limited assets.Articulately communicate your design intent and impact. Qualifications:Bachelor's Degree in a design-related field or extensive design-related experience2-4+ years of graphic or digital design experience.Ability to interpret and influence creative briefs to create customer-focused positioning and creative communications strategies that drive defined KPIsDemonstrated versatility as a designer who is constantly seeking new and innovative ways to design for consumer experience (graphics, photography, retail/digital)Understanding of design systems and digital templates, and the ability to seek out opportunities to evolve themCommitment to being an advocate for the brand and an expert on our products-translating that understanding into concepts and actionable sales content and consumer experiencesWorking knowledge and continued effort to dialed into design trends, art, sport, culture, and email design best practicesCommitment to build and maintain strong working relationships with internal and external partnersAbility to think strategically, manage many tasks at once, and deliver high-quality output every time, on timeWillingness to go the extra mile to get the work done and meet commitments made to others (reliability and accountability)Belief in ability to see and create the future of the company designRequires an excellent, diverse portfolio of work submitted with resume and salary history [Examples: Email Marketing, Digital ads and implemented campaigns, online content/Ecommerce site references (URLs)]Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and Presentation software power userRapid visualization skills: hand sketching, digital wireframes, and sketchesInnovative aesthetic and taste levelAbility to work in an agile, fast-paced, consumer-obsessed, test-and-learn environment- incorporating learnings from A/B Testing into designCommitment to developing personal leadership skills and helping designers at more junior job levels enrich their skillsExcellent verbal, written, communication, and presentation skillsExcellent leadership, organization, and collaboration skillsMicrosoft Office and Mac platform proficiencyExperience designing across digital channels, especially email is a MUST, and experience with e-commerce is a strong plus.Experience working collaboratively with a team, cross-departmentally, and senior leadership

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