Graphic Designer Rock Paper ScissorsAtlanta, Georgia, US
Do you love supporting clients by working on marketing campaigns that are not only fun, but also make a lasting impact? Are you looking for a place where you can not only help clients grow, but also a place where you can grow as an individual? Do you want to wake up each day excited to work with an awesome group of people who serve just as awesome clients who are changing the world?
If this sounds like how you would like to spend your working days, while still having a life outside of work, keep reading to see if you would be a good fit for our team.
Junior Graphic Designer
Results Statement - I am accountable for producing the following results:
Creating and collaborating on successful design campaigns that are unique and profitable for our clients and Rock Paper Scissors, that contribute to our design innovations to maintain our status as a cutting edge creative agency.
The Designer is passionate about the creative process and continually strives to push the edges, always keeping foremost in their mind the client’s brand, the goal of the project, and the strategic objective of Rock Paper Scissors. The Designer is responsible for working with the creative team and client as well as executing concepts for both print and web-based campaigns.
Scope management. Meets assigned deadlines and completes projects within budget. Alerts senior art director/creative director/traffic manager if deadlines or budgets cannot be met for any reason, and if an extension or change order is required.
Reporting and communications. Writes and transmits regular weekly/monthly campaign
performance reports and notes to clients and agency team members. Maintains daily timekeeping
records. Records all job costs and maintains email record of correspondence with client, in-house
team, and project vendors.
Client’s keeper. Maintains complete, digital records of all contracts, agreements, client project files, and preferences for assigned clients.
Maintenance. Assists in archiving and maintaining digital files, project hard copies, photography, illustrations, logo art, type styles, historical collateral samples, etc., of client materials and resources, and in maintaining a log of said archives to assist other team members in locating necessary files and references. Maintains prescribed file naming convention for digital project files. Follows procedures in
closing out jobs and archiving client files for future reference.
Growth. Participates in new business initiatives for both existing and new clients.
Collaboration. Works with client, art director and additional creative team members to concept and complete assigned projects and campaigns on-time and within budget. Works with senior art director/creative director in selection of design elements, papers, vendors, models, freelancers, broadcast talent, and any and all outside sources/purchases needed to fulfill production of each project the art director designs.
Industry knowledge. Conducts thorough client industry research and analysis to help expand and evolve content.
Execution. Creates designs and illustrations (digital and/or traditional) from conception to completion as required. Designs print ad campaigns, brochures, booklets, catalogs, fliers, billboards, websites, interactive/web ads, storyboarding for video productions and more according to strategic plans provided by creative director/account executive, and by assignment from the creative director. Has experience with stock photography management, computer retouching and image manipulation.
Turnover. Works with production personnel, providing complete input, and any instruction and supervision required to smoothly complete production of approved design. Provides all required specifications (colors, fonts, papers, sizes, etc.) to production and our web teams.
Craftsman. Maintains high skill levels in software programs required to perform assigned job functions; seeks individual training in the use of new design and illustration software to keep up with changes in technology or as the agency requires.
Standards of Quantity, Quality, and Behavior
Thought Process. The role requires an innovator and a progressive thinker who can connect a client’s brand to all other aspects of a client business and create growth opportunities.
Foresight. Balances analytical thinking with creative thinking to create a long-term vision.
Proficiency. Understands the production process, best practices and strives to incorporate them seamlessly in day-to-day agency processes. Has reasonable drawing skills; solid understanding printing processes and specification; paper and ink specification; familiarity with type styles, type design and type specification; stock photography management; computer retouching and image manipulation; art direction of original photography; and good communication skills.
Software knowledge. Proficient in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Word, Excel, PowerPoint (and/or iWorks) and bring a broad knowledge of web development, online marketing and integrated campaigns.
You know you are doing a Great job when:
- Projects are on time and on budget.
- You are a pleasure to work with - clients and colleagues alike comment on how much they enjoy working with you.
- You are ahead of the curve - neither the client nor the team has to ask the status of your projects because you proactively communicate the details and status of your work.
- You develop a personal connection with your clients - they think you are on the ball and often ask for your advice.
- The creative team admires the detail in your presentations and briefings.
- Your projects are profitable.
- At least 50% of your time is billable to clients.
- You treat in-house projects with the same care you show for clients - on budget and on time.
- You enjoy sharing ways to do things better and raise the bar on quality and creativity.
- You keep your word and do what you say.
- You are prompt and respectful of other people’s time.
- Your timesheet is up to date so that everyone can see where you are on your project.
- The dogs like you.
- 1 to 3 years experience
- Agency experience (PR or marketing) preferred
- Small business experience
- A need for work / life balance
- A desire to grow into a leadership role
- Ideas and a passion to own and grow this department
- Willingness to learn
- A love of organization, details and design!