Senior Graphic Designer, Department Manager

Location Bloomfield, NJ (Fully remote)
Starts Ideally this month
Duration Full-Time
Status Full-Time w/ fully paid employee benefits
Rate Salary is DOE, starting at $80K + yearly bonus
Our client, a full service design firm, is looking to hire a fully remote, hands on Senior Graphic Designer, Department Manager to create and manage digital and print designs for client and internal projects, starting this month!

At least 5 years of agency design experience is required.

The Senior Graphic Designer / Manager will report into the 3 managing partners of the firm and work closely with 2 of them.

Starting out, the Senior Graphic Designer / Manager will have 1 full-time direct report and will also manage 2 freelancers but the long-term plan is to grow the team (with 1-2 interns and eventually another full-time designer).

The role is an even mix of design and management duties but design leadership comes first; they need a skilled designer not just a manager. The work leans heavy on the digital side (75% digital vs. 25% print but anything that is content online and available for download would always be designed with print ready).

Senior Graphic Designer, Department Manager Responsibilities
Design graphic content such as illustrations, infographics, video creation, wireframes, website design, mobile designs, brand guides, and logo design
Embed yourself in the work of your clients: facilitate a deeper, more timely understanding of their work all with the goal to proactively guide client design strategy as it touches your work rather than being reactive to client requests
Manage your time and projects well; frequently assess your priorities and to-dos, delegating where appropriate and shifting gears where necessary to ensure your projects stay on track; this includes your individual task requirements but also oversight for the design team
Ensure best design practices and department process is followed
Work with the design team to ensure the design strategy aligns with the clients larger mission, objectives, and culture; provide strategic ideas and lead conversations on design and brand practices and tactics
Oversight of the design team (mentoring and guiding team members, reviewing junior design drafts to ensure quality, running team standups, creating department process and protocol, managing team skill development to align with current and future client design needs)
Participate in client meetings, ensure timely delivery of designs, assign and manage moving task assignments between team members, and execute creative materials.
Analyze and report back to project managers on task status and recommendations; review team creative designs and meet with other departments for the transition of creative assets to production
Ensure brand consistency throughout different elements and platforms for digital and print marketing for client projects and the company
Keep up-to-date with industry developments

Senior Graphic Designer, Department Manager Requirements
5+ years of agency experience
7+ years of professional design experience for digital and print campaigns
3+ years of experience in managing a team including skill development
Extensive knowledge of brand creation, management, and writing comprehensive creative briefs
Expert level knowledge and experience with Adobe products: Photoshop, XD, After Effects, Light Room, Illustrator, among others
Ability to effectively communicate best practices, strategies, plans, and goals to clients and internal team
Experience of and comfort with responsibilities of a client-facing role
Experience pitching clients on brand projects and providing research to support recommendations
Up to date knowledge and interest in continuing education in the digital marketing and digital ad space in relation to design

Please note this role requires working on progressive initiatives and our client doesn't want anyone to be put in a situation where they are working on a project or campaign design work that is against their own beliefs and puts them in an uncomfortable position.

This is a fully remote Senior Graphic Designer, Department Manager opportunity (with 100% employer covered benefits!) and the Designer can they can be based in another time zone but must be online to work East Coast hours when the rest of the team is online.

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