Graphic Designer

Tipping Point Communications is looking for a omni-channel media graphic designer to join our award-winning creative department. This designer would work independently on assigned projects and as a creative and content department member. The designer creates unique concepts and fulfills design assignments in accordance with briefs prepared by the client service team.The ideal person for this role has excellent interpersonal relations skills and is fearless in in-person, remotely, and directly with our account team, but typically works under the direction of our art directors or creative director.Knowledge of production processes, with experience using in digital illustration and layout software including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and other industry design and production software; reasonable drawing skills; printing processes and specification; paper specification; ink specification; familiarity with typestyles, type design, and type specification; stock photography; photo retouching and image manipulation; art direction of original photography; and good communication skills are desirable.Key Responsibilities

  • Provides design and illustration (digital and/or traditional) from conception to completion as required.
  • Works with art director/creative director/copywriter teams to concept and complete assigned projects and campaigns.
  • Occasionally assists account teams with presentations for creative and new business pitches.
  • Works with independent contractors (freelance illustrators, photographers, etc.) as required per assignment, under supervision of designated art director/senior art director/creative director, and in conjunction with production manager to meet assigned deadlines.
  • Maintains high skill levels in software programs required to perform assigned job functions; enjoys learning about new software and sharing that knowledge with the rest of the team.
  • Experience in design for online media, including email marketing, social, website, and microsites.
  • Proven ability to politely communicate creative topics to non-creative audiences. Takes creative critique (no matter how absurd) in stride.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • BFA/BS in graphic design, advertising, or communications (or equivalent experience)
  • 3-5 years of related experience in an agency, in-house marketing/communications team, or a heck of a freelance portfoio
  • Ability to draw or represent design thinking using traditional design tools
  • Strong visual, verbal, and written communication skills

Typical Week Involves

  • 75% – Hands-on creative work: concepting & design
  • 10% – Project kickoffs, internal review, team collaboration
  • 10% – Personal professional development
  • 5% – Agency marketing / blogging