Written by J’Lyn Emerson
Director of Operations

We’re Hiring | Graphic Designer

Job Goal of the Graphic Design Job:

The Designer who earns this graphic design job is responsible for producing quality design work for the agency and its clients under the direction of the Director of Design.

The Agency Work:

The Agency has two types of Clients:

Retainer-Based Clients have annual agreements including a variety of services such as strategy, branding, design, marketing, social and digital advertising. NBA serves as a strategic partner for many of our retainer-based clients.

Project-Based Clients come to us initially for one-off projects. These projects have a distinct beginning and ending and are usually on the lower end of our minimum project budgets. Ideally, at the end of the project, we can grow the relationship and begin to provide more services, turning them into long-term, retainer-based clients.  

The Design Work we produce for our clients includes:

  • Branding Design
  • Marketing Collateral
  • Website Design
  • Social Design
  • Graphic Design

The Media Work we produce for our clients includes:

  • Social Management – Organic + Paid
  • Blogging
  • Email Marketing
  • Other Emerging Media as Needed

Job Responsibilities for the Graphic Design Job:

  • As a member of the design team, the Designer will focus on work for agency + client jobs under the direction of the Director of Design.
  • The work will include branding, marketing collateral, web design, digital design, and promotional product design.
  • The Designer will participate in design critiques by presenting your work for approval, capturing feedback, and continually reworking to deliver an approved solution on-time and on-budget.
  • It is the responsibility of the Designer to think critically and translate thinking into tangible design solutions for business with regards to branding, graphic design, advertising + marketing, social media, digital advertising, and web design, as well as the overall creative process + workflow.
  • This position reports to the Director of Design and has no direct reports.

What You Have to Have for the Graphic Design Job:

  • BA or BFA in graphic design
  • Strong, refined design talent
  • 1-3 years of design experience in an agency setting
  • Proven ability to successfully manage projects within the creative field
  • Attention to detail with emphasis on accuracy and quality, and a critical eye for design aesthetics.
  • Strong knowledge of print production and vendor management.
  • Experience with typography, web design, CMS platforms, email marketing, social media platforms, and Apple computers
  • Proficiency in Google Drive
  • Experience in typography, web design, CMS platforms, email marketing, social media platforms, and Apple computers.
  • Expert knowledge of InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop. Standard knowledge of other creative applications is not required but is an advantage.

Personal Habits and Traits for the Graphic Design Job:

A Collaborative Style

Works well as a team with other NBA employees and with clients.

A High Level of Personal Responsibility

Comes to work on time, sets and meets goals without prodding, and manages multiple to-dos successfully.

A High Level of Organization

Is structured in the way they work, managing details and juggling changing priorities well.

Self-Motivated

Seeks to learn and contribute, sets a high standard for herself.

Ability to Communicate Clearly

Leaves conversations with an understanding of next steps. Is easily understood by team members and clients.

Constant Knowledge of the Latest Design Trends

Inspire and bring new ideas to the team by staying in the know of current design trends and works to apply those to agency and client jobs as opportunities arise.

To apply, please email your resume, cover letter and portfolio to holla@nice-branding.com.


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