Contract Studio Designer

 

We’re seeking a creative and curious, detail-oriented Studio Designer for a part-time, 3-month contract. You should have a passion for good design work and excited to work with content-based clients and nonprofits. 

 

Some things about you:

• Flexible and engaged: able to handle various projects, changing priorities, and short deadlines with energy and positivity

• Curiosity, drive and willingness to explore multiple design approaches and styles

• Must have good eye for typography and layout, and able to make production-ready files and PDFs

• Organized and able to do focused multitasking, juggling deadlines for several projects simultaneously 

• Communicate clearly and kindly, enjoy working with others, open to new ideas and ways of working

• Self-motivated, organized and driven but also passionate about collaboration and brainstorming 

• Adept with the Adobe Creative Suite, experience with HTML/CSS a plus 

• Ability to ask for help and clarification, and to take direction when provided

•Eager to work with politically progressive clients and nonprofit organizations

• Have 1-3 years design experience

• General enthusiasm for life, desire to learn, a sense of humor and an interest in non-design things

 

Key Responsibilities and Tasks:

• Manage an illustrator database + robust image and type reference database

• Image research and inspiration-gathering

• Layout and design of magazines, editorial projects, ads, collateral and marketing materials

• Miscellaneous art director support and assistance

• Prepare final press-ready files based on specifications

• Make various formats of supplied artwork production-ready and resolve any artwork issues that arise during production

• Provide image retouching, clipping paths and additional image manipulation

• Create PDFs for print and client review

• Develop mood boards and storyboard concepts

• Occasional opportunity to produce illustrations for client work

OTHER: Would appreciate an interest in engaging/mentoring with our high school mentee with some fun design tutorials and their project, working on process documents, working on a promotional studio newspaper. 

 

What We Offer:

• Access to design, career and life advice

•Work in a great office with a friendly and helpful group of other design professionals. 

•Hands on experience with lots of projects in all stages of the design process

• 15-20 hrs per week

• $30/hr

• Studio hours are within the hours of M-F, 9-5 with no work on nights or weekends
 

Please send an email to jen@fortwick with the following and include a PDF of work samples and/or a link to your website and resume. 

• Five things that excite you right now
• Why you want to work with Fort Wick