Experienced Graphic Designers - Los Altos, CA
We are in the process of re-branding and building a new graphics team. We are looking for mature, experienced, strong candidates who can immediately acclimate and take on the following:
Manage our corporate branding, layout, typography, and color in both our print and digital media.
Design print and digital bimonthly publication with a strong emphasis on magazine cover.
Develop graphics and layouts for publisher’s internal needs.
Keep yourself, as well as the company up-to-date technically and on industry trends and the design industry. Consistently analyze how we do things and be a leader when it comes to improvements.
Assist with photo shoots as needed (may include occasional ovenight travel)
Maintain our website content including new/updated posts, banners, social media, etc.
Researching and acquiring information. Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources to be used for editorial pages.
Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design or equivalent experience. Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite, emphasis on InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and HTML5. CSS a plus. 3+ years experience in graphic design.
Strong layout and production skills.
Creative flair and originality that enables you to come up with unusual and clever ideas about a given topic or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Ability to multitask. A lot goes on at our office!
Understand and able to provide understanding of publisher and peer needs and meeting our quality standards.
Integrity. Job requires being honest and ethical.
Must be organized, pay attention to detail and be thorough in completing work tasks. We are very fast paced. Tasks and goals must be managed and can’t fall of the radar.
Dependability. Job requires being reliable, dependable and fulfilling obligations.
Adaptability/Flexibility. Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace. Must be able to work independently or as part of a team.
Patience and Stress Tolerance. Job requires working within tight deadlines, working closely with the editorial team and accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
Initiative. Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
Cooperation. Must be pleasant with others on the job and have a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
Good Communication Skills. The ability to communicate with supervisors, peers, or subordinates verbally and in writing so they will understand.
Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships. Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
Responsibility. Develop specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
Following Skills a Plus:
● Experience in digital media publication.
● Knowledge and experience in UI and UX.
● Strong photography skills.
● Flash and/or HTML5 motion graphics.
● HTML/CSS coding and troubleshooting skills (Dreamweaver does not count).
● PHP/Javscript capabilities.
● Illustration (traditional and digital media).
Please send your cover letter, compensation requirements along with resume and portfolio to email@example.com. Thank you for considering Discovery Girls, and good luck on your job search!