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Senior Graphic Designer

Apply Job ID 14616 Date posted Aug. 05, 2019 Location Boise, Idaho Full Time / Part Time Full time (FT)

Quad/Graphics

Employees at Quad thrive at the intersection of thinking, making and marketing. As we continue to take the bold steps necessary to transform our offering, our goal is to provide our clients with the most powerful integrated marketing platform. We’re all partners in our company, committed to do the right thing, trusting the process, innovating for the future, growing the business, believing in each other, and having a little fun along the way.
Quad is seeking a Senior Graphic Designer to be based onsite with one of our clients in Boise, ID. The Senior Graphic Designer is expected to possess an aptitude for production/design, an awareness of the Quad’s production/design capabilities, an understanding of industry standards and practices related to Graphic Arts, and the ability to work with clients (internal and external) to coordinate project flow and deadlines. Additionally, the Senior Graphic Designer must have the experience/ability to read, understand, and work with client data to fulfill his/her role.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Design and propose creative elements for visual purposes in client media collateral
  • Forge and execute exciting digital ideas
  • Stay up to date with industry trends
  • Create layout comps, rough and presentation material as requested
  • Attend client meetings and present creative materials and ideas
  • Electronically build, create and assemble various print projects in accordance with agency and client specifications. This includes, but not limited to data entry and type setting, image manipulation, art creation or modification
  • Propose creative concept elements for potential and new projects
  • Prepare digital assets using scanners and or digital cameras
  • Prepare client proofs for approval
  • Possess knowledge of POS and store signage
  • Make corrections and modifications to client proofs as requested
  • Assist in project and/or client customer service needs This includes direct communications with the client
  • Have the ability to develop and execute a project from concept to print
  • Mentor Graphic Designers and Production Personnel to improve overall effectiveness and efficiency of the team, including but not limited to hard skill improvement and work habits
  • Work closely with design team as well as client’s marketing groups to collaborate on creative direction 
  • Preflight and release final art files to printer efficiently and accurately 
Qualifications
  • 4-year college education or equivalent in Graphic Design
  • 5+ years of experience as a Mac Operator and Graphic Artist
  • Previous experience concepting design layouts and revisions according to client expectations
  • A strong eye for design and page composition and layout
  • Accuracy in page building, along with preflight and packaging of files
  • Demonstrates proficiency utilizing InDesign and the remainder of the Adobe Creative Software Suite (Illustrator®, Photoshop®, Acrobat® and Bridge); other Graphic Design Software: Font Management Systems, Stuffit, Quark, familiarity with Flash and HTML a plus
  • Knowledge of printing, prepress, digital output.
  • Familiarity with Oyster or prepress troubleshooting software
  • Knowledge of POS and store signage
  • Knowledge of technical solutions and troubleshooting techniques
  • Familiarity with digital proofing systems (Network and Online)
  • Excellent problem-solving, communication and organizational skills 
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment – work overtime as needed 
Additional Company Information
We offer excellent benefits to eligible employees, including 401(k), holidays, vacation and more. 
Quad/Graphics is an equal employment opportunity employer. The Company’s policy is not to unlawfully discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, military or veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other consideration made unlawful by applicable federal, state, or local laws. The Company also prohibits harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protected categories.
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