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Graphic Designer

Apply Job ID 14797 Date posted Aug. 07, 2019 Location Eden Prairie, Minnesota 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 Graphic Designer II to be based in our Eden Prairie, MN  facility. The Graphic Designer II is expected to possess a level and an aptitude for production/design that allow for independent thinking and originality in the field of graphic design. He/she must also demonstrate an awareness of the Company’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 Graphic Designer II must have the experience/ability to read, understand, and work with client data to fulfill his/her role. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Demonstrate the ability to take direction and then use creativity and imagination to develop original creative art work

  • Create original concepts/layout comps based on direction from the Art Director or Sr. Graphic Designer and presentation material as requested

  • 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

  • Prepare digital assets using scanners and or digital cameras

  • Prepare client proofs for approval

  • 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 junior staff and Production personnel to improve overall effectiveness and efficiency of the team, including but not limited to hard skill improvement and work habits

  • Perform other responsibilities, as they are developed/defined

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design or equivalent

  • 4+ years of experience as a Mac Operator, Graphic Designer or Graphic Artist

  • Ability to demonstrate competency in layout sketching and typography in a portfolio

  • Accuracy in page building

  • Demonstrates the ability to perform well and remain organized under pressure and tight deadlines

  • Knowledge of printing, prepress, digital output

  • Preflight and packaging of files if necessary

  • Knowledge of the web, internet, and online research tools 

  • Knowledge of POS and store signage

  • Knowledge of technical solutions and troubleshooting techniques

  • Intermediate knowledge of visual design process and visual design principles

  • Familiarity with digital proofing systems (Network and Online)

  • MAC OS based hardware/software systems

  • Understanding of presentation materials (hard and soft (i.e. PowerPoint/Keynote), light production for mock-ups, etc.

  • Standard Graphic Design Software: CS, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat, Font Management Systems, Microsoft Office, familiarity with Digital/Social Production (authoring solutions/HTML/Flash)

Additional Company Information
We offer excellent benefits to eligible employees, including 401(k), holidays, vacations 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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