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Designer - Milwaukee Magazine

Apply Job ID 16326 Date posted Jan. 07, 2020 Location Milwaukee, Wisconsin Full Time / Part Time Full time (FT)

Quad/Graphics

As a worldwide marketing solutions partner our goal is to help our clients win every day. We use our data-driven, integrated marketing platform, with a strong foundation in print, to help clients reduce complexity, increase efficiency and enhance marketing spend effectiveness. We’ve built a rich history by believing in our people, allowing them to act like owners and take charge of their own success. Whether you’re an operator, sales representative, a graphic artist or a clinician, we’re all driven to perform at our best – for ourselves and our clients. We’re a company with a soul and a belief that we can always create a better way.

Milwaukee Magazine, one of the nation’s most respected city and regional magazines, is seeking a full-time graphic designer with the ability to think conceptually as well as aesthetically. Known for its award-winning in-depth profiles, investigative features, reader service pieces and top-notch dining and entertainment packages, the magazine is central to Milwaukee’s media landscape. We are located in the Historic Third Ward, mere steps from Lake Michigan, and have a front-row view of the city’s burgeoning downtown while we serve the entire metro Milwaukee area.

We are looking for an enthusiastic editorial designer with a passion for journalism and dedication to reflecting Milwaukee’s creativity, diversity and vibrancy in our expanding, multi-platform media brand. The designer’s main function will be to collaborate with the Art Department to assist in the creative execution of innovative design concepts in print, Web and marketing materials. This position requires a self-motivated, reliable team player with a positive professional attitude. Successful candidates will possess excellent oral and written communication skills. Experience with photography, camera equipment and studio lighting a big plus.

Responsibilities:
• Oversee your own projects through to completion
• Work with the Art Department to successfully translate concepts to page
• Demonstrate a passion for design and creative thinking
• Prioritize workload and meet deadlines
• Pay extreme attention to detail and consistency
• Research, organize and assign photography and illustrations
• Assist art team with format and design of department pages, features and covers
• Assist in the coordination of photo shoots
• Prepare files and images for press: image retouch, clipping, layering, etc.
• Prepare final print files for Web: image resizing, create image galleries, etc.
• Follow and maintain branding standards
• Assist ad designer with ad design, Web ads and sales/marketing projects

Qualifications
• Must be proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
• Must understand basic prepress production of print files
• Degree in graphic design or media-related equivalent and 2 years of print experience
• Superior communication skills and a friendly, positive attitude
• Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and meet strict deadlines

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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