Graphic Designer I
Remote Worker - Alexandria, VA Creative Services
Job Type
Full-time
Description

West Cary Group is a full-service, digital marketing and technology agency based in Richmond, Virginia, which services numerous mid-sized local and Fortune 500 clients across a vast array of industries. Hopefully you enjoy the frenetic, dynamic, and exciting environment of a fast-growing firm, because we’re looking for a dynamic Graphic Designer I.


Position Summary: Creates final mechanicals with attention to composition, color, typography and visual impact. 


Role Qualifications:

  • Must be able to effectively execute design solutions against a creative brief to meet constraints of cost, time and client needs
  • Must work well in a team with printers, copywriters, photographers, proofreaders, other designers, account executives, website designers and marketing specialists      

Position Responsibilities:

  • Designs and executes mechanicals based on client specifications, brand standards, budget constraints and final format needed for file output
  • Determines size and arrangement of illustrative material and copy, selects style and size of type, and arranges layout based on specs and aesthetic design concepts
  • Presents sample to creative director for approval
  • Provides final pre-flight of digital files that are delivered to clients and vendors to ensure the accuracy of the completed project
  • Reviews proofs from vendors
  • Executes in a wide range of channels, utilizing knowledge of design for digital, animation and print 
  • Keeps abreast of developments in marketing and advertising environments
  • Contributes ideas and design artwork to the overall brief
  • Other duties as assigned
Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or a related field
  • A minimum of 1 year of graphic design experience 
  • Animation skills preferred
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos
  • Proficient in graphic design software in a Mac environment, including Adobe Creative Suite: InDesign, Illustrator, After Effects, Premiere Pro and Photoshop
  • Ability to execute files using Microsoft Office applications such as PowerPoint, Word and Excel
  • Thinks creatively to produce new ideas
  • Ability to think visually and envision a project from beginning to end
  • Must be able to solve complex problems, make judgments and decisions, and think logically and critically
  • Ability to multitask while meeting tight deadlines
  • Produces accurate and high-quality work

Benefits

  • Paid vacation, sick leave and holidays
  • Medical/Vision/Dental/Short-Term Disability/Long-Term Disability
  • Employer paid Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts: Health/Dependent Care
  • 401(k) matching
  • Cool people to work with!