Graphic Designer
Job Type
Full-time
Description

We are looking for a Graphic Designer who will concept and create various new graphic design aspects for magazine/print media/web content production under the direction of an Art Director.  This position will create drawings, backgrounds, lettering, templates, designs or other original graphics for commercial use in keeping with the design aesthetics of our in-house and client parameters. In addition, this position also provides support to Art Directors in the photo studio as assigned.


To be considered, please submit your cover letter, resume, and portfolio of work. 


About us:

Grey Dog Media is a growing, national-award-winning creator and publisher of custom and consumer media. Our products include magazines, catalogs, books, websites, videos, commercials, and collateral. This is a fast-paced, yet relaxed environment with experienced professionals. We offer a friendly, professional workplace, full-benefits, competitive salary, and remarkable opportunities for creative-skills development, and career advancement. 


Responsibilities:

  • Under the direction of the Art Director concept, template and design new content for commercial use in keeping with client approved style guides
  • Create advanced layout designs using Adobe InDesign
  • Submit completed work to Art Director for approval and re-design as directed until work has met client expectations. 
  • Attend progress meetings to brainstorm ideas, report on work progress, present work, etc.
  • Support Art Directors in photo studio as assigned
  • Remain up-to-date on marketplace, industry and design trends, including insights into cultural trends, competition and target audiences
  • Work in a collaborative manner to meet client deadlines
  • Maintain a positive can-do attitude and support that attitude among other staff members
Requirements
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Art, Graphic Design or a related field, or equivalent training and/or experience.
  • Experience: 2 years of graphic design experience, consumer magazine experience a plus
  • Advanced layout and typography skills
  • Sophisticated sense of design, photography and typography
  • Experience directing studio and location photography is a plus
  • Problem-solving, interactive approach to design
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Highly motivated with ability to work in a deadline-driven environment
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Positive attitude
  • Desire to work on a collaborative team with high standards
  • Strong knowledge and experience with Adobe Creative Suite, InDesign, Microsoft Office
  • Web/Interactive Design experience a plus


Job Location: West Des Moines, Iowa
Position/Type: Full-Time/professional
Benefits: Medical/HSA/401K/LTD/AD&D/Life Ins./Dental/PTO/Vision
Compensation: Competitive, based on experience