Associate Visual Designer (*Spring / Summer 2022 Graduates*) at Merkle

| Kansas City, MO
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Company Description:

Diversity is embedded in who we are and all that we do: our mindset, our solutions, and in our teams to empower an inclusive, equitable environment. We put our people at the center, creating space for growth, understanding and learning so they can thrive. Our differences make us richer and enable stronger relationships with each other and foster greater impact for our clients. We engage with our communities to drive positive social impact by fostering equity and working to create a digital society that works for all.

We are champions for meaningful progress and we strive to be a force for good-for our people, for our clients, for the industry and for our society. We keep our people at the center, creating space for growth, understanding and learning so they can thrive. We embed diversity, in our mindset, in our solutions and in our teams to empower an inclusive, equitable and culturally fluent environment. Building this culture within our teams makes us better collaborators with each other and with our clients, driving better outcomes for all.

Job Description:

Merkle is an award-winning, full-service global Experience Innovation and Digital Commerce Design agency. We use imagination, creativity and technology to help our clients create experiences that empower individuals, build brands and transform businesses.

We are seeking a talented visual designer to join our creative team. As a Visual Designer and member of the Merkle creative community, you will collaboratively craft engaging, impactful communications across a range of digital media, from ongoing email campaigns and social media to contributing to larger initiatives like website redesigns and multi-channel integrated marketing campaigns.

This is a great opportunity to work in a fun and challenging culture where you can hone your design skills and have an impact on a range of well known, multi-national clients. Our highly collaborative and dynamic environment is the perfect place for smart, motivated people to make an impact. Every day the challenges are different and require you to think creatively and strategically to deliver compelling work.

Note: Only applicants who include a link to their online portfolio in addition to their resume will be considered.

Responsibilities
• Proficiency for time management, organization, and communication (written, oral, and interpersonal)
• Thrives in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment with the ability to focus under pressure, even when working from home
• Possess a solid understanding of fundamental design principles with the ability to explain the thinking behind your design choices
• Design and create digital solutions for a variety of clients across a number of business verticals.
• Participate in defining digital brand visual identity systems and atomic design pattern libraries.
• Participate in the creation of design concepts, visual design comps, clickable prototypes and more.
• Design and create content assets for digital experience platforms and digtal/social marketing campaigns.
• Collaborate with team members to design and create sales materials for new business pursuits.
• Participate in usability research and customer feedback sessions.
• Collaborate with strategists, visual designers and developers as you learn to work as part of a high-functioning team, delivering work of the highest quality.
• Present work in internal and client meetings, and personally articulate rationale for design decisions.

Qualifications:
• Bachelor's / associate's degree or equivalent experience in Visual Communication or related field.
• 1-3 years of professional experience with an online portfolio demonstrating a keen attention to detail
• Demonstrated knowledge of best practices across multiple digital channels including email, social media, web design, e-commerce and mobile
• Substantial proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite, (including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects) and related design tools
• Fluency with Figma, Sketch or Adobe XD (or willingness to learn)
• Proficiency in MS Office, including PowerPoiont presentations
• Eagerness to take on design challenges, collaborate and grow professionally.
• Outstanding interpersonal and presentation skills.

Additional Information:

The anticipated salary range for this position is $50,000-$70,000. Salary is based on a wide range of factors that include relevant experience, knowledge, skills, other job-related qualifications, and geography. A range of medical, dental, vision, 401(k) matching, paid time off, and/or other benefits also are available. For more information regarding dentsu benefits, please visit https://dentsubenefitsplus.com/

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
More Information on Merkle
Merkle operates in the AdTech industry. The company is located in Columbia, MD, Atlanta, GA, Denver, CO, Chicago, IL, Seattle, WA, Hagerstown, MD, Norristown, PA, New York, NY, Marlborough, MA, Boston, MA, Carlottesville, VA, Pittsburgh, PA, Southfield, MI, Little Rock, AR, Austin, TX, Salt Lake City , UT, San Francisco, CA and Bend, OR. Merkle was founded in 1971. It has 4000 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 345 open jobs at Merkle, click here.
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