Graphic Designer at Diversified Communications HQ (Portland, ME)

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Diversified Communications is seeking a Graphic Designer to join our growing and talented team! The Graphic Designer will have responsibility to develop and execute print design concepts and solutions that solve complex communication problems and acts as the primary designer on specified projects. The role will provide support for the Design team by executing and creating production-ready assets for print (and digital) projects - including implementing new and existing campaign design into brochures, post cards, signage, booths, digital assets, etc. This role works both independently and closely with managers, fellow designers, and internal clients to ensure consistency in quality of work. The ideal candidate must be able to demonstrate success in effectively managing multiple projects to meet timelines and due dates, while at the same time maintaining high quality and the ownership of assigned projects from job request to deliverable.

Key Responsibilities will include:

  • Develop concepts for projects, including:

    • Campaign Design - Original concepting, present design to clients and working with clients to meet visual and business needs.
    • Choosing layout styles - to include type, image, grid, colors and sizes.
    • Branding & Logo Design - Original concepting, present design to clients, create final files

  • Digital Design - Design digital ads, graphics for websites and social media.
  • Develop superior-quality, cost-effective design solutions that creatively support company objectives
  • Support Design staff in completing layout and design changes to existing files as well as creating new artwork for design, advertising, signage and other projects; production work during busy periods
  • Produce computer mechanicals based on the creative concept layout while maintaining the creative integrity of the original concept. Ensuring that these mechanicals are print ready.
  • Review file specs prior to releasing files to adhere to vendor standards. Collect, package and preflight final artwork. Ensure the quality and accuracy of files that are created and sent to print - vendors and print publications. Prepare specifications, track artwork, check proofs.
  • Consistently apply and enforce style/brand guidelines.
  • Ensure project team (both design & client) has most current information about the status of assigned projects, as well as access to design files.

We are seeking candidates who have a degree in Graphic Design/Visual Arts and 3-5 years of experience (agency or in-house) and demonstrated skills in the principles of design, including layout, typography, color and color correction, balance, composition and current design trends. Strong knowledge of industry standard printing practices, preflight and pdfs for print. 100% technical understanding of Adobe Creative Suite (Creative Cloud - InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, etc.) and Mac OS is required. Knowledge of Microsoft products - Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. WorkFront experience a plus. Adept at learning new software programs.
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Diversified Communications HQ operates in the Digital Media industry. The company is located in Portland, ME and Boston, MA. Diversified Communications HQ was founded in 1949. It has 272 total employees. To see all 8 open jobs at Diversified Communications HQ, click here.
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