The role of the graphic designer is to design, assist with, and finalize the execution of studio services. Focused heavily on business development needs, these services include PowerPoint decks, branding materials, original content, websites, marketing emails, landing pages, direct mail, print collateral, and beyond. The graphic designer will use their expertise in design and computer applications to play a role at both the beginning and final stages of designs and layouts.
Butler/Till’s ideal candidate
You have a passion for the creative arts and marketing. You have a keen eye for detail and can take input on assignments and see them through to completion. A candidate who understands the nature of new business – that pitch decks come in fast and furious and require a keen eye for detail during a short timeframe of intense activity. You also have a passion for brands and embrace the role of brand ambassador for the entire agency – ensuring consistency and a unified brand experience at all touchpoints.
Essential duties & responsibilities include the following, but are not limited to:
- Organized and able to balance day-to-day tasks with special projects to meet deadlines in a fast-paced and demanding environment.
- Someone who brings your A-game to projects whether they are grand and exciting or simple and repetitive.
- Able to establish good working relationships with strong personalities under both optimal and challenging conditions.
- 100% solid in your technical understanding of Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, Mac OS, and adept at learning new programs and leveraging their strengths.
- Act as a brand steward by adhering to, advocating for, and advancing our own Butler/Till and Brand Cool style guides. Maintain consistent graphic identities that align all marketing and business development initiatives.
- Strong-willed with an equally strong work ethic.
- Able to balance initiative with good judgment, playing well with others to achieve results, taking pride in the product you create and demanding the same of others.
- Confident in your knowledge of industry standard printing practices, and comfortable with using layers (and lots of ’em) in all Adobe CS programs.
- Prioritize own work; take a proactive approach in understanding the work and handling multiple projects while consistently meeting objectives. Work well with various resources: vendors, freelancers, interns, coordinators, and QA to complete deliverables on time and to standards.
- Any other duties as might be required that is compatible with skillset
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and Experience
- BA in graphic design (or similar)
- Prior experience at an agency or an in-house creative department a plus
- A combination of education and experience will be considered.
Knowledge & Skills
- Competence in the Adobe Creative Cloud applications (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, etc.) on a Mac platform
- Familiarity with Dropbox for file management and iMeet for project management applications
- Self-started and self-motivated; ability to accurately gauge and estimate time required to complete tasks
- Strong project management skills; must be well organized with the ability to multi-task
- Proficient with Microsoft Office tools including Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
- Photo, video, and audio experience (capture, editing, and direction) are a plus
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. (i.e. business office with computers and printers, light traffic).
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The graphic designer may spend long hours sitting and using office equipment and computers.