Company: Alternative Strategies
Location: San Diego, CA (Mission Valley)
Job Title: Graphic Designer
Job Functions: Branding & Corporate Identity, Event Design, Marketing, Website updates, Social Media Design etc.
Full Time- In house position
Alternative Strategies is a premier boutique, full-service communications agency located in San Diego. Our services include Public Relations, Marketing, Graphic/Web Design, Social Media, Advertising and Special Event Management. We are a team of diverse and fun individuals who thrive off our creative and productive work environment. With many awards under our belt, we take pride in who we are and what we do for our clients. For more information please visit our website at www.altstrategies.com .
Our designers are responsible for the development and direction of creative deliverables for assigned projects. Collaborating with other key personnel, our design team ensures their work successfully implements strategies to develop the client's concept while adhering to branding guidelines. Our designers balance creative thinking, interpersonal skills and client expectations to successfully translate concepts into functional design deliverables including marketing collateral, eCommunications, brand development, web design, press kits and more. We work with a diverse set of clients. Some projects will be exciting and new while others may be routine, but all will be important to achieve corporate and personal success.
This is a creative position within an agency setting, so experience providing high-quality, results-based deliverables on deadlines is critical. Flexibility in adapting your creative vision to meet corporate and client needs is also very important.
- BA in Graphic Design, or related experience preferred (not required)
Minimum 2 years experience, or equivalent, in a professional services environment, with graphic design as a primary responsibility.
Mastery of the Creative Adobe Suite and best practices for print production.
Fundamental knowledge of Flash, PHP, WordPress CMS skinning, as well as JQuery is also highly desired.
Strong visual portfolio with flexibility in your creativity/design style for diverse clients
Ability to produce results independently as well as collaboratively in a team environment.
Excellent oral, written, and visual communication and presentation skills
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to foster client relationships, maintain a positive attitude and participate in group meetings.
Basic proofreading and editing skills sufficient to spot typos, suggest appropriate ways to shorten headlines or add subheads, captions and pull quotes
Detail-oriented and able to manage multiple simultaneous projects with specific deadlines
Ability to actively manage projects for design interns and provide creative direction.
Strong organizational skills to work in a system that is fluid for all our designers to manage
Flexibility and adaptability to a variety of additional tasks and duties as assigned.
Basic knowledge of primary agency functions, such as marketing, P.R., advertising and social media
Before submitting your resume. Please visit our portfolio to ensure your design skills meets the creative standards of our agency.
All qualified candidates are required to submit a cover letter, resume and a portfolio (online or PDF)