GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Clean Energy - Newport Beach, CA

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The ideal candidate for this role will have a couple of years of business experience under their belt or be a new graduate with solid intern and/or project experience. He/she will be highly professional and able to work with leadership and other high-level stakeholders. While we need someone who is able to satisfy corporate requirements, we also want a creative designer interested in bringing modern marketing/media design to the team, building a "wow" factor and presenting Clean Energy in an interesting and informative way.

Additionally, to be a strong fit for the Graphic Designer role, you will need:
  • An associate's degree or the equivalent from a two-year college or technical school; a bachelor's degree will be an advantage.
  • One to five years of related experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of graphic design and Internet software including:
    • Adobe CS 5 or higher (especially InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop), Quick question for you - click here

      Within the last 5 years, what role did the following play in your job?
      Experience with Adobe Creative Suite 5 or higher (especially InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop)
      Major component of my job all or most of the time Major component of my job occasionally Moderate component of my job all or most of the time Moderate component of my job occasionally Minor component of my job all or most of the time Minor component of my job occasionally Formerly a major component of my job Formerly a minor component of my job Familiarity, but never a component of my job No real familiarity

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    • Keynote,
    • PowerPoint.
  • The ability to analyze and digest data and create infographics. Quick question for you - click here

    Within the last 5 years, what role did the following play in your job?
    Experience with Infographics
    Major component of my job all or most of the time Major component of my job occasionally Moderate component of my job all or most of the time Moderate component of my job occasionally Minor component of my job all or most of the time Minor component of my job occasionally Formerly a major component of my job Formerly a minor component of my job Familiarity, but never a component of my job No real familiarity

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  • Presentation skills, a collaborative mindset, and the ability to accept criticism gracefully.
  • Imagination and creativity combined with the ability to reassess your work/idea and come at it from a different angle when you don't get buy-in.
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal; practiced listening skills.
  • Excellent organizational and prioritization skills.
  • The ability to interpret instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Learning agility and a quantitative mindset.
  • Copy writing ability would be a plus.
  • The ability to work and thrive in an environment requiring business professional attire.
In addition to these requirements you will be expected to show several samples of your work.

Note: Currently our Corporate Office is in Seal Beach, however, in mid July we will be moving to the Newport Beach/Irvine area. The new office is near the John Wayne airport.
The Role As Graphic Designer you will be responsible for designing and producing art and copy layouts for the production and delivery of electronic media, brochures, sales and marketing materials, websites, presentations, video, etc. The graphic art and visual materials produced will be used for company branding and promotions, advertisements, informative/instructional materials, packaging and more. You will be accountable for output in two key areas:

Illustrator/Artist -- you will develop and sketch creative design ideas, then draw or paint illustrations to be used for digital and print media applications in order to deliver a message and/or enhance printed copy or spoken words. Upon receiving a new assignment you will study layouts or sketches of proposed illustrations, becoming fully familiar with the assignment. Then, often in tandem with your supervisor, you’ll determine style, technique, and the best medium(s) for the project. You’ll leverage your creativity and imagination to formulate concepts and render detailed illustrations.

Web Design -- you will be tasked with creating graphical designs for end users. Collaborating with the Web Master and/or Web Developers, you will conceptualize and design the graphical interface for various Internet applications. You’ll leverage graphical software tools and technologies to transform concepts into specific electronic applications on and off-line. You’ll integrate video, animation, still images, text and audio into your designs to support various websites and eCommerce.

More specifically, you will:
  • Use appropriate pixel and vector based images, typography, live text, web safe colors, image scanning, and form elements to support the application and quality of the digital product.
  • Generate and manipulate graphic images, animations, sound, text and video into consolidated and seamless multimedia programs.
  • Prioritize, track, and maintain records of the elements, costs, and time schedules for multiple projects.
  • Consult with clients and/or your supervisor to evaluate individual project needs.
  • Prepare illustrations or rough sketches of material according to instructions from the client/supervisor. Quick question for you - click here

    Within the last 5 years, what role did the following play in your job?
    Experience preparing illustrations or rough sketches of material according to instructions of client or supervisor.
    Major component of my job all or most of the time Major component of my job occasionally Moderate component of my job all or most of the time Moderate component of my job occasionally Minor component of my job all or most of the time Minor component of my job occasionally Formerly a major component of my job Formerly a minor component of my job Familiarity, but never a component of my job No real familiarity

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  • Develop negatives and prints to produce layout photographs.
  • Study illustrations, photographs, and text to plan an effective presentation of the material, product, or service.
  • Determine size and arrangement of illustrative material and copy; select style and size of type and create sample layouts.
  • Select, supervise, and obtain cost estimates from outside vendors such as photographers, illustrators, paper suppliers, or printers.
  • Prepare cost estimates for projects, paying strict attention to quality specifications, financial constraints, and time parameters.
  • Present samples to your supervisor/client for selection and approval.
  • Prepare layout prints; create finished layouts; prepare instructions for workers who assemble and prepare final layouts.
  • Review final layouts and suggest improvements, as needed; present final layout to your supervisor /client for approval.
  • Prepare final layouts for the printer on paper, film, or disk; checks proofs.
  • Review the quality of final product before release; maintain image resource files.
  • Stay abreast of any industry-wide changes in design philosophy and any new tools and technologies being used for the Internet and eCommerce.
Note: this description is intended to give you a general overview of the position and is not an exhaustive listing of duties and responsibilities.

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