Senior Designer

Imprint Projects is a post-advertising creative agency.

Our mission is to replace advertising with cultural production and dialogue. We elevate the world’s most influential brands with cultural content, experiences, and community programming. Clients include global brands like Levi’s, Sonos, Virgin, and Google.

Community and culture is what we do, so a passion for music, art, design, fashion, technology, and social activism is important. With offices in Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco, our days are fast-paced and exciting, but the vibe is comfortable and collaborative. We take care of our people with great benefits and endless opportunities for growth. Leadership prioritizes simplicity, transparency, and humanity.

We are seeking a Senior Designer for our LA office. Applicants must have experience in designing and concepting a range of projects including: events, exhibitions, collaborations, photo shoots and video productions in a marketing context.  

RESPONSIBILITIES

CLIENT WORK:
  • Collaborate with Producers and Strategists to lead visual design and creative experiential thinking across a variety of projects
  • Direct and manage the development and execution of creative concepts and deliverables for integrated marketing campaigns including experience and environment, photo/video and digital content, printed graphic matter and all copywriting and strategic messaging
  • Present research, ideation and development of original, scalable concepts and experiences to Creative Director and clients
  • Research and prepare documents to communicate ideas to clients, including proposals, presentations and treatments
  • Work dynamically with Producers and Strategists to identify design needs, inform timelines and adjust resourcing
  • Support Producers in understanding opportunities and limitations in print and build techniques and materials
  • Initiate, plan, and execute awesome, collaborative internal projects and events
  • Source references and identify trends from the worlds of design, art, film and music
  • Research, recommend and support in outreach to creative partners and collaborators
  • Foster a collaborative environment where giving and receiving feedback is encouraged and productive 
  • Responsible for enforcing the integrity of the design process and internal creative standards 
  • Ensure that all work meets a high level of creativity, innovation and brand association
  • Participate in brainstorms and creative pin ups

PEOPLE
  • Lead, inspire, and support the design team
  • Assist in recruiting and management of creative team; maintain ongoing relationships with freelancers 
  • Lead updates to project teams and clients around industry trends and best practices in art, design, and technology;  foster a positive relationship with the creative community
  • Lead Mid and End of year review process and employee growth plans, ensure a climate for growth and education 

OPERATIONS
  • Support the policies, practices, and procedures related to the company’s creative work 
  • Inspire creativity, new ideas, and big thinking throughout team
  • Attend and participate in all standing weekly creative team meetings 
  • Use and manage online project management software, collaboration tools, calendars, file-sharing, time tracking, and company expense tracking

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
  • Minimum 5 years experience in a creative role (at least 3 years agency environment, at least 2 years of experience managing a team of designers/animators/production)
  • Excellent writing and proofing skills 
  • Strong design background; versed in design process and production methods
  • Excellent time management skills, demonstrated ability to organize, set and implement priorities
  • Comprehensive knowledge of emerging creative technologies
  • Comprehensive knowledge of best practices and experimental approaches in marketing and brand communications
  • Ability to scale ideas/solutions to budget, brand needs, timelines and environments
  • Experience working with clients, and building creative teams
  • Proven leadership skills — we want someone who can drive a project forward while fostering the talents of our creatives team
  • Master of Adobe software, primarily InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop


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