Senior Digital Designer | Minneapolis

A Senior Designer is a ready collaborator who is prepared to lead creative across a variety of projects, and who possesses the ability to inspire their teams to create more meaningful, forward-thinking work. This is someone who is effective at communicating conceptual ideas and detailed design rationale both verbally and visually to our clients.
 
Responsibilities:
·       Own small and medium size projects, creating concepts and ideas that meet the requirements of the brief
·       Work with Associate Creative Director and Creative Director to exceed client goals when executing ideas
·       Consistently carry a brand’s look and feel through all media
·       Design more than what’s asked for because you know that good enough isn’t good enough
·       Captivate clients during presentations without freaking out over their feedback
·       Lead, mentor, and train young creative teams and critique their work
·       Participate in constructive inter-department and agency initiatives
·       Speak, judge, perform informational interviews, and participate in the larger creative community
·       Plan and direct many aspects of assigned projects, making sure that you and others assigned to a project meet project goals and timelines
·       Lead the effort to translate established creative direction into conceptual ideas
·       Qualify, prioritize, and delegate workloads for your team(s)
·       Understand the scope of a project and assist with estimation
·       Manage many internal details of assigned projects--including finding and/or choosing photographers and working and coordinating with Production and Account staff
·       Create and execute award-winning work
·       Push the creative team to think beyond what the client has asked for
·       Inform insightful design ideas through a strong understanding of client’s business objectives and brand consumer, and competitive landscape
 
Qualifications include:
·       3-5 years of digital design experience
·       Strong, diverse creative portfolio
·       Ability to command different visual styles/tones
·       Knowledge of Sketch, Invision and Adobe Creative Suite a must 
·       Knowledge of other platforms a plus, i.e. 3D / Animation
·       Excellent presentation skills
·       Curiosity for new technologies and emerging trends
·       Experience mentoring or managing associates and/or interns 
·       Understand the various departments and roles, and how to work with each
·       Follow strategic creative direction of senior Creative staff and Account staff
·       Strong conceptual skills
·       Objectively look at a brand without the subjectivity of your own taste
·       Expand personal knowledge of design, current state-of-the-art techniques, and digital best practices
·       Understand the production process (i.e. optimizing graphics, compression settings, file size, and image optimization)
·       Highly responsible, collaborative, and self-motivated
·       Positively, enthusiastically and respectfully work with other project team members
·       Understands how a project team operates, what their responsibilities are throughout a project, and what is expected in critiques and team meetings
·       Focus on craft and creating breakout experiences

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