Designer

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  • Location: McLean, VA
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #8665

Job Type: Contract   
Expectation: Remote

Responsibilities:

  • Develop creative ideas and concepts, often in partnership with the Associate Creative Director, Art Director and other Designers and Copywriters, across touchpoints with a customer-first lens.
  • Collaborate with the Loyalty, Enterprise and Brand marketing teams along with other members of internal creative studio to understand business objectives, marketing objectives and creative needs to support a variety of direct response marketing campaigns. Liaise with internal stakeholders to interpret creative briefs.
  • Responsible for graphic design and direction, seeing all projects through from concept, design, production, completion and delivery.
  • Assist the team with day-to-day production requests, including image selection and reformatting creative for various channels.
  • Adhere to brand identity standards and guidelines, while helping to inform the evolution and extension of the visual identity.
  • Proactively understanding and gaining knowledge of our brands, target audiences and competitor activities.
  • Present and provide business rationale for creative ideas to our internal stakeholders for approval and development.
  • Balance multiple projects successfully to meet deadlines and collaborate across multiple stakeholders with different priorities. Work closely with project manager to keep all projects on track.
  • Use campaign performance data to understand the effectiveness of campaigns and apply key learnings to future campaigns
  • Stay current on industry trends, particularly in the digital, email, and social space; share ideas and recommendations for innovating new templates and design approaches

What are we looking for?

  • Ability to work on multiple campaigns for various internal brand clients at once, often in a dynamic, fast-paced environment with tight deadlines
  • Strong presentation and communication skills with the ability to inspire and sell creative rationale to senior management, and cross functional teams
  • Staying up to date with popular culture and trends
  • Self-motivation, flexibility, stamina and the ability to adapt
  • Confidence, enthusiasm and determination
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Resilience with ability to accept criticism of your work
  • Market awareness with the ability to understand the target audiences
  • Collaboration, with ability to work in partnership with stakeholders across multiple functions
  • Ability to form strong working relationships quickly

To fulfill this role successfully, you should demonstrate the following minimum qualifications:

  • Strong portfolio showing a range of experience, concepts, and visual styles.
  • Minimum of 5 years relative Design experience, preferably in a design firm, advertising or in-house creative department
  • Experience working with a marketing department, understanding of business objectives and ability to find creative solutions to help achieve objectives
  • Knowledge of design fundamentals, & messaging hierarchy
  • Experience working on direct response materials and designing for a range of marketing channels including email, banner ads, social, landing pages, print collateral
  • Strong working knowledge of Adobe Suite.
  • Ability to process and produce multiple projects in a short time frame- resizing art/layout accordingly to specs
  • Must be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously under the pressure of deadlines.
  • Strong communication skills with ability to work in a team environment
  • Strong creative, organizational problem solving
  • Must be able to apply style guides creatively while upholding brand identity
  • Strong attention to detail. Self-starter. A positive attitude and a collaborative personality.

It would be helpful in this position for you to demonstrate the following capabilities and distinctions:

  • Portfolio showing a focus in email and digital placements
  • Experience in direct response marketing campaigns
  • Experience in hospitality or consumer brands
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience working at a creative agency
  • Animation, HTML 5 banner development and/or video production experience is a plus

Work Requirements: 
Due to client requirements, applicants must be willing and able to work on a W2 basis. For our W2 consultants, we offer a great benefits package that includes medical/dental/vision benefits, 401(k) with company matching, and life insurance.

About us:
Established in 1998, Ntelicor provides hard to find IT talent and flexible staffing and IT solutions to Fortune 50 and companies of all sizes. We dedicate ourselves to our clients’ unique needs and rapidly and efficiently deploy our specialists and solutions. As our team continues to grow, we look forward to providing our clients and our people with extraordinary value and service for years to come.

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