The American Shakespeare Center in Staunton, Virginia is seeking a highly motivated, versatile graphic design professional with an exceptional eye for typographic design. This is a key position in our organization, requiring a broad range of personal, creative, and professional experience in order to produce high-end, highly creative materials that best represent the ASC brand. This position works in collaboration with cross-functional departments to create a wide range of print and web-based materials, from concept through final production.
• Significant (5-7 years) experience in a corporate, agency or freelance setting• Comprehensive portfolio displaying candidate's design, production and strategic thinking• Expertise in corporate brand identity systems and brand expression• Demonstrated ability to design and produce multi-page print documents (50+ pages)• Able to articulate creative strategies and communicate ideas effectively to individuals across all levels of the organization• Highly successful at managing a variety of projects and priorities on compressed schedules• A sense of urgency and the ability to see projects through to completion• Ability to take constructive feedback• Mastery of Adobe Creative Suite programs:
• InDesign• Fully fluent in Photoshop techniques• Expert level of proficiency in retouching images• Working knowledge of Flash, HTML and web advertising
• Extensive knowledge of pre-press and printing technology• Digital and freehand illustration skills a plus• Basic video editing knowledge a plus• A winning personality: engaging, eager, motivated, collaborative, and most importantly, detail-oriented
• Collaborate with other departments to conceptualize and execute designs to support a wide variety of products: brochures, programs, posters, signage, logos, trade show graphics, mailers, ads, email marketing• Work with cross-functional teams to plan, analyze and recommend creative techniques and executions, using color, images, typography, photography, illustrations, and various layout techniques• Maintain high productivity and accuracy while completing assignments in a timely manner• Implement branding and rebranding strategies• Solicit bids from print vendors and manage print production• Manipulate and reformat photographic images for use in different environments (print, online); retouch images as necessary• Establish and manage relationships with printers and other external production vendors• Prepare and transmit the production files to external vendors and attend press checks as needed• Maintain organized archived project folders and image files• Continue to upgrade skills and knowledge relative to design concepts, practices and tools, and stay abreast of new techniques, trends and technologies