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Senior Graphic Designer

Waltham, Massachusetts | Job #317273

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The Senior Graphic Designer ("SGD") is responsible for the development and implementation of design solutions for campaigns ranging from very complex to simple. The SGD partners with the creative services team in the timely development of creative work that is both compelling and on strategy. They will provide leadership in the design and production of multichannel campaign materials to meet established business objectives and results. The SGD executes creative concepts within brand guidelines ensuring consistency and brand adherence. This role must exhibit expert design skills in achieving the highest quality standards appropriate for all assigned projects and tasks. The SGD must exhibit basic knowledge of clients’ business challenges to execute design requests as defined by the client.

Job Title: Senior Graphic Designer
Location: Waltham, MA
Type: Up to 40 hours, ongoing contract

Senior Graphic Designer Responsibilities:
  • Provide design support for assigned client group(s), as well as projects from other clients as demand and scheduling requires
  • Primary design contact on campaigns assigned
  • Work directly with account team as dictated by the scope of the project
  • Collaborate with Art Director and copywriters to ensure a cohesive relationship between copy and design
  • Conceptualize, plan and design solutions per creative brief and/or project specifications on Tier 1 (complex) projects
  • Produce original designs, based on limited direction
  • Recommend, research and develop imagery to support creative strategy and execution
  • Provide design direction to Designers on Tier 2 and Tier 3 projects, as needed
  • Regularly design Tier 2 projects; as business requires, work on Tier 3 projects as well
  • Work with the production artists to produce the final creative assets 
  • Ensures accuracy, attention to detail, and meet or exceed the design objectives
  • Ensure brand guidelines and directives are embraced and adhered to in all executions
  • Partner with the AD and account team to achieve effective and efficient outcomes
  • Engage with the AD in account/client meetings when applicable
  • Respond to requests and communications in a timely and thorough manner
  • Work to improve the team’s overall performance and embrace a collaborative approach
  • Mentor designers and production artists by offering support and counsel on various aspects of their role; also supports onboarding of new team members
  • Support leadership in helping to build a unified team mindset
  • Maintain awareness of new technology and trends in printing techniques to ensure the best possible solution for our clients
  • Engage in professional development to continuously grow in your profession and remain competitive with outside services
Senior Graphic Designer Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree required. Preferably in Graphic Design or related field
  • Minimum of five years professional level experience required in creative/graphic design within an external or in-house agency
  • Portfolio required
  • Adobe InDesign Certification a plus
  • Demonstrates expertise of design techniques, skills, tools and procedures for the applicable media
  • Demonstrates expert level proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud software: InDesign and Acrobat. Adobe certification a plus.
  • Demonstrates intermediate proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud software: Illustrator, Photoshop and quality control practices
  • Sound understanding of MS Office
  • Some HTML proficiency a plus
  • Understands design applications in multichannel marketing
  • Demonstrates strong typographic skills in print and digital channels
  • Actively learns new techniques to be more proficient in their design skills
  • Project manages/traffics their own workload

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About The BOSS Group

We make it easy for you to enjoy the work you love by providing great benefits. With an attractive compensation package including competitive salary, 401(k) plan, weekly paychecks, holiday pay and a health benefits program, we have you covered.

As a staffing agency dedicated exclusively to the creative, marketing and digital space, we offer temporary and full-time opportunities with corporations, associations, design agencies and non-profit organizations. With 30+ years of experience and strong client partnerships that span across the U.S., we make sure each placement is a good fit for you and our clients. The BOSS Group is an equal opportunity employer.

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