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Sr Graphic Designer

Berwyn, Pennsylvania | Job #315248

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Ad Title: Design Lead 
Location: Berwyn, PA 
Type: Contract 

Our client is seeking a strong Design Lead on a contract basis to join our prominent client right away! This position will be in charge of end-end design work from conception to final deliverables in an agile "pod" environment. This position will work across multiple mediums including digital, print, video and more! 

Design Lead Responsibilities: 
  • Takes ownership to drive business outcomes beyond the functional expertise
  • Tackles challenges in a collaborative and iterative way with business partners
  • Is expected to actively contribute to strategic marketing & communications decisions beyond only aesthetics/visual design
  • Flexible in mindset and working approach
  • Handles ambiguity with curiosity and grace. Embraces an Agile approach to work
  • Embodies an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Is proactive and passionate about resolving pain points through great design
  • Engages in productive turbulence and actively pursues removal of roadblocks to affect positive change in the organization
  • Demonstrates learning agility and an insatiable curiosity
  • Embraces change; encourages a continuous learning environment
  • Enjoys moving outside comfort zone into new skillsets
  • Constantly analyzes personal expertise & skills against current business needs, industry trends and external best practices
  • Rapidly works in a self-directed manner to fill knowledge gaps
  • Acts as a design leader and brand steward, with little required supervision
  • Works with design leadership to understand and uphold standards of design quality in all output
  • Frames strong rationales for design decisions that persuade business partners and senior leaders
  • Upholds the craft of design while valuing delivery (speed to market) over perfection in a test-and-learn environment
  • Iterates on work based on research learning and documents these insights to share with others
  • Champions the client’s perspective and needs when designing across the spectrum of marketing touch points
  • Conducts and/or commissions generative and evaluative user experience research, as needed
  • Compiles and articulates data insights to their team members in a meaningful way
  • Fosters a safe, collaborative environment to bring out the best in teammates and business partners
  • Regularly invites input and criticism on their work. Leads candid, constructive critique sessions to collect feedback during iterations
  • Effectively synthesizes and determines which feedback should be incorporated
  • Possesses strong, human-centered design (HCD) facilitation skills
  • Coordinates across functions as needed to cultivate a shared sense of user empathy and facilitates creative output throughout the organization

Design Lead Requirements: 
  • An undergraduate or graduate degree (BS, BFA and/or Masters) in a design, advertising, or communications field or an equivalent combination of training and experience
  • A minimum of five years experience in environment with progressively increasing levels of responsibility
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a team setting, including synthesizing abstract ideas into concrete design implications
  • Track record of designing quality communications deliverables across both traditional print and digital mediums that have enabled positive business outcomes
  • Solid knowledge and expertise in both graphic and user experience design
  • Comfortable flexing different design skills depending on the challenge at hand (e.g., expertise in designing print collateral, emails, social media graphics, sales presentations, landing pages, etc.)
  • Able to work with a diverse set of graphic design and UX software (e.g., Adobe Creative Suite, Invision, Sketch, OmniGraffle, Balsamiq, Axure, Microsoft Office Suite, etc
  • Experience with planning and conducting user research, user testing, A/B testing and rapid prototyping
  • Demonstrated ability to influence and drive consensus across interdependent teams for complex design solutions 
  • Has a strong sense of ownership of solutions and is not afraid to speak up to ensure the user’s perspective is heard by their partners
  • Believes in and upholds a culture of transparency and trust
  • Comfortable working with quick turnaround times and deadlines
  • Experience working in an Agile environment, along with detailed working knowledge of Agile roles/responsibilities and how design “fits” in the process is preferred
Job ID: 315248JK

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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