- Leads brainstorming sessions with the team and promotes team alignment.
- Creates templates/styles for client brands.
- Manage projects for new campaigns and asset design.
- Provides creative direction and accurate time estimations of design tasks.
- Listens, reads, absorbs, participates, and acts on direction from the creative director, art director and account managers.
- Researches graphics trends to apply creative concepts strategically.
- Create advanced, beautiful and strategically creative comps for different solutions and proposals.
- Pitches concepts clearly and effectively.
- Ensuring the integrity and consistency of the brand.
- Communicates with client to discuss and finalize the design of grids and layouts.
- Maintains archive of images, photos, fonts and design assets of previous work products.
- Responsible for achievement of quality standards for assigned deliverables.
- Makes recommendations for improvements in reports, tools, processes and assigned tasks pertinent to the design capability.
- Negotiate deadline changes when needed due to changes in client requirements.
- Articipates and manages the technical induction process for the new incomers to the account and/or the company
- Determines resource requirements; outsources projects/tasks to internal or external service providers as needed; obtains bids; schedules production; supervises outsourced work as necessary.
- Create 'Visual Approach' document as requested by sponsor, including graphic and animation prototypes
- Works closely with Creative lead MGD in production of assigned projects.
- A strong portfolio that demonstrates beautiful & strategically creative solutions.
- Exerts positive influence on both immediate project team members and external stakeholders
- Assumes responsibility for the accuracy of work processes and flow of tasks
- Proactively identifies and mitigates risks and assigns appropriate owners to prevent issues and enhance performance
- Guides research efforts of teams, recognizing when to apply inference, creativity and experience
- Understands/defines the various roles that respective teams play in the project/process
- High level of proficiency and command over written and spoken English
- Prepares clear and concise executive summary to communicate with leadership
- Creates communication strategy for the team/project with clear objectives and expectations
- Understands and factors in the cultural diversity of the audience when planning communications
- Creates an open environment that encourages team to participate actively and offer new ideas
- Identifies ways for team members to better engage in knowledge-sharing and collaboration across teams
- Demonstrates positive attitude and supports the team through challenging situations
- Holds discussions with stakeholders to gather additional details to ensure inclusion of all relevant concerns
- Shares best practices and lessons learned while identifying and mitigating risks beyond immediate team
- Shares knowledge within the team about latest innovative ideas and trends.
- Promotes need for innovation in the team and influences team members to provide suggestions to improve work processes and enhance results
- Conducts extensive research in the areas of new offering development and process definition to provide competitive advantage to clients
- Paraphrases client requirements in own words and matches those needs with standard Accenture offerings
- Facilitates discussions to reach mutually acceptable outcomes and resolve conflict.
- Synthesizes diverse perspectives into key messages
- Guides team members on maintaining relationships with clients and stakeholders
- Solves basic client/sponsor issues and escalates when required
- Predicts client/sponsor issues and proactively raises these issues with supervisor
- Raises questions and concerns keeping the team’s objectives in mind and works towards solutions that will enhance team performance. Remains calm and focused when under pressure
- Provides team members with a sense of purpose, direction and understanding of each other's responsibilities
- Delegates so that team members can own a significant piece of work, and holds them accountable for their tasks
- Respects the learning curve of individuals and supports them through their development journey
- Gains consensus and commitment from team members on task alignment
- Encourages team members to analyze the situation from multiple angles to reach resolution
- Is open-minded and demonstrates flexibility and optimism in adapting to change
- Can control emotions in a difficult situation
- Respectfully critiques team members design in terms of fundamentals (typography, composition, color theory, layout, balance, etc.) and universal interaction principles.
- +3-4 years of experience working in the field of graphics design in all stages, from conceptualization to production and people management.
- Design fundamentals; solid typography, composition and obsessive attention to detail.
- Project management experience, familiarity with Agile work cycles, Waterfall and/or other methodologies.
- Advanced knowledge in Adobe Creative Suite tools.
- Required: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.
- Preferred: Experience Design, Animate (previously known as Flash), After Effects.
- Advanced knowledge in Microsoft Office tools:
- Required: PowerPoint, Word and Excel (intermediate)
- Customer service orientation.
- Client Relationship Development.
- Cost Management.
- Effective Communications.
- Issue Management.
- Metrics & Reporting.
- Operational Excellence.
- Operations Management.
- Problem-Solving & Escalation Management.
- Project Management.
- Quality Assurance.
- Report Creation.
- Requirements Analysis.
- Requirements Development.
- People Management.
- Graphics Design/Digital Animation Degree or related fields from an accredited university.
- Experience in Graphics Arts industry (Design or Photo Studio/Agency environment) or similar background.
- Keywords: Content Producer, Websites, Print, Mechanicals.
- An outstanding portfolio, plus experience that demonstrates clear knowledge of digital production, print production and design can override a Graphics Design/Digital Animation Degree.
- Extensive experience with InDesign.
- Experience reviewing and approving proofs, as well as troubleshooting problematic files.
- In depth Knowledge of hard Printing standards (Design, Pre-Press, Press and Post-Press)
- Designing print media mechanicals following creative direction from Brand guidelines and third party layouts.
- Coordinates print production and fulfillment functions for client.
- Acts as a subject matter expert for all areas involving print and fulfillment.
- Performs color manipulations, photocomposition, and printer specific color corrections or modifications for packaging according to client’s technical specifications.
- Responsible for preparing files for prepress, offset, flexography and digital printing.
- Assist client in the development of projects, including size, and print recommendations, as well as researching and providing new ideas.
- Identify, develop and document cost-saving opportunities with respect to specification and design.
- Color management (CMYK, Pantone, RGB, Grayscale)
- Color separations, RGB-CMYK and Lab Color conversion and correction
- Preparing mechanicals for Print, profiling (e.g. Press)
- Trapping and bleeding standards.
- Packaging standards
- Print standards (scales, resolution, custom Trims, Bleeds, Cutlines, etc.)
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