MKG is looking for a talented and versatile Mid-level Graphic Designer to join our Design team.
As a creative agency specializing in brand action, each project we take on is totally different from the next. With that, graphic scopes encompasses a wide range of 2D needs — both digital and physical. The right candidate will demonstrate excitement for working across a variety of execution types as well as a persistent curiosity of new mediums and methods to try.
The Graphic Designer will work both independently and collaboratively (alongside both 2D and 3D designers) at varying capacities: leading projects individually, leading projects in partnership with a teammate or supporting portions of projects a teammate is leading.
This role is located in LA. Candidates are expected to live within commuting distance of our LA office and be present for collaborative, in-person work on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
_Development of original identity systems and/or overall graphic art direction for new campaigns or experiential properties
_Creation of all print and digital graphics for campaigns or live events. Graphics could include: social and web assets, printed assets, environmental graphics, signage and wayfinding, branded swag, packaging, digital interfaces, micro-sites, video assets, and more
_Proposal deck design
_Generation of internal marketing materials
_Work directly with vendors and partners to see work through production phase (ex: printing companies, developers)
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL
_Have a proven track record of creative execution with 2-5 years experience
_Demonstrate super strong graphic/typography skills and a keen design eye
_Have experience in both building original brand identities and tightly following existing brand guidelines
_Demonstrate a passion for staying on top/ahead of design trends and culture
_Be confident and articulate in presenting work (internally and externally)
_Speak up and offer perspectives that further push the work
_Possess excellent organizational skills
_Be able to multi-task and manage several projects with various deadlines at any given time
_Have diligent follow-through on every task assigned
_Have the ability to work calmly under pressure and meet all deadlines
_Be a self-starter and act proactively
_Possess at least some working knowledge of print processes
_Possess at least some working knowledge of digital media
_Have stellar people & communication skills
_Thrive in a collaborative environment
_Demonstrate skills in the area of illustration (a plus but not a requirement!)
_Have knowledge or experience in simple animations/motion graphics (a plus but not a requirement!)
_Have knowledge or experience in web/UX/UI design (a plus but not a requirement!)
_Degree in Graphic/Communications Design AND/OR have the ability to demonstrate robust experience working in the field (formal college education/degree not required)
_Mastery of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign
_Working knowledge of Google Workplace
_Working knowledge of Google Slides and/or Powerpoint is a plus
_Knowledge of WordPress, Invision, Sketch, Webflow, Figma or other digital software/platforms is a big plus!
_Knowledge of AfterEffects or other animation/video editing software is a big plus!