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Mid-Level Graphic Designer

MKG k

Los Angeles, CA

Nov 2
Job Description

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.

SAMPLE RESPONSIBILITIES
_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!)

REQUIREMENTS
_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!

MKG

MKG is a creative agency specializing in brand experiences.

Brands are people too. Or, at least they should strive to be more like us. Because it’s those human qualities like kindness, humor, and intelligence that make a brand so appealing. And when brands get human and treat people like people, they earn our respect, our desire, and our dollars. And you can see that in the work we do. We create experiences where people can connect with brands the same way they connect with each other.