Flyleaf Creative is an award-winning multidisciplinary design firm that builds brands and digital strategy for mission-driven organizations. Our team is committed to meaningful work that improves lives, specializing in the fields of arts & culture, criminal justice reform, and freedom of expression. We design for all media platforms; our work includes web design, print communications, digital marketing, and environmental wayfinding signage, and our clients include St. Ann’s Warehouse, MCC Theater, Longwood Gardens, Bard Prison Initiative, Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center, and The Racial Imaginary Institute.
About the Role
We are looking for a full-time Graphic/Visual Designer who is a highly motivated and detail-oriented team player with 3+ years of experience specifically in web design and print media. The designer liaises directly with the principal, design team, and client, and is responsible for delivering high-quality projects on time. The ability to think strategically is critical.
Our projects require a very creative and organized individual with an enterprising spirit who can think independently and work collaboratively, while contributing their intellectual passions to the life of the studio. We are looking for someone who is capable of making gorgeous, ground-breaking work and can guide projects through every stage of their life cycles. The studio consists of the principal, account/project manager, another designer, remote digital team, and strategic consultants that are a regular part of the extended Flyleaf family.
Ideal candidates should have:
-Strong conceptual thinking and leadership skills with confidence to communicate ideas clearly while working closely with a small internal team, clients, outside consultants, developers, and printers
-Interest in and/or awareness of culture, performing arts, literature, public policy, or other mission-based issues; experience with clients in these fields a plus
-Solid understanding of designing and launching responsive websites with complex functionality, intuitive architecture, and sensitivity to accessibility and user experience
-Experience creating whole or portions of digital marketing campaigns based on research of the client’s mission and brand language
-Flexibility and willingness to learn and take on new challenges
-Willingness to take charge of projects while enjoying the autonomy of working in a small studio
-Familiarity with environmental signage design, a plus
-Illustration skills or motion graphics skills, a plus
-Interest in contributing to studio marketing initiatives, a plus
-Designing and creating materials of a high and consistent quality, with responsibility for selection and oversight of production
-Developing new brands in web and print: involves creating new brand systems, logomarks, typographic hierarchy, templates, etc. ranging from full websites, social and digital ad campaigns, to print collateral
-Designing for existing brands: involves working within established brand systems to generate print and digital materials
-Brainstorming and building marketing campaigns across social media, email, and print
-Creating, organizing, and delivering production-ready assets and documentation for all phases of the project
-Working with account manager to set appropriate schedules based on workflow; self-managing deadlines
-Tolerance for some ambiguity in project scopes and translating approaches into tangible next steps
-Presenting comfortably to clients (working with them on a day-to-day basis), responding -professionally and confidently to their feedback
-BFA/BA in graphic design or similar
-Outstanding creative portfolio with strong grasp of typography and current design trends
-A strong design background, 4+ years of multidisciplinary experience such as: feature-rich websites, complex print pieces, comprehensive brand systems (including social media and digital ad campaign assets), and digital presentations.
-Excellent writing, communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills with ability to articulate design decisions and to support thematic concepts for design presentations and other written documentation
-Attention to detail, excellent organizational skills with ability to plan, prioritize, and coordinate multiple projects
-An open, positive, and empathetic personality
-Proven experience in a similar role
-Ability to work on multiple projects at once, some on strict deadlines
-Ability to problem-solve project briefs and consider various routes to ensure delivery
Software and Technical Experience:
-Intimate knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite Software, Sketch, and digital prototyping programs such as InVision
-Strong experience in UX & UI design for websites
-Strong knowledge and experience with managing the life cycle of web deliverables from discovery through deployment
-Experience working with developers for back-end functionality deliverables
-Basic HTML & CSS skills to allow you to collaborate with our developers
-Familiarity with email marketing platforms including Mailchimp, Dot Digital, and/or Constant Contact
-Experience with technical requirements for social media formats, platforms, and image/video quality constraints
-QA and fielding client bug reports and escalating them to appropriate parties, following through until they’re resolved
-Familiarity with content editing and asset management in CMS platforms including Wordpress and Squarespace
-Experience with creative management systems such as Basecamp, Google Suite, and Slack
-Motion design and/or video editing skills, a plus
Interested candidates must live within commutable distance to the studio in Chelsea, Manhattan. We are currently WFH due to COVID.
Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience. Must be eligible to work in the US.
Please send your cover letter and resume as a PDF along with a link to your portfolio to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line “Graphic/Visual Designer.” No phone calls please.