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Senior Visual Communication Designer

THRIVE k

Atlanta, GA

Jan 2
Job Description

HELLO! WE’RE THRIVE!

We’re a group of creative professionals raising the bar on informed innovation. We design consumer-driven brands, products, and experiences for leading companies around the world.

But this isn’t about us, It’s about YOU!

THRIVE is growing and looking for world-class talent. That’s why we’re reaching out to you. We are currently seeking an experienced Senior Visual Communication Designer with 8+ years of experience. An impressive individual who’ll bring creativity, passion, people skills, and the ability to lead creative teams in an inspiring way. You will be an active mentor to your peers and help galvanize and grow THRIVE’s talent while developing compelling communications that build strong brand narratives and deliver experiences people love. You will be passionate about the details, a proven strategic and organized visual storyteller who is comfortable pushing the limits of communication to connect emotionally with an audience.

Why should you work with us?

(1) YOU’LL BE CHALLENGED.
Every organization talks about development and evolving your career, but here, it’s part of the job description. You’re going to show us what you’re great at, and we’re going to help you break into all the other things you’ve always wanted to do, from Design to Research to Branding and on and on. If you’re insatiably curious and ready to give your career all you’ve got by stepping beyond the title on your business card, we’d love to chat.

(2) YOU’LL HELP SOLVE THE RIGHT PROBLEMS.
Our clients come to us because they have a problem. And boy, do we love a challenge, so we attack each and every one with incredible rigor, discipline, and a quality-or-die attitude. Work with THRIVE and you’ll get a chance to make a real difference for businesses and people through the products they interact with every day.

(3) YOU’LL WORK WITH PEOPLE AS PASSIONATE (I.E. CRAZY-DEDICATED) AS YOU ARE.
There’s no shame in being mega-enthusiastic about what you do, especially if that’s code for entrepreneurial. If this sounds like you, you’re going to fit in just fine around here. Here’s the thing: We’re growing. Fast. And if your idea of a good time is being a part of something big, then this is the place—and the team—for you.

YOU CAN
-Achieving creative excellence and drive brilliant creative thinking across a wide range of brands & touchpoints.
-Approach problems in a people-centered way to design communications that deliver better experiences.
-Think conceptually and innovate strategically to transform a brand position into a range of concepts that create positive impact for our clients.
-Create print and digital assets for projects that include brand identity, visual identity systems, brand standards, and print applications.
-Synthesize and simplify complex information into clear and impactful stories and narratives.
-Understand and contribute to the development of a brand strategy and translate it into powerful and purposeful creative concepts.
-Execute the visual strategy for the brand across consumer touchpoints including packaging, promotional materials, visual communications, eCommerce, and social media.
-Lead the creative process through the facilitation of concept ideation sessions, brainstorms, and creative discussions.
-Supervise, support and mentor other designers. Approving work, managing deadlines, providing design strategy, adhering to process, and mentoring development.
-Build strong narratives for presentations with a particular emphasis on problem framing, storytelling and sticky messaging.

YOU WILL
-Be a craftsman, with excellent typography, composition and text layout skills, and a meticulous attention to detail.
-Hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication or Graphic Design. Motion Graphics, or Illustration experience a plus.
-Have prior experience working in a leading creative agency, advertising/marketing firm.
-Be highly proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) and Microsoft Office.
-Be a proven strategic and organized visual storyteller who is comfortable pushing the limits of communication to connect emotionally with an audience.
-Be a self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit who takes ownership of his or her work.
-Work empathetically, putting yourself in someone else’s shoes and seeing the world through their eyes and creating content they want to read.
-Prioritize and manage your time and workload across multiple projects at once, coordinating with internal teams and clients to set and meet deadlines.
-Have a proven track record leading teams and managing at least one direct report.
-Have the desire and ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment with demanding deadlines.
-Be a lifelong learner with a growth mindset, who is always looking to innovate and raise the bar.

SUBMISSION DETAILS
Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and portfolio samples. Please limit submissions to 10MB. Submissions without a portfolio will not be considered. Portfolio samples must contain examples of your sketching and problem solving.

No calls please.

NOTE: International candidates must hold a valid US working permit.

THRIVE

We’re a product development and innovation strategy firm. We work with ambitious leaders to build brands and experiences that people love through Informed Design™. Our work gives our client partners the courage and conviction to move confidently forward and design what’s next.

THRIVE is an experienced group of researchers, strategists, and designers based in Atlanta, Georgia. We work at the intersection of design, the social sciences and business to help companies create new value. Our expertise in reinventing categories, connecting insights to business, envisioning new ideas, and developing new products has helped leading companies to THRIVE!

Founded in 2010, THRIVE was built on the belief that an integrated approach—deep empathy paired with sharp strategy—can be a powerful engine to drive growth. The result? We’ve become a trusted partner to some of the world’s most iconic brands, improving customer lives and the bottom line. It’s a win-win.

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