Brooklyn Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced senior designer to join our Marketing & Communications department. The designer will be focused on digital design, but will also contribute to a wide range of design projects including: campaign branding, social media assets, and printed collateral. Marketing & Communications is the creative powerhouse behind the BPL brand, responsible for showing Brooklynites what the Library can do for them – books, yes, but so much more than books! – and the 14-person department serves as an in-house marketing and design shop for the departments and branches that make up the organization. This person will work a hybrid work (on-site and remote) schedule and reports to the Creative Director.
-Own user interface and visual design for internal and patron-facing digital tools, such as the BPL website, mobile apps, email service providers.
-Collaborate with our internal front-end development team and 3rd-party vendors to implement, iterate, and refine designs.
-Provide knowledge and leadership around current digital and web standards, including best practices for accessible design.
-Design for various media including posters, brochures, invitations, logos, exhibitions and promotional materials from concept to production.
-Work closely with the Creative Director to understand goals, objectives and visual direction/strategy of internal stakeholders.
-Uphold and expand upon BPL’s digital brand guidelines, helping to create and organize the visual language of our brand.
-Collaborate with other members of the marketing team, including copywriters, social media managers, digital engagement team, and production manager.
-Participate in weekly staff meetings, critiques and brainstorming sessions
-A strong design portfolio demonstrating knowledge of web design and responsive layout.
-Deep knowledge of UX best practices, patterns, and requirements
-Strong experience in Adobe CC and web design tools (Adobe XD preferred, Figma or Sketch also acceptable)
-Working knowledge of HTML and CSS
-Experience with animation/motion graphics and basic video editing (After Effects, GIF design)
-Familiarity with Drupal and Salesforce Marketing Cloud a plus
-Strong project management, organization skills, and creative thinking skills, and attention to detail
-Be able to manage multiple ongoing projects of varying scope and deadlines
-Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken
-4-6 years digital design experience; previous in-house or not-for-profit environments a plus.
-Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design, Communications, User Experience Design, or related field preferred
Application Instructions: To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and a link to your portfolio. Work should include some examples of printed material.
Please submit a resume, cover letter, and a link to your portfolio. Work should include some examples of printed material.