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Freelance Graphic Designer

Posted on Thursday, October 19, 2017

Award-winning design agency seeks an experienced graphic designer for freelance, on-site work in western Massachusetts. BRIGADE is looking for a graphic designer with a degree in design and/or 3+ years of relevant, professional work experience. A successful candidate will be talented, self-motivated, and skilled at working with others.

BRIGADE used to be the Pioneer Valley’s best kept secret but the word is out now! Now we are a team of over 28 creative individuals who partner with top brands worldwide. Brigade’s mission is to help brands thrive. Our work strengthens and invigorates existing brands by engaging deeply with our clients’ vision and goals. We’re trusted for powerful, meticulous, and consistent work delivered with graciousness and good humor. 

Things we value in a successful candidate:

  • Kick-Ass Aesthetic & Point of View
  • Great Type & Layout Skills
  • An Understanding of Production
  • Proficiency in the Creative Suite
  • Working Knowledge of Style Sheets, Templates, etc
  • Ability to Work with Others and Self-Manage Time
  • Focus, Dedication, and a Desire to Produce Great Work

Things to know before you apply:

  • This is not a remote position -- our office is in Hadley, MA.
  • Only strong portfolios will get responses (sorry, emails without portfolios will be ignored).
  • References are helpful and resumes should be relevant.
  • We work Monday – Friday and we are looking for full-time help.

Apply:

Please send rate, availability, and portfolio for consideration online at www.WeAreBRIGADE.com

3+ Years of non-school related portfolio work is required for consideration.

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Interactive Graphic Designer

Posted on Tuesday, October 10, 2017

GO is a group of entrepreneur-minded creative individuals who have joined forces to become an award-winning, full-service marketing and communications agency with offices in Hartford, Connecticut and Atlanta, Georgia.

Simply put, we're looking for a kickass Designer to join our growing agency to work out of our headquarters in Hartford. Someone who can strengthen our team environment with both the ability to show creativity and the skills to execute on an ongoing basis. A perpetual student of the game. Pretty much an all around good person, the kind your mom would want you to hang out with.

If this sounds like you, then we’d love to speak to you.

Key Responsibilities

(yeah, it borderlines Unicorn but that’s how we roll):

  • Wireframes and Conceptualization – Assists in the conceptualization and execution of wireframes and screen flows.
  • Design – Creates design compositions using industry-standard Adobe software applications for a wide variety of user interfaces including websites, smartphone applications and emails.
  • Web-Ready Content Creation – Understanding of HTML and CSS for implementation in Content Management Systems. Knowledge of PHP is a plus.
  • Advertising and Marketing Creative – Assists in the conceptualization and execution of advertising campaigns in both traditional and emerging medias.
  • Brand Development – Assists in the conceptualization and execution of brand development including but not limited to, logo design, color theory and font treatment.
  • Learn – an incredible thirst to get better every day in every way. If this is insatiable, stop everything and send us a link to your portfolio immediately..

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in design or arts related field
  • 3+ years experience in interactive/graphic design
  • Proficiency in Adobe CS
  • A link to your portfolio website 
  • A problem-solving prowess
  • Team-first mentality with excellent communications skills

We offer competitive compensation based on experience and potential. We’re an extremely flexible work environment that believes heavily in client satisfaction and meeting deadlines but mainly we just believe in doing good work.

Apply:

Please visit talentzoo to apply.

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Jr. Copywriter

Posted on Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Jr. Copywriter will work closely with other creative and client service personnel to develop marketing campaigns and motivating marketing messages for a variety of travel and leisure, casino, museum and educational, non-profit and other clients. Projects will include direct mail, web, advertising, collateral, email, newsletters and other forms of marketing communications focused on building brand and creating response.

Responsibilities:

  • Write clear, persuasive, original copy in a variety of styles with accurate spelling and grammar
  • Write, repurpose and edit content for a variety of marketing channels
  • Collaborate with creative team to determine the conceptual and copy direction of marketing initiatives and generate workable ideas and concepts
  • Interact with project team to understand business objectives and user goals
  • Maintain high standards of copywriting and exercise quality control on all copy
  • Amend, revise or redevelop campaigns in response to feedback from the creative director, senior writer, account service team or client
  • Work on several campaigns at once, under pressure and with tight deadlines
  • Proofread and edit

Job Requirements:

  • • A bachelor’s degree or diploma in English, journalism, marketing, advertising, communications or a related field
  • A minimum of three years of marketing copywriting experience, preferably in an agency setting
  • Self-motivated with a keen enthusiasm for and demonstrable understanding of marketing techniques and concepts
  • Exceptional writing skills, including the ability to write in a range of voices and styles for varied projects with diverse audiences
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work independently, meet tight deadlines, brainstorm with other team members and introduce innovative ideas or concepts
  • Team and service-oriented attitude; arrogance, ego or diva-like tendencies are unacceptable
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite and Keynote

Apply:

 Please send resumes to tjacey@overabove.com

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Junior Graphic Designer

Posted on Monday, May 15, 2017

Award-winning design agency seeks a Junior Graphic Designer for full-time, on-site work in western Massachusetts. BRIGADE is looking for a junior graphic designer with a degree in design and/or 2+ years of relevant, professional work experience. A successful candidate will be talented, self-motivated, and skilled at working with others. Depending on the candidate, we may require a full-time freelance trail before full employment can be offered.

BRIGADE is a group of 23 people with an incredible roster of national and local clients -- ranging from international hotels to skin care to spirits brands. Our Executive Creative Director is one of Graphic Design USA’s ‘People To Watch”. Our office is fast-paced and the work is high-profile -- focus under pressure is required.

We offer a full package of benefits including healthcare, dental, retirement, and set PTO. This is a salary position. We are located in beautiful western Massachusetts on a bike path. Our firm offers a great work-life balance in a part of the country known for its natural beauty and outdoor recreation.

2+ Years of non-school related portfolio work is required for consideration.

Things we value in a successful candidate:

  • Kick-Ass Aesthetic & Point of View
  • Great Type & Layout Skills
  • An Understanding of Production
  • Proficiency in the Creative Suite
  • Working Knowledge of Style Sheets, Templates, etc
  • Ability to Work with Others and Self-Manage Time
  • Focus, Dedication, and a Desire to Produce Great Work

Things to know before you apply:

  • This is not a remote position -- our office is in Hadley, MA.
  • Only strong portfolios will get responses (sorry, emails without portfolios will be ignored).
  • References are helpful and resumes should be relevant.
  • We work Monday--Friday and we are looking for full-time help.

Apply:

 

Apply online here: wearebrigade.com/work-with-us/

 

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Designer

Posted on Thursday, May 11, 2017

Alexander Isley Inc. Designers, Redding, CT.

We’re looking for a new member of our team.

You:

  • Organized and resourceful with excellent conceptual, presentation, production, and writing skills.
  • Easy to work with, eager, and smart.
  • Publication and interactive experience a definite plus.
  • We are also interested in designers with signage or exhibit design experience.
  • You have an engaging, thoughtful portfolio that demonstrates knowledgeable use of typography.
  • Mid-level: 4-6 years' professional experience.
  • You’re not a crabbie or a kook.

Us:

  • Small multidisciplinary firm.
  • We work on a dizzying array of assignments.
  • Our offices are in a green barn in the wilds of Redding, CT.
  • We get our way with clients 100% of the time.
  • We love what we do.
  • One of these things is a lie.

See more at www.alexanderisley.com.

We are not considering recent graduates for this position.

We prefer applicants within a reasonable and realistic commuting distance. (If you live in NYC or past New Haven it would be an extraordinarily tough commute. Trust us.) 

We will only respond to inquiries that fulfill the listed qualifications. We look forward to hearing from you.

Apply:

Please apply by email only. Email a letter explaining why you'd be a perfect fit for the job, along with a resume and link or.pdf of samples to jobs@alexanderisley.com.

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Senior Account/New Business Manager

Posted on Monday, April 24, 2017

ELEMENTS® is actively seeking a smart, professional, organized and talented Senior Account / New Business Manager to join our growing team. This is a full-time salaried position including some benefits. The ideal candidate will have prior experience working in an agency setting managing clients and the business development process.

The role of Senior Account / New Business Manager is extremely important to the success of Elements. This position oversees day-to-day operations and account / project management. The role will interface directly with management, clients and subcontractors to manage current projects and facilitate project with internal teams and clients. The right candidate will be comfortable working directly with clients to provide excellent account and project management, as well as working with potential clients to take them through the Elements sales cycle. Some travel is required for this position.

NOTE: This position in on-site, based in Branford, CT. Preference will be given to local candidates (Connecticut area). No calls, please.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Project / Account Management
  • Ensure all Elements projects are completed on time and within budget, including assigning tasks, following up with internal teams and subcontractors, communicating with clients on project status, scheduling, contracts, payments and deliverables
  • Anticipate, identify and assist team members to resolve issues, course correcting and escalating where appropriate to get out ahead of potential problems
  • Provide designer / project teams / vendors with project details and creative input / guidance
  • Pitch ideas and concepts to current and potential clients
  • Manage and track budgets and schedules, revise as necessary, identify and facilitate approvals / documentation for scope changes
  • Set up and lead calls and meetings (preparation includes status reports, creative deliverables, schedules etc.)
  • Manage vendors, gather estimates, check estimates against final invoices, track costs for billing
  • Update company project status report daily / weekly / as needed
  • Time tracking, including reviewing project cost reports to ensure adherence to budgets
  • Oversee billing status and accounts receivables
  • Administrative duties, as needed

Elements Marketing

  • Work collaboratively with principal to develop annual marketing budget and monthly action plan to grow branding and support the sales function
  • Provide marketing support, including writing and producing email marketing campaigns, website updates, client holidays gifts and other special marketing initiatives as needed
  • Update contacts in CRM / email marketing database monthly / quarterly
  • Write / edit and lay out email marketing campaigns and case studies
  • Manage website edits
  • Lead development of collateral pieces (flash drives, materials for flash drive, brochures, case studies etc.)
  • Lead tradeshow marketing – identify appropriately targeted opportunities, plan pre-show research and outreach, coordinate travel, project lead support materials, create and execute a post-show follow up plan
  • Liaison with vendors – writers, printers, developers, etc.

Elements Sales

  • Intake sales leads, including capturing contact information and identifying potential client needs
  • Schedule / attend and prepare for new business meetings
  • Lay out presentation decks
  • Write / lay out proposals, including developing project estimates / budgets and timelines
  • Manage and work within CRM, including follow up with leads, generate list of leads to nurture

Required Experience & Skills 

  • Prior agency experience (3-4 years minimum)
  • Superior writing / proofing, communication and organizational skills a must
  • Strong understanding and familiarity with design management and marketing strategies 
  • Demonstrated ability to understand clients’ business strategies and challenges and be able to translate those needs into comprehensive proposals and successful design and communications deliverables
  • Comfortable speaking with potential clients, demonstrating expertise and professionalism while inspiring client confidence in Elements
  • Proven track record of providing top notch customer service
  • Ability to lead and work collaboratively with cross functional teams as well as independently
  • Superior accountability and time management skills
  • Familiarity working with:
  • CRMs – HubSpot experience a plus
  • Adobe design software
  • WordPress
  • Email marketing platforms
  • Collaboration / time management tools, such as Timefox, Slack, GoToMeeting and others
  • Quickbooks experience a plus
  • Proficiency working in Microsoft Office / Mac platform

ABOUT ELEMENTS

ELEMENTS is an award-winning graphic design, social media and marketing communications firm based in Branford on the beautiful shoreline of Connecticut. Elements provides a full range of creative services for all marketing communications needs that include brand identity, brand review and analysis, consumer marketing, environment and events, interactive and digital media, package design, print collateral, public relations, social media, strategy and positioning, and website design and development. We work collaboratively with companies of all sizes on a project-by-project basis or acting as an offsite marketing department. We strategize to develop and execute smart, creative, and effective solutions that help our clients achieve their full marketing potential.

Apply

To apply, please provide your resume and a cover note including salary requirements to studio@elementsdesign.com describing why you are perfect for the position. Candidates who do not adhere to these submission requirements will not be considered. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Graphic / Web Designer

Posted on Thursday, April 20, 2017

ELEMENTS® is actively seeking another smart, professional, creative and talented designer to join our growing team. This is a full-time salaried position including some benefits. The ideal candidate will have prior experience working in a design firm or in-house design position.

This is a great opportunity to collaborate with an award-winning design team and to work on a wide variety of highly creative projects – therefore, the right candidate will be comfortable working in varied industries and mediums. On a given day, the graphic / web designer will handle projects ranging from print and marketing collateral and packaging to large-scale branding initiatives, websites and more.

NOTE: This position in on-site, based in Branford, CT. Preference will be given to local candidates (Connecticut area). No calls, please.

Design Skills

  • Prior design firm or in-house department experience (1-2 years minimum)
  • Demonstrate an excellent eye for color, composition, type and detail
  • A portfolio demonstrating a high level of creative ability with a diversity of style appropriate to a mix of projects, including both print and web
  • Proficiency in all Adobe design software required
  • Experience in creating sitemaps / wireframes / architecture
  • Enthusiasm for web design and user experience
  • Strong web design / production skills
  • Familiarity with best practices for WordPress, HTML and CSS
  • Knowledgeable about HTML, CSS, Dreamweaver and capable of basic coding for website updates, online advertising and email marketing as well as designing for others to code

Production Skills

  • Skillfully manage vendors, including but not limited to, printers, illustrators, web developers and photographers and solid knowledge of pre-press processes
  • Strong understanding of production for print, packaging, web, design and branding

Organizational & Work Skills

  • Bring fresh ideas, a new perspective and a sense of humor
  • Unique solutions and flawless execution
  • A demonstrated ability to understand clients’ business strategies and challenges and be able to translate those needs into compelling visual and communications solutions
  • Work efficiently within a busy environment, meet deadlines and self-manage when necessary
  • Superior written, verbal and interpersonal skills a must
  • Be able to present personal work and the work of others in a well-articulated, professional manner
  • Equally comfortable working independently or as part of a group

Apply

To apply, please provide your resume, online portfolio and a cover note including salary requirements describing why you are perfect for the position. Candidates who do not adhere to these submission requirements will not be considered. We look forward to hearing from you!

To apply: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/cap/view/295946890/

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Copywriter

Posted on Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The Copywriter works with a collaborative team to conceptualize and create digital experiences with meaningful impact. They are involved during every step of the process—from the initial brainstorms to the client presentations to the final deliverables—turning a creative brief into a creative masterpiece. This person should understand and apply 360º brand stewardship philosophy to the work, through a brand-centric approach. 

Responsibilities 

  • Participate in all stages of work from ideation to production
  • Write captivating copy that solves problems, delivers results and is consistent with brand and client strategy
  • Create concepts and messages for a variety of digital and non-digital touch points, including websites, banner ads, emails, video scripts and more
  • Maintain passion for words and getting them to ‘move’ your reader

Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of agency experience as a copywriter
  • An impressive creative portfolio is a must
  • Ability to write interesting, inspiring copy, meeting a wide variety of client needs and expectations
  • Strong understanding of the relationship between textual and visual elements
  • Comfort with multi-tasking in a fast-paced agency environment and switching from one project to another at a moment’s notice
  • Ability to work collaboratively among colleagues and the organization
  • “Know how” to write inspiring and fresh copy to meet a variety of client needs and expectations across multiple verticals e.g., healthcare, financial, higher education, consumer, etc.
  • Understanding of brand identity and how to ensure all messaging is “on brand”
  • Impeccable eye for detail and strong editing/proofing skills
  • Familiarity with SEO requirements

Apply

Apply at Primacy's Website.

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Adjunct faculty: Motion Graphics, User Interface and Interaction Design

Posted on Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Department of Art & Design at the University of New Haven is currently seeking Adjunct Faculty to teach Motion Graphics for the Fall 2017 semester (start date: August 30, 2017) and User Interface and Interaction Design in the Spring 2018 semester. Classes meet Tuesday and Thursday 9am-12pm.

Requirements:

An MFA in graphic and interactive/web design is preferred, a BFA will be considered, plus previous college/university-level teaching. Applicants must have significant professional experience in UI design and motion graphics, a broad knowledge of current design practices and a strong background in conceptual and design-based principles. Successful candidates must show evidence of expertise in graphic software and programing languages relevant to interactive and responsive design: Mac OS, Adobe Creative Suite, Invision App Prototyping, After Effects, HTML, and CSS.

Required Application Materials:

  • Letter of intent
  • Curriculum vita
  • Names and contact information of three references
  • Digital portfolio (pdf or link to website):
    10 examples of professional work in graphic and interactive/web design
    10 examples of student work

To Apply:

Send required application materials to gsemmanuel@newhaven.edu with the subject heading Motion and UI Adjunct. The University of New Haven is a private, top-tier comprehensive institution recognized as a national leader in experiential education. The University continues to build a culturally diverse, broadly trained faculty capable of fostering an inclusive environment which is necessary to help prepare our students for the future. The University of New Haven's main campus is located on 82 acres in West Haven, CT, a suburban hillside community only minutes from the bustling city of New Haven and miles of Connecticut shoreline and beaches. The campus is only 90 minutes from New York City and 2 1/2 hours from Boston.

The University of New Haven is committed to achieving a diverse and pluralistic community that reflects the multiracial and culturally diverse society in the United States through strict non-discrimination in admissions, educational programs and employment. The commitment to Affirmative Action is also a commitment to be proactive in the continuing effort to diversify the faculty, staff and the student body at the University. The University will base decisions on employment so as to further the principle of equal employment opportunity. All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre-employment criminal background checks.

More Information...

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Adjunct faculty: Virtual Design

Posted on Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Department of Art & Design at the University of New Haven is currently seeking Adjunct Faculty to teach Virtual Design for the Fall 2017 (start date: August 30, 2017). Classes meet Tuesday and Thursday 9am-12pm.

Requirements:

A PHD in computer science or an MFA in digital design, new media is preferred, a BFA or BS in computer science will be considered, plus previous college/university-level teaching. Applicants must have significant professional experience in:

  • Augmented Reality
  • Virtual Design Environment
  • Common Software Engineering Practices
  • 3D or Natural User Interaction
  • App Development for Virtual Reality (Oculus Rift),
  • Story Development for Interactive Media

Successful candidates must show evidence of expertise in graphic software and 3D modeling and animation. PC and Mac OS. Adobe Creative Suite

Required Application Materials:

  • Letter of intent
  • Curriculum vita
  • Names and contact information of three references
  • Strong portfolio of virtual design and advanced user interaction design
  • 10 examples of student work

To Apply:

Send required application materials to gsemmanuel@newhaven.edu with the subject heading Virtual Design Adjunct. The University of New Haven is a private, top-tier comprehensive institution recognized as a national leader in experiential education. The University continues to build a culturally diverse, broadly trained faculty capable of fostering an inclusive environment which is necessary to help prepare our students for the future. The University of New Haven's main campus is located on 82 acres in West Haven, CT, a suburban hillside community only minutes from the bustling city of New Haven and miles of Connecticut shoreline and beaches. The campus is only 90 minutes from New York City and 2 1/2 hours from Boston.

The University of New Haven is committed to achieving a diverse and pluralistic community that reflects the multiracial and culturally diverse society in the United States through strict non-discrimination in admissions, educational programs and employment. The commitment to Affirmative Action is also a commitment to be proactive in the continuing effort to diversify the faculty, staff and the student body at the University. The University will base decisions on employment so as to further the principle of equal employment opportunity. All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre-employment criminal background checks.

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