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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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Traffic Manager

Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Web Solutions fo Meriden seeks a traffic manager to coordinate and oversee team members working together efficiently to fulfill client requests. The ideal candidate will rely upon sharp organizational skills and a professional background in web development / digital marketing to successfully meet the needs of this position.

Your position day to day:

  • Serve as a liaison between departments and account managers within the agency
  • Assign team member(s) to specific project tasks and schedule general project timelines and deadlines as needed
  • Monitor the progress of projects and coordinate with account managers as needed to support their efforts
  • Conduct weekly project status meetings with account managers and review project timelines
  • Oversee billing and project financials
  • Create detailed schedules and ensure that tasks are distributed to the appropriate team member(s) and reschedule projects based on changing client priorities
  • Utilize internal management tools to audit team resources, including forecasting and long-term planning to support optimal workflow and potential future growth of the team
  • Work closely with the digital marketing team in support of ongoing client retainer work
  • Collaborate with the business development team to identify project scope and focus, develop / monitor project initiatives and assign staff to ensure project success

You will love this job if you:

  • Take a highly organized and principled approach to doing quality work while paying attention to details
  • Are driven to see both clients and team members happy and on track throughout the project life cycle
  • Enjoy facilitating the workflow of the project life cycle
  • Can problem-solve in real-time, gaining an understanding of specific project roadblocks and identifying options for moving past them
  • Continually grow your professional skills through online learning, trainings, and knowledge gathering

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of fundamental web design concepts, practices, and procedures
  • Knowledge of fundamental digital marketing concepts, practices, and procedures
  • 3+ years of traffic management experience, preferably in an agency setting
  • Undergraduate degree or higher in marketing, advertising, business or related field preferred

Benefits

  • A family-first work place
  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Profit sharing opportunities
  • Health insurance benefits
  • Matching retirement benefits
  • Paid holidays, vacation, personal & sick days

Web Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Apply

Visit websolutions.com/careers/traffic-manager to apply.

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Copy & Content Writer

Posted on Wednesday, January 4, 2017

In-House, Part-Time (20 hours/week)
Mascola Group – New Haven, CT

Who We’re Looking For

You are a versatile copywriter and content creator with at least three years of experience, preferably at an agency. You have excellent writing skills and can toggle easily between traditional ad campaigns and content marketing pieces like white papers and infographics. You have an eye for detail. You care about accuracy and grammar. You desperately want your work to be both creative and effective and will take time to look at things from different angles before handing in your work. You can come up with a killer ad concept, think visually, churn out a lengthy brochure or website, and blog like it’s nobody’s business. Your proofreading skills are solid. You can work well on your own but like to work with a team as well. You are a big fan of variety. And the phrase “hard work” doesn’t phase you.

What We Can Offer You

You will become an important part of a fun, but very busy creative team at a strategic-based marketing agency. You’ll have the opportunity to work with a range of clients in both the B2B and Destination & Lifestyle categories. You’ll also have the chance to write interesting content for the agency itself. No two of your days will ever be the same.

Minimum requirements

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree or similar.
  • 3+ years of professional experience.
  • A basic understanding of brand strategy and both B2C and B2B marketing.
  • Ability to prioritize projects.
  • Ability to clearly communicate ideas.
  • Ability to write for any medium, including but not limited to online, radio, TV, print, and direct mail.
  • Excellent proofreading skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • A deep understanding of Social Media.
  • Experience with WordPress is a huge plus.

Here’s what you’ll be working on at Mascola Group

  • Content creation, including everything from blog posts to white papers to infographics.
  • Creative advertising campaign concepts for B2B and B2C clients.
  • Copywriting for brochures, websites, and ads.
  • Proofreading of all of the above.

Apply

NO PHONE CALLS. If you think you’d be a good fit, please submit your resume, a cover letter, and a link to your website or work samples to careers@mascola.com.

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Art Director

Posted on Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Mascola Group is seeking an exceptional creative talent to help deliver cutting-edge work to our extraordinary collection of legacy clients, and enable us to grow creatively as an agency.

As a company founded on the appreciation of the industry's finest creative talent, Mascola today is a strong, national, strategically-based marketing firm that serves as a valued, long-term partner to our clients.

The ideal candidate will be comfortable with hard work, can think conceptually as well as tactically, enjoys interacting with other creative-thinking individuals, and above all, will deliver the kind of creative product that gets noticed, is remembered, and drives actions. That's the fun stuff.

The other end is the ability to churn out resizes and production projects that may stray from glamorous, but round out a successful marketing program.

You will be treated like a contributing member of the organization from day one. You are expected to never let the team down. You do what it takes, and in exchange you get to help set the rules.

Minimum requirements

(please note, we are looking to meet with art directors and designers of all levels, from minimal agency experience to more seasoned design professionals)

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree or similar.
  • At least 2-5 years of professional experience.
  • Knowledge of branding and brand strategy.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize projects.
  • Ability to clearly communicate ideas visually through sketching and computer-generated ideation.
  • Strong ability to work with typography, photography and computer-generated graphics.
  • Must be an expert in current Adobe CS (Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign) working in a Mac environment.
  • Experience with Interactive Design.
  • Light Programming is a big plus.
  • Experience working in agency creative department is also a big plus.

Here’s what you’ll be working on at Mascola Group

  • Production, including completion of brochures and ad resizes.
  • Development and execution of creative concepts, for both print and interactive.
  • Creation of whitepapers, infographics, and other content tools.
  • Mascola is a true full-service agency, so creative oversight and design includes print, outdoor, collateral, digital, website, and broadcast (TV & Radio).

Apply

NO PHONE CALLS. If you think you’d be a good fit, please submit your resume, a cover letter, and a link to your website or work samples to careers@mascola.com.

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Graphic Designer

Posted on Sunday, November 6, 2016

We're Taylor Design, a 12-person design studio in Stamford, CT, and we're looking for a talented, passionate graphic designer to develop print, identity, and interactive communications for corporations, colleges, and regional businesses. Please send a cover letter and resume to info@taylordesign.com, attention to Dan.

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Designer

Posted on Saturday, November 5, 2016

About the Position

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.

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 (branding and packaging a bonus!)
  • Proficiency in all Adobe design software required
  • Experience creating sitemaps / wireframes / architecture
  • 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
  • Demonstrated 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

NOTE: This position in on-site, based in Branford, CT. Preference will be given to local candidates (Connecticut area). No calls, please. To apply, please submit the following materials to studio@elementsdesign.com.

  • Resume
  • Online portfolio with both print / web samples
  • 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!

About Elements

ELEMENTS is an award-winning graphic design, social media and marketing communications firm based in beautiful Branford on the 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.

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Business Development & Client Services

Posted on Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Established graphic designer, Kevin Hall Design of Milford, CT seeks an individual with ability to find new business opportunities. Our award-winning graphic design firm specializes in branding, package design and logo/corporate identity development.

  • A self-motivated person with strong skills in acquiring new business is preferred.
  • Someone who can effectively communicate the idea that good design is good for business.
  • Experienced in pitching new business and establishing client relationships, with some knowledge of writing budgets and proposals helpful.
  • This is a commission-only position that allows you to set your own hours.

Apply

To apply send resume to Kevinhalldesign@aol.com with "Business Development" in the subject line.

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