Connecticut Art Directors Club

September 2016


Freelance Digital Graphic Designer

Posted on Wednesday, September 28, 2016

TFI Envision of Norwalk is looking for a Digital Graphic Designer.

Requirements

  • 1 or more years experience
  • Create animated GIFs and videos for digital ad campaigns
  • Able to create mockups and working prototypes for responsive web
  • Experience with UX/UI
  • Strong understanding of HTML, CSS

Apply

Contact maryellen@tfienvision.com for additional application instructions.

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Fall Design Internship

Posted on Thursday, September 15, 2016

Alexander Isley Inc. Designers of Redding, CT. We are offering internships to qualified students who will work closely with our designers on a range of interesting projects. We create identities, books, magazines, exhibits, websites and signage for corporate, not for profit, and cause-related organizations.

Our internship program introduces students to the experience of working in a studio and provides the opportunity to learn by assisting experienced designers in their tasks.

Internship candidates must:

  • Be proficient in the Adobe Creative Suite
  • Have their own transportation to our offices in Connecticut
  • Be happy to work in a small studio with great enthusiasm for the power of design
  • Have strong communication skills and be open to learning
  • Be full of optimism and good cheer

What else do you need to know? We work in a barn. We will challenge you. We are nice. You will do work that you are proud of. We have a popcorn machine and a punching bag (both of which are important). Hours can be flexible.

Application Details

This position is for students. If you are interested in an internship with us, please email us a resume, pdf with examples or a link to your work, along with a letter explaining why you'd be perfect for the position to: internships@alexanderisley.com

Use subject line: CADC Internship

We will respond to applicants whose credentials meet our criteria and who live within reasonable and realistic commuting distance. No phone calls, please.

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Project Manager

Posted on Wednesday, September 14, 2016

BRIGADE, New England’s brand-building design firm, is seeking a talented, collaborative project manager to add to our award-winning team. Our client-facing project managers are in the unique position of maintaining the lines of communication between clients and the creative team. BRIGADE PM’s play a key role in developing and preserving strong client relationships by ensuring creative work is delivered on-time, on-budget, and on-quality. PM’s are also responsible for maintaining solid working relationships with all producers of the work (internal or freelance) and are expected to utilize their in-depth knowledge of BRIGADE’s capabilities and resources to see projects through from inception to completion. Project managers should be thoroughly-organized team members whose skills enable the creative team to focus on producing high-quality work by strengthening and formalizing the project management discipline at BRIGADE. Project managers are a key part of the agency’s plans for growth and are integral to the ongoing success of the company.

Responsibilities

  • Develop a clear understanding of client’s goals and/or business objectives for each project. · Effectively utilize Agency systems and communications tools to work through projects.
  • Develop project timelines, assign roles, track deliverables, and identify red flags.
  • Clearly communicate project deliverables to the team and assign roles in consultation with Executive Creative Director and Senior Creative Staff.
  • Assist in the development and/or refinement of project management processes that suit the evolving needs of BRIGADE’s business.
  • Share knowledge and best practices with Project Management Team Required Skills
  • Excellent communication abilities: both written and verbal. · Exceptional organizational skills. · Detail-oriented and motivated by accuracy
  • Ability to work with a variety of personalities to achieve a superior end product.
  • Adept conflict resolution skills.
  • Can easily understand and break down a complex project into deliverables that can be mapped to a timeline and delegated. If project parameters are unclear, knowing how to ask the right questions or leverage the expertise of another team member.
  • Ability to prioritize and maintain flexibility in the face of changing project, client, and internal demands.
  • Sense of humor and willingness to grow, change and adapt with the role and business needs.

Our ideal candidate will have 1-3 years project management experience, preferably in an agency setting. Candidates without this experience are still encouraged to apply and demonstrate how their unique background and skills suit the needs of the position in their cover letter. Entry-level candidates with agency internship experience would be considered at the Associate level. Cultural fit is critical: we’re seeking applicants with a positive attitude, high degree of common sense, good sense of humor and desire to contribute to a powerhouse team working with great brands!

BRIGADE provides a competitive salary and full benefits package for the area, with opportunities for professional growth and development. BRIGADE provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

Apply:

Email kirsten@wearebrigade.com for application information.

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Graphic Designer

Posted on Thursday, September 8, 2016

BRIGADE is looking for a graphic designer with a degree in design and/or 3+ years of relevant, post-grad work experience. A successful candidate will be talented, self-motivated, and skilled at working with others. Looking for a change in pace? Our firm offers opportunity for first-rate design opportunities without the rat race. We are located in beautiful western Massachusetts on a bike path between Northampton and Amherst. Our firm offers a great work-life balance in a part of the country known for its natural beauty and outdoor recreation. We are an agency of 25 professionals with an incredible roster of national and local clients – ranging from fashion lines to spirits brands. Our Creative Director is one of Graphic Design USA’s ‘People To Watch” in 2016. 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. 3+ 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
  • Digital/Web design (non-coding) experience is a big bonus

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:

Email robert@wearebrigade.com for application information.

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