JR. GRAPHIC DESIGNER/ART DIRECTOR

Company: 
HMHagency
City: 
Seattle
State: 
WA
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HMH is expanding and we’re looking for a Graphic Designer to join us. You’d be joining our creative team (of course) and we’re looking for someone who can kind of do it all. Concept, design, art direct, prepare print and digital files, create presentations. You know, the “all” part.

 The Specifics: Skills and Responsibilities

Assist in creating design projects with creative staff and offer design treatments and solutions that will help move the work through the development process.

Work as a team with copywriters, art directors, interactive designers and producers who have a shared responsibility in creative product development.

Produce computer mechanicals consistently based on the creative concept layout and maintain the creative integrity of the original concept.

Review prepress file specifications prior to producing files and maintain consistent file preparation suitable for outputting by publications or vendors.

Work with the creative department in developing methods to create and maintain consistent file preparation.

Check artwork for completeness and assure adherence to standards and communicate as necessary to eliminate and prevent errors and problems.

Collect and distribute assets for preparation of production artwork as necessary.

 Education & Experience

Provide a portfolio website or portfolio PDF that exhibits quality, collaboration and skills flexibility.

Expert proficiency in Adobe CC InDesign, Illustrator, PhotoShop and Acrobat on Mac OS is a must. Proficiency in Dreamweaver, Flash, CSS/HTML is a plus.

Proficiency in MS Office, especially with forms, templates and PowerPoint, is also plus.

Solid understanding of principles of graphic design and practical knowledge of their application by translating design concepts to final refined layouts and production art.

Adept in layout development and composition, file manipulation, typography, color, kerning and leading.

Great communication, organizational, attention-to-detail and project management skills.

The ability to solve problems under tight deadlines with a can do attitude.

Experience on press checks and knowledge of basic printing terms and techniques.

2 to 5+ years of experience. Agency experience preferred.

Self-motivated; takes initiative.

Associates degree in graphic design at minimum; Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Develop an understanding of and commitment to HMH values.

 Reports to Creative Director.

HMH is a creative marketing communications agency offering brand strategy, advertising, public relations, digital services, design and media planning/buying. We are united by our desire to apply creativity and smart thinking to everything we touch. We believe in the power of originality, strategy and, of course, fun. Check us out at hmhagency.com.

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Want to be part of an amazing creative department?

We thought so.

Just send your portfolio/resume link or PDF careers@hmhagency.com, Attn: Portland Graphic Designer. And if you’ve already sent us your info, don’t worry, we have it. We’re going through them all.