Art Director / Senior Designer

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Combining the intimacy of a boutique branding agency with the experience and resources of a larger firm, birdsong gregory provides innovative, award-winning creative solutions to a diverse range of clients. We are now looking for an exceptional team player to join us – someone who thrives when concepting and designing a variety of creative branding and marketing projects. We are based in a modern, light-filled studio on the edge of uptown Charlotte and fueled by collaboration, ingenuity, and candy. Without taking ourselves too seriously, we prefer to stay focused and work hard during business hours, so we can maintain a healthy work/life balance.

You will be responsible for conceptualization and implementation of design solutions that meet marketing and branding strategies from concept to completion. This position requires specialized knowledge of methods and techniques of graphic design and layout. It also requires client interaction skills. You will manage an entire marketing campaign, not just the production of specific pieces. You should demonstrate a high level of proficiency in design, web and multimedia software and applications. You also need an experienced understanding of printing procedures, photography, illustration, and verbal / written communication.

You will be a proactive and confident seasoned creative perhaps someone looking for more responsibility or simply eager to join a more intimate, lower-stress boutique agency. You will have based your career on building a strong portfolio and will have the passion, enthusiasm, and determination to take our agency to the next creative level.

• 8+ years design experience
• BA or BFA in Design, Fine Arts, or related field or coursework
• Excellent eye for design and typography
• Imaginative, well-organized, good-natured, dedicated, flexible, and passionate
• Strong understanding of visual and experience design, typography, composition and color theory
• Strong conceptual design portfolio
• Advanced command of Adobe Creative Suite
• Demonstrated ability to utilize feedback/direction from CD to generate multiple design explorations and iterative designs
• The ability to manage multiple assignments at the same time (including organizing and prioritizing workload, as well as working efficiently under pressure in a deadline-driven environment)
• Creative problem-solving skills that enable you to evaluate, brainstorm, and present original ideas
• Careful attention to detail and sensitivity to version control issues
• Solid knowledge of the print production process
• Strong verbal communication skills with the ability to articulate the creative process, thoughts, ideas and justification behind your work
• A positive attitude, a sense of humor and the ability to thrive in a collaborative environment
• Self-motivated, problem solver

The Compensation:
• Compensation will be based on experience of applicant
40 hr/week at 52/weeks a year

The Benefits:
Group Health insurance plan
401K plan with match
Profit sharing plan
• Generous vacation policy
Flexible work schedule
• Free parking
• Dog friendly workplace
Fancy coffee, Aeron chairs, and fast Macs