Visual Designer

Overview:
Xceleration is seeking a diversified, talented Visual Designer with experience in both digital and print design. We are looking for someone who has a passion for crafting user-focused, detail-oriented design but also has killer, eye-catching layout skills for all our marketing, print and internal communication needs. This designer will be a key player on our impactful Creative Team under the guidance of the Creative Strategy Manager. They will also collaborate frequently with the Marketing, Sales, Merchandising, Technology and Client Solutions Teams to deliver beautiful, effective visual design.

Responsibilities:
• Create highly functional but also gorgeous visuals across a variety of design disciplines (digital, product, UI and print)
• Quickly familiarize yourself with client brand standards and incorporate them correctly and effectively into designs
• Take ownership of our internal brand standards for our companies and products (Xceleration, Gifting by Design, Luxury Concierge Travel and RewardStation®)
• Work to constantly improve upon them and ensure brand cohesion and consistency is always being met
• Generate comps and renderings that effectively communicate physical products and product packaging that inspires and engages customers
• Translate communication touchpoints into presentation slides and proposal templates for internal collaboration and external exhibition

Skills, experience and education:
• Be a resourceful storyteller who can effortlessly adapt to internal and external client objections, critical feedback, and last-minute changes
• Be constantly curious with a healthy drive to do better and be better
• Be as optimistic to tackle mundane projects as you are with the innovative projects
• Be enthusiastic to learn, ask questions, collaborate, and challenge your peers
• Be an advocate for simple, elegant design solutions that make the biggest impact
• Be able to communicate persuasively across different audiences and varying levels within the organization (you will work with everyone—from intern to CEO)
• Be highly skilled in Microsoft Office and the Adobe Design Suite but more specifically PowerPoint, XD, Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator
• Be design-literate and fluent in all the acronyms: PNG, JPG, GIF, SVG, PDF, PSD, AI, INDD, RGB, CMYK, PMS, HEX, CTA, CMS, UX, UI… (you get the picture)
• Be print-literate and able to package files precisely and accurately for professional printing: file management, paper stocks, paper weights, paper sheens and finishes, bleed and slug, margin, color modes and ink specifications, digital printed packaging specifications such as fold, cut and bleed, registration, color-matching, spot colors, stamping, scoring, folding, die cutting, etc
• Be familiar with User Experience design, including creating wireframes, designing responsive sites within in a Bootstrap grid, Accessibility and W3C Web Standards, etc
• Be familiar with Dropbox, team collaboration and communication applications like Slack and Zoom, project management and planning applications with time tracking (examples: JIRA or Wrike) and project/task effort estimating
• Have a high school diploma or equivalent, with 2-year or 4-year degree from an accredited university preferred. Most importantly, your resume and portfolio should depict 2+ years of cumulative design experience in a professional setting (corporate or agency preferred)

Why Xceleration?
• Competitive pay, perks, and employee-first policies: company-paid holidays; generous PTO; flexible scheduling opportunities
• Benefits include Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Short/Long-term Disability, Paid Parental Leave, Tuition Reimbursement, 401(k) & Retirement Planning
• Open-door management and Employee Experience practices, transparent career advancement planning and professional development opportunities
• Comfortable, casual work environment—we are currently a Hybrid workforce