Associate Graphic Designer

Posted 6 days ago
Main Location
New York City, NY, United States
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Looking for an enthusiastic and self-starting presentation specialist / graphic designer to support various strategic communications initiatives across the Matterkind Team. This candidate will support the Marketing and Business Development functions. The candidate should be passionate, with the ability to design and implement on-brand and on-strategy print and digital presentation assets in order to meet Matterkind’s visual identity guidelines for a broad range of outputs. The ideal candidate must have an impeccable eye for detail with ability to manage multiple projects independently. Your day is guaranteed to be diverse, dynamic and filled with surprise!

Job Responsibilities

  • Design, produce, and update client-facing business presentations. Ensure content accuracy and appropriateness, maintain brand adherence, consistency, and meet quality standards and expectations
  • Create easy to understand charts, graphs, and diagrams for slides, web and print media. Use graphic design to illustrate technical knowledge
  • Design and develop print material with proper size, bleeds, margins, layouts and mechanicals required for production
  • Perform ongoing maintenance of existing design assets. Revise and improve based on feedback and business/industry changes
  • Manage digital projects end-to-end, including reviewing, editing and finalizing while working under tight schedules. Complete follow-up actions in a timely manner, and meet targeted deadlines
  • Work quickly with the ability to anticipate, recognize, and resolve problems with minimal supervision
  • Be flexible and adapt easily to shifting requirements and needs as Matterkind continues to evolve
  • Maintain strong internal and external stakeholder relationships, and develop alliances with exemplary performers and content experts
  • Work independently, cross-functionally, and within teams
  • Proactively seek answers when information or direction is unclear. Undertake research, where appropriate, to self-educate on business and industry

Desired Skills & Experience

Education:

  • B.A. in related field or equivalent job experience.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum 0-1 year experience in graphic design
  • Experience working in a high priority agency environment preferred but not required

Skills:

  • Advanced knowledge and skills with the Adobe CC suite, MS Office applications, and iWork software - with special emphasis on Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, PowerPoint and Word
  • Ability to design, draw, and modify graphic illustrations to translate concepts. Can convert hand-drawn sketches, complex and busy diagrams, and written content into clean graphics and images for presentation
  • Can use different manipulation and creation tools, photo correction techniques, effects and workflow tools to design and alter images
  • Strong design and branding sensibility with the ability to transform basic presentations into visually strong and dynamic presentations. Can adapt to a variety of branding aesthetics
  • Demonstrated understanding of layout, color, typography
  • Familiar with commonly used vector art media and commercially available graphics packages
  • Skilled with presentation storytelling to help stakeholders reach their business objectives
  • Strong collaboration, analytical and interpersonal skills.
  • Very high attention to detail
  • Familiarity of new design ideas, innovative concepts and design trends. Ability to articulate and present new ideas and creative treatments that align with present-day design approaches
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