Designer – Freelance

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Tether is seeking a Freelance Designer for 2+ months.  Ideal candidate can work on-site, 40 hours/week on a variety of projects.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE 

  • Bachelor’s degree in design or equivalent work experience
  • 3+ years experience working in a professional design environment as a designer
  • Consumer facing packaging, corporate identity, branding, logo, and typography experience

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

  • Able to juggle multiple projects simultaneously, maintaining focus on the big picture as well as the details and asking for guidance on prioritization as needed
  • Able to make well prepared, articulate internal presentations with a focus on business and design objectives while also addressing any internal questions that arise
  • Able to solve creative challenges in innovative ways while also proactively finding resources that help foster creativity
  • Able to consistently meet deadlines and maintain a positive attitude under pressure

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Actively contribute to creative output while working with the team to stay on target strategically and conceptually
  • Work with clients in a professional manner across all projects, regardless of level of involvement
  • Proactively look for opportunities to learn from different members of the studio (and beyond) while readily sharing your own areas of expertise
  • Always arrive on time and prepared for meetings
  • Consistently proof your work for quality and accuracy
  • Adhere to established schedules and budgets, alerting the creative lead when potential issues arise
  • With the project leads, review creative concepts against design strategy at appropriate stages and integrate feedback, asking for clarity as needed
  • Actively partner with team members across disciplines (copy, video, interactive, production, project management, etc.), looking for ways to improve creative work and processes
  • Display and continue to develop professional written and verbal communication skills, emphasizing clarity, concision and timeliness of replies both internally and with clients
  • Display and continue to develop a solid understanding of production execution, printing techniques and materials and vendor supervision, including delivering complete, orderly files to the production team, evaluating proofs and attending press checks
  • Continually stretch your creative comfort zone to produce more innovative work
  • Working both strategically and conceptually, develop creative solutions that consistently deliver on business needs, with a strong understanding of copywriting and creative collaboration
  • Display and continue to develop professional-level creative execution for primary media, including single and multipage printed materials, environmental design, packaging, on-screen presentations, information design and advertising. Also, display a general understanding of such secondary media as interactive, digital video and industrial design

SECONDARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Consistently act as a brand steward/advocate for Tether, internally as well as with clients, vendors and the design community, while looking for ways to enrich the studio
  • Use your time at Tether effectively and efficiently, looking to your manager for help prioritizing workload as needed, speaking up when you have additional bandwidth and completing timesheets at the end of each day
  • Support and participate in studio efforts and initiatives, sharing in the responsibility of keeping the entire studio in order
  • Contribute to the smooth running of studio operations by following established procedures and offering suggestions for improvement
  • Stay on top of trends in the design industry, sharing with the studio as relevant
  • Help promote and actively contribute to a positive work environment

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