Job title: Bench Visual / Graphic Designer
Labor Classification: Consultant I
Exemption Status: Non-exempt
Job Classification: Hourly, Part-time
Reports to: Creative Director
Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment? Do you like pushing the boundaries of creativity? Are you interested in supporting equitable and inclusive communities using your design skills? If so, PRR wants you!
We are a small team of multidisciplinary creatives working to support a full-service communications firm working with government, nonprofit, and private clients. We work on challenging projects that impact the daily lives of residents across the country, delivering creative work that engages, informs, and motivates. If you want to work for a company that makes a positive impact on the environment, human health, and the future of transportation, PRR is the place for you.
As a visual designer you will play a supporting role on a variety of projects ranging from designing websites and social media campaigns to creating maps and infographics. Creative skills and the ability to execute, produce, and deliver quality design work are a must. We are looking for a designer with a strong foundation in design practices, a working knowledge of HTML and CSS, an excellent grasp of typography and layout, and advanced verbal and visual communication skills. You understand the web and information architecture and have built websites using WordPress, Webflow, or a similar CMS platform. You have a keen eye for detail and can demonstrate how your solutions track back to client goals, audience needs, and the creative brief. You respond to creative feedback and criticism with new ideas and solutions, and collaborate well with other designers, project managers, and other collaborators.
A passion for design and learning new techniques and approaches
A strong portfolio demonstrating impressive design, typography, and layout skills
Experience working within existing brand guidelines as well as developing new branding guidelines
Strong communication skills and a willingness to ask questions
Ability to stay calm and positive while working with tight deadlines
Ability to easily switch gears between projects while staying organized and on track
Work collaboratively with creative director/design lead to create beautiful and effective designs for print and web
Visualize and verbalize your ideas to the team and client
Design infographics, maps, icons, illustrations, and other elements for public-facing campaigns and other project needs
Manage multiple projects on time and within budget
Work with digital team to create responsive, uniquely branded web sites using Webflow or WordPress custom themes (with minimal support from web developer team)
Review work to ensure high, error-free standards for all deliverables and communications
Work with project managers to meet project goals, receive client feedback, and deliver projects
Take smart risks and champion new ideas
Bachelors of Arts Degree in communications, public relations, public affairs, political science, public policy, environmental science, or related field or commensurate experience
A minimum of two years related office/administrative experience
Advanced Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop skills
Working knowledge of digital products and how websites are built
Advanced Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel skills
Ability to translate complex information into visual communication
Ability to multitask and manage multiple deadlines
Strong attention to detail
Superior commitment to quality
Multilingual highly desired
Strong writing skills for marketing or web a plus
Knowledge of ESRI or ARC GIS mapping a plus
Fluency in languages other than English a plus
Portfolio submittal required with all applications.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be expected to work extended hours; including, but not limited to, standing or sitting for extended periods. The employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee will regularly operate office equipment.
Salary is competitive and dependent on experience. We offer a full benefits package, including health and dental insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, a 401(K) plan, an Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP), onsite fitness center, and subsidized mass transit benefits.