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Bench Visual / Graphic Designer
Location Seattle, WA
Job Code 301
# of openings 1
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Job Description

Job title:                       Bench Visual / Graphic Designer

Labor Classification:   Consultant I

Exemption Status:       Non-exempt

Job Classification:       Hourly, Part-time

Reports to:                   Creative Director

 

Summary:

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.

What You Need

  • A passion for design and learning new techniques and approaches

  • A strong portfolio demonstrating impressive design, typography, and layout skills

  • Experience with HTML, CSS, and javascript, preferably developing websites using Webflow or WordPress

  • 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

Duties and Responsibilities

  • 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

Experience/Education

  • 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

Skills Required

  • Advanced Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop skills

  • Basic HTML, CSS, and javascript 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

Desired, but not Required

  • 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.

 

Physical Demands

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.

PRR, INC. IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status.

PRR is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a diverse and inclusive environment. We endeavor to build a team that reflects the diversity and intersectionality of the communities we serve. People of color, multilingual, LGBTQIA, and veteran candidates as well as individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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