Senior Designer .:. Political DM firm (Sept. + Oct. / work-from-home)

Location: DC-Washington
Company Order Number: 1478
# of openings: 1


An award-winning direct mail firm seeks a smart and energetic Senior Designer who wants to help advance the progressive movement by designing for campaigns that will get Democrats elected across the country. 

This is a fully remote (work-from-home) role that will require a contribution of at least 40 hours each week, ideally during east coast business hours. We are most interested in identifying a designer who can contribute 60 to 70 hours/week. But again, we will carefully consider any applicants who communicate to us that they can work at least 40 hours each week. 

We are looking to get someone started in this elections-focused role right away. Work will likely continue through only October 23, but there is a possibility that the person who is offered this position will be able to continue supporting the client organization on projects into the foreseeable future. 

Ideal applicants will be able to demonstrate that they have driven design efforts from start to finish -- preferably in design studio or advertising agency environments. We are looking for an experienced design thought leader. But this is also a hands-on design role with execution responsibilities and a high volume of deliverables. Direct mail and/or political experience is NOT required. 

The hiring firm's partners and staff are a hard-working group who are used to collaborating in a high energy workplace. The Senior Designer will need to multi-task easily in a deadline-driven workflow. Now more than ever, as everyone on this firm's design team is working from home, time management skills and the ability to juggle projects while remaining creative will be important. 

As indicated elsewhere in this job description, the Senior Designer role is a temporary, full-time position. Applicants who stand out will tell us that they are willing to work long hours and/or weekends. 

The Senior Designer will report to the hiring firm's partners. The design work environment is Mac, and the firm makes regular investments in the creative team's hardware and software to stay up-to-date. 
* 5+ years of experience working consistently in a titled design position, including recent employment and/or freelance experience working at the Graphic Designer or Senior Designer levels, or higher. 
* Design experience should consist mostly of print work. Direct mail, advertising and PR campaign work is preferable. 
* Expertise in design software including Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat.
* Highly creative, with both artistic and critical-thinking skills.
* Strong conceptual ability and experience in design layout.
* Experience packaging production files for printing.
* Attention to detail in all aspects of work.
* Self-starter, who is reliable, adaptable, and flexible.
* Interactive experience is a plus.
All work can be done remotely (i.e. from your home) anywhere in the United States. You will not need to visit the organization's offices, which are in the Washington, DC area.
We are seeking well qualified individuals who are interested in the following situation:  
(1) working at least 40 hours/week -- availability of 50+ hours is preferred; 
(2) ideally during east coast business hours;
(3) entirely from a remote location (your home, etc.) anywhere in the United States; 
(4) through at least October 23.
Brainstorm Creative Resources typically posts hourly rate ranges in job descriptions and then we agree to rates with freelancers ahead of assignment start dates. Weekly pay is based on reported hours. 

Creative firms working in the elections space tend to prefer to offer weekly rates that do not change with fluctuations in the number of weekly hours worked. Based on previous weekly rates we have paid to Senior Designers and Art Directors in similar roles, we expect to be able to offer a weekly rate for this role that is in the broad range of $2250 to $3750.

We are interested in hearing from demonstrably talented and established mid-career Designers, Senior Designers and Art Directors with varying years of experience. 
It is unlikely (but not impossible) that we will be able to pay mid-career Designers near the top of the stated salary range. Alternatively, highly experienced Senior Designers and Art Directors whose resumes and portfolios communicate substantial, relevant experience can expect that we will make a strong case to our client, to pay you near the top of the range. 

The actual rate offered will be commensurate with your experience and will largely be based on the following factors: credentials as detailed in your resume, your portfolio, your interview experiences with Brainstorm Creative Resources and/or our client, and quality of reference providers and references provided. 

Brainstorm Creative Resources is a recruiting and staffing firm that has been focused on placing creative and editorial professionals into freelance and full-time positions with Washington, DC-area employers since 2003. We are recruiting for this position at the request of our client, the hiring organization. 
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