• Ratner Companies
  • $59,550.00 -96,370.00/year*
  • Radford , VA
  • Graphic Design/CAD
  • Full-Time
  • 298 Wild Partridge Ln


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The Graphic Designer creates the design and production of all in-house print advertising and related Ratner Companies printed materials, web projects and promotions, print and digital publications, marketing, and social media material.

SCOPE:
Using graphic design skills on a Mac platform, the Graphic Designer will design, layout and produce jobs ranging from print advertisements to company-wide promotions, point of purchase displays, publications as well as collaborate on web site, photography, video editing and specialized creative and design projects. The Graphic Designer will have a collaborative effort with current and/or future branding of Ratner Companies salons - Hair Cuttery, BUBBLES, and Salon Cielo - while working directly for the Creative Team Leader.

ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Use Adobe Creative Suite (Mac Platform): InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Image Ready, Dreamweaver, software to concept, design and layout: print advertisements, coupons, brochures and point of purchase displays, publications, web-based projects and corporate identity/brand look and feel
Support the in-house creative team with photography of products, social/blog images, and internal events
Work with design team in determining the visual response to the creative concept
Possess knowledge of and skills in typography, layout, design, web design, retouching, and photography with video editing a major plus
Work to maintain brand image of multiple business units and deliver special creative projects as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:
Education:
Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design, Fine Arts, Interactive Design, Mass Communications or Marketing and/or minimum of 3-5 years' experience related to graphic design

Experience:
3-5 years' experience related to graphic design

Equipment/Computer Software:
Apple hardware and peripherals (Mac environment) experience
Proficiency in Adobe software (Creative Suite: inDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Image Ready, After Effects, Premier and Dreamweaver)
HTML5, CSS and/or JavaScript
Content Management Systems (CMS) preferred
Ability to operate a camera and photo editing skills

Skills and Requirements:
Thrives to meet aggressive deadlines in a fast-paced environment
Effective communication with various stakeholders including, fellow team members and leadership
A robust portfolio, demonstrating the spectrum of design work in printed and digital formats
Strong understanding of design principles, excellent visual design skills and technical knowledge
Excellent time management skills and experience working with maximum efficiency
Ability to design and create files for optimal print quality and efficiency
Must be able accurately outline completion timeframes.
Must be able to manage multiple projects (of varying degrees of scope and complexity) while demonstrating strong organizational skills in setting priorities and managing time
Able to coordinate and track the details of multiple projects simultaneously, ensuring adequate updates and high quality results are delivered on time

Physical Demands:
Office work requires sitting for long periods of time, periodic standing
Reading, writing and talking to analyze data and responding to correspondences (both written and verbal)

Working Conditions:
Professional office cubicle environment

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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