We are looking for a talented visual designer to enhance our online presence with eye-catching and professional graphic designs. This role encompasses multiple disciplines, in some ways, it’s a hybrid of UI design and graphic design. A suitable candidate must possess in-depth knowledge of typography, iconography, color, space, and texture. All pieces of this jigsaw puzzle must fall into place to create a compelling visual experience. You will consult with the marketing and at times, the development team to determine design requirements, submit draft concepts for approval and develop similar design prototypes for our other branded products.
To be successful as a visual designer at Avian Network, you should exhibit extensive experience in design and the ability to contribute creative expertise to brainstorming sessions. Outstanding visual designers are team players who apply their creativity to varied design requirements. Visual designers create branding projects from the ground up, develop campaigns, provide quality art and creative direction, and design apps, websites, and various digital experiences.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
You will design for a variety of mediums, which may include web design, interfaces, social media content, ad banners, thumbnails, merchandise, artwork, and more. In short, you'll create the concepts, artwork, and layouts for digital projects based on briefs and project goals.
Establish the look and feel for various interfaces, including websites, applications, merchandise collections, social media graphics
Work within brand guidelines to create layouts that reinforce a brand’s style or voice through its visual touchpoints
Design user-centered interaction models, wireframes, or screen mockups
Design vector-based logos, icons, infographics, and illustrations
Closely collaborate with marketing and development teams to solve complex issues, like interaction models and data visualization
Create and organize production assets
Resize assets for different devices — tablet, mobile, and web (responsive design)
Source images (stock photos and video footage)
Work with a component library
Work on email marketing items, presentation materials, and interactive event materials
Juggle multiple projects while effectively managing timelines and expectations
First and foremost, we look for passion and an existing portfolio of work to join the core marketing team. Share a portfolio of work along with some samples that display your experience and the skills we're looking for (listed below). Prove your skill through your work and dedication to your craft! That's the type of individual we're looking for in this role.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
A visual designer should have an understanding of web design issues, including browser usability and cross-platform compatibility. Responsive design and e-commerce experience are a plus. The position requires strong design and troubleshooting skills, as well as an eye for detail.
A solid foundation in typography, layout, and design
Strong problem-solving skills
Experience with transitions, animation, motion design, and dynamic interaction
Excellent visual, written, and verbal communication skills, along with presentation and negotiation skills
A penchant for details and organization, including the ability to prioritize tasks, communicate progress and meet deadlines
The ability to effectively take direction and work both collaboratively and autonomously
A 2 or 4-year degree, associate or bachelor
certifications, and course work from online learning platforms like Udemy, Skillshare, Coursera, Linkedin learning, and more
Have basic coding knowledge so they can work hand-in-hand with the development team
Knowledge about licensing to work with brand fonts, and media like video and images
These are impressive and may help you stand out in a specific area, but are not required. Existing work and the samples you submit are more critical than a certification.