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Graphic Designer 1
Ref No.: 17-15488
Location: San Francisco, California
Title: Graphic Designer I
Location: San Francisco CA
Duration: 6 Months
We are seeking a Content Designer passionate about their craft and endlessly creative with how they express ideas visually. It's your obsession with scaling effective communication design that will guide how Spark evolves and delivers on the product pillar of 'inspiration.' You'll get your hands dirty with a mix of graphic design, research, and production-related projects. Your designs will be surfaced in Spark's products, marketing campaigns, social, and other various touch points of the customer journey. You will work primarily on content-design initiatives helping to scale our approach to guided creation, by designing template based starting points for Spark. You'll not only have the chance to see what's behind Client's design magic, but be a part of creating it.

Client is a cloud-based web and mobile solution to help you keep pace with the demands of beautiful and engaging everyday communications. Non-profits, teachers, students, small businesses, marketers, bloggers, and office workers are all trying to keep up with the demand for visual content needed to stand out on social media or in their daily tasks. Most do not have the design skill, the money to hire help, or the time to learn a professional tool.

  • Design a library of remixable templates that will guide and inspire our users to create in Spark
  • Identify trends in design related to content marketing and theme creation. Document them by persona, category, channel, etc.
  • Contribute to a robust library and taxonomy of content standards and best practices that enable our users to stand out from the crowd
Skills Required:

The ideal candidate for this position has:
  • A stunning portfolio that reflects visual design trends and communication best practices, with storytelling and compelling content at its core
  • A writer's mind and a designer's hands: your comfortable bringing ideas to life in written and visual form
  • Proficiency with Client CC/ Client Spark
  • A chameleon approach to style: from bold, natural, classic and clean you can constantly shape and create a myriad of visual forms of expression
  • A self-driven approach to problem solving, but can take direction and demonstrate solutions that meet or exceed requirements from the feedback loop
  • Excellent communication skills, desire to partner with teammates in the office, experience with agile/lean processes
  • Prior work experience in a design-related field; current/completed curriculum in graphic design
  • A good sense of humour!
  • *You must have an online portfolio or samples of work demonstrating strong visual design skills to be considered for this position