Graphic Designer - Sportswear Company
Our client in the sportswear industry seeks a graphic designer for a 5 week contract that could extend.
The nature of the work is focused on the appearance of global communications and collateral materials. Graphic Design - Under direction from global Pricing Center of Excellence, uses design skills to create original graphic designs that appropriately reflect Nike's design ethos. These projects include, but are not limited to the development of print, logo systems, imagery, video, and collateral materials. Effectively uses computerized systems in design process. Project Management - Works with functional teams from initial concept development to final production and distribution. Manages individual projects beginning with attending internal briefings, managing timelines, and scheduling work-back schedules, budget management, supplier coordination, reviewing specs, recommending production alternatives, and maintaining quality production standards. Cost Control - Manages both individual projects as well as groups of projects to stay within stated budgets. Estimates all aspects of Cost Control - Manages both individual projects as well as groups of projects to stay within stated budgets. Estimates all aspects of project development. Offer production alternatives to provide the best product within the defined budget. Negotiates costs, reviews billing and provides budget reconciliation. Supplier Liaison - Arrange the purchasing of goods and services from domestic and international vendors. Evaluate vendors. Understand technical aspects, terminology, and equipment involved in print, and collateral production. Client Liaison - Act as a liaison among managers (Image Design, Marketing, product design, etc.) and outside agencies. Communicates Marketing, product design, etc.) and outside agencies. Communicates project details, design requirements, scheduling needs, and graphic materials. Designer Support - Provides design support for higher level designers as needed.
3-5 years of progressively technically sophisticated graphic design experience. Proficient ability to apply and perform graphic design skills, including drawing/sketching, typography, ideation, color theory, use of texture, spacing, and scale, visual presentation development and layout that is supported by a portfolio of non-computer-based creative art and graphic design. Strong familiarity with current trends, color, and design. Must be computer literate using Macintosh computer design applications. Effective oral and written communications skills in local market language, including presentations. Ability to work cooperatively with staff, share ideas and develop effective responses. Proven ability to work in a rapidly changing, high-growth environment. Ability to manage multiple and competing work priorities, demands, and changes.
Typically requires a Bachelors Degree and minimum of 2 years directly relevant work experience Note: One of the following alternatives may be accepted: PhD or Law + 1 yr; Masters + 0-3 yrs; Associates degree + 1-3 yrs; High School + 3-5 yrs.