Jr. Graphic Designer

  • Seattle, WA
  • Full Time
  • Graphic Design
  • Entry Level

ZGF is seeking a Jr. Graphic Designer to join our team in our Seattle, WA office. We are seeking a driven professional who desires an opportunity to grow their graphic design career in a collaborative, team-oriented, and multidisciplinary environment.

As a Jr. Graphic Designer, you will…

  • Be responsible for the planning, management, and delivery of graphics deliverables from concept through completion.
  • Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to develop multi-component design projects for marketing collateral, corporate identity systems, print and digital media, environmental graphics programs, and consumer experience environments.
  • Conduct research on clients’ brands, cultures, organizations, and unique requirements to inform custom design concepts. Develop creative solutions based on client feedback, guidelines, and overall vision.
  • Provide expertise and consultation on printing / production techniques, product details, graphic technology, and materials.
  • Oversee all project phases in the development of environmental graphics, including visioning, design, artwork packages, mock-ups, and fabrication / vendor coordination.
  • Ensure quality control of all graphic deliverables through approval of proofs, press checks, and testing of technology and materials before deployment.
  • Work in a fast-pace environment to generate a range of creative concepts prior to developing detailed and final solutions.
  • Develop, design, and creatively solve complex design challenges for environmental graphics, digital, and print.
  • Stay at the forefront of evolving design and technology trends by participating in educational and professional opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks, and participating in professional organizations.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree in graphic arts or related design, 1 to 6 years of professional experience.
  • Background in the architectural field, environmental graphic design, or user experience design.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Expertise in graphic tools, including Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop) and Microsoft Office; working knowledge of SketchUp, Revit, or 3D modeling programs is a plus.
  • Knowledge of material types, printing and production techniques, evolving technologies and software, and product details for environmental graphics, signage, print, and digital deliverables.
  • Proficiency in review of design details, such as typography, alignment, hierarchy, etc.
  • Strong project management skills and ability to execute complex projects and deadlines.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, and ability to lead and manage design efforts with minimal oversight.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to take multiple, occasionally disparate ideas, and distill them in to a clear and compelling graphics.
  • Strong communication, storytelling, and presentation skills.
  • A design approach based on deep research.
  • Experience designing for web and digital platforms. Working knowledge of HTML, CSS, and dynamic online platforms is a plus. Experience coordinating with print and fabrication vendors.
  • Ability to create or refresh brands and identities.
  • Ability to work quickly under pressure and meet tight deadlines; respond to and prioritize demands; be responsive to the time-critical nature of marketing, proposals and interviews.
  • Consistent pursuit of innovation in order to raise the bar.
  • Able to travel to other ZGF offices and/or client project locations as needed.

Apply With: 

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Portfolio

ZGF Architects LLP is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We invite qualified candidates to apply online posting cover letter, resume and portfolio.

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