Hiring: Graphic Designer & Digital Marketing Specialist

Job Overview

At REA, we see graphic design as visual storytelling that engages, informs, and inspires. We're looking for a talented graphic designer who can take concepts and ideas and create visual representations, through both print and electronic media. The ideal candidate will have expert knowledge of current design software and be skilled in every step of the design process, from concept to final deliverable. Collaborating with multiple teams across the company, the graphic designer should be able to take written or spoken ideas and convert them into a design that connects to viewers. The successful candidate will have a thorough understanding of branding and marketing and be able to find the right style and layout for every project.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work on a wide range of projects and media, using various software programs to visualize and develop innovative designs that meet our business goals.
  • Obtain input from managers to ensure that designs meet organizational standards and brand expectations, express ideas accurately, and represent the company or client appropriately.
  • Work independently as well as cooperatively with the marketing team to meet deadlines, stay within budget, and schedule project implementation based on workload, which may include five or more simultaneous projects.
  • Examine existing processes, identify flaws, and create solutions that improve design capabilities.
  • Update and maintain internal databases for designs, photography, and video.
  • Collaborate, brainstorm, and strategize with multiple teams or clients on a wide range of materials that may include web pages, presentations, programming collateral, project logos, signage, internal communications, newsletters, and marketing materials.
  • Translate strategic direction into high-quality design within an established brand identity.
  • Develop concepts by hand or with software and execute original content by determining the ideal usage of color, text, font style, imagery, and layout.
  • Manage the design and uploading process for all project materials, based on best practices for using a content management system.
  • Use trend intelligence and knowledge of historical and current markets when designing and executing specific media classifications.

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • Exceptional creativity and innovative design skills
  • Five or more years of experience (academic and professional) with design software, including Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, and video programs
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Organizational and time-management skills for meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Desire to continue building skill set with education and training

Preferred Experience & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in graphic design, art, or related discipline
  • Knowledge of WordPress or other website publisher and content management systems
  • Photography experience and proficiency with photo-editing software
  • Previous experience with marketing or in the architecture/engineering industry is a plus
  • Highly motivated individual capable of managing several projects at a time while also collaborating with the director of marketing and multiple project leaders

Salary and Benefits

REA offers a competitive salary and benefit package. Salary for this position is dependent on qualifications. Our benefits package includes health/dental/vision insurance, life and disability insurance, paid time off, financial assistance towards continuing education, and a 401K retirement plan that is matched by the company.

How to Apply

If you would like to be considered as a potential candidate for this position, please send an email with a cover letter stating your interest and qualifications, a resume, work experience, and contact information for three references; all materials should be in PDF format and the total size of all files should not exceed 9MB. REA is an equal opportunity employer (EO/AA/VEV/Disabled employer) and encourages women and minorities to apply for this position. Email responses to: careers@reasite.com. Please indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line. No phone calls, please.