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Digital Production Designer in Northbrook, IL at CRS Group

Date Posted: 3/2/2018

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Job Description

Digital Production Designer
Duration: 6 month contract
Location: Northbrook, IL
Overview: The CRS Group is currently looking for a Digital Production Designer for one of our clients in the Northbrook area. The CRS Group is a nationwide Staffing Firm who works primarily with Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 corporations.
Job Description:
  • The Digital Production Designer will be a part of the creative team bringing creative requests and special projects to life
  • He/she will assist in the creation and maintenance of creative assets for multiple Internet based platforms as well as execute digital projects including banners, landing pages, social and email
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment is a must
  • As Production Designer, you are the final checkpoint in a creative design process, responsible for creating a finished product that meets agency and client branding goals
  • You ensure brand guidelines are being maintained across color, font, production quality and more
  • You scale and crop, retouch, resize, change layout and make sure everything is done to specs

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Create assets for responsive digital media including websites, mobile sites, emails, and social
  • Assist in conceptualizing, designing, and executing new interactive ideas
  • Ability to define and offer multiple content/creative solutions to a task
  • Staying up-to-date on the latest design trends, newest digital platforms and competitive landscape and apply best practices to all work
  • Create pixel perfect UI elements: illustrations, icons, photos and meticulous production of high-fidelity visual design comps
  • Create and manage visual design documentation and specifications
  • Collaborate closely with development to make sure designs are implemented as intended
  • Support design consistency and quality across multiple digital channels, device platforms and screen resolutions
  • Maintain relevancy in the field by monitoring digital trends, new tools and workflows, attending workshops, and joining professional groups
  • Brainstorm big ideas in a group setting and express your opinion
  • Understand and interpret brand, user, and business needs, in order to develop innovative, creative, and results-oriented digital solutions
  • Effectively manage time, prioritize tasks and work within deadlines

  • Minimum of 3 years’ design experience in a fast paced, high volume digital advertising or ecommerce
  • Must know the difference between CMYK, RGB, and HEX
  • Familiar with Sketch, Zeplin, Invision and Adobe CS Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, etc.)
  • Excellent typographic skills and visual craftsmanship with strong design sensibilities
  • Basic retouching skills required
  • Must be a collaborative, team player and great initiative with strong communication skill
  • High organized with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and efficiently with a strong sense of urgency
  • Must be detail-oriented with superior follow-through
  • Strong portfolio demonstrating high-caliber visual communication, web, mobile design and production skills
  • Bachelor's degree in visual or graphics design, BA in related field, or equivalent work experience
  • Experience designing responsive pages as well as generating assets varying resolutions, screen sizes, and pixel densities for both for iOS and Android
  • An understanding of current mobile and desktop patterns
  • Proven ability to work within brand guidelines to create compelling visual solutions
  • Education or experience in user-centered design techniques
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with Information Architecture to translate Wireframes into works of art
  • Knowledge of common Digital advertising formats, including social
  • Understanding of capabilities and limitations of front end technologies, including CSS, HTML, and JavaScript (you will not be expected to code)
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and time management skills
  • Must be highly motivated, positive and a passionate team player

Bonus Skills:
  • UX or Human Factors training
  • Front-end coding skills (CSS, HTML, JavaScript)
  • Illustration capabilities
  • 3D Modeling and animation

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Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.