We are looking for a dynamic Lead Visual Designer to join our New York-based digital team in the creation of interactive experiences for renowned museums, corporations, universities and governmental organizations. You will direct and work collaboratively with internal design teams to create inspiring work. You should be a design innovator who gets excited about making delightful interfaces for humans.
As a co-Lead of the Visual Design Department, you are an inspiring hands-on designer, art director, team mentor, and an expert communicator of a project’s creative vision, internally and with our clients.
Responsibilities include; directing internal design teams towards cutting edge visual experiences, collaborating and communicating productively with Producers, Content Strategists, User Experience Designers, Software Developers, and Exhibit design teams, explaining design choices to cross-functional teams, clients and curatorial teams, expressing concepts both verbally and visually, pushing creativity, challenge established thinking, and discover new ways of approaching interactive and linear media storytelling, iterating on design based on findings and tech constraints. Helping to refine and further develop concepts into complete, functional design systems, multi-tasking in a very fast-paced team environment, applying the best design aesthetics and manage the quality of design throughout all phases of a project, and under tight deadlines, being accountable for project deliverables in presentations, client meetings, and new business pitches, participating constructively in inter-department communications, being accountable for project scope, budget and schedule through all phases, from kick-off through delivery, having the ability to travel nationwide for client meetings at key phases of a project, and attending and taking part in talks and conventions.
Qualifications include; minimum 7-10+ years demonstrable experience in creating visual interfaces, large scale websites and/or applications for physical interactive installations, mobile or touch devices, must be process driven, demonstrate strong visual design skills, careful attention to detail, and have a solid understanding of user-centered design principles, an understanding of iterative prototyping as an essential part of the design process, fluency with common design software (Sketch app, Illustrator, Photoshop, Keynote). After Effects, 3D software, basic coding knowledge is a plus. Eloquent verbal/written communication & presentation skills, with the ability to successfully explain your design rationale to your team and stakeholders, high comfort level in working within a self-directed culture. Effective time management skills to balance project schedule with fast-paced deadlines and solid formal academic background in Graphic Design, Digital Media Design, Communication Design, or related field; advanced degree.
Benefits include; Competitive Salary, Paid Time Off (PTO), Company Paid Holidays, Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), Employee Referral Bonus Program, PPO Medical Plans, Dental Plan, Summer Fridays
Qualified candidates please submit a letter of interest, PDF of resume, and portfolio samples to firstname.lastname@example.org
Candidate must have examples they can show that demonstrate creative thinking and core craft skills across a variety of categories and design formats & methodologies.
Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the U.S.A. and live in or be willing to relocate to the New York City area.