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New Talent: Designer

We're not currently hiring but are always on the lookout for talent. Introduce yourself and send along your resume, cover letter, and portfolio to work@generaldesign.co.

The Designer

This position is filled by a digital-minded critical thinker who grounds their creative work in research, strategy, and concept. A collaborative powerhouse who knows how to use their design chops for good not for trend.



REQUIREMENTS & KEY CHARACTERISTICS
  • 3+ years professional experience in a design studio, branding agency, or similar environment
  • An exceptional portfolio that demonstrates a solid understanding of fundamental design principles such as concept, layout, typography, color, etc
  • Experience with web design best practices such as responsiveness, element interactions, and load time optimization
  • Demonstrated the ability to collaborate with developers to achieve website goals
  • Familiarity with building sites across multiple platforms (for example: Squarespace, Weblow, etc.)
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and XD
  • Knowledge of printing and digital techniques and production file preparation
  • Strong verbal and written skills and aren’t afraid to use them, whether writing a quippy tagline or a carefully worded email
  • Clear, articulate communication of ideas and solid presentation skills
  • Enthusiastic, talented and passionate about design
  • Self motivated and able to work independently
  • Collaborative spirit and a genuine interest in the success of the entire team’s work
  • Ability to brainstorm, give and receive feedback, and assimilate instructions into actions while understanding when to go beyond just the feedback provided
  • Organizational and project management skills with a strong ability to multi-task, manage deadlines as well as client and team expectations
  • Reliable with a sharp focus on details, you notice errors and inconsistencies that clients may make, not the other way around
  • Dependability, a strong work ethic, a pleasant personality, and an open and accepting mind
  • Strong research skills, ability to scan the landscape and pull in influences that may not have been initially considered or analyze trends quickly to either lean into or pull away from


Strong Pluses:

  • Video/animation, illustration, photography experience
  • Familiarity with building social media strategy
  • Building things with your hands
  • Interest in hospitality, food & beverage, and restaurants
  • Familiarity with Asana or other productivity tools

General Values:


Communication

We are responsive, transparent, and respectful, a tight knit team with a highly collaborative spirit. We know how to set aside ego, avoid assumptions, and listen to each other and our clients.


Excellence

The caliber of our work is a reflection of the caliber of our team. Each of us brings critical thinking, creativity, hard work, and commitment to the table. With a small team like ours there is nowhere to hide…muahaha…


Dependability

Being reliable means more than hitting your own deadlines. It means having each other's backs and remaining solution-oriented under shifting priorities or unexpected challenges.


Initiative

We're motivated self-starters with curious minds. Our comfort zone is discomfort! Or at least the willingness to explore the unknown and tackle new challenges.


Optimism

The glass is half full. Unless the goal is to empty it, then it’s half empty—hooray. We are positive, compassionate, and have no time for racists, homophobes, misogynists, classists, or other willful haters.

Apply:

Send your resume, cover letter, and portfolio to work@generaldesign.co.

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