Who is Pivot?
Where do you want to go? Pivot is a customer engagement agency that comes alongside our clients to help them comprehend their markets through our research division, connect with their audience through our marketing and creative services agency, and convert leads into opportunities through our training division.
We have four practice areas:
We are a group of dreamers and hard workers who love telling our clients' stories. We also love ice cream, because ice cream.
All applicants MUST submit a cover letter with their compensation requirements to be considered.
Also, tell us about your favorite brand.
Job Title: Contract Designer
Contract Designers at Pivot play an integral part in the success of our clients. It is crucial that our files leave Pivot in pristine technical condition, free of errors, and ready to print or use digitally. Contract Designers often support other Creatives on the Client Team in fleshing out campaign concepts and must have the ability to work within established branding for our clients while maintaining a high level of quality in design.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Works alongside brand ambassadors, web, video, and marketing teams in bringing to life client stories through visual presentation and provides support for rollouts of design concepts and tactics.
Stays up to date with size requirements and best practices for digital and social platforms and share new insights with the team.
Produces client tactics on time and of high quality with expert-level technical design knowledge and the ability to follow essential branding guidelines.
Additional Job Duties:
Based on approved design concepts, resizes, and recreates layouts in various formats.
Tactics may include but are not limited to: _ (billboard, direct mail, advertisements, bill inserts, etc.) and digital (social media graphics, web display ads, email images, etc)._
Proofs work for consistency, grammatical and spelling accuracy, and accuracy of graphic details.
Completes projects by coordinating with outside agencies, printers, etc.
Executes tasks with quality and timeliness.
Obtains approval of work by collaborating with our Creatives on the Client Team.
Able to learn and retain branding guidelines for multiple clients.
May occasionally help brainstorm marketing ideas and new campaign concepts.
May occasionally help onboard contractors and assist with technical or process questions.
Continues education on current design trends and technological applications by utilizing resources such as online classes and tutorials, workshops, professional publications, etc.
Other duties as assigned.
Possesses expert-level technical design knowledge and understands the difference between color modes, final file type requirements, and applications of different file types.
Maintains appropriate file structure and naming conventions.
Prepares files for print/prepress and digital output.
Ability to use Photoshop to remove backgrounds in photos with high attention to detail.
Expert-level control of typography and hierarchy.
Strong knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud design programs on Mac or Windows (primarily AI, IND, PS).
Familiarity with project management and communication applications (i.e. Asana, Forecast, Slack).
Additional skills a plus: Email services (MailChimp, Constant Contact, etc.), After Effects, Figma, Sketch, Procreate, photography, animation/animated gifs, and Microsoft Office products.
Communication and Teamwork Skills:
Able to communicate online as well as in-person.
Mindful in assessing workload and communicating time/deadline needs.
Ability to self-critique as well as give and receive constructive feedback.
Contributes to team effort by sharing and listening to technical design tips, sharing design work, and general engagement and collaboration as needed.
Asks clarifying questions and follows up/follows through.
Possesses a flexible mindset.
Education and/or Experience
2-4 years of experience.
Bachelor's Degree Preferred (experience in lieu of degree will be considered)
There are no travel requirements for this position.
There are no supervisory responsibilities in this position.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the candidate is regularly required to sit. The candidate is frequently required to use their hands to type, swipe, or click with computer equipment. The candidate is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The candidate must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
_Department: _ Creative Services
_Reports To: _ Design Director
_FLSA Status: _ Contract
Job Type: Contract