Sr. Graphic Designer

LOCATIONS: Los Angeles, CA / Greenville, SC
STATUSopen

You wake up every morning and do your best to make this wild world of ours a better place. You look around and you are a believer, you tell yourself that with a little love and a lot of work we can make things a little better. You believe that if you are going to spend this much of your life ‘at work’, you want that work to have some meaning. And you want to have some impact in the world.

You like thinking about the ‘big’ things, even though you know it’s the little details that matter most. And you even find yourself getting a little obsessive about those details.

You see problems all around you and that inspires you to fix them. You believe in the power of human connection and you want to find more ways to connect more people and more ways to improve the human experience.

You like to think about “why” before doing almost anything, but especially when it comes to design. Because you know that the best design is born from meaningful insight. The best design surfaces values and tells stories. The best design isn’t just pretty… the best design guides impact.

At Brains on Fire we tell ourselves these very same things, and we are glad that our paths have crossed. We’re adding a Designer to join our team. Ideally, you have spent 3-5 years at an agency (or have other relevant experience), you have a strong knowledge of trends and technologies in design (including digital), you might have a specific style or craft but you’re eager and ready to jump in where needed, you might have some knowledge working with motion, animation, or 3D graphics, and most importantly you’re a good person with a strong desire to work as a part of a team. 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

As Brains on Fire Senior Graphic Designer, we expect you to be detail-oriented, visually-minded and comfortable juggling a full plate of multifaceted responsibilities. The position is part art, part science, and integral to client and team success.

ABOUT THE ROLE

There are several key attributes to this position. The ideal candidate will:

  • Creatively solve (in a team atmosphere) communication problems for the world.
  • Develop concepts and execute design to the satisfaction of Brains on Fire and clients alike.
  • Create designs, logos, illustrations, layouts and mockups, etc. as needed for print and digital.
  • Create and execute designs based on current client artwork and identity standards under the supervision of a Art Director/Creative Director.
  • Create mechanical artwork to required specs, and coordinate with appropriate vendors as needed (photographers, service bureaus, illustrators, printers, web developers, app developers).
  • Provide specs and input/request production estimates from vendors.
  • Create and assist with client presentations.
  • Assist in the coordination of photo sessions, as needed.
  • Manage art files for clients.
  • Assist with digital file storage and organization.
  • Flex with the workday, as the hours can be non-traditional.
  • Be team player, willing to jump in across accounts when needed.
  • Love to think strategically about how to creatively grow brands.
  • Have a solid understanding of professional printing practices and standards.
  • Basic knowledge of motion design, AfterEffects or UI/UX is a plus.



OUR IDEAL TEAM MEMBER WILL ALSO…

    • Be service-oriented, seeking good for our internal culture and in the world. Doing well by doing good is in our DNA. We took measures to become a certified B Corporation in 2017. We challenge our own company to lead by example and uphold the core tenets of environment, employees and community. We hire people we believe share those same core values.
    • Be a good person. We hire talented, awesome people.
    • Work independently yet thrive in a collaborative environment. Be confident in your skills, but able and willing to check your ego at the door.
    • Be able to build and maintain positive, productive relationships with clients and the internal Brains on Fire team. We’re in the people business. We believe building positive internal and external relationships makes us better employees, a stronger agency and happier people all around.
    • Demonstrate intelligent thinking, strong organizational skills and an eye for detail and accuracy.
    • Be self-motivated, detail-oriented and able to handle multiple projects with competing deadlines. We’re a tight crew with a hefty client load. We can guarantee you’ll never be bored here, but you will need to know how to keep multiple plates spinning at the same time with a smile and a positive attitude.
    • Continue to research, learn and share new practices for our betterment.