M&C is a resource within The New School tasked with creating game-changing ways to grow awareness of The New School. Online, strategy, creative, PR, and social media teams collaborate to develop integrated, engaging communication.
In addition to offering a dynamic and progressive work environment, The New School provides a competitive benefits package, including medical and dental insurance, retirement plans, flexible spending accounts, and a tuition waiver. We encourage a healthy work/life balance and offer employee assistance services, health and well-being programs, and more than four weeks of vacation time per year.
We are seeking an experienced senior designer with a rigorous and thoughtful design process. The ideal candidate is a detail-oriented individual with an excellent command of typography, color, photography, and composition who can work within a bold existing brand language, collaborate with writers, and alongside strategists and developers, while creating strong, fresh, and unique design. Additionally, the candidate must be able to move comfortably across many design disciplines including, but not limited to: print, interactive, environmental, and advertising. This position reports directly to the Design Director. Primary Responsibilities
Effectively craft the bold visual presence of the University across all channels. Translate strategic positioning and core values through memorable communication experiences. Ensure design continuity across all media.
Generate creative that helps university partners define and meet their communications objectives for projects of various sizes and scopes, including advertising, view books, search pieces and brochures, signage, merchandise, invitations, websites, and other digital marketing initiatives.
Successfully partner with other members of the in-house team including writers, other designers, project managers, production artists, strategists, online media producers, and the design director to provide creative vision and conceptual leadership for marketing content on assigned projects.
Develop and implement integrated holistic creative of a high visual and conceptual quality, appropriate to content and intended audience, and contextualized within the framework of the institution’s overall visual identity.
Advise on typography, layout, information architecture, palette, use of photography or illustration, and other graphic elements and techniques.
Adhere to agreed-upon project management plans, meeting all of the needs outlined in creative briefs, including delivery schedules and budgetary considerations. Communicate with the project team in all stages of design.
Create Web and print-worthy files that reflect effective and efficient production values.
Stay current with print and interactive design, production, and technology skills.
Make presentations to partners, communicating creative vision and process and speaking with clarity and conviction.
Bring brand positioning as well as design identity to life through strong communication design.
Provide guidance and mentorship to junior design staff.
Perform related duties as requested.
4+ years of demonstrated experience as a senior graphic designer. Print and interactive experience is essential.
Bachelor's degree in communication design.
Superior knowledge of and experience with interactive and print design, including in-depth knowledge of typography for print and interactive.
Excellent organizational, management, and presentation skills, combined with an impeccable attention to detail.
Ability to work autonomously, quickly, and effectively and capacity to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
Ability to conduct photo research, edit photos, and art direct photo shoots.
Demonstrated ability to express established brand identity that meets evolving communication goals.
Demonstrated proficiency in the complete Adobe Creative Cloud software suite is essential.
Experience working with production vendors including developers, printers, signage fabricators, etc.
Preference will be given to applicants who also have skills in any of the following: oPhoto retouching oIllustration oInformation architecture and user interface design oMotion graphics
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Note: You must provide a digital or print portfolio of work that clearly distinguishes and demonstrates roles as designer and art director in order to be considered for this position.
Internal Number: 17280
About The New School
The New School, a leading university in downtown New York City, offers degree and nondegree academic programs in design, the social sciences, the liberal arts, management, the arts, and media. Students benefit from small classes, superior resources, and renowned faculty members who practice what they teach. Continuing education courses and public programs place the university at the center of New York’s cultural and intellectual life.