Freelance - Digital Designer

JOB LOCATION

Chicago

OVERVIEW

Look, this is VSA. We take Design so seriously our autocorrect automatically capitalizes it. So the expectations are high. But if you’ve got the skills, this is going to a beautiful, well-Designed thing.

 

As the embodiment of Design Thinking, you bring ideas to life, extending visual language into functional mediums. You turn clients’ stories, visions, and voices into something tangible and real. With the strength of your conceptual thinking, your creations show us how problems can be solved, simplified, and then go on to succeed. You’ve got the whole form/function thing down pat, and you’re down to join a team that embraces Design in everything they do.

 

About Us:

 

VSA Partners is a group of dedicated, collaborative and kind people that value smarts over egos. We work very hard to create human-centered, insight-inspired work that moves people, changes behavior, and answers real strategic problems. We started as a Design firm over 30 years ago and operate today with a “Design thinking” approach to everything we do. Formally, we’re a branding and marketing company that approaches business challenges holistically and aims to break down silos between branding, digital, marketing and advertising. Informally, we’re a family that comes together at the table every day to make something great.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create the visual design of a project from concept to completion, working closely with the team to produce the work.
  • Review the in-progress work and manages edits or corrections.
  • Manage file and document preparation for delivery to development and production teams.
  • Apply design principles related to creating intuitive and elegant products.
  • Participate actively in meetings, strategy discussions and presentations.
  • Ensure creative output supports overall strategic/creative goals of project.
  • Address creative and technical issues involved in designing for various interactive environments (internets, intranets, kiosks, tablet and handheld devices, and application development).
  • Demonstrate an ability to understand account-management requirements, including strategy, client interaction, resource allocation and timing of project deliverables etc.
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned.

 

 

 

 

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Possession of an undergraduate degree.
  • Expertise in Adobe Creative suite.
  • Basic knowledge of interactive design.
  • Excellent design, color and typographic skills.
  • Ability to interact at all levels of the company and with external parties in a professional manner maintaining effective communication, both written and spoken.
  • Adept at preemptively identifying problems and devising solutions.
  • A commitment to high quality work and to positive and productive relationships with all - clients, team members, peers, managers, etc.
  • Skills in complex problem solving, judgment, critical thinking and decision-making.
  • Ability to be versatile and handle multiple projects and re-prioritizations.
  • Ability to organize information, prioritize, have attention to detail, and accurately follow procedures.
  • Ability to maintain self-motivation and to work independently in team environments.
  • Understand how information architecture and schematics translate into design.
  • Understand the concepts of functionality and usability.