Graphic and Web Designer

Southfield, MI | Freelance | Job ID #45328 |
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Our Detroit client is searching for a high energy, self-motivated PT Graphic/Web Designer to join their team. They support the automotive, editorial, educational, retail and many other industries. This position controls the creative direction of the company’s visual brand assets, helping to deliver an engaging brand experience while creating highly usable, forward-thinking visual, print, graphical and web designs. They need a talented self-managed, go-getter with an overwhelming attention to detail that comes effortlessly.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design, build and manage all print and digital creative brand assets, including but not limited to infographics, PowerPoint decks, iconography, business cards, website pages and user interface design, e-mail templates, social media graphics, and print or digital display ads
  • Take full responsibility for the visual brand identity to ensure all brand standards are being followed consistently across the organization and externally. Elevate our brand and visual identity and help define new standards as company and brand evolves
  • Collaborate closely with key stakeholders, including executive leadership to visually design and execute their vision. Manage deliverable timelines, clearly communicate dependencies, and manage expectations of team and manager
  • Understand the technical implementation of digital creative, working within platform constraints (WordPress, email marketing, software integrated into the website), and also creatively problem-solving to work around these constraints to enhance site/user experience
  • Contribute to marketing and creative strategy. Turn ideas into presentable concepts and translate those concepts into design recommendations that achieve simplicity, despite the inherent complexity of technology being supported

Skills and Qualifications:

  • At least 2-3 years of print/graphic design and web/digital design
  • Must be proficient in Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, etc.) and Microsoft Office. Sketch is a plus
  • A BA degree is a requirement and demonstrating a strong portfolio featuring design work that showcases print collateral, PowerPoint decks, infographic development, and web design
  • Strong understanding of best-in-class user-interface deliverables, user centered design and usability principles, as well as web standards, responsive design, and cross-browser compatibility
  • Experience optimizing images and web pages for optimal user experience
  • Development of HTML/CSS that matches a Photoshop design layout, and thorough understanding of how mock-ups translate to code
  • Leadership mentality and entrepreneurial spirit is a must
  • Looking for someone who is self-managed while able to work collaboratively in team environment
  • Strong organizational skills, strict attention to detail and ability to manage competing priorities
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience creating innovative social campaign creative, landing pages optimized for conversion and lead generation, dynamic display ads and mobile-friendly email templates
  • Current web mark-up or scripting languages and libraries is a plus - XHTML/HTML5, CSS/CSS3, JavaScript and jQuery
  • Understanding of and experience developing and promoting a transformative brand
  • Careful attention to detail, and ability to grasp complex product and technical requirements


  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
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