Junior Digital Designer

Charlotte, North Carolina | Freelance | Job ID #44542 |
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Onward Search is looking for a talented Jr. Digital Designer to join our prominent agency client in Charlotte for an onsite contract-to-hire opportunity!


  • Our Digital Designers are talented, driven professionals with a passion for creating beautiful, effective work.
  • We operate in a collaborative environment, and our designers work with other disciplines on a daily basis, from copywriting to analytics to client services, all while maintaining high standards for design and execution.
  • An understanding of interactive design is expected for this role.
  • Your job is to create great design concepts and assets that achieve our clients’ goals.
  • This is an opportunity to work with a tightly knit, growing team to create engaging digital products and brand experiences.


  • Contribute to the overall direction and vision of projects, making positive contributions in a tightly knit, multidisciplinary team environment
  • Articulate ideas and communicate proactively with the Digital Creative Director to determine visual design, messaging strategy, and conceptual direction
  • Assist with the creation of visual design prototypes, mood boards, wireframes, site maps, emails, banner ads, icons and production assets
  • Work under Sr. Digital Designers to solve an array of visual and interactive problems
  • Create and contribute to design comps and identify how to extend a brand’s visual language to any given project or platform
  • Develop strong relationships across the agency
  • Demonstrate a passion for always doing the best work
  • Represent the team and the agency in a positive manner in all endeavors
  • Respect all equally - internally and externally
  • Passionately uphold the agency brand, culture and values
  • Work closely with strategists and developers to ensure design follows best practices, and is executable from a development and budgetary standpoint.
  • Proactively work with account leads to become knowledgeable about brand, client expectations, and project goals
  • Ensure work always meets timing, budget, and exceeds quality expectation
  • Stay current on digital design trends, best practices, and emerging technologies
  • Produce all necessary design elements, assets, templates, graphics, etc., based on established design direction, systems and style guide

Qualifications Wanted:

  • BFA in graphic design, interactive design or user-experience design
  • 1-3 years of digital, UI, or UX design experience, preferably in an agency environment
  • Strong conceptual thinking - both visual and interactive
  • Understanding of user experience design, information architecture and usability principles
  • Understanding of graphic design principles (typography, color, layout, etc.)
  • Proficiency in Sketch, InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Basic knowledge of HTML, CSS, and capabilities of browsers and design constraints for the Web. Our designers don’t code, but a basic understanding of development best practices and limitations is required.
  • Knowledge of responsive web design
  • Familiarity with grids and grid theory
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Attention to detail and a passion for creating groundbreaking work
  • A positive attitude and willingness to improve your craft
  • Ability to take constructive criticism with ease and grace
  • Ability to multi-task and meet tight deadlines
  • A desire to embrace challenges and new methods of thinking
  • Relentless spirit and a willingness to do whatever it takes to get the job done. This is not a 9 to 5 job, and we take great pride in our work.
  • Knowledge in motion design, branding, illustration or front-end development would be great
  • Experience and knowledge of prototyping tools, such as InvisionApp, Principle and Framer would also be fantastic


  • 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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About Onward Search

Onward Search helps connect digital, creative and marketing talent with choice jobs at the nation's most recognized companies and digital agencies. We offer a full range of recruitment and staffing solutions to include contract, temp-to-perm, and permanent / executive search placement.

Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances, nationally and internationally. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. AA/EOE/M/F/D/V