Visual Designer

Palo Alto, California | Freelance | Job ID #46346 |
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Onward Search has an exciting contract-to-hire Visual Designer opportunity with a Silicon Valley 'unicorn' company. This companies product is B2B, so you will ideally have some experience working within this realm.

You will be on an expanding design team that currently has 3 individuals as well as a much larger marketing team. This role is located in Palo Alto and on-site.

What You Will Do:

  • Find new opportunities for design to have a big impact on business outcomes.
  • Work with stakeholders to build our brand–visual design, brand tone/voice, etc.
  • Create brand assets to be used in marketing–e.g. icons, illustrations, photography, etc.
  • Design visually impactful and memorable campaign, event, print, and digital experiences.
  • Guide the visual design of our marketing website.

What You Bring To The Role:

  • Strong design fundamentals: You create work that shows you have strong foundational roots in design. You have a high standard of craft and care about the details. You are always seeking new ways to improve your skills and grow as a designer
  • Design-thinking: You know how to speak to non-designers about design. You demonstrate the value of design-thinking in your process. You think conceptually and strategically, helping the organization see the opportunities for the brand to evolve and grow
  • Problem-solving: You see design as a means for solving problems. You approach complex challenges head-on, deconstruct them to uncover the opportunities, and come out on the other side with a design solution that is demonstrably better
  • Planning: You can prioritize your work and adopt the right processes to help you execute. You set appropriate expectations with stakeholders and coordinate on deliverables and timing. You can break down a long-term idea into achievable milestones

What You Will Need:

  • A minimum of 3 to 4 years of experience at a design studio, agency, or in-house design department
  • A digital portfolio that demonstrates both strategic and conceptual design
  • Mastery of composition, typography, color, and imagery
  • Strong visual design and storytelling skills
  • Advanced working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Experience in video, motion graphics, events and/or UI/UX is a plus


  • 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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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.

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