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Graphic Designer

Type of Job:
Experienced
Discipline:
Graphic Design
Name of Firm:

Ayers Saint Gross

Job Location:

Baltimore, MD

Ayers Saint Gross is an internationally recognized, employee-owned design firm with expertise in architecture, planning, landscape architecture, visual communication and space analytics. At over 165 professionals, our firm is organized into a series of studios specialized by practice area, each supported by expertise in various disciplines. We are unique among our peers in that more than 85 percent of our work is for colleges, universities and cultural facilities, having worked on over 500 projects for more than 140 institutions. Our design is driven by a critical and analytical discourse, a respect for past wisdom, a mind for future potential and a belief that we have an obligation to leave places better than we found them.
 
Our Graphic Design Studio specializes in the design of visual communication systems that shape relationships between people and places. Our expertise includes design for environments, publications and brands. We specialize in information design and identity design, environmental graphic design, signage and wayfinding, as well as marketing and fundraising collateral.
 
The Graphic Designer will work on a variety of project types and play a key part of a small creative studio that benefits from the resources and opportunities of a larger multi-disciplinary framework. The ideal candidate will be a highly talented, smart and creative person. They will be a knowledgeable professional who is pro-active, curious, accountable, inspiring, and driven to pursue design and communication excellence.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Work both independently and collaboratively in multi-disciplinary teams
  • Communicate directly with internal and external clients
  • Define visual communication goals and articulate how they are supported by design decisions
  • Work with guidance and direction from direct report and senior leadership
  • Ensure the quality and integrity of projects from concept through implementation
  • Create and maintain graphics for the corporate website (coding experience is not required)
  • Attention to detail and ability to assist others with quality assurance reviews
  • Be accountable for the details of the work and assist others with quality assurance reviews
  • Participate in design workshops and critiques
  • Design materials that reflect the identity of the firm
  • Develop solutions within a budget and on time
  • Develop and maintain branded templates to be applied to the firm’s corporate communications, business systems and marketing proposals
  • Assist the business development team with unique marketing projects and presentations
  • Create effective infographics and data visualization tool
Requirements:
  • BFA or similar degree in graphic design required
  • 4+ years of experience in a studio or in-house design environment
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Professional acumen and experience articulating and presenting to internal and external clients
  • Demonstrated ability to work in teams
  • Typographic excellence and sound knowledge of graphic design principles and processes
  • Strategic thinker able to establish goals and solutions for effective visual communication
  • Excellent listening skills and an ability and willingness to translate feedback into design development
  • Ability to analyze data and create effective and accurate information graphics
  • A demonstrated ability to design for 100+ page publications
  • Detail-oriented with strong sense of craft
  • Knowledge of printing and production processes
  • Experience working with and managing relationships with vendors and consultants such as printers, media developers, writers, and photographers
  • Experience working within brand guidelines and developing complementary branded material
  • A demonstrated ability to manage projects from concept to completion
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite including InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop as well as standard Microsoft PowerPoint and other standard Microsoft Office tool
Why work at Ayers Saint Gross?
  • We are a design driven firm working with exceptional clients.
  • We are an employee-owned company, with over 100 years of design excellence.
  • We encourage our employees to pursue local and professional advocacy groups.
  • We provide the opportunity to help with pro-bono initiatives that bring Architecture to the community.
  • We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including a 401(k) and ESOP.
Ayers Saint Gross is a respected leader in the community offering comprehensive benefits and a highly energized work environment. For additional information and to apply online, please visit our website at www.asg-architects.com.
 
Ayers Saint Gross is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, M/F/Disability/Veteran.
 

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