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    Tiffany Tarpein
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    Senior Graphic Designer

    Post  Tiffany Tarpein on Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:47 am

    Job Details
    Company: Vistaprint
    Location: Spain – Barcelona
    Job Level: Senior Staff
    Field: Graphic Design
    Job Functions: Design, Design Management, Project Management, Research, Strategy & Planning, User Experience

    Description
    Senior Graphic Designer

    Position is located in Barcelona, Spain.

    Vistaprint is seeking a talented, energetic creative person with the experience to lead a large team of designers in the creation of corporate collateral and identity products. The position will include the conception, design, and execution of innovative marketing materials such as logos, business cards, letterhead, notepads, T-shirts, etc. for small to medium size businesses. This individual should possess keen conceptual and design skills, a strong corporate identity focused portfolio, with an ability to communicate concise and effective feedback to multiple designers, artists/illustrators simultaneously.



    The ideal candidate has grown into the management role from being a designer or artist, and has worked in a variety of environments such as agency, in-house creative and teaching/training.



    Responsibilities:

    * Manage design team including, art direction, process, recruitment, staff retention and individual team structure.
    * Review teams work for relevance, consistency and accuracy through proofing editing and optimizing workflow.
    * Drive excellence in quality, design and typography.
    * Educate the team about customer goals and usage of corporate identity products.
    * Ensure quality of creative by proactively measuring esthetics against effectiveness.
    * Host team and peer creative critiques that inspire growth, teamwork and refine junior staff design/presentation skills.
    * Improve and support the next generation of design tool growth through continuous feedback and testing.
    * Work effectively with project/traffic managers to manage clients and creative staff.
    * Ability to understand product marketing research/test results and integrate key learning’s into the creative process.
    * Partner effectively with in-house clients and within the creative team to communicate business strategies and trends to ensure superior product.
    * Become an expert in our high-volume 4 color process printing and utilize that knowledge to educate the team.



    Education:

    BA/BS degree in Design or related field.

    Experience:

    * 4+ years of design, art direction and management of creative teams, formal design training with exceptional conceptual and design skills.
    * On-going experience as a creative “working” manager.
    * Strong knowledge of pre-press and printing processes.
    * Experience with creatively interpreting strategy, positioning and marketing research.
    * Strong typographical and technical design skills are required.
    * Expert use of design applications like Adobe Creative Suite - Photoshop, In Design, Illustrator a must.
    * Excellent communication and presentation skills are a must.
    * Strong Illustration skills or the keen ability to direct Illustrators is required.
    * An in-depth portfolio focused on developing corporate identity and corporate collateral from the ground up is essential.





    Essential Function:

    * Type of design work: new design and layouts related to existing design build-outs
    * Domain expertise: Intermediate Domain, Intermediate Sub Domain; user experience, corporate identity/brand, direct marketing, and advertising
    * Creative/Art Direction: Project level
    * Design Principles Knowledge: Intermediate/Expert typography, color theory and 2D design
    * Regularly practices principles of sub domain: user experience, corporate identity/brand, direct marketing, advertising and copywriting
    * Project/Channel Ownership and Large New Projects Ownership
    * Project Delegation
    * Creative/Art Direction to peers at the project level
    * Works independently
    * Interviews candidates
    * Interacts with clients
    * Creative Representative
    * Mentors Junior Designers
    * Presents creative to clients
    * Flags creative brief concerns to clients services and manager



    Vistaprint Limited (Nasdaq:VPRT) provides more than eight million small businesses and consumers per year with the easiest way to make an impression at the best price. With a unique business model supported by proprietary technologies, high-volume production facilities, and direct marketing expertise, Vistaprint offers a wide variety of products for both small businesses and the home. Options range from business cards, brochures and websites to invitations, thank you notes, calendars and more. A global company, Vistaprint employs more than 1,850 people, operates 20 localized websites and ships to more than 120 countries around the world. Vistaprint's broad range of products and services are easy to access online, 24 hours a day, at www.vistaprint.com, and are satisfaction guaranteed.

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