Senior Graphic Designer - Pasadena, CA.

Parsons is looking for a thoughtful and enthusiastic Senior Graphic Designer to join our team of designers, writers, editors, and visualization arts. We are looking for a person who has experience with all forms of graphic design, presentations, web, user interface, concept & campaign creation, and collaborating with other creative people (colleagues and clients). We're looking for someone with a passion for solving visual problems and doing what it takes to get things done.

This person must have had prior experience working in a team as they will work with the entire staff, as well as internal and external clients, to constantly develop creative visual strategies and successful work. This person must have a pro-active nature, and understanding of deadlines while not breaking under pressure.

This person seeks to create simplicity out of the complexity to achieve polished end products. This is a great opportunity to work with a fun and growing team. We also believe in the relationship between our teams and our clients being collaborative and sustainable.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

Design and create various types of deliverables in a collaborative, engaged, and team-oriented environment. Act as a creative resource, assisting internal clients in identifying their design needs and providing them with creative and dynamic solutions.

Collaborate with other designers, writers/editors, and virtual design/3D staff within Creative Services and externally. Develop graphic solutions for internal and external clients worldwide.

The senior graphic designer position is based in Pasadena, California, within the GSS Creative Services department. This position may require periodic travel.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

Plan, analyze, and create visual solutions.

Responsible for the creative development and production of print and digital advertising, social marketing, web design and corporate communications collateral.

Design innovative identities for packaging proposals and presentations in print and electronic format.

Develop graphics for small and large format print and for electronic media.

Prepare final layout for print and oversee the production process internally or with vendors.

Understand brand and the importance of brand standards and be able to apply established standards and formats when necessary.

Individual should be self-motivated and able to follow-through on assignments independently with minimal daily management oversight or under the direction of staff manager and/or lead.

Act as project team lead, establishing the project's overall creative direction and handling workflow, including delegating tasks to team members.

Work well independently and in a team setting.

Able to work overtime/weekends as needed.

Perform other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.

QUALIFICATIONS - PREFERRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

BA degree in graphic design preferred, associate degree considered; 5-10 years of work experience in graphic design. Bilingual abilities a plus, including fluent verbal and written skill.

SKILLS/COMPETENCIES:

Creative/Technical

Demonstrated experience using Adobe Creative Suite (including InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat); advanced knowledge of version 5.5 or up preferred, along with a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office 2007, especially PowerPoint.

Must have strong experience translating business information into compelling visuals, e.g., charts, graphs, informational graphics; experience creating maps and working with architectural and engineering drawings and information a plus

Candidates portfolio must demonstrate a good eye for color, composition, legibility, and creativity

Must have a solid understanding of print production processes

Additionally, the ability to create and edit web graphics, along with skills and experience in HTML, CSS, Flash, Dreamweaver, and Web design are highly desirable; SharePoint and HTML5 experience is a plus.

UI/UX experience a plus

Communication/Time Management

Strong interpersonal skills; can express and present ideas, listen well, engage and work in a team environment.

Solid writing/proofing skills.

Good problem-solving and organizational skills.