Photo: David Newman

Graphic Designer

Visit Seattle’s award-winning marketing team seeks an inspired in-house Graphic Designer with experience in both print and electronic media to join our small-but-mighty cast of characters. The successful candidate will be a creative problem-solver who can take direction in written or spoken form and efficiently convert them into images, layouts and other designs thoughtfully geared to deliver results, always championing Visit Seattle brand standards.

To apply:  Submit a persuasive cover letter explaining why you feel you are a good candidate for the position and resume online through the  Career Portal

Visit Seattle actively seeks a diverse pool of candidates from a variety of backgrounds, and multicultural candidates are encouraged to apply. 

 


List of Essential Job Functions:

  • Under the direction of the Creative Director, support all internal departments with graphic design including:
    • Editing/augmenting/designing pages across multiple web properties
    • Creation and production of aesthetically pleasing, effective print & digital materials including: brochures, microsites, email newsletters, infographics maps, mailers, client communications, invitations, menus, print & digital signage, forms, and other media as needed.
    • Event and environmental design for industry functions including lighting, décor, environmental graphics/features, etc.
  • Develop/maintain relationships with various local production vendors
  • Other duties as assigned

 Education, prior work experience and specialized skills and knowledge:  

  • Four to five years of experience in web & print design, B.A. or B.S. in graphic design or equivalent academic or work experience.
  • Demonstrated expertise in Adobe Creative Cloud applications (Essential: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver & Acrobat)
  • Comfort on both Mac (primary) and Windows (secondary) platforms
  • Experience working in WordPress
  • Working knowledge of HTML5 & CSS3
  • Experience with both digital and offset print production
  • Ability to absorb and apply constructive criticism from internal/external clients
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Creative, collaborative, enthusiastic and innovative
  • True commitment to excellence in both product and process
  • Ability to exercise initiative, judgment, diplomacy and maintain confidentiality in a wide variety of internal and public situations
  • Strong organizational and time management skills; ability to handle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing and communications skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
  • Illustration, digital animation and video editing skills a plus

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to:

  • Work involves working alone on the computer, collaborating as part of a team and working closely with others electronically and on the phone.
  • Position requires attendance at infrequent off-site meetings and after hour’s events.
  • Requires grasping, writing, standing, sitting, walking, repetitive motions, bending, listening and hearing ability and visual acuity.
  • Must have finger dexterity to be able to operate office equipment such as computers, printers, ten key, multi-line touch phone, filing cabinets, FAX machines, photocopiers, scanner and other office equipment as needed.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing most of the duties of this job, the employee may not be exposed to weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Chief Seattle bust in Pioneer Square Photo: David Newman

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT

Visit Seattle is an equal opportunity employer. It is Visit Seattle’s policy that employees and prospective employees be treated with respect and without discrimination because of their age, marital status, race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a disabled person, or any other legally-protected status. It is our policy to conform to all applicable laws and regulations affecting all protected classes. It is Visit Seattle’s policy to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and other laws prohibiting discrimination against applicants or employees with disabilities. Visit Seattle will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with known physical or mental disabilities in all the terms and conditions of employment, including the recruitment and hiring process.

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