Photo: David Newman

Junior Designer

Visit Seattle is now hiring a Junior Designer to join our team of dedicated, service-oriented professionals.  Develop your existing skills by working with senior creative staff on a range of ambitious and innovative projects.  The Junior Designer is responsible for helping to drive the production of campaigns and events, so an understanding of typography, layout, color, print and digital e-production will be needed to help the team produce the best work possible.

The Visit Seattle Marketing Team is a fun and creative group who are responsible for the visual presence of the brand. We are marketing professionals who work hard to promote our city and expand the Visit Seattle brand. The Marketing Department is a dynamic team who embraces the unique talents that everyone contributes to form a team of motivated, ambitious and hard-working individuals with the common goal of maintaining Seattle as a leading destination.

To apply: Submit a persuasive cover letter explaining why you feel you are a good candidate for the position, resume and link to your online portfolio to resumes@visitseattle.org or (even better) apply through our online 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:

Perform all graphics-related tasks for Visit Seattle, including:

  • Work with marketing and development staff on style and approach for all projects
  • Offer input to creative meetings and sharing ideas
  • Produce attractive and effective designs for all media
  • Communicate with senior team members to receive feedback
  • Liaise effectively with clients (internal and external) and other team members
  • Support the team throughout the execution of campaigns and projects

Support all internal departments with graphic design including:

  • Creation and production of maps, postcards, invitations, signage, forms, brochures, newsletters, etc.
  • Design and production of attractive, effective collateral materials for staff/member/client communications creatively and efficiently
  • Creation of graphics for the Visitor Center video wall, customize member ads for wall
  • Develop/maintain relationships with various print production vendors for job bids
  • Complete all projects on time and on budget

 Education, prior work experience and specialized skills and knowledge:  

  • One to two years of experience of professional graphic design preferred
  • B.A. or B.S. in graphic design, art or related field or equivalent academic and work experience required
  • Knowledge of software including: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, Dreamweaver, basic HTML/CSS required
  • Determination and willingness to achieve and succeed
  • The ability to meet deadlines in a high pressure environment
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • High enthusiasm, creativity, initiative and innovation
  • 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
  • The willingness to listen to feedback and use it to improve
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel and Outlook

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 or working closely with others by computer or over the phone.
  • Involves some travel, out of office meetings and after hours 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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