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Junior Graphic Designer

Title:                       Junior Graphic Designer

Reports to:             Director, Marketing

Job Summary:       Assist with design, layout, and production of visual solutions for print and digital products including invitations, palm cards, booklets, brochures, signage, social media graphics, and other collateral that advances organizational goals. Assist in developing designs that are legible, aesthetically pleasing, audience appropriate, and consistent with Heritage’s visual identity in the use of typography, graphics and composition.

Job Duties:

  • Work within framework of visual identity guidelines of both Heritage and The Daily Signal to create brand-appropriate, visually-pleasing design solutions.
  • Assist with design, layout, and production of print and digital products—invitations, palm cards, booklets, brochures, signage, social media graphics, and other design collateral that promote Heritage’s policy research and/or support organizational goals.
  • Participate in discussions to focus and translate organizational needs and ensure most audience- and brand-appropriate approaches are explored for each creative project.
  • Find or create appropriate art (photos, illustrations, other graphics) for design projects, and
  • Prep files for print vendors and/or for digital dissemination. Review technical aspects of publication designs, and prepare files for printers. Ensure Marketing and Senior Designers signoff on vendor proofs.
  • Maintain standards of quality, legibility, and aesthetics in all design materials.
  • Performs other, related duties as required.

Skill Factors:

Education:       Bachelor’s degree.

Experience:     1-3 years of experience in graphic or visual design.
Computers:      Macintosh. Software Requirements: Adobe Creative Suite—InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat.

Special skills:

  • Growing expertise in design, able to clearly articulate design rationale.
  • Thoughtful receiver of constructive critique; ability to objectively process feedback to effectively evolve designs.
  • Highly organized and disciplined, can pace work to meet all agreed-upon deadlines.
  • Growing understanding of print production.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, able to clearly present ideas in all stages of design process.
  • Close attention to design aesthetics and details.
  • Understand and support the Heritage mission and vision for America, and the department's goals and objectives.
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