Associate Graphic Designer

  • Meet Minneapolis
Full Time Arts Design Marketing

Job Description

ABOUT THIS OPPORTUNITY:

Do you have a love for the city of Minneapolis and all the great things it has to offer our visitors and locals?  Do you have at least a 2 year Associate degree and 1-2+ years of graphic design industry experience? Are looking for an opportunity to apply your passion for design on a wide variety of projects from digital to print, branding, presentations, brochures, newsletters, apparel and so much more?  At Meet Minneapolis, there are so many exciting things happening in the city of Minneapolis and this unique creative role puts you right in the middle of the action!

As a part of the Brand Strategy Team of Meet Minneapolis, the Associate Graphic Designer will be responsible for creating and producing marketing materials to promote and market the city of Minneapolis to visitors and meeting planners.  The ideal candidate will have prior experience in both print and interactive design, along with an interest in exploring a broader range of projects.

 JOB SUMMARY:

Under the supervision and leadership of the Senior Creative Graphic Designer, the Associate Graphic Designer is responsible for marketing design activities that support the entire Meet Minneapolis organization including Sports Minneapolis, Minneapolis Visitor Information and the Minneapolis Convention Center.

 AREAS OF PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY AND FOCUS: 

  • Support Senior Graphic Designer and Brand Strategy Team in the creative development process and execution of marketing projects by providing knowledge of layout design, and creative visual styles.
  • Support Senior Graphic Designer and Brand Strategy Team in the design/production of digital and print projects as needed including advertisements, branding, presentations, brochures, newsletters, maps, interior & exterior signage, flyers, apparel, etc.
  • Execute projects within the defined Meet Minneapolis brand in addition to some custom visual-themed projects. Must have the ability to work within templates and format documents.
  • Support the Digital Strategist by assisting in the creation, production and implementation of various digital components for Meet Minneapolis websites, email campaigns and social platforms.
  • Support the Brand Strategy Team in coordinating photography and videography needs for the organization.
  • Provide Meet Minneapolis staff and external partners with materials as needed (logos, images, videos, documents, etc.)
  • Perform other marketing functions as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS/EXPERIENCE:

  • 2 year Associate degree or 4 year Bachelor degree in graphic arts preferred and/or the equivalent 
  • 1 - 2+ years of industry experience
  • Strong experience with both Mac OSX and PC platforms and Adobe Creative Suite, specifically Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
  • Strong background in print design, layout and pre/post production
  • Basic knowledge of interactive design, production and development
  • Executes projects by asking thoughtful questions, testing, and analyzing results
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Self-motivated, able to receive constructive feedback and take direction, deadline orientated
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Able to work under tight deadlines

 PORTFOLIO/WORK EXAMPLES REQUIRED:

  • Job applicants must submit their portfolio and/or work samples to be consider for the position

 ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE/SKILLS DESIRED (not required):

  • HTML/CSS/Javascript Experience
  • Digital Content Strategy
  • Copywriting
  • Video Production and Editing

SALARY:  Competitive, DOE

BENEFITS:

Meet Minneapolis offers a generous benefits package including: medical, dental, STD/LTD, Life Insurance, 401(k), vacation and sick time for employees who are benefits eligible.  This position also qualifies for Meet Minneapolis’ telecommuting policy.

 PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required to:

  • Walk, sit, bend and squat
  • Talk and hear
  • Grab, pull or bend items
  • Lift and/or carry up to 10 lbs.
  • View items at a close and distant range
  • Sit for extended periods of time
  • Use computers for extended periods of time

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • General office environment

Note:  Job Descriptions are not exhaustive lists of all skills, responsibilities, or efforts associated with a job. They reflect principal job elements essential for performing the job and evaluating performance. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

 

This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than as “at will” relationship.

Occupations

General-Other: Creative-Design, Graphic Arts-Illustration