Position Description

Designer
City Missoula
Employment Duration Full time
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Washington Corporations is looking for a designer. The IT creative team provides design services across the Washington Companies in a fast paced, multifaceted environment. As a designer on this team, you will be responsible for both the print and digital experience, combining art and technology to communicate ideas through a variety of creative digital projects.

Our team is critical to our success, and you will need to be able to participate in a free exchange of ideas and give and receive creative feedback to be an effective member of this team. Additionally, the role requires you to handle varying types of requests. Some will require quick turnaround while others will allow for deeper creative emersion.  Understanding what level of design to apply to different requests, based on need and impact, will be a critical part of day-to-day prioritization. 

You must have exceptional multi­tasking skills, high attention to detail, the ability to work quickly and efficiently, and a passion for learning new trends, techniques, and shortcuts.  We have a mixed-media environment and you will need the drive and talent to produce exceptional work.

Key Skills:

  • Graphic Design – ability to work with Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign, including remaining current in the Graphic Design industry.

  • Web Design – basic understanding and skills of HTML and CSS for online projects.

  • Teamwork – the ability to work with different customers and internal and external creative team members and that will help us deliver our product. 

  • Project Management – managing all the moving pieces, timelines, and resources for multiple projects across the Washington Companies.

  • Customer Management - establish effective working relationships with employees of the Washington Companies and use good judgment in what and how to communicate with them when responding to their needs as they arise.

Primary Responsibilities

Digital Creative - directing a variety of digital projects, including large online initiatives (website, portals, social media), physical/digital interaction, brochures, memoranda, online marketing material, invitations and announcements, digital campaigns, other special projects and creative services as needed. 

Corporate Image Assets - help our department leadership manage all corporate digital assets including all print and electronic files associated with logos, images, videos, collateral, website, historical and other digitally trademarked assets of the Washington Companies.

Corporate Standards and Controls -  help our department leadership communicate, train and enforce corporate standards regarding the use of the Washington Companies brands and logos by approved parties. Provide constructive overall context of the Washington Companies and appropriateness of content and style.  

 

Project and Time Management – planning, organizing and then management of the resources required to complete a specific task.  These required soft skills include analysis (impact of change), communicate effectively, budgeting (preparing it, writing it and monitoring it), teamwork, intelligence (clear vision of all aspects of the project), calmness (working calmly under stressful situations) and good with time management

 

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in graphic arts, fine arts, information systems or multimedia

  • Minimum 5+ years graphic design work experience preferred including a portfolio of past work

Job Requirements:

This role will require periodic after-hours work (including evenings, weekends and holidays) to conduct application testing, “go-live” support, maintenance, emergency outage or disaster recovery support.  Additionally, you will share on-call responsibilities for evenings, holidays and weekends with your team as directed by management.

The position requires periodic travel to meet and work with our customers, vendors, and partners in the United States, Canada and possibly abroad. A passport for international travel must be maintained during your employment and candidate must be able to travel to foreign countries.

 

To Apply: visit www.washcorp.com/careers and apply online.  Be sure to upload a creative resume and a link to your online portfolio.