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Social Driver

Senior Designer

Creative Services – Washington, District of Columbia
Department Creative Services
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

About Social Driver:

Social Driver is a digital agency, trusted by the world's leading corporations and nonprofit organizations for social media, websites, and digital marketing. We are focused on providing strategic solutions that are based on experience working with almost 300 clients in 13 sectors, world-class expertise and capabilities in digital and social media, and a culture of long-term client partnerships — that’s why our tagline is Experience Digital With Us.

Social Driver is headquartered in Washington, DC with additional teams in Bellingham, WA, Chicago, IL, and Kansas City, MO. Our company mantra captures our mission, culture and values: “we believe the future is bright, all progress is social, and the drivers make history.” We aim to provide our clients with digital solutions that help them meet their goals and, through that work, make an impact for a brighter future. Our vision is “to be the trusted digital agency partner with all of the strategies and creative to connect with people today.”

This job is based in our lovely downtown Washington, DC office.

Role Description:

Our creative team is looking for a talented Sr. Designer with a passion for the crafts of design and creative content. You’ll create campaign branding, social graphics, graphic templates, GIF/video assets and more. Knowledge of current and upcoming web design trends and process is required.

This team specifically, the Creative team, is responsible for the creation and success of all graphics or creative content to support digital advertising campaigns across multiple platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Messenger, Google, YouTube, Snapchat etc.). Our other in-house teams provide content, strategic guidance, and other support for campaigns. This team is specifically responsible for concepting and developing creative .

 For each client, the Creative Team is responsible for crafting channel-based creative that aligns with digital advertising strategies and plans, while ensuring that each client has a quality creative strategy that achieves their goals.

If the following sounds like we’re reading your bio, then we want to hear from you.

  • You produce diverse and excellent design work with attention to the details.

  • Your work features excellent use of typography, illustration, thoughtful and unique layouts and demonstrates knowledge of design theory and principles.

  • You are passionate about innovation in design and brand positioning for social media.

  • You have experience collaborating with team members with other areas of expertise to create high quality visual design solutions across a range of mediums.

  • You demonstrate knowledge of design process, carrying a design from ideation to completion in a well-planned and thoughtful manner.  

  • You are able to focus on providing clients with the best customer service, setting aside personal feelings. 

  • You are an expert in the Adobe Creative Suite applications.

  • You are a natural self-starter and a problem solver.

You will…

  • Oversee high-visibility design projects, from conception to delivery. Deliverables may include, but not limited to: social graphics, graphic templates, video assets, GIFs, postcards, business cards, posters.

  • Design original pieces, including illustrations and infographics

  • Review and mentor junior designers’ work to ensure high quality

  • Refine images, fonts and layouts using graphic design software

  • Generate ideas to portray concepts and advertise products/services

  • Maintain brand consistency throughout all our client marketing projects

  • Stay up-to-date with industry developments and tools through research and attending events

  • Review and provide recommendations to scopes of work, to ensure we are providing a strategic approach to creative on campaigns.

  • Assist with project management, advising on creative allocations and timelines.

You will report directly to our Director of Media Creative.


Qualifications:

  • Professional training, either a pre-professional design program, Bachelor’s degree, or other certificate program.

  • Proficient knowledge of social media best practice

  • Online portfolio with diverse examples of web design work.

  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite software and Sketch

  • 3-5 years of professional experience delivering social media graphics, print designs, and branding for clients in an agency environment.

  • Excellent at multitasking

  • Critical thinker with problem-solving skills

  • Good time-management skills

  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills (verbal, written, and presentation)

Bonus:

  • Motion graphics experience

  • Video production and/or editing experience

  • Art direction experience

 

How to Apply:

Apply online with your resume, cover letter that outlines how you would be a great fit for the position, and a link to your portfolio. 

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  • Location
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Department
    Creative Services
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced
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