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Design Specialist

Walker Sands strongly encourages people of color, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and non-binary people, veterans, parents, and individuals with disabilities to apply. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and welcome everyone to our team.

 

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Overview:

Walker Sands is looking for a Design Specialist to join the Web team in our Creative department.

 

  • Design concepting + layout design for digital deliverables (ads, infographics, sales decks, landing pages, etc) that are optimized for conversion, accessibility and responsive screen sizes.
  • Design purposeful layouts for short and long-form editorial content pieces like tip sheets, white papers, data reports that meet print or web standards, prioritize readability and communicate strategic key messages.
  • Critique, challenge and celebrate the work of your colleagues during weekly creative reviews.
  • Collaborate with the agency’s account leads, creative directors, designers, writers, developers and project managers.
  • Translate brand guidelines from the agency’s 100+ B2B clients into consistent expressions of their varied visual identity systems across digital and print.
  • Articulate and defend design decisions in a clear and persuasive manner to facilitate the collection of feedback from design directors and other collaborators, including clients.

 

About you:

  • You understand the principles of good design and are passionate about creating stunning visual experiences for screens, print and brands.
  • You have scalable production habits that enable quick, efficient work. 
  • You thrive in a fast-paced environment — successfully multitasking and prioritizing among running projects.
  • You are relentlessly curious and constantly pursuing opportunities to better your skills.
  • You value feedback as a critical means for personal and professional growth. 
  • You love grids.
  • You’re a self-starter with high ambitions and higher standards. You take direction and run with it, you can confidently defend your creative decisions and you’re comfortable voicing ideas to colleagues and clients.
  • You have an online portfolio that shows off your meticulous layout, color and typographic skills.
  • You have 2–3 years of experience and formal training in design.
  • You’ve mastered Figma/Sketch and Adobe CC staples, such as Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign.
  • You want to join a collaborative team of creatives that demand excellence, celebrate ideas over egos and like each other as much as they enjoy their jobs.
  • Bonus:
  • You have a passion for design for web experiences.
  • You have prior experience within an agency and/or B2B.