Graphic Designer

Graphic Design

A Note from the CEO
“Prior to exploring the details of this role, and as we have already discussed in the interview process, we
all have the same mission as staff members at Amherst Madison – to form lasting Partnerships with our
agents in their daily work serving clients. We all have the same job, no matter what our role at the
company. That job is to make sure our agents are successful and our clients are served. To be successful
here, you must have the maturity and discipline to see your specific role through the lens of our overall
mission as well as the flexibility to serve both your specific responsibilities and the larger mission.”

- Nick Schlekeway, Founder and CEO

JOB SUMMARY

We are in search of the individual who can step alongside our marketing and
creative services team to assist them through participation in various stages of the creative process. This dynamic position will support the Amherst Madison Brand Marketer and/or Marketing Director with whatever projects they may have at the time. The ideal candidate will be contributing to design projects to support our rebranding, as well as creating marketing and sales collateral for the brokerage team. We are looking for someone who enjoys blazing a new trail for others to follow and who has extremely high personal integrity, drive for excellence, and a passion for working together with a team. This candidate should be prepared to work in a fast-paced team environment and learn as much as possible along the
way. The employee is expected to work the normal business hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with an hour designated for lunch.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Illustrative only and may vary by assignment)

  • 1+ years of graphic design experience with a graphic design firm, advertising agency, in-house corporate graphics department or 3+ years of freelance/ equivalent work experience
  • Assists Sr. Graphic Designer with interpreting creative briefs and solving our clients’ needs through visual solutions
  • Fluency in Adobe Creative Suite Illustrator, InDesign Photoshop, and Microsoft Office
  • WYSIWYG web editing, Squarespace, Wix, or WordPress/plugins
  • Passionate and skilled in branding, mood, color, and artistic design
    techniques
  • Strong knowledge of typography, hierarchy, alignment, and placement
  • Experience in composition and layout design, using photography and
    considering balance, flow, composition, and white space
  • Manage copywriting, ensuring consistent tone and voice- both short and long formats
  • Successfully blend strategically defined business objectives with a brand-oriented visual aesthetic
  • Contributes to the team’s overall strategy, able to articulate ideas and
    brainstorm in creative meetings and presentations+ Bring innovative ideas to the table that help direct the future of the brand
  • Ability to effectively take direction and work both collaboratively and
    autonomously
  • Have a good grasp of project time requirements to be able to meet deadlines, client expectations, and avoid over-commitments
  • Work well under pressure, exercising good judgment as well as good
    interpersonal skills
  • Produce proofs for feedback from management and adjust work accordingly
  • Continue to visually evolve the brand as the brand continues to evolve and grow
  • Actively participate in assigned new business development efforts
  • Must be a self-starter who can research and pitch content ideas independent from provided outlines
  • PLEASE INCLUDE A LINK TO YOUR PORTFOLIO OR WEBSITE and detail your skillset for us to be considered for the position
  • This is an in-person position

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum
knowledge, skill, and/or ability required for an individual to
satisfactorily perform each essential duty and be successful in the
position.
Qualifications & Attributes –Required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of social media marketing and paid advertising
    techniques.
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud, Microsoft
    PowerPoint/Word/Excel.
  • Ability to meet multiple deadlines
  • A strong willingness to learn – Knowledge and professional development are #1.
  • Energetic self-starter who is able to work well in a small team and
    independently

BENEFITS
Amherst Madison offers a full health care coverage plan- including dental and vision.

DRESS CODE
Dress code to be defined as business professional. This position, in particular, is to set a leadership tone
at the office in terms of a high class of professional attire. The following are not allowed: jeans (unless
designer and high quality), shorts, open shoes without a heel, t-shirts, yoga pants, sweatpants, or
anything with holes or excessive wear. You are the first and last thing people will see and remember. If
you need a stipend to purchase a few business professional outfits, please ask and it will be provided to
you. If you need further definition as to what is “business professional” attire, please reference google.

TRAVEL
Travel is not required for this position.

EEOC POLICY/ANTI-HARASSMENT AND ANTI-DISCRIMINATION POLICY
Amherst Madison is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with anti-discrimination law, it is the
purpose of this policy to effectuate these principles and mandates. Amherst Madison prohibits
discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees
and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or
expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran
status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Amherst Madison conforms to the spirit as well as
to the letter of all applicable laws and regulations.

JOB DESCRIPTION MAY BE UPDATED AND/OR MODIFIED
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or
responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or
new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice. This Job Description does not in any way
create a binding contract or employment contract with the prospective employee, nor does it alter the
“at-will” employment status of any employee, unless otherwise provided for in a written employment
contract.