Senior Digital Designer

K12, Herndon, VA

Posted Jun 16, 2020

K12 believes in education for everyone. We provide families an online option for a high-quality, personalized education experience. Students can thrive, find their passion, and learn in an environment that encourages discovery at their own pace. In support of this, we are committed to creating and maintaining a culture of inclusion and diversity where our employees are passionate about serving students and families, treat one another and customers with respect, challenge each other to innovate and always strive to do better. .

The Senior Designer will produce and oversee digital and print creative solutions to address our marketing needs. To be successful in this role, the Senior Designer leverages their in-depth knowledge of graphic design, styles, and layout techniques. Responsibilities include executing marketing projects from conception to production, including websites, brochures, and digital assets. The Senior Designer will ensure the design team promotes our brand through delivering high-quality pieces on tight deadlines and will be at the forefront of all user-centered design with the purpose of creating increased business value. The Senior Designer reports directly to the Marketing Creative Director with Director’s oversight and will be responsible for managing multiple projects, outgoing communication, and timeline management. Strong interpersonal skills are critical.

We know a good idea can come from anywhere. That’s why our design culture emphasizes teamwork. As colleagues, we regularly challenge each other—sharing the pencil, testing assumptions, constructing and deconstructing—to get to the best solution. We area team, led by a group of people respected for their personal character and professional expertise. Our diverse team values your contributions, thrives on collaboration and celebrates successes together.

Essential Functions: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

Generate ideas to portray concepts and advertise products/services
Increase user-friendliness in digital products
Create multimedia content that drives K12’s programs and campaigns, including digital imagery, layout, motion graphics/video, and other interactive elements for website, email, and social media
Establish and maintains a level of design that ensures a consistent and cohesive look in K12 branded materials
Work both independently and cooperatively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
Collaborate with a wide array of stakeholders and cross functioning teams
Stay current with industry trends and emerging technologies; make recommendations based on new developments and best practices
Ensure an efficient workflow within the department
Articulate strategies and Flow’s vision through creative design

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position has no formal supervisory responsibilities.

Minimum Required Qualifications:

High School Diploma AND
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and six or more years of professional experience in design and creative services OR
An equivalent combination of education and experience
Certificates and Licenses: None required.

Other Required Qualifications:

Candidates must attach a portfolio of recent work (last 1-3 years) or provide a link to their online portfolio
Understanding of design principles in both print and digital formats
Must be able to animate html 5 banner ads
Working knowledge of After Effects and a knack for animation a plus
Knowledge of current web-design trends and techniques with an emphasis on UI and UX.
Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.); Web proficiency.
Understanding of HTML and CSS coding, as well as responsive web design on both desktop and mobile platforms.
Expert in (Adobe Creative Suite) Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, and Acrobat using mac OS.
Experience working within a digital asset management workflow a plus
Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
Ability to respond to feedback appropriately and adapt to change effectively
Ability to travel 10% of the time (minimal if any e.g. team building event)
Ability to clear required background check
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This is an office-based position with flexibility of remote working days if needed.

The above job is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor. All employment is “at-will” as governed by the law of the state where the employee works. It is further understood that the “at-will” nature of employment is one aspect of employment that cannot be changed except in writing and signed by an authorized officer.

K12 is a Federal Contractor, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

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