Part-time: Graphic Designer

Merlot Marketing is a growing and dynamic agency offering opportunities to work on local and national client projects and campaigns. We are an award-winning, full-service agency specializing in advertising, public relations, brand strategy, media planning and buying, and events and promotions.

Merlot Marketing is currently looking for a Part-time Graphic Designer to support its creative team.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Ability to work in fast-paced agency environment – juggling multiple projects and requests
  • Strong time management skills and the ability to multi task
  • Ability to conceptualize and provide original ideas within established brand themes and standards
  • Strong sense of design composition and typography
  • Intuitive understanding of what makes a truly great interactive experience
  • Mastery in the Adobe Creative Suite applications and other industry tools
  • Mastery of HTML and CSS/table-less layouts  (actionscripting & javascript a plus)
  • Experience with content management systems (CMS), and SEO techniques
  • Understanding of web technologies and how designs are implemented
  • Experience working alongside and collaborating with developers and project managers
  • Excellent verbal and presentation skills
  • Develop and manage projects from creative concept and production through final execution
  • Work independently as well as with the team
  • Strong production knowledge, from basic file handling to color space and special processes
  • Support concepts and designs and produce creative for agency and agency’s clients
  • Work within defined (and aggressive) timelines and budgets
  • Organized and detailed oriented
  • A positive attitude required and sense of humor a definite plus!

    Should be proficient in all current design programs:

    • InDesign CS2/3
    • Illustrator CS233
    • Photoshop CS2/3
    • Acrobat 8 (PDF work flow)
    • Flash CS2-CS3
    • Strong Knowledge of HTML/CSS
    • WordPress
    • Dreamweaver CS2/3
    • PHP/JAVASCRIPT/SQL a plus

    Other requirements/experience:

    • BA or BS in graphic design, marketing, advertising or related field
    • 3+ years AGENCY experience in print AND interactive design
    • Website administration experience a plus
    • Local candidates ONLY

      This is a part-time position (approximately 20 hours per week to start) with opportunity to move into full-time work. Salary is based on experience and qualifications.  Qualified candidates please email a cover letter, link to online portfolio and resume to creative@merlotmarketing.com.

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