THE INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART/BOSTON

 

Contract Position

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Date posted: January 10, 2013
Department: External Relations / Communications
Reports to: Principal Designer, Creative Services Manager, Marketing Team
Status: Contract; 40 hours per month


The ICA is seeking a Contract Graphic Designer to provide key support in realizing the visual expression of the ICA’s brand through a variety of printed materials and electronic media. This contract position (40 hours/month) is under the direction of the Principal Designer, working closely with the Creative Services Manager and Marketing team. Candidates must possess a positive attitude, and demonstrated ability to work individually and with a team. The contractor will work offsite, but attend meetings at the ICA one to two times a week.


RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Under the direction of the Lead Designer, design a variety of promotional and interpretive materials including invitations, brochures, programs, postcards, HTML e-mails, and other collateral pieces, applying ICA brand consistently and creatively—style, type, layout—across all creative executions
  • Meet with clients onsite at the ICA for initial concepts and later proofing meetings, as needed
  • Present concepts and proofs to Principal Designer for review and editing
  • Take direction on copyedits, budget, and deadlines from Creative Services Manager
  • Provide final design files to Creative Services Manager for archival purposes on ICA server
  • Prioritize and manage multiple projects in a deadline-oriented environment

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum 5 years of print design and project management in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment
  • Proficient in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop; advanced digital design skills; knowledge of HTML required
  • Demonstrated understanding of the principles of design and brand managementStrong production values and techniques
  • Strong background in typography
  • Working knowledge of color management
  • Ability to think/communicate at a conceptual level as well as at a tactical/detailed level
  • Ability to work effectively on several projects, balancing tight and overlapping deadlines
  • Ability to work independently as well as with a team
  • Strong communication, presentation, and organization skills
  • A self-starter who proactively seeks solutions, is responsive to change, and open to feedback

 

To apply please send a cover letter--including your current equipment, hardware, and software--resume, portfolio, and proposed hourly rate to jobs@icaboston.org.
 

 

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