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Senior Designer

Houston, TX | Job #319054
Job Title: Senior Designer
Location: Houston, Texas
Type: Freelance / Contract
We are looking for a Senior Designer to come onboard our studio team in Houston, TX. The ideal candidate has the ability to strategize but also provide detailed execution from a design standpoint. This person will collaborate with senior leadership to concept and develop print and digital marketing collateral, internal communications materials, templates, and PPT presentations. This is an ongoing contract position that is expected up to 40 hours a week. The role will begin remotely due to the pandemic but eventually be on site in downtown Houston.

Senior Designer Responsibilities:
  • Lead in executing the design of marketing assets as prescribed by creative/marketing briefs under the direction of the CD and/or creative team lead, account teams and clients
  • Brainstorm and strategize with creative team to help develop creative direction with a focus on the look and feel
  • Convert rough ideas into visual prototypes (e.g., sketches, layout drafts) to illustrate concepts for creative reviews
  • Recommend, research and develop imagery (e.g., photography, illustration) to support creative strategy and execution
  • Collaborate with writing team to artfully build creative solutions to address specific project objectives
  • Responsible for the final development and production of creative assets
  • Ensure accuracy, attention to detail and that the project overall meets or exceeds the design objectives
  • Ensure brand guidelines and directives are embraced and adhered to in all executions
  • Produce collateral within the brand, but also explore new interpretations of the brand and develop out-of-the-box approaches to grow the visual identity of the brand
  • Play an active role in conceptual ideation in brainstorms or offline creative development
  • Work to improve the team’s overall performance and embrace a collaborative approach
  • Provide visible support for leadership and help build a unified team mindset
  • Engage with the CD and/or creative team lead in account/client meetings to review briefs, build project plans and kick off projects and present creative work

Senior Designer Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in design, advertising or related field
  • Minimum of five years professional-level experience required; three as a senior graphic designer or art director
  • Portfolio required
  • External advertising agency experience preferred
  • Demonstrate proficient expertise in using Adobe Creative Cloud software as required by the job function
  • PPT and presentation creation skills
  • Understand design applications in traditional and emerging channels
  • State opinions clearly and can verbally describe visual concepts
  • Adapt well to changing priorities, deadlines and directions
  • Ability to work autonomously without micro-direction and can be counted on for accuracy
  • Demonstrated creative conceptualization skills
JOBID: 319054MN
We are passionate about connecting you with the right role at the right organization—and providing you great benefits for the great work you do. With an attractive compensation package including competitive salary, 401(k) plan, weekly paychecks, holiday pay and a health benefits program, we have you covered.

Cella is an award-winning leader in consulting, staffing and managed solutions for creative, marketing, digital and proposal development teams. We help people build meaningful careers and partner with companies to help them win. Our staffing solutions include freelance, contract, temporary, temp-to-hire and direct hire positions. Cella is the only creative staffing firm to win the Best of Staffing® Client and Talent Awards for 10 years running. And as a Certified Women’s Business Enterprise, we proudly help clients meet diversity objectives, too. Cella is an equal opportunity employer.