Responsibilities: Essential Functions • Working with the Vice President, create compelling design solutions for all POPS campaigns while sticking to the scope of a project, its budget, and approved POPS brand aesthetic. • Primary responsibility for website updates. • Design creatively branded graphics that identify a specific product, communicate a cohesive idea, and highlight branding requirements for multiple media platforms. • Assist in the creation of video content, including editing and motion graphics. • Brainstorm and research information and materials to plan concepts for design. • Determine colors, images, text style, and shapes to produce POPS branded assets in alignment with Branding Guidelines. • Interact with the internal POPS team to best determine and analyze the scope of a project and/or campaign. • Obtain approval of initial concept by submitting rough design layout. • Review designs for errors before printing or publishing. • Upon final design approval and project completion, prepare files for printing as specified by printing partner, ensuring team deadlines are met. • Develop and maintain strong, productive, and collaborative relationships with other departments, consultants, and partners. • Conduct research on competitors and market trends. • Stay on top of new software and design tools.
Qualifications: Required: Bachelor’s degree with 1-3 years of experience in graphic design. • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (particularly InDesign, Photoshop, and After Effects); experience with email distribution platforms like WordFly, Mailchimp, or Prospect2 is a plus. • Knowledge of typography, color, and print production and familiarity with animation and GIF creation. • Knowledge of video editing. • Experience with website CMS platforms. • Copy editing experience is a plus. • Significant experience in designing print and digital assets to promote the performing arts or other artistic programming. Innovation, creativity, time management, and the ability to work independently and with a team. • Experience communicating through visual design to solve unique needs and excellent verbal communication with colleagues to achieve efficient results. • Openness to creative direction and a willingness to experiment with different creative approaches. • Passion for the performing arts and a belief in the importance of arts education and arts access. • Preferred: Experience working with external design professionals, printers, and mail houses on creative projects to meet deadlines. • Other duties as assigned.