Brand Designer at Kilter

Posted on: 04/26/2022

Location: Pasadena, CA (ON-SITE)

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Tags: mailchimp figma

### Job description Kilter is a full-service branding studio focused on amplifying and elevating brands with a positive social impact. Our clientele ranges from nonprofits, to startups, to cultural and educational institutions. We’re looking for an experienced Brand Designer on a temp to perm basis to create thoughtful, original brands and campaigns that make a meaningful, measurable difference for our clients. This role reports directly to the Creative Director and Director of Strategy, and works collaboratively with other staff members and freelancers. Responsibilities β€” Translate concepts & ideas from the Creative Director and brand positioning goals & strategic considerations from the Director of Strategy into fully realized design solutions for print, digital, and environmental applications β€” Craft innovative and unexpected identity systems and brand applications β€” Execute fresh creative work within existing design systems β€” Work collaboratively with other team members and freelancers β€” Apply a strategic and conceptual lens to your design process β€” See ideas through the creative process, from initial concept to final sign-off β€” Effectively manage your own time and efforts in order to adhere to project schedules β€” Prepare files for production, and manage the work of printers, web developers, animators, and other third party vendors as needed to oversee the production process β€” Explain design rationale in a clear and coherent fashion, build compelling presentation decks, and present work eloquently to colleagues and clients β€” Take ownership of the design process. If something is unclear, ask questions; if you encounter a problem, suggest solutions. Requirements β€” BFA or MFA in Graphic Design or equivalent from an accredited college or university β€” 3+ years of relevant design experience β€” Experience in developing brand systems β€” Proficiency with Adobe CC, Figma, MailChimp, and Google Workspace Apps β€” Critical and conceptual thinking skills β€” Strong skills in typography and layout β€” Precision and thorough follow-through with all design files β€” A desire to investigate and create inspiring concepts β€” Communicates clearly and professionally with your team and your clients β€” Works to improve everyday, and welcome feedback from others β€” Quick communication & responses during basic working hours (9–5 PST) β€” Commitment to creating impactful work for cause-based organizations Nice to Have β€” Experience with front-end web design β€” HTML/CSS β€” Proficiency in Adobe After Effects, Cinema 4D, and/or Blender β€” Strong illustration skills β€” Proficiency with basic animation & motion graphics and/or video editing β€” Ability/interest to grow into copywriting What We Offer β€” Remote / hybrid work environment β€” 1 week PTO per year + additional 2 weeks of paid holiday time (1 week off for winter break + major holidays throughout the year) β€” Health insurance (50% of premiums paid by Kilter) β€” Competitive salary β€” Tight-knit fast-paced environment with room for growth and advancement