Job Title: Graphic Designer
Position Type: Freelance with hourly compensation; may grow into a part-time position
Location: NYC metro area (accessible by public transit)
Posting date: May 23, 2014
Closing date: June 20, 2014 (applications submitted after this date may not be considered)
We are looking for a qualified Graphic Designer in the NY/NJ metro area. The candidate’s primary duties will include:
Layout and graphic design of our bi-monthly collection catalog/lookbook
Layout and graphic design for promotional web and print materials
Designing internal documents used by our staff
Special projects related to trade and consumer events (posters, promotional cards, coupons, etc.)
Layout of digital and print knitting patterns, using a brand template
Miscellaneous other design projects for our business throughout the year
Graphic Designer will work closely with the company’s creative director to assist on a wide range of tasks in layout and design.
The position is currently a freelance hourly part-time job with hours fluctuating based on current project load of the brand. The candidate may do some work from home, but will be required to be present in our Jersey City Office/Studio as needed (a short subway ride from Downtown Manhattan and easily accessible via public transit from all boroughs as well as the NJ metro area).
We are a growing business and it is likely that this will progress into a part-time job over the next 12 months. This is an ideal position for people who have experience in fashion/editorial fields, branding, and/or hand knitting industries.
If you are a self-motivated person interested in knitting, yarn, U.S.-made manufacturing and fashion design, and like working in a focused, creative and collaborative atmosphere, this job will be a good fit for you.
See the following pages for a full list of basic requirements and the application form.
High School education required
Undergraduate Bachelor Degree or equivalent
A solid understanding of our brand aesthetic and look is very important. We ask applicants to familiarize themselves with our brand image by visiting our web site ([url removed, login to view]) and looking through our lookbooks and other web content. Our look is clean, essential and friendly, favoring grid-based design with modernist leanings.
Full proficiency with all software listed below is required:
Adobe Creative Suite
Adobe Lightroom (not required, but preferred)
Word Processing (Mac Pages or MS Word)
Dropbox (or experience with similar cloud systems)
Proficiency in the following software is not a requirement, but will be favored:
Fashion Illustration skills are not required but will be given special consideration; this is an area we are currently seeking help with as well.
Spreadsheet Software (Mac: Numbers; PC: Excel)
Third party e-mail clients (Mac Mail, Thunderbird, Outlook, etc.)
We are looking for someone highly organized, detail oriented and level-headed. You must be able to work independently as a self-starter as well as under the direction of our creative director and collaborative team. Because you may be working directly with other our customers and clients, we are looking for someone warm, friendly and personable. Creativity, flexibility, the ability to work well under pressure and to follow instructions are also valued highly by our team.
Applicants who are being seriously considered for the position will be contacted by email for further information regarding an in-person interview.
HOW TO APPLY
Email the following materials to on or before June 20, 2014
Resume and cover letter (PDF format)
Access to your portfolio or samples of your editorial/digital work
Completed Application Form (PDF format) [see below]