Position Summary

This position requires a skilled graphic designer with experience in digital, web, and print design—motion graphics experience a plus. The role delivers high-quality design work based on current trends and industry standards and must enjoy working in a collaborative environment. The role works with clients in technology, healthcare, finance, and consumer products and works on a variety of design needs—web pages, ads, social media graphics, e-books, infographics, presentations, videos, and more. Under the direction of the Associate Creative Director, the Senior Designer has a key role in shaping the design of not only our current offerings but new services as well.

Essential Functions

  • Create high-quality design work demonstrating strong fundamentals of design including graphics for web and social media, banner ads, infographics, e-books, and videos as needed
  • Translate strategy from a brief into creative and engaging designs
  • Own your clients’ visual brand to ensure it is executed across all tactics
  • Apply a variety of style guides into design work with ease
  • Understand the principles of inbound and content marketing strategy and the role design plays
  • Think critically to solve problems and contribute to concept ideation
  • Demonstrate strong typography, color, and composition skills in all work
  • Create and modify illustrations and iconography comfortably
  • Conduct design research to learn new subjects or industry trends
  • Assist with maintaining the department’s design portfolio and ensure all final art files are cataloged and archived
  • Effectively lead design discovery and presentation calls, and defend the rationale of your designs
  • Work independently and manage your own schedule
  • Supervise and mentor junior designers
  • Meet performance targets for effective billing rates, turnaround times, and customer satisfaction
  • Complete other responsibilities as assigned

Supervisory Responsibility

This position will supervise 1-3 junior designers and/or freelance designers

Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or communication design
  • 5+ years of experience producing design work in an agency environment
  • 1-3 years of experience managing people in relevant design roles
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite including InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop
  • Expertise in web design software such as Sketch or Figma

Interview Process

  • Application and portfolio submission
  • Video call with Associate Creative Director
  • Video call with Vice President of Creative

About SmartBug Media
SmartBug Media™ is a fully remote globally recognized Intelligent Inbound™ marketing agency that assists businesses in growing revenue through content marketing, sales enablement, web development, marketing automation, and PR. For over 10 years, SmartBug™ has helped businesses increase qualified leads, close customers, and enhance the reach and loyalty of their brands. We are a 100+ person remote company that believes you shouldn’t have to compromise work/life balance in order to deliver great work, and we believe that you can do this from anywhere. SmartBug has been named to the Inc. 5000 4 times, Adweek 100 the last two years, and has won numerous Comparably awards for its culture and leadership. SmartBug is HubSpot’s highest rated partner in the world.

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