Production Graphic Designer

Position
FILLED

LOCATION: We are based–as is this position–in Tempe, AZ—an upbeat college town in the Greater Phoenix Metro area.

WE ARE: A full-service marketing, PR, social media, advertising and interactive agency. We have a team of 38 people and a culture driven by innovation, fun and a wealth of both young and experienced talent.

OUR LEADERSHIP: Our firm was founded by Aric Zion (pronounced Eric), who holds a Master’s in Computer Engineering and has both MBA and PhD level training in marketing, and DuGué Zion (pronounced Doo-gay), who holds an MBA. The combination of their Fortune 100 business and technical experience, as well as international assignments in Japan and Europe, has given them a tremendous amount of valuable knowledge as well as a depth and breadth of experience that has enabled our firm to achieve things that other firms only dream of with respect to true integration across PR, social media, interactive and traditional campaigns.

OUR CULTURE: We have a flat management structure and a “no-walls” office layout that facilitates collaboration and open communication across departments. We also have an office dog, so if you don’t like dogs, that’s a deal breaker. You should also be fond of impromptu movie outings, happy hours, and lake days on the company boat and jet skis. If you’re not, then our medical coverage will allow you to have your head examined.

OUR CREDENTIALS: We are currently ranked as the #3 Ad Agency, #1 PR firm, #1 Social Media firm, and #1 Online Marketing firm in Arizona. We also hold positions in the top interactive firms and top web development firms lists in the Phoenix Business Journal’s Book of Lists. Very important to us is our ranking as the #1 Best Place to Work in the Greater Phoenix area (companies <50 people). This ranking is particularly important to us because it allowed our employees to dress up as cowboys and cowgirls at the western themed event that celebrated the winners—natural of you to ask at this point if we get out much.

THE NUTS AND BOLTS OF THE JOB: We’re looking for an exceptional individual. If it’s you, you’ll be an integral part of our firm’s Design & Creative team. Here’s our wish list—it’s ambitious, so we ask that you are as well:

As a production designer with Zion & Zion, you’ll work in our fast-paced environment to devise client visual designs of all types. The ideal candidate can work efficiently while balancing their tasks and be willing to jump in and help their team on any project that comes their way.

In this position, you’ll work day-to-day on the design of everything from print and outdoor, to logos, web banners, social media graphics, and emails. You’ll have the opportunity to work directly with front-end and back-end web/app developers, UX designers, art directors and creative strategists, as well as the Zion & Zion PR/Social Media team, Internet Marketing department and Content Strategy department. You’ll get to propose new ideas, tools, and techniques, and you’ll get to attend industry conferences in far-flung lands, such as Tucson—just kidding. WE DO INDEED send our people all over the country to key conferences to facilitate continuous improvement of their skills. And we encourage continuous learning and support the idea of our company making software purchases that facilitate our designers doing ever-increasingly creative things.

Specifically, the ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 1-3 years in graphic design working across print, web and other interactive media
  • Expert knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign
  • Some knowledge of After Effects preferred but not a deal breaker
  • Agency experience a plus
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • An intimate knowledge of file handling and proper exporting etiquette
  • Excellent typography, layout, and composition skills
  • Ability to work alone or within a team with little or no direction
  • Proactive in soliciting information needed to get the job done

The successful applicant must have a truly diverse portfolio and must be absolutely committed to doing whatever it takes to move themselves, Zion & Zion, and our clients forward.

Exceptional oral and written communications skills and ability to present to clients are a must.

Yep, we want it all. We hope you do too. Are you the guy or gal for the job?

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

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