Senior Designer

Design · Atlanta, Georgia
Department Design
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

We are looking for a senior identity designer with experience in branding, print/packaging and digital design. You will work within our design team and collaborate externally with client teams and internally with writers, strategists, directors and project managers. We value strong communicators who are both independently responsible and highly team-minded.


About Matchstic 

We’re the brand identity house of the South, where strategic creatives and creative strategists create meaningful work together (and have fun while doing it). Our job is to help challenger brands take their identity to the next level by uncovering what makes them radically relevant and creating a compelling brand identity.


Learn more at Matchstic.com 


Responsibilities

As a part of this role, you will:


  • Create boundary-pushing identity systems and brand applications (digital, print, environmental, packaging, experiential) in a collaborative environment; you will often lead these projects and will hold responsibility for the executed design deliverables, which includes art direction of other designers
  • Use and expand your design expertise across a wide range of aesthetic styles
  • Craft and present visual work with strong conceptual thinking and strategic rationale 
  • Build well-defined, thorough brand guidelines for our partners to use
  • Serve and collaborate in a relational manner with clients across a variety of industries 
  • Participate in discovery activities: immersions, research, interviews, client meetings
  • Provide input into brand strategy, messaging and naming work
  • Raise the bar for design quality at Matchstic through your design work, project team leadership and vision for innovation
  • Report to a Design Director


Must Haves 

This role is senior-level (several years of agency experience are preferred, however, we are most interested in relevant branding experience and skillsets). In addition to being based in Atlanta (Eastern time zone), you could be a good fit if you have:


  • A thorough knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
  • Working knowledge of Sketch and Figma. However, the ability to teach yourself new programs is more valuable than knowing everything right off the bat.
  • Experience creating brandmarks/identity systems and extensively applying them across a variety of mediums
  • Demonstrated understanding of how to connect strategy to creative work
  • A thorough knowledge of print production and experience collaborating with web developers
  • Ability to balance vision and execution of high-quality work with practical business objectives and project requirements 
  • Commitment to knowing and understanding our clients and their end users
  • Strong communication and written English skills
  • Ability to interpret and contribute to high-level strategy and apply it to the task at hand
  • Excellent attention to detail, so much so that your application should include the word ethereal somewhere
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously, handle a fast-paced work environment and changing priorities


*You may be asked to travel from time to time and will have the opportunity to participate in professional development as well as firm-wide outings like Creative Mornings, lunch n learns, retreats, off-sites and milestone celebrations.


Nice-to-Haves

  • Motion/animation skills
  • Illustration
  • UI design experience
  • Photography/art direction skills
  • 3D skills
  • Coding
  • Type design
  • Information design
  • Copywriting chops


Employment details

  • Competitive salary
  • Health, dental and vision insurance for US-based employees
  • Paid time off
  • Company provided equipment (laptop, screen, standing desk, software, etc)
  • Annual education/personal development budget
  • Monthly fitness budget
  • 401K benefits after 12 months of employment 


How we hire

We want you to meet with a variety of people from different teams, and get a sense of what it’s like to work together. This means our interview process takes a bit more time than most places so we can get to know each other.

Our first interview is a conversational-style interview. The best way to prepare for this is to spend some time reflecting on all of the experiences you've had and the things you've done to bring you to the point you're at today. No need to swot up on anything, it's more of a two-sided conversation than us "grilling" you.


Next, you will meet several members of the team so you get to know the people you could be working with, and the problems they’re currently solving. You will be asked to present 2 projects in your portfolio with us so that we can get a sense of your process, collaborative posture, problem soling, conceptual and strategic thinking and skillset.


Next, you will receive a test project. You will be fairly paid for your time.


We make a decision after collecting lots of diverse feedback from various team members. The hiring team will take the time to meet, and come back to you with a decision.


D&I Commitment
We believe that in order to serve our clients well, our team must bring a diversity of backgrounds, identities and perspectives to the table and see this open role as an opportunity to expand the collective experience of our group.  We are an equal opportunity employer that is firmly committed to building a more diverse and inclusive workplace. Matchstic does not discriminate in recruitment or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, orientation, nationality, age, disability, status or other non-merit factor.


LOCATION Atlanta, but open to remote
TYPE Full Time
CLOSING ON May 15th 2021
POSTED ON March 15th 2021

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  • Location
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Department
    Design
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced