Website General Design Co.
The General Design Co. is looking for a designer to join our award-winning team based in Washington, DC.
We are a tight-knit team of thinkers, designers, and doers with diverse backgrounds but one common belief in the simple principle of caring—about our work, our clients, each other and the world we live in. We each have a position but our roles bleed together, overlapping in ways that create support and versatility. There are no prima donnas and no one who is afraid of rolling up their sleeves and getting dirty. We are looking for a Designer who shares those traits, believes that empathy is a powerful tool, and understands the difference between design and decoration.
Position – Designer
Experience – 3+ years
Salary – Based on experience
Benefits – Holidays, paid time off, healthcare, HSA, 401k, and more (like snacks!)
REQUIREMENTS & KEY CHARACTERISTICS
An exceptional portfolio that demonstrates a solid understanding of design principles such as concept, layout, typography, color, etc
Strong verbal and written skills whether writing copy or a carefully worded email
Clear, articulate communication of ideas and solid presentation skills
Enthusiastic, talented and passionate about design
Self-motivated and able to work independently
Collaborative spirit and a genuine interest in the success of the entire team’s work
Ability to brainstorm, give and receive feedback, and assimilate instructions into actions while understanding when to go beyond just the feedback provided
Focused organizational and project management skills with a strong ability to multi-task, manage deadlines as well as client and team expectations
Reliable with a sharp focus on details, you notice errors and inconsistencies that clients may make, not the other way around
Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite with expert knowledge of publication/book design in InDesign, logo and identity systems in Illustrator, photo retouching and color correcting in Photoshop
Knowledge of printing and digital techniques and production file preparation
Dependability, a strong work ethic, a pleasant personality, and an open and accepting mind
3+ years professional experience
Strong pluses: illustration, photography, interactive/digital, video, copywriting, social media strategy, building things with your hands
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