SHRM Senior Specialist, Digital Designer in Alexandria, Virginia
The Publishing & Media unit produces award-winning print and online content, information services and collateral that informs, educates, and engages the professional development and knowledge-base of members, as well as Human Resource and business professionals worldwide who follow and care about issues important to human capital management.
The Senior Specialist, Digital Design is responsible for creating on-brand, user-first, bold designs for: websites, email communications, advertising, graphics, PowerPoint presentations and more. The Designer will also support print design projects as time permits; including (but not limited to): marketing materials, books, brochures, signage, flyers, advertising and publication design. The Designer must possess expert understanding of digital best practices, user experience methodologies and best practices and responsive web design.
Using Agile methodologies, transform business requirements and wireframes into customer-focused, well-designed products utilizing best practices in user experience, responsive design, and trending web design patterns, while staying faithful to SHRM’s brand standards and strategies.
Adhere to timelines and production schedules for deliverables, ensuring issues are appropriately flagged to management and stakeholders.
Clearly communicate and present design concepts to stakeholders taking into account business requirements, crucial to-market timelines and design best practices. Utilize active-listening to better understand stakeholder needs and concerns. Present thoughts in an understandable manner, depending on audience at hand.
Collaborate with coworkers vertically and horizontally across the organization to bring product concepts to life, integrating critical feedback from internal and external stakeholders.
As appropriate, provide informal digital coaching and mentorship to more junior level designers and/or print designers to enhance the knowledge and skillset of the overall design team.
As assigned, create bold, customer-focused print designs including (but not limited to): marketing materials, brochures, postcards, signage, editorial content and books, ensuring all deliverables meet SHRM brand standards. Package print files in a printer-ready format for 1 to 6 color print runs is required. Strong understanding of print production and various printing methods preferred.
Maintain an active familiarity with SHRM’s audience, products and services, to ensure designs effectively speak to customer needs and personas.
7+ years working on a design team with 3+ years focused on digital design
Fluent in the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, specifically: Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator
Understanding of responsive web design and UX best practices
Strong understanding of user flows, technical capabilities and limitations of common coding languages and data analysis
Experience with Agile project framework
Strong ability to multitask several ongoing projects, prioritize projects based on business need and direction from the Director, Creative Services, and create design concepts efficiently and according to agreed-upon deadlines
Understanding of capabilities and limitations of various development languages and the ability to incorporate that knowledge into the design phase to keep projects in scope
Understanding of printing press capabilities and limitations. Ability to design creatively for one to six color print runs
Strong communication skills including active-listening skills for receiving feedback in a constructive manner
Solid ability to present concepts to stakeholders
Able to work in a team environment and collaborate with other members of Creative Services and other stakeholders, developers, information architects, and project managers to ensure that each project is a success
Let us know if you also have:
Bachelor’s degree in web design, graphic design, visual communication or related field
Fluent in Sketch
Basic CSS and HTML capabilities
Fluent in Google Analytics
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Regularly required to sit; talk and hear, use hands to type, file, handle or feel. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. Occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Visual acuity to use a keyboard, prepare and analyze data and figures; transcribing, viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading. May require ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other locations; or the ability to stand, walk, lift, carry and move light to medium weight. Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment and learn technical information.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work is regularly performed in a professional office environment and routinely uses standard office equipment. This job requires occasional travel 0-10%.
The Society for Human Resource Management is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran).
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Category Creative Services