Visual Designer

Job Summary

Bluecadet is looking for a visual designer to execute design systems for a wide range of digital and spatial projects. The candidate should be ready for hands-on work at every stage of our project’s lifecycle, from brainstorming original concepts with the project team to crafting design systems to presenting strategy internally and with the client.

Bluecadet is a seriously collaborative work environment. Visual designers need to collaborate across disciplines on a daily basis, from creative technology to content development, all while maintaining high standards for original concepts and detailed execution. This is an opportunity to define and reinvent the digital space, and a passion for doing just that is critical.

Bluecadet’s offices are in Philadelphia and New York City, though this position could also be remote. Currently Bluecadet is working remotely until at least the end of the year.

Job Details

Top 3 things this person should accomplish in first year

  1. Leads the design of a new visual product identity and successfully presents it to a client
  2. Collaborates with developers to successfully execute a new design system
  3. Supports a project CD by ideating and creating unique experiential concepts, pulling reference material, and creating rapid sketches to internally support and present their ideas

Primary Responsibilities

  • Successfully execute visual design systems for a wide range of digital products
  • Use feedback as a way to improve and iterate and have conversations around your work
  • Communicate concepts to Creative Directors (CDs) and Associate Creative Directors (ACDs) via references, mood boards, sketches before commencing on design. Be prepared to defend decisions and articulate design choices
  • Adhere to timelines and manage priorities to meet milestones and deadlines
  • Collaborates with developers on implementation: Ensures everything is pixel perfect, and that transitions, hit states and any coded animation is considered and implemented
  • Incorporates all internal and client feedback into design work.
  • Collaborates with the designers, producers, content strategists, and developers on their team to deliver a successful project that meets internal and client goals.

Core Competencies

  • Exceptional ability to understand, communicate, and develop creative solutions that address specific client goals
  • Knowledge and interest in digital technologies and how they can be used to support superior user-centered experience
  • A great attitude and a lack of ego
  • Highly organized and able to work on multiple projects
  • The ability to both work autonomously and as part of a team
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Openness to design direction and working with input from our creative directors

 

Experience

  • 1-3 years of visual design experience in an agency environment
  • A portfolio that demonstrates an exceptional understanding of typography, color, composition
  • Expertise in essential design tools, including Figma, Adobe Creative Suite, etc.
  • Experience in collaborating across design and motion in the context of designing digital products is a plus

 

About Bluecadet

Bluecadet is an award-winning, internationally-recognized experience design agency focused on producing transformative digital products and environments. We work with story and experience-driven organizations and brands. Past clients include Google, MoMA, Harvard, Comcast, Princeton, The Smithsonian Institution, Doctors Without Borders, National Geographic, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

 

Bluecadet offers competitive salaries, medical and dental insurance, 401(k) participation, paid time off, company holidays, paid parental leave, and the opportunity to work in a dynamic, growing and fun environment. We have a gorgeous office, a relaxed dress code, and encourage work/life harmony.

 

Our commitment to Equity and Inclusion

Bluecadet’s staff represents a wide pool of talent across strategy, development, technology, and design. Although we are not a certified diverse vendor, women occupy over half of the leadership and creative roles in the agency. Bluecadet firmly believes in Equity and Inclusion as a general principle. We recognize that we can only get better, and have in the past six months launched internal programming with a dedicated consultant to inform our work moving forward across areas of our business and culture. Our goal by the end of Q1 in 2021 will be to create a concrete set of actions and commitments that we can take at Bluecadet to encourage inclusion and belonging, and ensure equity including professional development, training, reviews, recruitment and compensation. We look forward to sharing more about our commitments and initiatives in the coming months as we move forward in this process.

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