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Graphic Designer-Contractor

Dimensional Fund Advisors

This is a Full-time position in Austin, TX posted April 30, 2021.

Note to applicants: Resumes are required as part of your application. When applying from a mobile device or tablet, you may not be able to attach a resume. If you cannot attach a resume at the time of your application, you will receive a follow up email asking you to attach your resume from a computer.

Job Description:

The graphic designer will be a key member of the Communications Design team within a fast-paced, collaborative Creative team. The graphic designer plays a vital role translating Dimensional’s content into engaging communications that reflect and enhance the brand of a dynamic, growing organization. Responsibilities include the conceptualization, design, and production of corporate collateral including brochures, publications, web/social graphics, data visualization, e-newsletters, events collateral, and promotional campaigns for print and digital distribution. This individual must have the ability to work creatively within a corporate brand and a fast-paced environment and have an understanding of connecting creative solutions to business objectives.

The candidate must have the ability to translate complex subjects in an understandable and compelling way and to work with other members of an integrated Marketing department as well as key stakeholders within the business to produce exceptional communications on a consistent basis. We are looking for a creative thinker with a passion for user-centered design and a firm grasp of gestalt design principles and their practical application to deliver best-in-class communications that meet business goals.

Key Responsibilities:

Creative

Conceptualize and design high-quality print and web work that aligns with business goals and the needs of our sales and investment teams. Work closely with Design Director and other members of the department in the development of a design from start to finish. Work collaboratively with Editorial team so that copy and design work together to communicate the subject matter in a clear and understandable way. Collaborate with Creative, Sales, Research, and Technology teams to translate data into clear, effective charts, graphs, and infographics. Collaborate with Video team on narrative storyboards and motion graphic development. Collaborate with Digital team to extend our brand through content and tools experiences across our global digital properties. Collaborate with Digital team and key stakeholders on ideation and design of dynamic, interactive data visualization experiences. Maintain, enhance, and evolve the firm’s brand identity. Master and maintain brand standards and consistency of message and design across materials and media, globally. Create, research, and retouch images as needed. Must have understanding of best practices for print retouching and digital optimization. Create press-ready mechanicals. Maintain quality control in regard to file preparation. Attend press checks. Art direct photo shoots.

Workflow

Regularly track work against defined schedule. Ensure internal workflow processes are followed; Keep project managers informed throughout design development cycle. Maintain assets and electronic files on a shared server. Maintain project organization including keeping accurate project notes and records in internal database.

Competencies Required:

Expert in print production software:

  • Adobe Creative Suite (particularly InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop)
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Microsoft Office Must have formal training/experience in conceptualization, sketching, typography, production and

prepress skills Ability to create digital designs and mockups that closely adhere to web design principles and user interface best practices. Ability to work on both a Mac and a PC for a variety of media Ability to synthesize information to develop creative, innovative design solutions for diverse

client base across multiple lines of business Ability to translate and simplify complex data through information graphics, charts and graphs Excellent oral, presentation, and communication skills Ability to prioritize independently based on workflow dependencies, competing business initiatives, and time constraints Ability to work independently and take initiative solving creative problems, enhancing the brand, and improving operational efficiencies. Ability to work as part of a team and take direction from Design Director and Creative Director Ability to multitask and take initiative Background in financial services industry or other intangibles a plus

Educational Background:

B.F.A. in graphic design or equivalent.

Relevant Years of Experience:

Minimum three-to-five years of professional design experience in a fast-paced agency or in-house, creative environment.

In order to be considered, please provide an online portfolio or a pdf with recent, relevant work.

Dimensional offers a variety of programs to help take care of you, your family, and your career, including comprehensive benefits, educational initiatives, and special celebrations of our history, culture, and growth.

To ensure the safety and wellbeing of our employees during COVID-19, the majority of Dimensional’s employees are currently working remotely. Firm leadership evaluates the situation on an ongoing basis as to when employees could return to our corporate offices.

It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. The Company does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, ancestry, medical condition, marital status, covered veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status. This policy applies to all areas of employment including recruitment, hiring, training, job assignment, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfer, discipline, termination, and social and recreational programs.

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