Graphic Designer

MOCA

Los Angeles, CA

Overview:

The graphic design team, within the Communications department, at MOCA operates as the internal design studio and works with the museums brand and identity, exhibitions, marketing campaigns, membership, public programs, and education initiatives, as well as all other communications across the museum. The Graphic Designer will be responsible for designing a variety of digital and analog communications from concept to completion, including webpages, email campaigns, web-based advertising, design for social media platforms and video titles, as well as some printed materials and environmental graphics. The Graphic Designer will conceptualize design solutions that prioritize user experience, clear visual communication, contemporary design aesthetics, and the brand identity of the museum; draws on deep knowledge of typography, composition, design systems and other core principles of design; and follows through to presentation, refinement, production and final delivery.

For online projects, the Graphic Designer will employ knowledge of current developments and trends in digital design to create integrated and dynamic design solutions that advance the museums online practice. The Graphic Designer will work closely with the Art Director and other team members including the video producer, social media manager, and the director of communications, and advise on current best practices in digital design. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of the technical aspects of designing dynamic assets, including animated gifs, and a personal interest in exploring opportunities for engagement in digital marketing and communications within a museum environment.

 

The Graphic Designer reports to the Art Director.

 

Salary range: $59,000 - $64,000

 

Essential Functions:

Manage and design a variety of digital assets for social media, website, email campaigns, and web-based advertising, including asset sizing and versioning
Translate marketing strategies and existing design directions into effective and compelling online campaigns and designs
Design user interfaces for website and work with external developers to ensure proper implementation of the creative vision
Develop interactive animations and storyboards as assigned by the Art Director
Respond to design requests that follow established templates and design guidelines such as evites, temporary signs, programs, and video titles
Provide design support on other offline graphic projects such as logos, identity design, exhibitions, and environmental graphics
Participate in planning and brainstorming meetings
Present preliminary design concepts, explorations, and applications for review and approval on jobs such as marketing campaigns, exhibition identities, and MOCA brand products and collateral
Respond to editing and revisions
Prepare production ready files for print projects and review color proofs
Demonstrate a high level of creativity, problem-solving ability, and conceptual development through excellent graphic design and typography
Understand project goals and design planning
Research subject matter to better understand the context for design
Develop design directions in response to projects
Stay up to date with current best practices in digital design and make ongoing recommendations for improving digital strategies, engagement, and interaction
Proactive and regular communication with Art Director

Requirements:

Bachelors degree in graphic design, digital design, graphic communications, or related field
3+ years of graphic design experience, experience with front-end web design preferred
Strong portfolio of design work that shows conceptual thinking
Knowledge of typography, color, design systems, and web and development principles
Experience creating animated gifs
Experience in outputting design assets for digital media and the web
Experience in preparing print ready files and color proofing
Organized and methodical with files
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Detail-oriented
Strong time management skills
Strong work ethic and personal accountability
Familiarity with HTML and CMS
A professional level of experience with Adobe Creative Suite
Familiarity with Adobe Premiere Pro or After Effects
Experience designing for Mailchimp
Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Workspace
Must be willing to attend occasional press checks off-site

 

Apply here by 5/15/2022. 

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