Visual Designer/Illustrator

Hylink Group - Los Angeles, CA

Full-timeEstimated: $67,000 - $88,000 a year
Skills
Who We Are:
Be part of a rapidly-expanding advertising agency with a global reach!
Hylink is the largest, independently owned digital advertising and media agency in China.

At Hylink, we believe that smart thinking equals endless possibilities. Over the past two decades, we have grown to a team of 2,400 digitally minded-professionals worldwide, earning our reputation as the number one media buyer in China. Our objective is simple: to leverage our decades of experience to help brands navigate the intricate spectrum of Chinese advertising.

Hylink is called upon by industry leaders across tech, beauty, travel, and FMCG to provide an insider’s perspective into digital China, consistently staying ahead of industry trends to deploy innovative strategies within a crowded market. We pride ourselves on pooling together the talents of a highly diverse workforce; our team is comprised of professionals from every corner of the earth, with experience within dozens of sectors.

Are you a doodler? Do you dream in color? Sketch with your stir stick? Hylink wants to know about you.

Hylink is China’s largest independent digital communications and media firm. Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Beijing, China, we have 18 offices located in China, Seoul, and Los Angeles.

As a Visual Designer and Illustrator, you will communicate the product purpose, story, and functionality of our clients through color, typography, and imagination. At Hylink, Designers weave iconography, space and textures together to help our clients successfully brand their products and services across multiple digital channels. You’ll rely on user-centered design principles to produce high-quality visuals—from concept to execution—across many platforms, such as Wechat, HTML5, Mobile, Web, Apps, Native Ads, and branded social media / e-commerce properties. You’ll also be critical in projecting the Hylink brand through creation of infographics, illustrations, presentations, and maintenance of our internal visual language.
Qualifications
College graduate (e.g. interaction, graphic, visual communications, product, industrial), multimedia design or advertising degree strongly preferred, or equivalent work experience required.
A strong, memorable portfolio of graphic and interactive design work.
1-2 years work experience as a visual designer, illustrator, or graphics illustrator
Flexibility, quickness and a willingness to roll up your sleeves and get work done
Proficient in Illustrator, Photoshop and Indesign and a bonus if you have experience with Adobe After Effects.
Demonstrated experience in designing infographics, communications toolkits
Strong, clean visual design sense.
Excellent leadership, communication and teamwork skills.
Strong core design skills; ability to establish visual hierarchy, layout, typography, and color effectively.
Must have strong work ethic with positive can-do attitude, not afraid of new challenges, tight timelines or curve balls.
Responsibilities
Produce high-quality visual designs, illustrations to convey a story narrative or idea —from concept to execution, including those for desktop, web, and mobile devices.
Rapid prototyping & mock-ups to visualize ideas Must be equally comfortable sketching fast on a napkin or pushing the tiniest pixel; both are crucial.
Balance art with corporate branding and business objectives
Develop the design rationale and explain visual choices to cross-functional teams; express concepts verbally and visually.
Attend status/kick-off meetings, creative review meetings and brainstorming sessions.
Create and iterate on assets that reflect the brand, enforce a language, and inject beauty and life into all our creative and brand assets.
Must be highly organized and able to manage details for multiple projects efficiently while meeting deadlines in a fast-paced working environment.