At Mentus, we are a creative design agency that helps business both large and small communicate with their customers. How? We help companies bring ideas to life by designing and creating content to truly engage their print and online communications giving businesses and organizations the power to truly engage their customers. We’re the ones behind beautifully crafted communications, branding, websites and marketing—and we’re the ones who realize that great work and relationships add up to fulfilling creative projects year after year.
We do it with energy, passion, and curiosity, and we’re backed by our experience, a can do attitude and a culture of creativity and service. We’re looking for exceptional talent to join us.
We are located in San Diego and are seeking a Lead Graphic Designer who has a passion for great design. We are an established agency with a national client base specializing in corporate communications, with an emphasis on annual reports, design and branding both print and online.
Skills and Responsibilities:
Our ideal candidate must demonstrate:
A sophisticated aesthetic for beautiful design, a strong knowledge of typography, layout and information graphics.
Must be aware of best online practice standards and have a thirst for seeking out current trends and techniques with an emphasis on website, social, and mobile applications
Create, evaluate and develop brands’ visual language by exploring appropriate design principles
Preparing files to hand off to developers, programmers and production in a thoughtful
and detailed manner.
A proven track record of working well as a team member and the ability to drive your own projects.
The ability to create and implement identities and brand standards creating consistency across multiple pieces and projects.
A sophisticated knowledge of balancing multiple projects in various phases, work with project managers to prioritize workflow and deliver projects on time and on budget.
The ability to adhere to established processes and milestones.
The ability to communicate at all phases of a project to insure and maintain the highest standards of design and production goals. The ability to express concepts and ideas through excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
Be detail-oriented, thorough and creative with an extremely high respect for details and quality assurance, excellent organizational and planning skills.
Reliability, adaptability, and have the ability to work flexible hours, based on the needs of the business.
Conceptual creative abilities and a clean design aesthetic.
Detail-oriented, thorough and creative with an extremely high respect for details and quality assurance.
Proven time management skills; must be able to work independently and as a team managing multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment with rapidly changing priorities.
Required Experience and Education:
A portfolio of high end publication and web design including annual reports, websites, identities, packaging and other relevant samples.
Five to seven years working as a designer in an agency environment, with deep expertise in graphic design and best practices.
Fluent in Adobe CS.
Experience art directing photo and video shoots, and directing production of both print and online work.
We are looking for a minimum of 5 years establishing conceptual and stylish execution, in digital and print. The ability to work as a team is vital, as well as driving your own projects. Your ability to manage and grow our client relationships and project management skills is a critical component of what we need. Our Ideal candidate must be motivated, proactive, responsible, and self-directed. Clear communication skills are a must.
Candidate must be highly motivated, passionate about creative and technical solutions, a self-starter and willing to get involved with industry communities. Travel is required, periodically. If you are ready to take our Senior Designer Art director position and help grow the agency please send us your resume.
Salary + Benefits commensurate with experience.
Job Type: Full-time