Graphic Designer Job Description

Last updated on 21 Nov 2022

A seasoned Graphic Designer can help your brand combine color, illustrations, and text to convey stunning visuals for your brand.

Hiring the right Graphic Designer starts with a well-crafted job description. Depending on your needs, whether for print or web, logos or content marketing, graphic designers come with a wide-array of skillsets and domains. In your job description, be concise with your requirements and goals, while maintaining the vision and purpose the Graphic Designer will fulfill on your team.

Also check out our Graphic Designer Hiring Guide to help you find the best designer.

Here's a template to get you started on your search for the right Graphic Designer.

Company Introduction

This is where you make one of the first impressions with prospective hires. In this section, you may write a short but catchy paragraph about your company. Make sure to provide information about the company culture, company size, key clients, company’s mission, and goals. As well as perks, benefits, office hours, remote working possibilities, and everything else you think makes your company interesting. 

Job Description

As a Graphic Designer, you will work closely with the marketing team to create crucial design assets aligned to our company's brand guidelines. Your role will to be to use color, typography, and illustrations to convey brand messages and attract a wide audience. Your work will play a pivotal role in growing our brand's awareness through simple and clean design.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Study design briefs and conceptualize visuals based on identified requirements.
  • Create a wide range of graphics and layouts for the product website, advertisements, and other marketing collaterals.
  • Work collaboratively with marketing and design professionals to complete various graphics projects.
  • Work with computer design software including Adobe Illustrator, Figma, and Sketch.
  • Ensure that all designs align with the brand image, while also meeting usability and website standards.
  • Maintain graphic design guidelines and brand identity, as well as an organized respository of design work.

Requirements

  • Proven digital design experience in a studio, agency, or freelance setting.
  • Strong portfolio in illustration, as well as layout design.
  • Demonstratable experience with color theory in past work.
  • Visual design skills with sensitivity to human factors.
  • Proficient with visual design and wire-framing tools.
  • Ability to solve problems creatively and effectively.
  • Keep up to date with the latest design trends, techniques, and technologies.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, Communications, or other relevant field.

Skills

  • Graphic Design
  • Typography
  • Color Theory
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Figma
  • Sketch
  • QuarkXPress
  • Microsoft Publisher
  • Microsoft Visio

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