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Digital Designer - Temporary

Company: VTech Electronics
Location: Arlington Heights
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

VTech is the global leader in electronic learning products from infancy through toddler and preschool. Since its establishment in 1976, VTech has been the pioneer in the electronic learning toy category.

Our mission is to design, manufacture and supply innovative and high-quality products in a manner that minimizes any impact on the environment, while creating sustainable value for our stakeholders and the community.

Our culture comes largely from the great group of employees we have at VTech. They're friendly, yet professional. We embrace and value all of our employees and strive to foster a positive, collaborative work environment.

VTech believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. That contribution should not be limited by the assigned responsibilities. Therefore, this position description is designed to outline primary duties; qualification and job scope, but not limit the incumbent or the organization to only the work identified. It is our expectation that each employee will offer his/her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of our endeavors.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Contract Digital Designer will have a proven track record of creative development specific for responsive digital environments with the ability to communicate the rationale for designs based on their understanding of the broader digital ecosystem. They have the ability to differentiate between design types that deliver against a variety of KPIs to help achieve digital marketing goals.

They will support digital design deliverables for both VTech and LeapFrog brands and will contribute to the development and maintenance of digital design components of all marketing style guides.

Further, the Digital Designer will have a working knowledge of back-end web development and the design limitations and capabilities as they relate to various digital environments.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of campaign objectives and devise strategies to achieve them by offering creative ideas and collaborating with other creative teams.
  • Answer creative briefs to a very high standard to design and deliver assets for banners, web pages site designs, emails, social assets, and digital assets for all digital paid media and trade marketing initiatives.
  • Deliver creative with a focus on brand consistency and a strong rationale for user experience and linking strategies as part of the design point of view.
  • Plan, coordinate and track the design and production of all digital project assets.
  • Maintain and update working shared files and design assets.
  • Assist sales reps by providing requested assets, most predominantly, digital banners, retailer enhanced content pages and brand page layouts.
  • Manage creative feedback and adhere to established review processes.
  • Support needs for individual assets for other marketing uses, such as image retouching or combination image creation.

SPECIFIC JOB SKILLS

  • Responsive digital design.
  • Understanding of technical back-end implications on designs.
  • Persuasive and confident approach to creative with the ability to give and receive constructive feedback.
  • Effective interpersonal skills to nurture good working relationships.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and across teams on creative.
  • Ability to pitch concepts and deliverables to internal customers.
  • Sense of curiosity, and desire to ask questions and "think outside the box".
  • Ability to think on feet, problem solve and pitch in where needed.
  • Ability to translate technical information into interesting and compelling designs and apply implications from research to designs.
  • Ability to integrate consistent brand look and feel into all designs.
  • Good project management and organizational skills.
  • Strong computer skills including:
    • Photoshop
    • Illustrator
    • Basecamp
    • Office Based Programs (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
    • Smartsheets
    • InDesign (desired but not mandatory)
  • Full understanding of responsive design and comfort level designing for a variety of digital platforms: desktop, mobile, tablet.
  • Digital animation skills a plus (custom GIF animations, video clip editing).
  • Intermediate understanding of SEO, Metadata and Tagging.
  • High professional and ethical standards.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design or a related field, and 3+ years of progressively responsible experience in the area of digital graphic design or website design; or any combination of experience and education that provides the necessary skills, knowledge and ability to perform assigned tasks.

MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY

This position currently does (not) require direct report management.

POSITION COMPETENCIES

The individual in this position must possess the following job competencies:

  • Creativity/Innovation: Generates new ideas, challenges the status quo, takes risks, supports change, encourages innovation, solves problems creatively.
  • Dependability: Meets commitments, works independently, accepts accountability, handles change, sets personal standards, stays focused under pressure, meets attendance/punctuality requirements.
  • Initiative: Tackles problems and takes independent action, seeks out new responsibilities, acts on opportunities, generates new ideas, practices self-development.
  • Productivity: Manages a fair workload, volunteers for additional work, prioritizes tasks, develops good work procedures, manages time well, handles information flow.
  • Teamwork: Meets all team deadlines and responsibilities, listens to others and values opinions, helps team leader to meet goals, welcomes newcomers and promotes a team atmosphere.
  • Rules of Engagement: Actively demonstrates behaviors established in the Rules of Engagement to 1) Set Common Goals and Clearly Define Priorities, 2) Make Timely and Appropriate Decisions, 3) Communicate Openly, 4) Challenge Issues Constructively, 5) Be Accountable, and 6) Be a Team Player.



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Keywords: VTech Electronics, Arlington Heights , Digital Designer - Temporary, Other , Arlington Heights, Illinois

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