Freelance/Contract Graphic Designer

Spoke is currently on the hunt for a creative, thoughtful graphic designer for frequent freelance contract work, with the possibility for growth. Our ideal candidate has experience in brand identity design, and knows how to communicate clearly, present ideas well, and weave excellence out of thin air. MUST be self-motivated and have a passionate attention to detail (especially in typography). Needs to possess top-notch professionalism and time management skills, especially amid a fluid ever-changing creative environment. It’s vital to be able to balance the needs and goals of the client with those of Spoke, and to maintain a positive atmosphere throughout it all.

Specific Responsibilities include:

• Following creative direction to produce multiple options for compelling results in both print and digital deliverables, on time and within budget

• Collaborating fluidly with creative team on ideation, exploration, concept development, and final execution in both print and digital deliverables

• Maintaining consistent communication with Project Manager to ensure that all milestones and expectations are being met within scope boundaries

• Self-tracking time to ensure scope boundaries and timely delivery to client

• Supporting design team in general, including brand research, strategy assessment, stock photo searches, etc.

Key Requirements and Essential Skills:

• Minimum one year experience in design, with demonstrated results in both print and digital visual communications

• Proven expertise in Adobe Creative Suite, primarily Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop

• Demonstrated brand identity design is preferred

• Demonstrated high degree of proficiency in typography is essential

• Local to Portland metro area, with ability to meet at various times throughout the work week, both with creative team and clients.

• Able to work in our office Monday through Friday as needed; ability to work remotely is a bonus

• Must have strong organizational skills and hold a strong overview of the project and take responsibility for key elements

• Approach work with an open, flexible outlook and a focus on best results

• Calmness and coolness in the face of tight situations

• Flexibility to work with ever-changing timelines within strict global deadlines and scope/budget

To Apply:

If you’re interested in applying, please email jobs@spokebranding.com with a URL link or PDF of the best of your best work, a resume, a list of professional references, and cover letter explaining how you are good fit for our team. Let us know a little bit about your process and how you like to approach projects of various scale and scope. Tell us what your goals are, and please include your compensation expectations.