Company: Center for Responsive Schools
Location: Turners Falls
Posted on: January 16, 2022
The Graphic Designer is responsible for synthesizing the
visions, needs, and wishes expressed by project managers and other
stakeholders for the look and feel of CRS publications and other
materials, creating designs that meet these visions and needs, and
seeing the materials through production. These materials include
retail books for both educators and students, workshop books and
supporting materials, PowerPoints, and a range of other materials
(catalogs, postcards, pamphlets, brochures, and more) to support
other departments. The position also serves the President and CEO's
office, producing materials for Board and client meetings, grant
proposals, and other various projects as needed.
PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
Design and produce all materials related to Responsive Classroom
workshops in collaboration with the workshop materials
Design materials for grants, presentations, and other
organizational endeavors in collaboration with the President and
CEO, Executive Assistant, or other project manager.
Design and produce retail products and packaging materials in
collaboration with the project manager.
Occasionally support other departments by producing catalogs,
brochures, materials needed for conferences and other displays, and
other materials in collaboration with the Director of Marketing or
other project managers.
Produce office materials such as internal forms, business cards,
letterhead, and signage as needed by department.
Manage and build library of photo, art, and font files.
Apprise the Editor in Chief of photography and illustration
Oversee the work of any freelance designers and illustrators.
Stay informed of the evolving reading habits of and publication
mediums used by CRS's audience.
Advise as needed on other organizational materials, including
signage and furnishings for offices.
Appreciates and values diversity.
Represents CRS positively and professionally in interactions with
clients, vendors, and the community at large in both real and
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design or related field
At least 5 years' experience in graphic design, preferably in book
publishing and preferably in an office setting
Knowledge of 1-, 2-, and 4-color printing techniques
Illustration and photography experience preferred
Experience with InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, MS Word,
PowerPoint, and web design software
Ability to work in both a Mac and PC environment as required by
Strong organizational skills and file management abilities
Receptive to direction, feedback, and editing from people with
varying roles and backgrounds
Deadline-oriented with the ability to prioritize work to meet
project due dates
Ability to juggle multiple projects at one time
Strong attention to detail
Assists with general publications tasks as needed
Perform effectively as a team player in a highly collaborative work
Maintain regular and reliable attendance
Ability to use a computer for up to 8 hours per day, with breaks
Ability to talk on the telephone for up to 1 hour per day.
Ability to lift 30 pounds on occasion.
These requirements are representative, but not all-inclusive, of
the knowledge, skill, and ability required to perform this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
This job description is only a summary of the typical functions of
this position, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all
possible job responsibilities, tasks and duties. Responsibilities,
tasks, and duties of individual jobholders may vary from the above
description. - Other duties, as assigned by the jobholder's
supervisor, may also be required.
Keywords: Center for Responsive Schools, Springfield , Graphic Designer, Design, Graphic Design & CAD , Turners Falls, Massachusetts
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