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Visual Designer

Kivvit is seeking an experienced Visual Designer to lead creative and collaborative design efforts firm-wide.

WHO YOU ARE

A strong candidate is:

  • An innovator who approaches challenges with a creative mindset and novel design perspective to bring new approaches to design process and strategy
  • Adept at translating clients’ unique messages into visual media on a variety of platforms
  • Capable of managing multiple complex projects - scope and timelines
  • Understanding of complex project details for clients across a wide range of sectors and industries
  • Conscientious of developing the Design team’s next generation of talent
  • Forward-thinking, helping to develop and implement the firm’s culture and quality standards

WHAT YOU’LL DO

  • Translates business and marketing objectives into compelling content that is visually engaging
  • Mentors and provides creative direction to other designers and trainees
  • Acts as the primary design interface with clients and consultants on a number of clients
  • Anticipates team needs to ensure deadlines and project expectations are met
  • Advises on and builds comprehensive identity systems, including brand identity and brand guidelines
  • Collaborates with team members and colleagues to promote an inter-disciplinary design approach
  • Actively participates in new business and client team brainstorms to help achieve desired outcomes
  • Keeps up with the latest industry tools and tips to maintain efficient workflows
  • Manages a wide variety of projects and timelines across the firm to maintain and exceed client expectations
  • Assists Design Manager with ongoing firm-wide projects as needed

 

YOUR EXPERIENCE

As a qualified candidate, you have experience in all areas below:

  • Fluency in Adobe Creative Cloud programs, including InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Proven ability to take projects from concept through completion with minimal direction and supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively create, develop, implement and manage national campaigns
  • Strong proficiency in creating clean and concise editorial layouts for both new business and client opportunities
  • Knowledge of the latest design trends and visual strategies with an understanding of how to translate and apply that knowledge into unique deliverables

 

As an exceptional candidate, you possess many of the following attributes:

  • Working knowledge of After Effects and XD
  • Superior knowledge of design principals, theory, typography and color
  • Strong analytical skills; ability to work independently on strategic issues with client
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of targeted both digital and print advertising and marketing campaigns

WHO WE ARE

Kivvit is a nationally-recognized, award winning and fast-growing public affairs and strategic communications firm with offices in Boston, Chicago, Miami, New Jersey, New York City and Washington, D.C. The firm’s entrepreneurial culture is led by professionals with decades of experience in government, politics, journalism, non-profits, industry and advocacy campaigns.

 

We are committed to building the agency of the future and invested in creating a culture that fosters collaboration, creativity, and innovation across our teams. Our success delivering on these priorities has earned Kivvit significant recognition as Public Affairs Firm of the Year (Reed Awards), Most Innovative Agency (Bulldog PR Awards), North American Digital Agency of the Year (PRovoke), and a Best Agency to Work For (PRovoke).

 

Kivvit cares about our team’s quality of life outside of work. That’s why we offer a uniquely rich benefits package that includes: 

  • 100% Company-paid medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Fully paid maternity and paternity leave
  • 401(k) match and profit sharing
  • Annual wellness stipend
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • 12 paid company holidays per year, 22 days individual paid time off 
  • Early close every summer Friday

 

Team Kivvit prides itself on the kind of innovation that is only achieved through inclusive collaboration and equal opportunity. Maintaining a diverse staff of first class talent (including those from BIPOC, LGBTQ communities, and others from traditionally underrepresented groups), and conferring a sense of value and belonging on each team member is central to our mission as expert communicators. Candidates need not possess every attribute listed above to qualify for a role. If you identify with this profile but don’t quite meet all of the criteria we strongly encourage you to apply to joining our winning team!