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Freelance Graphic Designer



The Local Palate Magazine is seeking a remote, part-time, freelance Graphic Designer who possesses strong graphic design and photography skills and has 5+ years of print magazine experience. This role will report to the Publisher, Editor-in-Chief, and Art Director, and will work closely with the art, editorial, marketing, sales, and digital teams to ensure visual continuity for partnered and advertorial print pieces, effectively and efficiently. We are seeking a candidate to take on 5 to 8 projects per year with opportunities for more.



• Work closely with the Publisher/Sales Team, Art Director, and Editors to design and execute all aspects of partnered/advertorial content

• Collaborate with Art Director to work with TLP master templates, styles, and branded elements to craft multi-page advertorials as well as stand-alone print magazine publications to match partner/client vision and expectations while blending seamlessly with TLP house style and aesthetic. 

• Conceptualize and design layouts according to brand templates and styles for print materials

• Work with Photo Editor and Sales Team to manage photo assets, collect outsourced photography needed for publication, and to work on color corrections and image resizing as needed

• Design and create print-ready layouts, input design revisions, and prepare files for final press production

• Work with Art Director and Editorial Team to move files through editing/revision process

• Work with off-site printer to upload files, input corrections, and give final approval to all files on deadline



Examples might include:

-        16-page travel-focused advertorial inserts

-        64-page standalone destination travel guides


Timing and project scope is dependent on production / sales cycle; design time is typically 2 to 4 weeks



• 5+ years of print magazine Graphic Design experience

• Strong portfolio showcasing print design skills

• Proficiency in page layout, typography, editorial grids, style sheets, and templates

• Basic knowledge of photography, file sizing, image quality, and photo editing skills

• Positive attitude, strong interpersonal communication, and collaboration skills

• Well-organized, with attention to detail, good problem-solving skills, time management, and excellent communication skills

• Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat) and MS Office; experience with InSite a plus