Bates Creative, a Silver Spring-based creative and brand experience agency, is looking to hire an enthusiastic Designer who is excited to be part of a growing, fast-paced strategic and creative team.

Our ideal candidate is inspired by design; loves to create in print and digital, and has the vision to bring stories to life across platforms. Working with the Creative Director and creative team, the Designer executes on projects from conception to delivery. Work includes illustrations, digital art, interactive and collateral materials. The Designer has a fundamental and practical understanding for use of typography, layout, and art direction to produce the best work possible. Above all, creativity, strategic thinking, and teamwork rule here—egos do not.

The Position

This position reports to the Creative Director

  • Create informed design that pushes boundaries and solves client challenges
  • Think strategically and focus on the target audience
  • Execute exceptional creative concepts, design & layout, for print, web, and interactive projects
  • Exceptional planning, organizational, and proactive communication skills
  • Collaborative participation on projects within the entire team and outside partners
  • Meet project workload, milestones, and goals with little to no assistance
  • At least 2-5 years of design experience
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud, especially InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator
  • Experience in an Mac environment
  • Strong working knowledge in MS Office software (Word, Excel, PPT)
  • Experience in publication or multi-page layout using Master Pages and Style Sheets
  • Understanding/working knowledge of HTML, CSS
  • Experience in PHP and JavaScript a plus
  • Knowledge of print production standards and designing press-ready materials
  • Passionate, creative self-motivator with a strong work ethic
  • Starting salary based on experience
  • Flexible time and Teleworking
  • Accrued Personal Time Off (PTO) – 15 days first year
  • Company contributes 50% toward individual healthcare plan after 90 days
  • Simple IRA plan available after 1 year, with up to 3% company match

To be considered, send a cover letter, resume and link to online portfolio to

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