ABOUT THE ROLE
SMAKK Studios is looking for an energetic Junior Designer to join our team. As a designer on our team you merge your technical skills with creative direction to design and produce print and digital design projects for branding, marketing, and web. The right person for this position will love working on all phases of projects, be able to work independently while working within stated prince guidelines and specifications.
WHAT YOU’LL DO:
You will be responsible for the design, execution and internal presentation of:
Print and packaging projects
Creation and layout of online designs including, but not limited to, websites, user interface mockups and landing pages with a strong consideration for responsive user experience across devices
Social media content
Email marketing content
Research and asset collection
Digital and Print Production
Go out of your way to fill in the gaps; proactively ask for project requirements when information is incomplete
Q/A work against project specs proactively searching for errors like spelling mistakes, omitted or incorrect information, sizing errors, technical file issues, etc.
Actively look for opportunities to integrate best practices towards sustainability and inclusivity in all aspects of your work from workflow to creative
WHO YOU ARE:
Minimum of 1-3 working with print & digital design projects for branding, marketing and ecommerce
Able to take design direction and work with input from senior creatives
Understand, technically skilled, and fluent in color theory, typography, composition and photo retouching
Be self-sufficient and able to problem-solve and manage timelines on your own
Able to carry out graphic design tasks from ideation to production with creative direction and feedback from Art Director, Creative Director, and Accounts team
Collaborate with the Digital and Interactive team to bring the designs to life
Experience working with consumer brands and/or DTC brands - bonus if you have a focus within the Skincare, Beauty & Wellness space
Multitasking on a variety of projects simultaneously
Strategic and tactical thinking as it applies to your projects and work
Fluent in Figma, Shopify, Klaviyo, and Adobe Suite - esp. Illustrator
Aptitude to learn more and grow not just yourself but your team
Acute analytical skills and superb attention to detail
Work effectively in a team environment including close interaction with clients
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
WHY WORK WITH US?
We are a a close knit team that values empathy and curiosity in our approach to projects and teamwork
Collaboration is at our core - we prioritize learning from our challenges, adapt and adjust to consistently improve as a group and individually
We don’t just move on from one win to the next - we acknowledge and celebrate
We believe investing in our team is our future success. We provide financial assistance for professional development and continued career development support
Competitive benefits: matching 401k, fully paid health, vision and dental benefits
We value mental health and self care and have policies to support your needs
We value having fun and embrace slowing down during the summer months with Summer Fridays and company happy hours year round
We truly mean work from where you want to work. We’re based in NYC with a collaboration space in SoHo, but our team works locally and remote from wherever they would like
*The base salary hiring range for this position is $45,000 - $65,000, but the final compensation offer will ultimately be based on the candidate’s location, skill level and experience.
SMAKK is a branding and marketing agency with a purpose. We use our focused set of capabilities to develop and grow world-changing brands that are better for people and the planet.
Founded in 2011 and based in NYC, we are proudly one of the .1% of creative agencies owned by women. Today, our services include brand strategy and development, website design and development, packaging design, and marketing strategy and execution.
We work with brands across a range of sectors including wellness and personal care, beauty, lifestyle, and social impact. Past clients have included The Honey Pot Co., S.C. Johnson, Busy Co, Conscious Step, Shiseido, Two Blind Brothers, and the NYC Mayor’s Office of Sustainability.