Freelance Senior Designer

New York, New York, United States

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06/11/2024

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Freelance Designer

New York

 

Current Global is an award-winning global communications agency that puts humanity at the heart of everything we do, from our internal culture to the way we help clients understand that people want to connect with companies and brands as real and human as they are.

 

A member of the Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE: IPG) and The Weber Shandwick Collective, our footprint spans Asia, Europe, MENAT, North and South America with strength and depth across corporate, consumer, health, and technology communications. Our dynamic team of public relations, marketing, and integrated media experts works with some of the world’s most iconic companies and brands to develop highly strategic and creative campaigns, collaborating across four talent communities: Client Experience, Insights, Creative, and Integrated Media.    

  

The best ideas come from a diverse mix of minds, backgrounds, and experiences, which is why we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are mission critical to building strong teams, cultivating great leaders, and creating an agency where everyone can do their best work. At Current Global, difference is valued, equality is a mandate, and inclusiveness is a reflex, not an initiative. A Fast Company World Changing Idea, Accessible by Design is our commitment that all communication we create will meet the highest accessibility standards to reach people with sight, hearing, and cognitive disabilities.  

 

POSITION PROFILE.

 

Current Global is looking for a freelance Senior Designer to serve as a key member of the creative team. Reporting to the Creative Director, the Designer will be responsible for creating, developing and executing design and creative concepts. This person must be a self-starter and be able to juggle multiple tasks and assignments. Concise knowledge of graphic design and production for both print, web and video is critical to the success of this role. The ideal candidate must have strong research, problem-solving and time management skills as well as possess good communications skills, and be an enthusiastic team player with a high level of attention to detail.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES.

 

  • Create compelling visuals to bring conceptual tactics to life.
  • Use layout, design and typography skills to design decks for presentation.
  • Use motion graphics skills to ideate and create short-form content for social media.
  • Create unique visual brand elements for use across multiple channels.
  • Produce print-ready assets that adhere to vendor specs.

QUALIFICATIONS.

 

  • 4+ years’ work and/or internship experience (print & digital).
  • Self-motivated with a positive attitude.
  • Able to prioritize and manage own time.
  • Possess a strong desire to learn and work on both large and small projects from conception through production.
  • Fluent in leading design software (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects).
  • HTML/Flash knowledge is a plus.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.

 

Current Global recognizes that your health and wellbeing are a priority. We offer a full suite of benefits including medical; dental; vision; 401k (with employer match); tuition reimbursement; $60 monthly reimbursement to be used towards nourishing your health; flexible time off policy; flexible holiday schedules; short-term disability; paid employee family leave; family building benefit.

Current Global is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We recruit qualified applications without regard to age, race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, protected veteran status, physical or mental disability, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, or citizenship status. 

 

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You will play an important role on our team, helping lead a broad range of projects, develop new business opportunities, and mentor and grow the skill sets of emerging talent in our practice. The nature of the work also requires an ability and eagerness to juggle multiple responsibilities in a fast-paced deadline-oriented environment, both inside and outside traditional work hours. Candidates should have agency background, expertise in digital/social media and a demonstrated track record of supporting high-stakes crisis communications projects. 

 

Our team – the Weber Shandwick Global Crisis and Issues Practice: 

 

Our team is a group of analytical and hardworking people who care deeply about helping lead our clients through a crisis to make a positive impact on society. 

 

We help leading organizations manage breaking negative issues and events affecting reputation and develop the internal culture and infrastructure needed to anticipate, prepare and navigate them effectively. From cyberattacks, environmental protests, high-profile litigation and misinformation defense to sweeping product recalls, multinational bankruptcies and executive controversies, we live at the intersection of business, media, policy, culture and society.  

 

Our multi-disciplinary team of experts in crisis, public policy, culture, business and analytics know how to make sense of data to provide context and perspective and predict trends. We mitigate against vulnerabilities, provide real-time feedback and validate communications strategies to help clients navigate risk and reward in a complex and ever-changing world. 

 

To learn more: Crisis & reputation defense – Communications & PR (webershandwick.com) 

 

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What you will be doing:  

 

  • Support a range of issues and crisis communications situations for companies and organizations, including, but not limited to: 
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Qualifications: 

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and/or 5-7 years of relevant experience in an agency/strategic consulting firm, political campaign, or at a company in the healthcare sector. 
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About Weber Shandwick 

 

Weber Shandwick is a leading global communications network that delivers next-generation solutions to brands, businesses and organizations in major markets around the world. Led by world-class strategic and creative thinkers and activators, we have won some of the most prestigious awards in the industry. Weber Shandwick was named to Ad Age’s Agency A-List in 2020 and Best Places to Work in 2019. Weber Shandwick was also honored as PRWeek’s Global Agency of the Year in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, and PRovoke’s Global Agency of the Year in 2015, 2017 and 2019. The firm earned 25 Lions at the 2019 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Data-led, with earned ideas at the core, the agency deploys leading and emerging technologies to inform strategy, develop critical insights and heighten impact across sectors and specialty areas, including brand and B2B marketing, healthcare marketing, change management, employee engagement, corporate reputation, crisis management, data and analytics, technology, public affairs, social impact and financial communications. Weber Shandwick is part of the Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG). For more information, visit http://www.webershandwick.com 

The Weber Shandwick Collective recognizes that your health and wellbeing are a priority. This is why we offer a full suite of benefits including:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 401k (with employer match)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Juice Money – $60 monthly reimbursement to be used towards purchases that nourish your health, mind, body, and soul
  • MyDays – Flexible holiday schedules
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Paid Employee Family Leave
  • Family Building Benefit

NYC Salary range: $100,000 – $115,000

Where an employee or prospective employee is paid within this range will depend on, among other factors, actual ranges for current/former employees in the subject position; market considerations; budgetary considerations; tenure and standing with the company (applicable to current employees); as well as the employee’s/applicant’s background, pertinent experience, and qualifications.

Weber Shandwick is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Weber Shandwick recruits qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, ethnic or national origin, protected veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or citizenship status.

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London, England, United Kingdom

Conceptual Designer

Who is Weber Shandwick ?

We create cultural value and help brands navigate the ever-changing age of earned: an age where consumers actively say no to advertising; an age where everyone is an influencer that can make or break your brand; an age where content can be turned into commercial opportunity. Our talented team build brands by finding connection points in the real world. We energise the right mix of talent, using the right platforms and latest technology to choreograph stories that make a real and meaningful impact for some of the world’s leading brands and businesses e.g. HSBC, Unilever, eBay and Pinterest to name a few.

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A snapshot of the role:

Based in London and working as part of our in-house, integrated design team, you are a passionate, Conceptual Designer who comes from an integrated agency background. You are a team player who prides themselves on developing creative concepts into world-class Earned Campaigns.

Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

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Who are we: 

Weber Shandwick are a leading global communications network that delivers next-generation solutions to brands, businesses, and organisations in major markets around the world. Led by world-class strategic and creative thinkers and activators, we have won some of the most prestigious awards in the industry.

The firm has earned more than 135 Lions at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Weber Shandwick was named to Ad Age’s Agency A-List in 2020 and Best Places to Work in 2019. Weber Shandwick was also honoured as PRovoke’s Global Agency of the Decade in 2020 and PRWeek’s Global Agency of the Year in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Data-led, with earned ideas at the core, the agency deploys leading and emerging technologies to inform strategy, develop critical insights and heighten impact across sectors and specialty areas, including brand and B2B marketing, healthcare marketing, change management, employee engagement, corporate reputation, crisis management, data and analytics, technology, public affairs, social impact, and financial communications.

Weber Shandwick is part of the wider Interpublic Group. Check out more about the team, the work, and what it’s like to work at Weber Shandwick here.

At Weber Shandwick we are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

 

Our Values and Behaviours: 

Curiosity, inclusion, courage, impact. Our work and our culture are shaped by our values:

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  2. INCLUSION: We foster teams and environments built on belonging and openness to possibility. Because the best ideas have no bias
  3. COURAGE: We stand up for what we believe in. Because being comfortable with the uncomfortable is how progress is made
  4. IMPACT: We strive to make a meaningful difference in everything we do. Because we owe it to our people, our clients, and the world

 

What’s in it for you: 

  • JUICE – Our flexible working model
  • 25 days annual leave + Birthday and Festive period off
  • Personal pension plan
  • Early finish Fridays
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Private dental insurance
  • Gym discounts
  • Heath cash plan
  • Group life assurance
  • Group income protection
  • Flexible life insurance
  • Critical illness insurance
  • Buy and Sell Holiday
  • Travel Insurance
  • Private medical

 

Useful links:

UK Website

LinkedIn Life Page

Office Video

LinkedIn Company Page

 

 

 

 

 

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Hong Kong SAR

Graphic Designer (Healthcare)

OVERVIEW

Weber Shandwick is one of the world’s leading global communications and marketing solutions firms with offices in 79 cities and a network extending to 120 cities on 6 continents. In the Asia Pacific region the firm operates in 18 markets including owned as well as affiliates and representative firms in other locales – spanning Greater China, Japan and Korea, India and Southeast Asia. Our heritage in Asia Pacific stretches back more than 60 years.

 

Weber Shandwick was named Asia-Pacific PR Consultancy of the Year 2017, 2019 and 2020 by PR Awards Asia, the ICCO Regional Network of the Year Asia Pacific in 2017, 2018 and 2019, Asia-Pacific Consultancy of the Year 2017 and 2019 by Provoke and Regional Network of the Year in 2017, 2018 and 2023 by Public Affairs Asia. We were also named PRWeek Purpose Awards Agency of the Year 2020 and 2021, Global PR Agency of the Decade 2020 and Global PR Agency of the Year 2023 at the Global Sabre Awards by Provoke Media.

 

More than ever, organisations need to solve for unprecedented challenges born of technology-driven disruption. We fuse global teams grounded in technology, digital innovation and analytics to help clients. As we live in an always-on world, our brand positioning reflects this need to engage with our always-on audience, just as we advise our clients to do. We inspire. We incite. We shape ideas and conversations, and we activate our global reach for local causes and multinational brands alike, and we’re always ready for more problems to solve.

 

Our Values:

CURIOSITY We cultivate curiosity and challenge convention. Because solving any problem begins by asking the right questions

INCLUSION – We foster teams and environments built on belonging and openness to possibility. Because the best ideas have no bias

COURAGE – We stand up for what we believe in. Because being comfortable with the uncomfortable is how progress is made

IMPACT – We strive to make a meaningful difference in everything we do. Because we owe it to our people, or clients and the world

 

About the Role

A Graphic Designer is responsible for aspects of visual, conceptualization and production for healthcare projects online and offline.

They should collaborate with account lead, external vendors, and other content specialists and writers/team members. They should draw on their experience and knowledge to provide high-level counsel on design and visual issues for various projects and events with their target audiences. Other responsibilities include assisting the team with brainstorming design concept to achieve client’s goals, work closely with the Senior Art Director as well as freelancers, implementing design concepts and collaboratively work with production.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Client

  • Quickly acquire a good general knowledge of client products, brands and therapeutic areas, to provide high-level of design and visual approach for projects
  • Come up with unique approach and concept for clients by getting familiar with clients’ competitor products and their brands
  • Provide recommendations on timeline, materials and vendors from design to realization of projects
  • Assist account lead to develop and beautify presentations for clients and pitch

 

Design

  • Involve in brainstorming and actively assist in idea generating session
  • Concept and brand development for medical projects
  • Help to visualize and provide guidelines of implementation or identify restraints on design projects
  • Develop design that would communicate to both professional and lay audiences
  • Manage design aspect of projects internally or externally by collaborating with Art Director, designers, writers, digital professionals, and production personnel
  • Manage production process; quality control on outgoing artwork especially with printed materials to printers; ensure high quality deliverables to clients by pre-checking test print from production
  • Work with digital team closely according to specs to deliver social media platform or website collaterals

 

PERSONAL PROFILE

  • A bachelor’s degree or higher in Graphic Design, Communication, Design, Fine arts, or a related field
  • 1-3 year of experience of relevant design experience in Branding/Event/Digital/Advertising agency; creating both digital and print materials
  • Highly proficient with design software including Adobe Suite, Microsoft Office, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, After Effects, PowerPoint and Figma
  • Ability to sketch, visualize and communicate storylines and concepts
  • Experience/interest in the healthcare industry is ideal

To apply, please provide portfolio link together with your resume. 

 

Note from the team

Weber Shandwick is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Weber Shandwick is committed to building a culture where all employees are seen as equal, are respected and where all opinions are heard. We take pride in our inclusive hiring, as well as our diverse workforce and we welcome applications from all qualified candidates.

 

Personal data held by Weber Shandwick relating to employment applications will be used in accordance with our Privacy Statement, which is available on our website.

Due to the large number of applications received, we apologize if we are unable to provide a response or feedback on unsuccessful applications. We appreciate the time taken to apply for the role and your recent interest in Weber Shandwick.

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