Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
The 106 Group is seeking to fill an immediate position for a full-time, entry-level graphic designer in our St. Paul Office.
The 106 Group offers a professional and friendly working environment with a wide range of interesting and challenging projects in the field of cultural resources management, planning, community engagement, and design. See 106group.com for more information about our firm.
Our design work focuses on revealing the stories of places as a critical aspect of protecting cultural heritage. We often work closely with indigenous and underrepresented communities and advocate for processes that open doors to voices that have traditionally been left out.
A Graphic Designer produces visual solutions to the communication needs of clients, using a mix of creative skills and industry awareness. Designers need imagination, awareness of current and historic visual arts styles, working knowledge of the latest computer packages, and an understanding of material costs and time limits, all of which can impact design.
- Participate in conceptual design meetings, contribute creative ideas, and bring ideas into 2D design drafts for both client and internal projects.
- Advise on best practices and optimizations throughout design projects.
- Prepare 2D design files for fabrication and manage external vendors. Collaborate with other designers, writers, planners, and project managers as an integrated member of project teams.
- Participate in internal design critiques, helping produce quality final products.
- Research, select, and acquire image assets following good use rights management practices.
- Participate in additional projects as appropriate according to skill level, experience, and ability.
- B.A. or B.S. degree in graphic design or closely related field.
- A strong, diverse design portfolio.
- Ability to work across multiple forms of media (Print, digital, etc.).
- Proficient in Adobe Creative Cloud including InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator.
- Knowledge of preparing design files for fabrication.
- Proficient pencil sketch and other illustration techniques for both early conceptual work and final illustration asset creation.
- Ability to critique other designs and take constructive criticism.
- Ability to uphold brand standards.
- Desire for continual learning.
- Strong communication skills with colleagues, vendors, and contacts.
- Ability to plan ahead, load balance, work on multiple projects simultaneously, and meet deadlines.
- Ability to organize files, naming structures, and work in a non-loss image manipulation workflow.
- Ability to work individually and on a team.
- Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
- Ability to adapt quickly and work well under pressure.
- Working knowledge and ability to use or learn to use current technologies.
- Valid driver’s license and ability to reliably commute to either the 106 Group office or project locations.
Additional experience valued or preferred:
- At least 1 year of experience consulting or at a design firm.
- Proficient in languages other than English, including Spanish, Dakota, and/or Ojibwe.
- Experience with 3D software such as Google SketchUp and/or 2D CAD programs.
- Familiarity with image acquisition, use rights, and copyright law.
- Understanding of Accessibility and Universal Design.
The 106 Group offers a competitive salary and benefits package. The minimum base salary for this position is $37,000. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Please complete web application with attached PDF resume and a cover letter highlighting your skills. Include a link to an online portfolio or attach a pdf portfolio.
The 106 Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.