Visual Designer

Are you the new visual talent that we're looking for?

About The Role

At The Garage, visual design is the heartbeat of our design practice. Our designers identify user needs, interpret client challenges and develop concepts that unify our products and services. Visual designers work collaboratively with other experts, absorbing the project’s needs, creating concepts and evolving the client’s brand in an engaging way.

What you are

  • Naturally engaging people at a deep level whether observing or interviewing customers, working with fellow team members, clients and channeling the inner creative
  • A visual and verbal storyteller, delivering insights about people and behaviour in a way that generates empathy, emotion and engagement from the client and design team
  • Comfortable with ambiguity in a fluid organization
  • Ready to collaborate on products and services that change the way our clients do business, creating service at scale
  • Passionate about creating experiences that fuse physical and digital through research, analytics, design and delivery

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensure our work communicates clearly, is on-brand and delights users
  • Advance visual design as a discipline and a practice, including The Garage Brand
  • Explain, discuss and justify design decisions eloquently. Give effective feedback and direction to other team members
  • Lead the definition and creation of flexible, coherent design systems and component libraries
  • Partner with colleagues in other disciplines to ensure that project expectations, parameters and process are mutually understood and met, that solutions meets creative, strategy and program objectives as well as technology strategy and requirements
  • Collaborate with the client to define needs, business objectives and brand goals to form insightful concepts while enhancing other people's knowledge and understanding of the client’s brand, consumer and competitive landscape
  • Lead client presentations
  • Understand brand strategy and the organizational/political dynamics of assigned brands, including the critical processes that drive them and the key players involved. Translate or extend the brand identity system to digital touchpoints
  • Publish articles and other media on behalf of The Garage

What you’ll bring

As Visual Designer, you’ll be supporting conceptual development, overall direction, and delivery of visual design artifacts. You’ll have a strong appreciation for interaction design, the ability to elegantly adapt designs across devices, and an effortless presentation style that owns and sells pitches.

FOR THE ROLE OF VISUAL DESIGNER YOU ALSO HAVE

  • 7+ years of working and conceptual knowledge of cross platform design -all touch points within the service experience: Mobile/Tablet; Web – responsive and mobile friendly; Kiosk – touchscreens/display screens that can be interactive or static
  • 3+ years of experience in standard design and presentation applications such as Sketch, InVision, the Adobe Suite, Keynote
  • A digital design portfolio
  • Exemplary design sensibility and command of standard design applications (i.e. Sketch, InVision, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Keynote). Experience with Adobe XD, video editing, motion graphics and prototyping software is a plus
  • Knowledge of and curiosity about technology and its impact on design solutions
  • Demonstrated expert creative problem-solving skills to help establish a look and feel for a given project, evaluate a creative approach, brainstorm, think and respond quickly while delivering unexpected, original and innovative ideas
  • Proven ability to maintain attention to detail across project deliverables; management of version control issues
  • Excellent leadership skills, problem resolution abilities and good judgment
  • Proven history managing cross-functional teams to create a powerful, effective and coherent design solution

What we offer

A brand new office in Amsterdam, an attractive salary based on your experience and responsibility & everything you need (tools, NS business card) & a great team!

Are you ready to take on this unique challenge?

Let us know who you are - we are looking forward to meeting you!

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