February 2017 Archives

Art Director - Popular Mechanics

Popular Mechanics is looking for a self-reliant art director to help define the visual voice of the magazine. We are looking for someone with a very distinct graphic style, the ability to adapt to an ever-changing environment, and the skills to lead by example. Strong conceptual skills are a must. The ability to collaborate with the edit and photo team is crucial to this role. Our work environment is highly critical and ever-changing, so it is important that the candidate is very flexible. This position is also open to getting involved with video and motion projects.

Daily Responsibilities:
Coming up with big visual ideas.
Layout and design of features and some FOB pages.
Collaborating with edit and photo dept.
Art directing shoots.
Communicating technical information to illustrators.
Communicating the vision of the design director to junior members of the team.
Following through with retouching via the imaging specialists.
Adding a distinct visual style to the overall look of the magazine.

3-5 years of experience as an art director at major print publication
strong communication skills
strong typography skills
general curiosity about science and technology
positive attitude
experience with complicated service packages
self-motivated to do award winning work

Bonuses but not required:
Hand lettering
Video editing
Motion graphics


Assists in the daily tasks of the art department including design of pages, invites and social media. Responsible for photocopying, scanning, archiving, creating pdfs and contact sheets, light photo retouching, making lo-res images. Must be able to communicate to art director, designers and editorial staff. Responsible for maintaining studio relationships via email correspondence. Research typography, photography and illustration. Occasional administrative duties and organization

Graphic Designer - Bloomingdale's

Bloomingdales has an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated, passionate Print Graphic Designer to join our in-house creative team. We are looking for a candidate with strong conceptual skills and exceptional talent in graphic design. The Print Graphic Designer is responsible for creating on-brand print executions for Men's, Home, Kids, Registry and Outlet departments and reports to the Associate Creative Director. Essential Functions: • Design contemporary & exciting print creative for all of the above departments; • Support, ACD, SAD & AD in developing concepts, designs & moodboards; • Develop campaign branding, print catalogs, promotional editorial, newspaper & magazine ads and various promotional print materials; • Comfortable taking projects from brief to execution in a fast paced environment; • Creation of formats and comprehensive layouts, mood boards, manipulation of references for presentation purposes, preparation of production ready files; • Implementing efficient workflows, processes & design specs for production; • Engage with internal & external clients, creative, photographers and pre-production; teams in color management and retouching; • Research and maintain creative reference libraries for print design, typography, photography, fashion, home, food and culture trends; • Act as a department ambassador for each FOB.

Print Production Designer - Bloomingdale's

The role of this position is to manage projects within the production design process across the following departments: Men's, Home, Kids, Outlet, Registry and Storewide Sale. Some retouching and color correcting experience is preferred but not required. Essential Functions: • Organize manage and design direct mail, newspaper, magazine, special projects and some digital work from concept, research and design through file ship. • Partner with Project Planning, Quality Control, Retouchers, Copywriters and Art Directors to design for Catalogs, ROP and Direct Mail for print. • Maintain milestone deadlines and communication with creative and production staffs within marketing. • Operate proofing devices, ordering materials and maintaining service contract. • Re-link all hi-res and output proofs for retouching department. • Support with managing image assets, make final proofs and prep all jobs for shipping. • Maintain layout specs including bleed, trim, high-res imagery, color space, job slugs and file management. • Assist Art Directors needs by project basis.

Entry Level / Junior Designer

St. Louis Media has a new opportunity for an entry level or junior designer. This position will act as an under-study to our award-winning Art Department. Our new designer will be given the opportunity to learn and hone their craft and skills across a broad range of projects including digital advertisements and newsletters, sales and marketing collateral, event collateral, front of book and back of book editorial pages, and custom media, such as annual reports and special interest books. We are interested in creative candidates with a passion for design, typography, photography, and illustration. You must be comfortable working as part of a small team and confident in working on new projects that will need to be built from the ground up.

ESPN W, Social Designer (Remote, Freelance)

espnW is looking for a highly motivated social designer to work remotely with the lead social editor and senior design staff. The ideal candidate will be highly creative and collaborative when solving design problems within the espnW brand and eager to innovate within the brands multiple social platforms. The designer must have impeccable design aesthetic and exceptional typography skills. A strong presence in the social environment is a must (including, but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram). They will produce rich media for use on espnW's social platforms, including quote tiles, milestone graphics, result graphics, new fb/twitter header art, animated gifs, Instagram stories, p-roll videos with words/animations, any original images for big events (ex.: Serena's 23 grand slam titles), Tuesday Trivia, Facebook Live, social account take-over graphics.
Job Requirements and Skills:
Qualified candidates must have 4+ years of experience working within the field of print and digital design, and possess the following characteristics:
Must have a strong understanding of typography
Strong layout and production skills
Clean and modern design aesthetic that works within the espnW brand
Experience in social media presences (including, but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
Able to manage a fast paced environment
A positive and upbeat attitude when working with team members
Self-motivated, a natural problem-solver, and a good communicator with a demonstrated ability to oversee multiple projects simultaneously, both independently, as well as collaboratively in a team environment.
Intimate knowledge of Mac and general PC knowledge
Understanding of working within a digital environment
5 hours of work weekly (remotely)
Software Requirements:
Proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, Adobe After Effects, Final Cut
Working knowledge of Acrobat, Word and PowerPoint
Interested candidates should present an online portfolio that shows:
Identity, print and web/interactive work
Submit resumes and portfolios via email to: bristoldesign1979@gmail.com

Espn Senior Digital Designer

Working at ESPN is unlike anything else. That's because we're always finding new ways to interact with fans - however and wherever they connect with sports. When you have the latest technology, game-changing ideas and world-class talent on your team, every day is extraordinary.

Are you passionate about telling great stories in the digital space? Are you self-motivated and a natural problem-solver? The editorial design group at ESPN.com is looking for an entrepreneurial Senior Designer to join our growing team up in sunny Bristol Connecticut. This position reports to the Digital Art Director. The ideal candidate will work alongside editors and other content partners to execute innovative and ambitious storytelling experiences from start to finish. 

Pitch, prototype and develop innovative storytelling features for both timely news stories and longer term projects.
Develop advanced handwritten front-end code that follows web standards.
Establish and maintain relationships with editors and other content partners.
Follow established ESPN style guides.

Basic Qualifications
Qualified candidates must have 4+ years of experience working within the field of web design, and possess the following characteristics:
Must have an advanced knowledge in typography, design hierarchy, data visualization and layout.
Ability to work under tight deadlines.
Demonstrated ability to convert Photoshop/Illustrator designs to pixel-perfect HTML/CSS
Advanced knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite - Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
Intimate knowledge of Mac and general PC knowledge.
Preferred Qualifications
Working within a full responsive website.
Data Visualization experience.
Assigned illustrations
Experience working within the news industry

Required Education
High School Diploma

Preferred Education
Bachelor's Degree

How to Apply

Art Director - Book Publishing

• Design book covers and interiors on a demanding production schedule • Manage freelance creatives including designers, illustrators, typesetters, and photo editors • Produce cover mechanicals and print-ready files • Create and apply design templates for book interiors • Collaborate closely with editorial and design colleagues • Review and approve finished design work • Additional design, production and administrative tasks as required • Assist with E-Book design & production

Photo Intern

BuzzFeed News is looking for a photo intern to join us this summer! S/he should have a strong interest in current events, photography, photographers and how images can make or break a story. Successful candidates are creative, organized, a strong communicator, and like working in a fast-paced environment. Under the guidance of the Design Director and photo staff the intern will work on photo research, archiving projects, routing paperwork and occasionally shooting in-house. Interns are also expected to be part of brainstorms for shoots and photo essays, help maintain our social channels, assist more senior photo editors and provide general support to keep the art dept. running smoothly.

Summer 2017 Design Intern

BuzzFeed News is looking for a design intern to join us this summer! S/he should have a strong interest in editorial design, graphic design, typography, illustration, motion graphics, and news. Successful candidates are creative and resourceful visual thinkers, have a strong work ethic, possess strong communication and organizational skills, and like working in a fast-paced environment. Under the guidance of the Design Director and design staff the intern will coming up with and execute ideas for various stories for any of our news verticals. These can include charts, infographics, illustrations, gifs or motion pieces. Interns are also expected to be part of brainstorms, create art for our social channels, assist more senior designers, archiving, and provide general support to keep the art dept. running smoothly.

Art Director, Branded Content, Hearst Digital Media

Hearst Digital Media is seeking a Art Director, Branded Content Studio to steer the design of the custom content the Studio creates in partnership with advertisers to run on all of our digital properties, including Elle.com, ElleDecor.com, MarieClaire.com, CountryLiving.com, Esquire.com, GoodHousekeeping.com, and Seventeen.com. Job Description This position will report to the Director of the Branded Content Studio. You will work closely with the Content Studio photo/art team and editors to design digital branded content that meets or surpasses the quality of non-branded editorial. You will also work in close partnership with the Editorial, Product and UX teams. Responsibilities: • Design branded content that adheres to and also furthers the visual identity of the HDM sites in a fast-paced creative environment • Work with Product and UX teams to design boundary-pushing, interactive, showpiece pieces of branded content • Concept and design stories, infograhics and motion graphics • Manage junior designer • Use available analytics to understand content performance • Direct creative processes and capabilities • Assess where HDM work stands against competitors and ensure we are ahead • Drive constant improvement in HDM quality and capabilities • Recruit and manage outside resources, including vendors and illustrators Requirements: • At least 7 years as a Designer/Art Director • Dedication to rolling-up-your-sleeves and designing • Proven excellence in producing shareable, digital content • Understanding of what drives audience and engagement in digital media now • Familiarity with pop culture, fashion, trends • Master of current digital design tools such as Adobe CS as well as developing design technologies that push design and storytelling • Experience working on a publishing CMS • Passion for innovating • Must be a bridge-builder, bringing teams that have uniquely different experiences together to build great digital content • Strong design background and eye for composition • A positive and professional attitude at all times • A diplomatic disposition and willingness to be flexible • Strong time management, communication and interpersonal skills • BFA or equivalent in Graphic Design or related subject

Spring 2017 Art Intern

Looking for a SPRING 2017 Art Intern, starting April 3, 2017 through June 2, 2017. Assist Design Director and Art Directors in our busy art department to develop our award winning monthly city magazine. Layout design, photo research, typeface research, illustration research, idea conceptualization, photo retouching, photo shoots, department organization, etc. are examples of daily tasks. Intern will also attend staff meetings. This is an unpaid internship but can receive school credit if needed. Free parking.

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