Freelance Graphic Designer (Part-Time/Seasonal)

Job Type

Part Time
Temporary

Published

08/07/2018

Address

111 John Street, Suite 260
New York
NY
10038
United States

Description

Summary of Position:


We are seeking a self-motivated, detail-oriented and personable Graphic

Designer to work with the Communications team at Transportation

Alternatives on a series of exciting projects correlating with our peak event

season and End of Year fundraising campaign. The Graphic Designer reports

to the Art Director and assists in designing and/or overseeing all project

phases that require graphic design work on both print and digital platforms.

This includes the design of print collateral, digital assets, and apparel design.

The ideal candidate must be comfortable working on-site.


This position is equal parts production design and creative design. An ideal

candidate is an independent contractor/freelancer who is passionate about

advocacy work and cause marketing. You like getting your hands dirty in the

details. Your role is integral to effectively communicating TransAlt’s mission

online and amplifying the voice of our advocates to make streets better and

safer for every New Yorker.


Timeframe & Hours:


 8-24 hours/week

 August 20-November 30, 2018

 Hours will vary depending on workload

Responsibilities:

 Designing communications for both print and web

 Upholding a high standard of design for all of our visual communications

 Ensuring consistency of TransAlt branding across communications

vehicles

 Coordination of design projects across print and web platforms

 Working with design consultants/interns and printing/material vendors

 Working closely with Art Director and Communications team on

publications, marketing materials, e-communications, and websites

 Develop and support flexible design tools (templates, etc) that make

TransAlt staffers more self-sufficient – and free you up to work on the

fun stuff!

 Research new design solutions and apply them to problems

 Research new print vendors as necessary


Qualifications:


 2-6 years experience in a junior to mid level design role

 Must be self-directed and able to manage projects from concept to

completion

 Excellent visual design and typography skills

 Experience designing for the web and digital/social media platforms

 Intermediate to advanced experience with Adobe Creative Cloud

(InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop specifically)

 Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment

and adapt to changing project requirements

 Experience taking a creative concept and adapting it for a wide variety

of touch points

 Managing relationships with print vendors and consultants

 Dedication to hard work in a professional, ethical and fun workplace


Bonus points:


 Experience working with a non-profit organization

 Experience working for an advocacy organization affiliated with

transportation

 Experience with Trello or other collaboration/project management tools

 Experience with HTML, CSS, content management systems like Drupal

or WordPress

 Experience with social media ad campaigns

 Experience with Sketch

Values:

 Commitment to NYC

 Comfort working independently in a flexible and fast-paced campaign

environment

 A passion for TransAlt’s mission

 A sense of humor


Compensation:


$15-$20 an hour based on experience

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

https://www.transalt.org/job-opportunities-and-fellowships#GD

To Apply:


Please send cover letter, resume, and portfolio link to

job_applications@transalt.org with “Freelance Graphic Designer” in the

subject line. No phone calls or walk-ins, please. Must be a resident and/or

eligible to work in the U.S. APPLICATIONS WITHOUT A COVER LETTER

AND PORTFOLIO WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.


Transportation Alternatives is committed to workplace diversity and inclusion.

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of

race, ethnicity, age, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation,

disability, veteran status, political orientation or any other characteristic

protected by federal state or local law. We value having diverse staff in

gender, ethnicity, background and modal preference.


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