The Escapist is looking for a talented graphic designer to join our in-house team.
We're looking for a self-motivated, cutting edge graphic designer who's always pushing the envelope. This position is best suited for a candidate who can take direction, but also has the necessary conceptual skills and design chops to work autonomously. On any given day, you might come in and have a brainstorming session for the next best feature for the site. After that you head to your desk and whip up branding for a new video series premiering later that week. Then it's off to a meeting with the sales manager to discuss an upcoming ad campaign that needs its own mini website and takeover site skin. You leave the meeting and begin working up some concepts while giving feedback to another team member's work over email. Before calling it a day you knock out a request for last minute grid art going up on the site that evening. Joining our fast-paced, challenging environment will encourage you to grow in new and rewarding directions. It's demanding, but the reward are ample: The range of projects you'll attack, and the freedom you'll be given to develop them will keep your creative energies flowing.
-Excellent verbal, written and visual communication and interpersonal skills -Ability to think creatively to resolve technical challenges and limitations -Give and solicit feedback from other designers in order to continually raise our bar for quality -Able to apply new ideas and criticism regarding work -Turn around quality work in very short time frame -Capable of working on multiple projects simultaneously with the ability to prioritize and manage time accordingly -Show diplomacy, flexibility, and grace under pressure -Excellent workmanship and a strong sense of detail and creativity -Possess exceptional organizational skills
-BA degree in Graphic Design is preferred, however relevant work experience in lieu of degree will be considered.
-Minimum 2-4 years of previous design experience -Advanced proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator and In-Design on a Mac Platform -Strong portfolio featuring a working knowledge of typography, color, and design principles -Working knowledge and interest in videogame culture considered a plus
To apply please send resume and portfolio to Jess Fielhauer. An in-person interview will be required. Please note: This is an in-house position that would require residence in the Durham, NC area.