Senior Designer

Brooklyn, NY Full-time

We are looking for an exceptional Senior Designer to join our Design team at Big Spaceship. Big Spaceship is a digital agency in Brooklyn that brings together product design, brand communications and social content to help businesses thrive. We’re also a little weird, extremely collaborative, and sometimes communicate entirely in gifs.

 

This Senior Designer role requires a talented visual designer with an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for the web and social media to develop content across various social channels. The role requires a mastery of design and all the things that come with that: branding, illustration, typography, motion, layout, 3D. Part visual designer, part social media junkie, you must love gifs, memes and the occasional hashtag conversation. The ideal Senior Designer will be have an incredible eye, with a knack for deploying an off-kilter sense of humor in a way that aligns consistently with a client’s voice.

 

Role + Responsibilities:

  • Able to take direction from Design Director, but capable of leading projects as well
  • Translate campaign initiatives into daily posts for Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and various other social media platforms
  • Participate in ideation of content for marketing campaigns, leveraging understanding of social trends, and extension of the brand into social media
  • Work directly with the copy team to create companion visual assets for posts
  • Brainstorm with insight and empathy to help solve problems in awesome, hilarious, and compelling ways
  • Mentor more junior team members within the Design discipline
  • Live and breathe (micro)content and consumer-brand interaction
  • Curate content by promoting videos/stories/memes that are about to become part of the conversation in a big way
  • Maintain awareness of new social media marketing platforms and techniques, as well as look for opportunities to innovate and develop completely new techniques
  • Have finger on the pulse of Client’s social presence, social trends and channel shifts



Skills + Experience:

  • 5-7 years of design experience in an agency setting - brand-side, digital agency or PR
  • Degree in Design, Art, Marketing, or a related field
  • Deep understanding of major social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc) as well as smaller and emerging platforms

 

  • Strong conceptual thinker who can quickly take an emerging trend, shape it to work for a specific client and create an irresistible (or hilarious) piece of content
  • A passion for digital culture and inventing solutions to tomorrow's challenges today
  • Exceptional design and presentation abilities
  • The ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across disciplines
  • Photography and video creation/production skills a big plus

 

When applying:

  • Tell us about yourself in one compelling sentence
  • Skip the cover letter
  • Please include a resume and send all materials as links – services like cloud, dropbox and drive are your friends. Make sure the share settings allow anyone to view
  • We should be able to find your work history on LinkedIn and enjoy perusing any other areas in the social-interweb-verse you’ve carved out you’d care to share.
  • We’re currently only soliciting candidates authorized to work in the U.S. at this time
  • No recruiters, please