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Junior Graphic Designer role at Spiffy in Durham

Spiffy in Durham is hiring a Junior Graphic Designer

**ABOUT US ** Founded in 2014 to deliver convenient, trusted, and eco-friendly car care, Spiffy is a rapidly growing technology and services company that announced series B funding in October 2021. Through digital innovation and mobile service delivery, Spiffy is disrupting the automotive industry everywhere. We’re adding talented, experienced individuals to the team as we enter our next phase of growth.     SUMMARY Are you a recent graduate interested in building real-world graphic design experience in an exciting startup environment? Our tight-knit, in-house Marketing team is seeking a Junior Graphic Designer to support our head of Design, in addition to our marketing strategy at large. The ideal candidate for this job is someone who can be trusted to take charge on a variety of print and digital projects, while responding positively to constructive feedback. The Junior Graphic Designer will be responsible for working alongside the head of Design, creating design solutions that have high visual impact, and helping present our products and services in a breakthrough way. The Junior Graphic Designer will demonstrate creativity, up-to-date knowledge of industry software, and a professional approach to feedback, time, costs, and deadlines. If you are resourceful, creative, and meticulous with excellent design chops, this could be the job for you. If you are itching to find a fast growing brand and know how to partner with a team, even better. If you are excited to grow your design skills while we grow Spiffy, you should definitely apply.    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist Graphic Designers with the design of print and digital marketing collateral including ads, brochures, sell sheets, signage, white papers, infographics, etc.)

    • Copy and edit marketing collateral for our sales team and franchisees
  • Maintain graphic standards and brand integrity

  • Create concepts, sketches, layouts, and final designs (under the direction of the head of Design) for a wide variety of projects across digital, print, offline and physical spaces

  • Create weekly digital graphic assets (e.g. email marketing, social media, website, performance marketing ads, etc.)

  • Retouch and manipulate images

  • Create and design branded powerpoint presentations

  • Work with printers’ specifications to prepare files for print

  • Receive feedback from team members and make necessary changes

  • Support the marketing team as needed   QUALIFICATIONS Must-haves:

  • A complete portfolio of work demonstrating your creativity, design knowledge, principles, and process

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art, Graphic Design or Digital Design

  • 1-2 years of relevant experience required

  • Proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Lightroom (required)

  • Strong foundational knowledge and understanding of design principles that shows in your work (composition/layout, color, typography, etc.)

  • Strong understanding of branding and adherence to brand guidelines

  • Excellent design and layout skills with a highly refined aesthetic and artistic vision (strong digital design portfolio a plus)

  • An eye for contemporary design trends with an understanding of how to interpret these trends in an ownable way while maintaining brand integrity

  • Strong skills in MS Powerpoint and Google Slides

  • Willingness to collaborate with other designers and marketers to give and receive thoughtful feedback

  • Positive and respectful response to constructive feedback and a willingness to learn

  • Team player with a good attitude

  • Curious mind, creative problem solver, and ability to brainstorm individually and in a group setting, with excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Consistent, creative, and detail-oriented in designs

  • Printing and prepress design knowledge

  • Ability to successfully manage multiple projects at any given time while staying organized

  • Willingness to be present in the office and engage with co-workers

  • This is an on-site position at our HQ in Durham, NC   **BONUS POINTS **

  • Advertising & Marketing Design knowledge

  • Understanding of Marketing principles

  • Functional knowledge of HTML5/CSS3 (multi-platform UI/UX, web development principles and CMS platforms, e.g. HubSpot, a plus)

  • Quick learner

  • Bias towards action, reliably executing tasks and doing it with a very high-quality bar

  • Illustration skills

  • Video post-production capabilities (After Effects, Premier/Final Cut Pro)

  • You’re a creative go-getter with the right can-do attitude

  • You thrive in a fast-paced environment

  • You’re a dog lover

  • You have a familiarity with the HubSpot platform   WHAT YOU GET:

  • A wide variety of design and career progression opportunities

  • Career development and mentorship from a highly seasoned leadership team

  • A front-row seat to an exciting startup environment

  • Competitive pay

  • Stock options

  • Collaborative work environment

  • Snacks! BENEFITS:

  • Spiffy has several competitive health insurance, disability, life insurance, etc. options

  • Spiffy offers a 401k plan with a 4% match

  • Our stock option plan gives you an ownership opportunity in a fast growing company