Mid Level Graphic Designer

| Chicago, IL, USA
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At Black Spectacles we're on the hunt for teammates who:

Are passionate about architecture and making an ambitious impact on the architecture and design community.

  • Love to work on small, remote teams
  • Owns it- comfortable taking responsibility for your work
  • Take calculated risks and encourage others to do the same
  • Take a world-class approach to everything you do
  • Makes it safe to share ideas
  • Takes care of your people

If this sounds like you, we need to talk!

Black Spectacles is an ambitious group of 25 fully remote teammates with the goal of growing to 75 over the next two years to support our purpose of helping architects thrive in their careers, trying to achieve big things to support the architecture community.

At Black Spectacles, you'll benefit from working with a team who lives and celebrates our values every day, and you can be sure that you will regularly see and feel the impact of your work. As a fully remote company you'll benefit from working from home year round, and from quarterly company trips to keep you connected to your team.

Black Spectacles has been recognized by Great Place to Work and Built In as a great place to work, by the American Institute of Architects for the national impact we're having on the profession of architecture, and has been recognized by Inc Magazine as one of the fastest growing companies in the country.

To keep that momentum going strong, we're on the hunt for a Mid Level Graphic Designer to create 2D graphics for our learning videos and help bring the ideas we're teaching to life.

You Will:

  • Collaborate with the learning team to produce high-quality 2D assets for video content
  • Coordinate closely with the Art Director and Subject Matter Expert to define asset requirements
  • Engage in regular storyboarding sessions to visualize learning materials effectively
  • Participate actively in project meetings for progress updates and reviews
  • Develop compelling social media marketing materials to support brand initiatives
  • Refine assets based on feedback from the Art Director or Production Team
  • Manage multiple storyboard projects simultaneously to meet deadlines
  • Stay informed about advancements in graphic design technologies and methodologies
  • Contribute as a supportive team member to foster the growth of the Black Spectacles brand
  • Focus primarily on designing and animating objects and buildings; character modeling and animation skills are not required

Requirements

  • Possess 3-5 years of graphic design experience
  • Hold a BA or BFA in Design or a related field
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator) and Microsoft Suite Programs
  • Demonstrated expertise in 2D design using Illustrator
  • Previous experience with storyboarding and visualizing complex concepts through design
  • Strong attention to detail, communication skills, and project management abilities
  • Capable of creating, editing, and maintaining graphic assets effectively
  • Ability to incorporate constructive criticism and adapt designs accordingly
  • Skilled at working autonomously and managing time efficiently
  • Background in Architecture Design is advantageous
  • Familiarity with After Effects and/or Premiere Pro is a plus

Benefits

  • Chicago based, fully remote remote role
  • 3 weeks of paid vacation
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Health, Dental, Vision, Short-term / Long-term Disability and Life insurance
  • Flexible Savings Accounts and Health Savings Accounts
  • 401k with Employer match
  • Employee referral program
  • Team events & quarterly gatherings

Black Spectacles is an equal opportunity employer.

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Stemming from the Covid-19 pandemic, we noticed our employees were enjoying the perks of a work-from-wherever lifestyle and that they appreciated the work-life balance that comes with that. Because of this, we have transitioned to a fully remote workforce! Our pets are our new Office Managers.

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