Graphic and Digital Media Designer
September 13th, 2023
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra is seeking a talented and detail-oriented Graphic and Digital Media Designer to join our in-house team. You will help promote our mission of bringing love of live music, community connectivity and musical education to Dallas and beyond through marketing collateral and adhering to our brand standards. This is a hybrid (in-office/remote) position.
This designer will be responsible for both print and digital assets for marketing and special event projects including, but not limited to, digital and print ads, invitations, video slides, posters, and signage. You will assist in the design and production of a portion of our in-house concert program books, creating and utilizing multipage design templates with complex typographical layouts. Additionally, you will create digital content and motion graphics for the following platforms: YouTube, Meta, TikTok, Twitter, Google, and more. This is an excellent opportunity for a designer interested in music and the performing arts.
- Creating a variety of branded digital and print assets from marketing and special event campaign concepts. Projects include those listed above but include and are not limited to: web banners, display ads, print ads, video ads, email graphics, social graphics, postcards, brochures, invitations, video slides, billboards, posters, and signage.
- Everything from initial ideas/concepting to preparing files and sending to vendors.
- Capturing UGC style footage and social content.
- Completing projects from start to finish independently with a strong understanding of brand color, Pantone / CMYK / RGB output, file preparation, printing processes, quality control and press checks.
- Creating and fostering collaborative relationships with internal clients and printers.
- Adhering to and enforcing brand guidelines when working with in-house clients.
- Managing workflow to meet multiple and overlapping deadlines, prioritizing work to keep projects moving forward and finishing projects on time.
- Understanding the marketing objective and audience when designing projects to ensure optimal engagement.
- Following organizational guidelines for creative library and files including, but not limited to, file naming conventions, folders, server processes, etc.
Additional Responsibilities (Shared with other Designers)
- Managing program book content updates based on annual layout template.
- Creating unique editorial spreads (2-4 per program book) that follow brand guidelines but bring a freshness to each book.
- Taking ownership and managing timelines for design, edits and approvals for books.
- Meeting or exceeding all program book deadlines for 40+ program books per year (approx. 20 books per designer).
- Occasional concert duty (approx. 1-2 concerts per month)
- 1-3 years of relevant design experience (50% print/50% digital).
- Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or related field preferred.
- Experience creating branded marketing concepts, print and digital campaign elements following a style guide; previous experience as an in-house designer is a plus.
- Experience in both creative and production design skills (This position is a 50/50 split).
- Proficient Mac user with intermediate to advanced level in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Adobe Animate or AfterEffects.)
- A portfolio that demonstrates creative, multi-page print design, a strong command of hierarchical typography, brand consistency, and designs with movement.
- Technical experience producing multipage templates in InDesign using master pages, type and paragraph styles and detailed hierarchy for headers and text.
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint and Word).
- Open to collaboration and works well with others.
- Self-starter who works efficiently and effectively in a fast-paced environment with shifting priorities.
- Willingness to learn and an ability to receive constructive criticism that you can absorb and apply quickly to any open projects.
- Intellectual curiosity to master best practices, stay on top of design trends and current software.
- Willingness and ability to work occasional nights and weekends for concert duty (approx. 1-2 concerts per month)
How to Apply
The Dallas Symphony provides excellent benefits, free parking and tickets when available. Please submit resume with salary requirements and a link to your online graphic design portfolio to email@example.com. This is not an entry-level position and submissions without a graphic design portfolio will not be considered. We are not accepting applications for fully remote candidates at this time.
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. The Dallas Symphony Orchestra is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities.
EOE- Equal Opportunity Employer
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra, under the leadership of Music Director Fabio Luisi, presents world-class orchestral music at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, one of the world’s top-rated concert halls. As the largest performing arts organization in the Southwest, the DSO is committed to inspiring the broadest possible audience with distinctive classical programs, inventive pops concerts and innovative multi-media presentations.