Senior Visual Designer - Digital Advertising

Location US-Austin
Posted Date 1 month ago(1/10/2018 4:09 PM)


***This position is based on Austin, TX.***


Who you are: Are you a design geek who loves to create killer ad campaigns? Got big ideas and looking for an opportunity to bring them to life? Would you leap at the chance to mentor up-and-coming designers on an exciting, tight-knit creative team? Spiceworks just might have your dream job! We’re looking for a Senior Visual Designer to create stunning digital campaigns for clients, guide other designers in a collaborative environment, and take our ad and design game to the next level. Think you’ve got what it takes to join the team? Apply now!


Who we are:  For over 10 years, Spiceworks has been helping the world’s businesses find, adopt, and manage the latest technologies. We’ve also been helping IT brands build, market, and sell better products and services. Millions of IT buyers and hundreds of brands later, we’ve built the platform they use to get their jobs done and make them better at what they do, every day. 

With our helpful tools, technical content, a global community of experts, and entertaining ways to blow off steam, we’ve got IT covered. And because we understand IT buyers and the businesses they represent, established brands like Microsoft, Dell, and CDW, to name a few, and the latest industry innovators including KnowBe4 and Scale Computing use our insights and technology platform to run smarter, more personalized campaigns.

In short, we’re making IT easy – and dare we say FUN – for everyone. Best part: we’re just getting started!


Your day-to-day (as a Senior Visual Designer, you’ll):


  • Seek out opportunities to create and art direct amazing ad campaigns. Take ownership of these projects from concept to completion, making sure to capture a client’s message and deliver on their goals
  • Mentor a team of designers to help develop their skills
  • Design content (infographics, case studies, ebooks, whitepapers) and interactive content (microsites, quizzes, product selectors, and landing pages)
  • Shift from brand to brand, working both within established brand guidelines and creating new styles when the opportunity arises
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously (amid break-neck speeds)
  • Interpret briefs to create designs that are functional, compelling, and message driven (“pretty” is great, but just a by-product)
  • Handle and make use of constructive feedback from other members of the team (your skin is 42 miles thick)
  • Ability to work with non-designers and clients to help them realize their vision


What does it take to do this job?


Must haves:

  • 7–10 years of hands-on design experience
  • Stellar design skills demonstrated in previous work (solid typography, color theory, layout, and thoughtful visual design) and an online portfolio that showcases them
  • Reliability, attention to detail, and capacity to understand and follow brand guidelines closely
  • Analytical problem-solving chops
  • Ability to stay calm and manage several projects, work within tight deadlines, and shift gears quickly
  • Enthusiasm, creativity, and a desire to collaborate with a team
  • Natural mentor to other designers
  • Expert level software: Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign
  • Advanced level software: Sketch and Invision
  • Killer communication skills across a wide spectrum of personalities
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Command of copywriting basics
  • Advertising experience
  • Strong web design knowledge, up-to-date on current trends
  • Eye for photography
  • BA in design or comparable experience


Nice to haves:

  • Demonstrated illustration skills
  • HTML, CSS, and JavaScript skills
  • Photography experience
  • After Effects

Ready to toss your hat in the ring? Apply here! (and don’t forget to include a portfolio link to let us know why you’re up to spice snuff).


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