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Career Opportunities with Cool Nerds Marketing

Art Director

This position is located in Wilmington, Delaware

We are seeking a full time Art Director for our Wilmington Office.

We are looking to add a badass, creative, hardworking, edgy, always up to date with creative trends and technology, not settling for just “okayArt Director to our growing team. If you are always pushing yourself for the best results and want to work at a progressive and motivated agency, please apply.

Job Functions:

  • Directly supervises, schedules, and monitors designs and the design team.
  • Directly supports design team/sales team as needed with design knowledge.
  • Prepares design estimates.
  • Ensures accuracy of design work and approves design billings.
  • Assists sales team with sales proposals and other sales support activities as needed.
  • Manages proposal requests to ensure schedules correspond with proposals.
  • Understands and actively promotes company/department procedures.
  • Continues to increase and update product knowledge, as well as project management functions.
  • Provides direction and assistance to designers; capable of decision making and judgement calls.
  • Maintains accurate documentation.
  • Identifies customer needs and proposes solutions as needed.
  • Regularly and effectively communicates with sales team for project status.
  • Identifies and enlists resources necessary to effectively service the customer.

Qualifications:

  • Solid interpersonal skills; ability to communicate (both orally and written) effectively and professionally with clients.
  • Possesses knowledge of best practices for digital design and has ability to learn and apply new knowledge in a timely manner.
  • Strong attention to detail and highly organized.
  • Ability to troubleshoot, identify, and resolve potential problems.
  • Works well under pressure in ambiguous conditions; excels at multi-tasking and prioritizing work flow.
  • Ability to competently and efficiently manage and implement any sized project.
  • Ability to interact independently with clients.

Education & Experience:

  • BS/BA/BFA degree in Graphic Design or related field.
  • Master’s Degree preferred
  • Minimum of 3+ year’s management experience.
  • 5+ years’ design experience
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite

Travel Requirements:

  • Position may require some travel
  • Job Type: Full-time

Full Time In-House Digital Designer

We are seeking a full time Digital Designer for our Wilmington Office. We are looking for a talented, and self-directed full-time in-house graphic designer to work in our Wilmington, DE office. Your responsibilities will be to design and produce mostly digital related designs for our clients such as front end web design, display ads to run on various advertising display networks, and additional designs used for social media and occasionally print. Experience or interest in working with business and commercial advertising in a fast-paced environment is a must. We would like an applicant to have an understanding of web design—especially using WordPress—typography, print layouts and pre-press procedure. Skills with UI/UX and motion graphics is a plus. We are looking for a full time in house Graphic Designer to design and produce print, web, outdoor and various collateral materials for our clients. Experience or interest in working with business & commercial advertising in a fast-paced environment is a plus. We would like an applicant to have an understanding of print layouts, web design, creative design, typography, and pre-press procedure . Skills with web design and motion graphics is a plus.

  • Creative thinker, able to design new and exciting artwork on a regular basis
  • Fast learner, who can take client and Art Director feedback to adapt design style
  • An understanding of advertising and how to make an impact in the world of marketing
  • Able to work in a very fast-paced environment, meeting tight deadlines and client required timelines
  • Patient and able to solve problems that may arise
  • Be up to date on latest trends in print and digital marketing.

DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE Essential Functions:

  • Design print and digital designs
  • Make corrections and/or changes on print and digital graphics
  • Proofread and spellcheck each job created
  • Find appropriate artwork and materials needed

Skills: Competent working with the following:

  • Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign
  • Mac OS X
  • Experience working with the following is a plus:
  • Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe AfterEffects
  • Proficiency with writing/editing HTML and CSS is a plus
  • Understanding of basic design and typographic principles
  • Knowledge of Print/Web art requirements

Educational Requirements & Qualifications: Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic/Web Design or equivalent certification 2 year industry experience

Web Designer

We are seeking a full time Web Designer for our Wilmington Office. Cool Nerds Marketing is looking for a talented, creative, self-directed individual to join our team. The web designer/developer will work closely with clients and fellow creative staff to create websites with exceptional user experience primarily using WordPress. An ideal candidate is someone who is passionate about delivering excellent front-end solutions for a wide variety of clientele. Essential Functions:

  • The website designer/developer should be able to design visually appealing web page layouts and graphics that follow branding guidelines and UX principals.
  • The ideal candidate needs to have a great sense of visual design, excellent composition, be knowledgeable in web typography standards.
  • The website designer/developer should be able to make design changes and update the content as needed.
  • The website designer/developer will help with the design, production, development and/or maintenance of both new and existing website design projects.
  • The website designer/developer will be expected to create optimized web graphics, create design comps for new pages and modify existing designs to optimize usability.
  • The website designer/developer will be expected to coordinate and work effectively with programmers to optimize website development.

Desired Skills and Experience: Required Qualifications:

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Comfortable presenting ideas and concepts to clients
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to develop project plans and coordinate with team members
  • 1-2 years of professional web design/development experience
  • Experience with Sketch, Adobe CC, and InVision

Desired Skills:

  • Strong WordPress experience is essential
  • Advance knowledge of HTML & CSS
  • Knowledge of PHP and Javascript
  • Experience in managing hosting through Cpanel & WHM.
  • Strong Wireframing skills

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