Graphic Designer/Production Artist - Freelance

Graphic Designer/Production Artist - Freelance

At Circa Healthcare, “we do good for animals and the people who care about them.”

We’re able to accomplish this because we have some of the sharpest minds and deepest experience in the industry. We’re quick learners and continually deepen our knowledge by committing each year to entering into a sector that’s new to us. We select candidates and clients who are aligned with our core values and share our passion for animals and FUN! It’s an atmosphere where animal lovers, and even their dogs, cats, and chickens (yes, chickens!), will feel welcome!

Circa Healthcare is a full-service, strategic communications growth agency with a global reach. We’re headquartered in the western suburbs of Philadelphia, PA. Energize your career. Contact us, and start feeling fulfilled through doing great things for animals and the people who care about them!

overview — what you do

The Graphic Designer’s primary responsibility is to efficiently and effectively translate client needs to conceptualize, create, and produce a broad range of advertising and marketing collateral that meets or exceeds agency and client expectations. This position serves as a support to the creative team and is an onsite role.

responsibilities — the stuff we trust you with

• Provide day-to-day support to our service organization that mirrors the adopted mission and core values of the company
• Develop visual solutions for a broad range of materials aimed at a variety of professional and consumer audiences
• Create fresh, intelligent, and intriguing solutions that meet or exceed client and agency expectations, standards, and guidelines
• Produce highly visible graphics for both print and digital platforms
• Assist in maintaining the consistency of brands across all marketing materials
• Research and gain an understanding of the client’s business/products to assist in tactical recommendations and logical digital add-ons
• Use effective presentation skills internally and externally to market ideas
• Gather information as needed to take on assignments
• Design and produce a variety of print and digital projects from initial layout to file prep to proof/testing stage to final delivery of materials to vendors and/or clients
• Ensure layouts meet all regulatory and other compliance requirements
• Work with vendors as necessary
• Inform and track estimates, budgets, and timelines as required
• Recommend improvements to software, tools, and processes that will aid in creative quality and eliminate inefficiencies
• Keep up-to-date on skills, client, and industry trends
• Other duties as assigned

behaviors — the just as important stuff (our values)

• Be proud, excited, and engaged
• Create fun and laugh together
• Be humble and set each other up for success
• Build on our strengths and respect individuality
• Be real and engage authentically
• Encourage bravery and nurture free exchange of ideas

key results — the outcomes we need

  1. Individual utilization rate
  2. Creative assets meet Circa and client standards
  3. Meets internal and external deadlines

qualifications – what you bring to the table

required — the stuff we can’t do without

o Bachelor’s degree in relevant field
o 3+ years of experience in creating designs in digital, print, and/or motion graphics
o Established success as a Graphic Designer as evidenced by an exceptional portfolio that includes outstanding designs and development
o Understanding and proper execution of printing and production processes
o Knowledge of the latest digital and interactive technologies, as well as an understanding of different digital channels and social platforms, functionality, and user experience requirements
o Strong design skills, understanding of design principals, and the ability to provide creative visual solutions
o Knowledge of Mac and PC operating systems and industry standard software
o Flexible and able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
o Learn new methods, techniques, skills, and software as required to further knowledge and expertise
o Strong presentation, communication, and interpersonal skills
o Proactive, self-motivated, well organized, a team player
o Good judgment, and good decision-making and problem-solving skills

desired — some more stuff we really like

o Agency and/or pharmaceutical/healthcare experience
o Experience and growing knowledge of UI and UX principles and tools
o Graphic and Interactive design

travel — where you might go

Some moderate travel up to 10%.

If you have . . .

• A career in which you’re happy but with the right opportunity could be even happier
• Pharmaceutical or Animal Healthcare ad agency experience
(it’s not a deal-breaker if you don’t, but a huge advantage if you do)
• The expertise to understand the minimum requirements of this position and the experience to possess them, and more

Then your most fulfilling opportunity may be right here on our fun and fabulous team!

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