Senior Designer

New York, United States | Full-time | COVID-19 remote

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As a member of the Barbarian Creative department you will influence changes in consumer behaviour
through ideas, creativity and the use of interactive media. You will make a difference to digital
communications, marketing, advertising and inspire the best global brands.
Senior Designer is a rare breed of creative who has a relentless desire to originate and craft digital design
to an industry leading standard. Predominantly design-led role focused on the craft. You will provide
design visuals for the brands you work on, understanding a brand’s visual aesthetic and design
compelling, on-brand visuals. Working with Copywriters, you will create innovative concepts. You will
provide support to the Creative Director and ECD by ensuring the quality of work produced by more junior
members of the team is of high standards.
Contributing to Barbarian’s Creative values: Innovation, Service, Craft and Thought; you will be excited
about being part of our success. You will thrive when faced with new challenges and will constantly strive
to improve the way things are done for our clients.
Deliverables (criteria by which success can be measured)

• Deliver and inspire award-winning work from both yourself and others who work with you, influencing
where appropriate a dramatic change through ideas, creativity and the use of interactive media.
• Consistently deliver high quality work on time.
• High level internal and external client satisfaction.
• High level of accuracy and attention to detail.
• Learn new skills and stay abreast of technical and digital design developments and successfully apply
these to work practices.
• Participates in a number of pitches working with Art Director.
Key technical competencies
Creative briefs
Listens to and responds to a brief, understanding where/if there are gaps. Knows what questions to ask
during briefing session in order to act upon it; understands how to respond to a brief.
Idea generation
Leads by example to inspire creative colleagues to originate pioneering ideas that conceptualize world-class
solutions. Plays an active role in brainstorming or idea generation and communicates ideas and thoughts clearly.
Creative craft skills
Establishes art direction, style and tone of communication. Proposes/delivers world-class
executions of innovative interface design and interaction design experiences across all digital
platforms.

Supplier management skills
Responsible for asset management, collation and archiving. Always applies archiving
principles and ensures others in the team follow due process.
New business development
Contributes to design and creation of assets for pitches working closely with CD/ ECD

Barbarian Creative Competencies

Innovation
Displays an enthusiasm for creating pioneering ideas and is excited by the challenge of moving in new
(and potentially more difficult) creative directions. Able to understand the value of analysing what has
worked in the past and applies these learnings to future thinking.
Service
Able to balance specific client demands with project realities and can reliably close the loop on all open
issues in a timely manner. Has a strong sense of personal responsibility for their work and that of their
teammates and will proactively provide assistance (no matter the situation) to ensure delivery of highest
quality work within required timeframes.
Craft
Possesses a strong bias to action and is able to consistently deliver high quality work within required
timeframes. Goes the extra mile to ensure deliverables meet the highest standards and strives for
creative perfection. Is positive, upbeat and committed to their working life and makes a positive
contribution to team morale.
Thought
Has the ability to think issues through before acting and knows when to escalate. Possesses strong
listening skills and asks open-ended questions to ensure full understanding. Able to present information
effectively via multiple channels and is at ease presenting ideas or solutions in team meetings or the
occasional larger group setting.
Qualifications and experience

• Proven experience in designing (online or offline) including ad campaigns, social media
campaigns / emails, online campaigns, microsites, websites and mobile experiences.
• Experience using the most common software: Adobe Photoshop, Word, Keynote, sketch, Figma
and other relevant software.
• A degree in Design, Advertising Communication or other design/writing-related courses preferred
by not required.
• Experience working in a creative/agency environment is must.