General Position Summary

Wieden+Kennedy believes that each team member makes a significant contribution to our success. That  contribution should not be limited by the assigned responsibilities outlined in a job description. Therefore,  this job description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications, and job scope, but not limit the  employee or the organization to just the work identified. It is our expectation that each team member will  offer their services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of our endeavors and to  pursue individual career growth. 

The  Design Resident works in conjunction with the Creative Manager, Retoucher and Creative department  to produce accurate comps and mechanicals for printed work that adheres to the high quality standards of Wieden+Kennedy.  


Major Responsibilities/Primary Functions 

  • Works closely with Art Director to bring creative team’s visual concept to life on comps and  mechanicals using design and typography skills including designing type layout, fitting body copy  and kerning 
  • Uses various techniques including performing image searches and scans, digital photography,  image manipulation, hand trimming, mounting, sketching and drawing for comp work, new  business pitches and various other projects 
  • Designs and executes brochures, booklets, outdoor, spectaculars, p.o.p’s, direct mail, leave  behinds, ad kits, logos, TV titles and graphics; creates design extensions for campaigns as  requested 
  • Builds detailed mechanicals for print, OOH and collateral to W+K quality standards
  • Prepares final digital files and proofs to be sent to printer and publications (links hi-res files to  mechanical, outputs kodak proofs, collects files for output, rips mechanical files per publication  specification, quality controls digital files, burns and labels CDs) 
  • Organizes and archives files on studio server per studio guidelines 
  • Outputs final reprints on Epson proofer per account needs
  • Gathers materials for award show competition entries 
  • Prioritizes workflow effectively; accurately fills out timesheet by appropriate client job number


Qualifications, Distinguishing Characteristics and Special Requirements

  • Knowledge/experience with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat) 
  • Working knowledge of HTML, Flash, After Effects, WebNative, MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel is  desired 
  • Must be able to use appropriate terminologies and language to accurately convey changes or direction in concept or design 
  • Ability to use experience, resources, and interact and collaborate with other departments within the  agency to solve problems 
  • A demonstrated track record of gaining trust and respect by consistently demonstrating sound  creative, strategic, and analytical thinking skills, while maintaining composure in stressful situations
  • Exceptional attention to detail, multi-tasking, initiative and follow through skills
  • Effectively communicates and works well in a team environment 
  • Some evening and weekend work may be required

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