Graphic Designer- Vacaville, Ca- Direct Hire

Packaging Design is a Must!

  • Coordinate the aesthetic look of the total package in regards to structure, graphics, copy, layouts, photography/illustration, and typography to meet package objectives.
  • Ensure federal packaging and trademark guidelines are met in both design and copy.
  • Create both the design and production work for packaging and products.
  • Maintain brand asset library for all channels including final files and related artwork and illustrations
  • Maintain communication between product marketing, procurement and printers in the development of artwork
  • Provides clear verbal and written direction to printing vendors and manage and develop new vendor contacts and quotes for outsourced projects
  • Ability to gather artwork assets and provide them to vendors in a variety of requested methods (CD, FTP, download link, etc.)
  • Work with IT on maintaining proper back up files for assets
  • Develop and maintain branding guidelines
  • Expert level proficiency in Macintosh environment, including Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, Word and Excel In addition, must have good command of print technology and graphic applications.
  • Excellent sense of color and type, layout, design with illustration skills preferred.
  • Understanding of production and pre-press are essential, especially roto and litho printing methods. Attend press checks as necessary Experienced in strategic and conceptual work for new products and brand designs/redesigns
  • Have strong production and design capabilities
  • Be able to manage schedule while keeping deadlines
  • Ensures clear and timely communication within department and with other departments to maximize quality, productivity and minimize down time.
  • Maintains artwork and design process integrity.
    • Ensures clear and timely communication within department and with other departments to maximize quality, productivity and minimize down time.
    • Maintains artwork and design process integrity.
    • Acts as a problem solver and team player.
    • Must have good written and verbal communication skills.
    • Must be efficient in Mac with full knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat and Excel
    • Keeps management team abreast of significant issues or developments identified during routine activities and actions being taken to improve the situation.
    • Presents technical information and or procedures to the team

Please forward resume and portfolio to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

User Experience Content Strategist- Contract SF Bay Area

  • Work with designers, product managers, researchers and product marketers to plan and create the content for Ecommerce products, continually improve that content, and evolve our voice and content standards
  • Provides and supports the implementation of business solutions
  • Models compliance with company policies and procedures and supports company standards of ethics and integrity
  • Supports experience strategy and innovation
  • Leads cross-functional team projects
  • Supports continuous improvement of user experience tools, documentation, and process
  • Executes user experience design, prototyping, and content strategy and consultations for HTML, Engineering, and Product Management teams prior to launch.
  • Demonstrates up-to-date expertise in user experience design and documentation, and applies this to the development, execution, and improvement of action plans

Please email resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

Technical Writer- Contract in SF Bay Area

Responsibilities can include:
• Write API reference guide
• Write tutorials
• Update existing content
• Document changes and updates
• Enter missing information and correct errors
• Create content in a fast-paced development environment
• Communicate with product team and platform engineering leads, surfacing issues as needed

Requirements:
• Bachelor’ Degree with at least 1 year experience in relevant area, technical writing and documentation
• Experience providing feedback on APIs during development cycles
• General knowledge of RESTful APIs, XML, JSON
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Demonstrated experience working with cross-functional teams
• Ability to meet multiple, tight deadlines
• Experience providing feedback on APIs during development cycles
• Portfolio examples of API reference documentation that include XSDs, XML and/or JSON response samples
• Experience with online retail, Ecommerce is a plus

Please email resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

Production Artist- Contract at Retail Giant in the Bay Area

Responsibilities and Qualifications:

  • Maintaining brand standards on the website through the ongoing updates, maintenance and design of supporting assets including large seasonal campaigns.
  • He/she will work both independently and closely with producers, copy writers, art directors and designers to ensure consistency in quality of work and be able to manage multiple projects to meet timelines and due dates.
  • BA in Graphic Design or other relevant education.
  • At least 1 year of professional design or production experience in the area of software and/or web site design. Extensive knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (CS5, CS6, or CC), specifically Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office. Ability to distinguish good layout/typography, apply color theory, hierarchy and balance.
  • Ability to troubleshoot minor problems with typography, layout, applications, hardware

Please forward resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

Copywriter-Contract-SF

The position will be responsible for helping to maintain Xero’s voice across marketing and brand materials in both print and digital mediums.

 

Responsibilities

  • Write engaging and persuasive headlines, product descriptions and collateral for all consumer communications
  • Communicate complex technical data in a clear and compelling manner to our target audiences
  • Develop compelling copy that differentiates the consumer brand and stays true to the brand voice.
  • Ensure copy is right for our customers and helps to aggressively drive key initiatives. Create concepts that are extendable into campaigns and synchronize extensions across other collateral.
  • In-depth understanding of industry marketing strategy and business principle.

You will need:

  • Agency experience preferred working with at B2B clients.
  • Bachelor degree required, preferably with English/Journalism focus
  • 5+ years of copywriting experience in both print and web, with emphasis in branding
  • English proficiency and excellent grammatical, writing and editorial skills
  • In-depth knowledge of B2C and B2B  advertising techniques and marketing principles
  • Ability to understand technical content and quickly learn new material
  • Solid understanding of consumers’ interaction with various media, and strength in adjusting language based on medium

Please send Resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

Marketing Manager Contract in SF

Responsibilities

  • Partner with marketing managers to develop and execute campaigns and tools to drive customer awareness and customer acquisition
  • Launch and manage new affiliate marketing program
  • Work closely with Global Creative Hub to develop new collateral and marketing materials targeting small businesses
  • Scout company customers to include in marketing campaigns. Assist with the building of marketing assets like video case studies, white papers and testimonials featuring their story.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s in Marketing or related field
  • Excellent marketing copywriting skills
  • Must have at least of 2 years experience with affiliate marketing campaigns
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize multiple deliverables in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience in marketing or advertising required
  • Ability to quickly learn new tools and systems

Please send resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

Sr. UX Designer Contract- Greater Bay Area

Seeking a Senior User Experience Designer. This person will be integrally involved with strong, UX experience and modern design aesthetic to be a part of a creative, fast paced and intellectually stimulating User Experience team.
Duties:
– Lead medium-sized, diverse, cross-functional User Experience projects to generate the overall user experience solution and deliver usability on product within feasibility
– Create the User Experience designs (flows, wireframes, interaction models, user interface design comps, visual design system and specs, prototypes, or other visual assets)
– Collaborate with product management, engineering, business stakeholders and third-party vendors to understand requirements and achieve goals
– Demonstrate up-to-date expertise in user experience design and apply this to the development, execution, and improvement of action plans.
– Leverage people management skills to build cooperation across functional lines to manage product vision, provide guidance and expertise to the team.
– Provide and support the implementation of business solutions
– Support User Experience strategy and innovation
– Model compliance with company policies and procedures and support company mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity

Qualifications
• Bachelor’s Degree in a discipline related to Visual Communications, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Design, Writing, or related field
• Minimum of 3 years’ experience leading efforts and delivery of complex software design projects in web design, user interface design, or related field
• Proven ability to manage and lead diverse groups of individuals in a highly dynamic environment
• Ability to assess and interpret client needs and end user needs (e.g., business requirements, product roadmap, and end user research)
• Practitioner of user centered design best practices including iterative design and usability testing
• Strong analysis and problem-solving skills
• Strong presentation and communication skills including written, visual, and verbal; able to document and communicate a design to a multidisciplinary team
• Proven ability to balance trade-off decisions while maintaining design integrity
• Experience within an agile development environment
• Ability to meet deadlines while maintaining flexibility
• 2 years’ experience in eCommerce or related field a plus
• Mobile/responsive design experience is a plus

Additional Preferred Qualifications
– 2 years’ experience in software design and online tools preferred
– 2 years’ experience in online photo service industry designing solutions for customizing products
– Strong design portfolio– Successful history of employing best practices of typography, color theory and usability for visual design
– Knowledge of design for accessibility is an asset

Please send resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

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