Graphic Designer

Los Angeles /
Audience /
Full-time
Position summary: Support the overall vision, mission and mandates for the company.
 
Participant is the leading media company dedicated to entertainment that brings social awareness and engages audiences to participate in positive social change. Founded in 2004 by Jeff Skoll, Participant’s content combines the power of a good story well told with opportunities for real world impact around the most pressing global issues of our time.
 
We are looking for a full-time graphic designer in the Audience team. Our team’s mission is to create a vibrant social community across our social media channels to inspire, engage, and enroll our audience of Participants. As such, the Participant graphic designer is responsible for enforcing, creating, developing, and enhancing the company's visual brand identity, both externally with our audience and internally with our company. This is a hands-on role that uses software and hand-renderings to design materials, products, graphics, and assets across all of Participant’s digital content platforms that align with the company’s aesthetic and ethos. 
 
This individual's core responsibilities include producing graphical assets for various content formats; enforcing and enhancing the Participant brand bible; building-out Participant’s graphics presence across platforms; ensuring all visual, aesthetic, and graphical content adheres to the Participant editorial and visual voice and upholds the brand’s design standards.

Responsibilities

    • Prepare, design, and manage various Participant visual presentations and graphics assets for short-form video production, postproduction, creative pitches, web design, social media, and more.
    • Create static graphic (sized for Facebook, Twitter, IG, IG Stories), cover photos/banners and captions
    • Conceptualize and execute graphics projects across formats for social media platforms, including video, text, static and animated images, and other interactive features.
    • Develop templates, storyboards or basic animatics for motion graphics and video.
    • Participate in creative development process, managing multiple projects at a time.
    • Illustrate concepts by designing rough layouts for review, feedback, and approval by creative and production leadership.
    • Use software, technology, type, hand-lettering, and other artistic design tools to finalize copy, art, and layouts for various graphics projects.
    • Photograph and illustrate as needed for projects.
    • Work with printers, art services, outside vendors, and agencies to deliver projects on time, on budget, and at the highest quality.
    • Maintain and grow technical knowledge by reviewing professional publications, attending online workshops and classes, etc.
    • Contribute to team efforts to accomplish design goals.
    • Perform basic administrative and technical duties, as needed.
    • Work cross-functionally, collaborating with internal and external team members.
    • Collaborate with Marketing and Social Impact teams to develop and maintain a clear and consistent brand voice.
    • Conduct research on impact needs, target audiences, past campaigns, visual identities to create assets for campaigns.
    • Amend and revise creative pitches and images based on feedback from Social Impact and Marketing teams.
    • Have their finger on the pulse of fresh, effective images and content that are breaking through the noise online—sharing these regularly with the larger Audience team.
    • Support other duties and special projects, as assigned.

Qualifications

    • 5+ years of experience
    • Strong graphic design and typography skills
    • Solid eye for detail and composition
    • Very familiar with various forms of social media
    • Ability to sketch and execute ideas quickly
    • Advanced proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite—specifically, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects
    • Experience in branding/identity
    • HTML/CSS web design and AR Lens experience a plus
    • Editorial experience/interest would be helpful but not necessary
    • Strong multitasking and time management skills
    • Great collaborator
    • Creative thinking is a must!

Reports to

    • Creative Director
Participant is an equal opportunity employer. This means we are committed to recruiting, training, compensating, and promoting all of our employees regardless of race, color, religion, sex, disability, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender, or any other protected classes set forth under applicable law. As a media company, we are dedicated to reflecting the diversity, and multiculturalism, of our viewers, creators, partners and communities. Inclusion is at the heart of what we do and at the core of our values.