Graphic Designer/Art Director

Location: Dallas, TX
Date Posted: 11-07-2017
Heritage Auctions is looking for a Contract-to-Permanent Hire, experienced graphic designer/art director to join its design team within the Marketing Department. The ideal candidate has 5+ years of extensive, hands-on working experience with multi-page print design; e.g. catalogs and brochures. Experience with design and production of print advertisements, direct mail, and various marketing collateral is required. This position will work closely with fellow designers, print production staff, marketing managers, and subject matter experts to design materials with brand consistency in a fast-paced environment. Print design experience promoting fine jewelry is a plus.

Heritage Auctions (HA.com) is the #1 Collectibles Auctioneer in the world with multiple auction categories featuring Fine Art and Collectibles, our auction categories include  coinssports, comicsfine jewelry, luxury,  historicalmodern & contemporary artillustration artdecorative artsentertainment and music… and many more!
 
SUMMARY:
This is NOT a digital UI/UX, web or e-commerce design position. The purpose of this job is to design a high volume and variety of print materials:
  • 80% of the time will be spent on design and layout of auction catalogs between 100 and 400+ pages
  • 20% of the time will be spent on design and production of print ads for publications, direct mail, brochures, and other types of collateral.
 The successful candidate is a deadline-driven, reliable self-starter, able to work independently with extreme attention to detail. Must be able to juggle and prioritize a heavy volume of jobs with competing deadlines; i.e. need to know when to put aside one project to start another, yet work on both simultaneously. Must be able to work extensive overtime hours (with pay) on weeknights and weekends when necessary to meet extremely tight deadlines. Must be able to attend outside press checks as necessary.
 
An extensive portfolio of work is required for consideration. A familiarity with high value collectibles, fine art, or luxury lifestyle goods is a plus.
 
 
Required interpersonal skills:
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Problem solver, open to new ideas and viewpoints from co-workers.
  • Objective and tactful; must be able to give and receive constructive criticism.
  • Resilient, team player with a sense of humor and thick skin who can see the big picture.
  • Understands how to balance and separate the critical from the trivial during tight deadlines with very quick turn-around demands.
 
Required technical skills
  • 5+ years of comprehensive work experience in graphic design and production for print, with thorough pre-press knowledge. High level of clean aesthetic design ability, with excellent typography, image layout, and color use skills. 
  • Advanced expertise with Mac OS, Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat), and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel and Outlook).
  • Ability to quickly and accurately produce multi-page projects (catalogs, books, magazines, brochures); i.e. not just one-page flyers.
  • Ability to trouble-shoot and solve technical issues related to design and production.
  • Ability to sketch rough thumbnails or concept drafts.
  • Ability to color correct and prepare graphics for print, and to proof bluelines

We are a non-smoking company and also require that all applicants submit to a drug screen and background check. 

If you are interested in joining the Heritage family, please visit our career center at http://HA.com/Careers.
 
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