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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Haberman - Visual Storyteller – Designer

Overview: Haberman is a Minneapolis-based media and marketing firm whose mission is to discover, develop and tell the stories of pioneering organizations and individuals who make the world a better place. We seek a designer who can enhance our storytelling processes through compelling, information-driven visuals that advocate for our clients and educate their audiences. This individual will collaborate with our other designers and work closely with Haberman’s interactive team.

Responsibilities:
• Support all areas of the design process – from research, initial concepts and sourcing materials to concept development and final production.
• Develop and execute design projects – from print collateral to logos and identity systems to Web-related projects (e.g., Web site development, online campaigns, etc.).
• Implement copy changes within designs, make design revisions and perform production tasks using existing style guidelines.
• Work with clients, account directors and project managers to ascertain needs to develop creative directions, concepts and specifications to meet client objectives and budgets.
• Prepare design elements for client presentations.
• Manage relationships with freelance partners, as needed, to complete clients projects.
• Maintain a working knowledge and proficiency of all technical aspects of development and production of creative solutions.
• Maintain a working knowledge of professional standards for trademark development, intellectual property rights, usage rights for photography, illustration and other materials.
• Collaborate with Haberman’s Visual Storytelling team members to develop designs that advocate for our clients, and persuade and educate their audiences.

Experience/Skills Required:
• 4-6 years of agency design experience
• Knowledge of design principles and best practices
• Developed design skills with the ability to work on a wide range of projects
• Knowledge of printing and or reproduction process and techniques
• Understanding of the value of design within a business context
• Ability to multi-task and work effectively in an ever-changing and collaborative, fast-paced environment
• Intellectual curiosity
• Proficient in Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign
• Experience in web and digital design (e.g., flash, etc.)
• Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
• Ability to collaborate with, and give clear direction to, other members on the Haberman team
• Highly organized and detail-oriented
• Ability to communicate clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication and presentation settings
• Healthy sense of humor and out-of-bounds creativity

Deadline to apply: Dec. 30, 2010

Contact: Send resume to Stacy Helseth, 612-338-3900, stacy@modernstorytellers.com