Event Production Designer (Contract Role)

Careers at Bloomberg

New York

Posted Sep 19, 2016 - Requisition No. 54400

The Bloomberg Marketing Studio is Bloomberg’s in-house marketing and design group. We work hard and we work fast. We cover assignments that range through digital, print, environmental, interactive and broadcast projects. We also have the capability to take on editorial, digital, design, production and project management. Our project managers are tasked with ensuring the smooth running of project work flowing through the studio, coordinating tasks and activities with creative teams, marketing managers and stakeholders to meet deadlines. We handle projects across the full spectrum of Bloomberg, both internally and externally.

We are looking for a versatile graphic designer that exhibits superb problem solving, design, and production skills. You will be responsible for developing and executing event designs under supervision from an Art Director. You will participate in initial brainstorming sessions, create floor plans and rendering ideas for presentations, create technical drawings, execute graphic design work, and direct fabricators and print vendors. You should be prepared to do more “behind the desk” work rather than field installation execution. You must be able to work creatively within a budget. We are looking for someone for short and long-term freelance with a possibility to transition into a full time position.

We'll trust you to:

  • Efficiently execute a high volume of projects from start to finish in a fast-paced agency environment.
  • Have the detailed understanding and technical expertise to assure quality through every stage of a project (i.e. using InDesign as primary layout application, spell-check, file prep, asset optimization, consistency, quality control, vendor management, and final output).
  • Have previous experience (but not limited to) creating print ads, client presentations, mockups 2D/3D, promo video storyboards, print ads, collateral (sell sheets, brochures, white papers), event signage, OOH, premiums, story boards, publishing, extensive typesetting..
  • Have experience in working as part of a creative team, with professionals of different disciplines.
  • Be able to follow creative instructions accurately and efficiently, from creative and non-creative colleagues.
  • Have the confidence to translate different styles of feedback into effective design solutions.
  • Have the ability to hunt for new solutions, methods, and materials—balancing broad solutions with time and finance constraints—and the capacity to educate on findings and best practices.
  • Work in line with campaign style guides across different formats while preserving creative continuity.
  • Accurately make client and proofreader copy revisions from annotated PDFs.
  • Maintain and follow consistent server organization and file naming conventions of existing structure and process.
  • Work on both PC and Mac platforms; design will be on the Mac.
  • Work as part of a global team. You should be open to cultural nuances and willing to understand different cultural influences that might affect design concepts.
  • Work in an organized and tidy manner, always mindful of deadlines. Able to share files with colleagues efficiently.

You need to have:

  • 3-5+ years’ experience in event production and graphic design.
  • Mastery of Adobe Creative Suite
  • Any additional languages are a plus.
  • BFA/BS degree required, preferably an art/design degree with a focus in Industrial Design, Scenic Design, Architecture, Interiors, Graphic Design, or related field.
  • Prior in-house creative services or event, agency experience is helpful.
  • Ability to work efficiently and independently in a fast-paced environment, “do-it-all” attitude with ability to take on both large and small tasks.
  • Ability to exercise a level of eagerness, curiosity, and is calm under pressure
  • Expert knowledge of print production and digital production processes
  • Obsession with typography and creative problem-solving.
  • The ability to review own work for quality control against client’s request.
  • Keeps current with design and production trends.
  • The ability to work within and expand upon a dynamic and defined visual/brand system.

How to apply:

  • Updated CV.
  • Updated portfolio, including: recent event branding projects, typography work and any relevant digital work.
  • Written recommendation letters or client feedback is desirable.
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