Graphic Designer

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POSITION DESCRIPTIONFASTSIGNS Denver Midtown is looking for a creative Graphic Designer with experience in both print and electronic media. We re looking for someone who can take direction from written work orders or spoken ideas and convert them seamlessly into images, layouts and other designs. This may involve various levels of artistic creativity and will ultimately lead to the complete or modified design from customer drawings, files or exact output of customer-provided design for output to media. We work in a fast-paced environment, so the ideal Graphic Designer will be able to hit the ground running.GRAPHIC DESIGNER RESPONSIBILITIES* Prioritize each day to efficiently and cost-effectively schedule the workflow. * Determine the best output method based on the customer s need. * Read and interpret a Work Order. * Work with co-workers and customers with file transfers, photo library options, online proofs, etc.* Determines size and arrangement of illustrative material and copy, select style and size of type, and arrange layout based upon available space, aesthetic design, and production requirements.* Prepare comprehensive illustrations, sketches, layouts, and copy for print reproduction according to instructions of client or supervisor.* Allocate appropriate amount of time to each work order.* Inspect jobs for accuracy before sending them to the plotter or printer. Ensure correct material is used for each job and output devise settings are accurate.* Customer logo maintenance and sourcing: scanning, editing, using the FASTSIGNS Digital Asset Library, etc.; convert graphic files. * Image Sourcing: locate photos, understand copyright laws and release/usage requirements, knowledge of resources to buy stock images, work with service bureaus to create output beyond store capability, and understand resolution options and optimal enlargement specifications from image vendors and image originals.* Provide proofs as necessary, using the FASTSIGNS online proofing system, for customer approval. * Maintain all equipment including computers, plotters and printers (water-soluble printers, thermal transfer printers, solvent ink printers, etc.). * Maintain accurate electronic and paper record of File Storage and Disks (logs, saving by invoice number, dating) as specified in the FASTSIGNS Operations Manual. * Minimize waste by efficiently using ink, media, laminates, foils and vinyl; notify manager/owner of low inventory. * Communicate with other employees, Sales and Production team members on job requirements, timing, and special needs. Production Manager/Center Manager on inventory needs for computer supplies.Participate in and practice the FASTSIGNS sales mentality of Everybody Sells . Constantly be looking for sales opportunities for the center. Serve as a backup for answering the phone if the franchise partner, manager and sales/service employees are busy assisting other customers. Understand the sales process enough to consult with customers to determine project needs and solutions.