Creative

Senior Designer

Who is VB+P? An independent advertising agency located in San Francisco who prides itself on being founded on two simple principles: Do right by our clients and do right by our people. We are looking for a Senior designer who is the design force of the project team. Our Senior Designers conceptualize and design solutions, from start to finish, on assigned projects within the parameters of predetermined brand strategy, research, budget and timeline. 

The role

TRUTH

  • We are honest with our clients. With each other. Even when it’s awkward and especially when it’s hard. We are clear. About where we want to go and what it will take to get there. About what we expect from our people and our clients. About what they can expect from us. We are transparent. About where we’re progressing. About our success. And especially about our failures and how we learn from them to do better.

FIRE

  • People who are fearless in pushing limits and trying new things in pursuit of ideas that cut through the noise. We are passionate about creativity, and believe it is our weapon to move brands and businesses forward. Those who are excitable and proactive about solving client’s problems. 

LOVE

  • We know that putting people first gets better results. We believe that diversity and creativity are inextricably intertwined: the best work, the best culture are co-created by people with diverse skill sets, perspectives, and experiences. People who are inclusive, supportive, and motivating. 

A Brief Overview of the Role:

  • Diversity Equity and Inclusion 
  • - Actively works to contribute to our agency and department DEI initiatives and KPIs.

  • People-first
  • - Prioritizes and helps to ensure interdisciplinary collaboration and teamwork.

    - Prioritizes and helps to ensure a contribution to overall team morale.

  • Mentorship
  • - Plays an active role in boosting team morale in the department and agency.

    - Senior creatives will be given the opportunity to learn and develop leadership skills.

    - Opportunities will naturally arise with junior creatives and may be asked to delegate assignments and schedule work in your department.

  • The key design owner
  • - Elevate and execute the design vision on individual projects by incorporating DEI lens within the work, keeping up date with popular culture, trends and new media platforms.

    - Collaborate with key project stakeholders and clients to deliver highest caliber creative content.

    - Implement ideas and concepts into comps and/or layouts for branding, advertising, collateral, environmental, web, electronic, interactive, broadcast, sound, non-traditional, guerrilla and other new media vehicles.

    - Participate in client presentations.

    - Provide assistance to creative directors and art directors on design, typography and layout as needed.

    - Manage vendors, including illustrators, calligraphers, photographers and freelance designers.

    - Work with project and brand managers to devise and adhere to project timelines, and proactively communicate timing issues.

    - Work on multiple projects and meet quick turnarounds while maintaining organization and accuracy (attention to detail) through tight deadlines.

    - Work with fellow designers on internal VB&P materials as necessary.

    - Assist in new business pitches.

  • Production
  • - Oversee production by providing production artists with necessary info to begin a project, feedback and constructive critique throughout project, and ensure proper internal creative approvals.

    - Oversee, review and approve press-ready mechanicals and vendor proofs.

    - Attend photo shoots, press checks and site reviews when required.

Below are some of the qualifications we’re interested in. If you don’t meet all of them, don’t count yourself out.

  • 5+ years of working experience at an Advertising agency or Design Studio.
  • A thorough understanding of layout, use of type and application of color.
  • Expert proficiency in Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign on Mac OS; experience in interactive, web or motion software very helpful.
  • Knowledge of current print technologies.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Must be able to handle multiple projects and be comfortable working independently or collaboratively.
  • Team player with an ability to take direction, maintain a positive attitude, and have a degree of flexibility.
  • Be proactive and possess problem-solving skills.
  • Degree (BA, BFA, MFA) in Graphic Design or related field.

Venables Bell & Partners