Graphic Designer

San Diego, CA

Step out of your comfort zone, excel and redefine the limits of what is possible. That’s just what our employees are doing every single day – in order to set the pace through our innovations and enable outstanding achievements. After all, behind every successful company are many great fascinating people.

We are seeking an experienced Graphic Designer with a strong background in B2B and B2C marketing developing new design approaches and overseeing the day-to-day deliverables in the Shared Services Department for print, video, photography and digital experiences. The ideal candidate will have broad design capabilities across print, web, UX design, digital media, video editing, photography and trade shows. We are looking for a collaborative team player that shares our passion for service, quality work and an eye for detail. Successful employee should be adaptable in using their organizational skills to prioritize tasks in taking ownership of various projects. Have the urgency to anticipate busy schedules and teamwork to communicate with other members of the department to complete assignments on time and accurately.

We are looking for people who are keen to try something new:

  • This position requires someone with a passion for design, watches trends, reads relevant blogs and design sites, well informed of new features in Adobe CS.
  • Needs to have strong concepting skills, superior layout design, illustration and excellent sense of typography and color.
  • Excellent design skills creating design concepts for brochures, sell sheets, catalogs, price lists, digital media, web development (HTML/CSS), UX design capabilities, e-Blasts, banner ads, direct mail, social media ads (video a must), promotions, trade show graphics, packaging (with experience with printer die lines and structural engineering design drawings), skilled in video editing, photography, PowerPoint presentations and other miscellaneous projects targeting North American markets
  • Works closely with ZEISS Brand Guidelines and police’s the Brand within the Marketing and Sales teams
  • Builds application files for print, high resolution print ready PDF’s, PDF fillable forms and electronic media
  • Proofread all printer digital proofs and in-house revision mark ups (exceptional eye for detail)
  • Facilitates copy revisions, photo retouching and color correction
  • Review pre-press proofs and assist Creative Services Manager in press checks and quoting print materials
  • Assist Creative Services Manager with back-up support as necessary
  • Develop and maintain in-house library of all electronic, master files
  • Additional duties assigned as needed
  • Workflow Management:
  • Receive all job requests/creative briefs into online workflow system and create production schedules with the Creative Team
  • Manage project timelines/client feedback and completion dates with Creative Services Manager
  • Monitor projects through all phases of production
  • Communicate project status to internal clients on a daily basis
  • Ensure all projects are completed on time and within budget
  • Manage Print and Online Fulfillment Site:
  • Manage collateral inventory levels, identify items running low and collaborate with internal clients and Creative Services Manager to update/reprint as necessary
  • Forecast item usage rates and reprints
  • Manage files to print, fulfillment forms, kitting, quoting process, invoicing process, kit shipments, manage project mailing lists
  • Monitor receipt of outside shipments (provide part numbers, fulfillment information)
  • Web and UX App Development Responsibilities:
  • Web Development includes coding, design and layout of ZEISS websites according to company specifications.
  • Web responsibilities include construct the overall look and feel of ZEISS websites, blog pages, and ZEISS Better Vision articles using images, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Experience with Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Content Management Systems (CMS) and Digital Marketing.
  • UI/UX Design Experience Preferred.
  • Create user stories, personas, and storyboards
  • Determine information architecture and create sitemaps
  • Create prototypes and wireframes
  • Conduct usability testing

You are:

  • 5-7 years of experience in Graphic Design field, project management in an advertising agency, marketing or corporate creative services department required
  • BA degree in Graphic Design, Creative or related field
  • Extensive graphic design skill sets a must with print, video, photography, web and digital media knowledge
  • Specific experience with Adobe Creative Suite - InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects (a plus) and Microsoft Office
  • Experience in video editing (with Adobe Premiere & Adobe After Effects a plus)
  • Hands-on experience in video/photography in studio – (product shots and location shoots)
  • Web design-HTML/CSS & JavaScript experience, WordPress & Responsive Design.
  • Experience in Social media channels with paid media
  • Proven ability to collaborate with shared services team to ensure projects are completed on time, within budget with a can-do attitude
  • Thorough working knowledge of marketing collateral production process from concept through print/digital completion required
  • Ability to build strong relationships with internal clients, external agencies, freelancers and vendors
  • Ability to diplomatically enforce deadlines and solve problems in an efficient, professional manner
  • Proactive self-starter with excellent organization and communication skills with an exceptional eye for detail
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task and work with minimal supervision in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent written, oral and proofreading skills a must
In a spacious modern setting full of opportunities for further development, ZEISS employees work in a place where expert knowledge and team spirit reign supreme. All of this is supported by a special ownership structure and the long-term goal of the Carl Zeiss Foundation: to bring science and society into the future together.

Join us today. Inspire people tomorrow.

Diversity is a part of ZEISS. We look forward to receiving your application regardless of gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion, philosophy of life, disability, age, sexual orientation or identity.

We are an EEO/AA/Veterans/Disabled employer. If you need accommodations to complete the application process, please email Luisa.Southern@zeiss.com to request assistance.

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