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I design therefore I am
Hello. We’re Design Aglow, a little company with giant ideas. Since 2006, we’ve been the industry leader for design resources and educational products created for the success of professional photographers. Our team has created 300+ products that help photographers shine, and we’re beginning a long-term growth cycle that includes two internationally published books in partnership with Random House and an online wholesale frame and paper shop to serve our North American market. Innovation is a team constant, and we’re always seeking (and developing!) the industry’s next big thing.

At Design Aglow, the entrepreneurial and artistic spirits coexist, with one always pushing the other to new heights. But our reach goes way beyond just a company that creates great design for photographers. Within the industry, we’re known as businessmakers, dream engineers, and cheerleaders. For our community of over 25,000 photographers, we’re always ready with a wise word, a kind thought, or a gesture of (gentle) tough love. Our success revolves around a collaborative environment, the happy flow of minds working together on projects that make a difference in photographers’ lives.

As Lead Designer, you would be an integral part of this team, largely responsible for Design Aglow’s creative direction. It’s a big responsibility, but we think you’re up to the task. Want to hear the rest of the job description? The lead designer is responsible for the art direction and design of all new Design Aglow products and company branding including web design and print design as well as overseeing our freelance designers. The lead designer works in our creative environment with a team of writers, project managers, strategists and business developers. We are looking for people who are passionate about design and are able to lead a team in art direction that fulfills the needs of the Design Aglow vision and business model, which leads our market in quality and style. The lead designer must be self motivated, detail orientated, and able to carry an idea from concept to completion independently. The lead designer must stay well-researched and up-to-date on current trends in art and design. Work must reflect a current style as well stay true to the Design Aglow track record of setting the trends in the photography industry.

• Extensive knowledge of and experience in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator is a must. Knowledge of Adobe After Effects and Final Cut are a plus
• Strong design portfolio
• Formal training in graphic design is not required but is a certainly a plus
• Because of the nature of the template industry, we prefer to create all of our graphic elements in house or use original artwork created by our freelancers, so the ability to illustrate professional vector elements for use in the designs is a must
• A thorough understanding of photography, typography and printing
• A solid understanding of designing for the web and for print
• Ability to multi-task and work efficiently with an eye for detail
• Be able to take criticism constructively and be willing to change a concept quickly if a design needs a new direction
• Design and layout of Design Aglow products including Marketing Sets, Welcome Packets, Card Sets, Album Designs, Educational Guides and much more
• Maintaining a consistent look across all Design Aglow products and brand
• Assisting in the styling of photo shoots
• Developing design concepts for new products and ideas for freelance projects
• Being the point of contact for key partners
• Managing and commissioning freelancers for projects
• Writing a creative brief for each new freelance project
• Keeping an open line of communication with outside designers throughout the project period including giving constructive criticism until the desired look is reached
• Keeping track of deadlines on all internal and external design projects
• Requesting and receiving invoices as well as setting up proper documentation for new freelancers
• Seeking out additional talent and reviewing designers' submitted resumes and portfolios Candidates interested in working in-house at the Design Aglow Studio located in downtown Portland, OR are preferred, although candidates interested in working remotely will also be considered.

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