Katana is seeking a Visual + front end web designer to add to the Katana media & marketing team. At Katana your main responsibility will be to create, edit, and produce design in line with the organization’s needs while pushing the brand as far as possible on a daily basis.
The ideal candidate will work with executives, colleagues and various Katana departments to provide design solutions across various platforms such as web, print, social and environmental applications.
You’ll be a driven self-motivated designer who is eager to learn continuously and excited to work hard in a field that is changing by the day. We’re seeking a talented designer looking to build their career and direct the design of a fast growing digital marketing company in Southern California.
Required Skills + Experience
Expert level communication skills including written, spoken, presentation.
1 – 2 years of experience of related work or relevant qualifying experience.
Proven visual design experience and proficiency in the Adobe Creative Suite as well as Web/UI design applications such as Sketch & Principle.
Specific hard skills required: Expert level understanding of typography for both web & print. Strong photo editing skills in Photoshop. Expert level vector illustration in Illustrator. Print layout experience in Indesign required as well as strong presentation skills in PowerPoint + Keynote. Front-end design experience required with proficiency in HTML + CSS, Wordpress, and Github.
Proven proficiency in video editing software such as Adobe Premier and motion graphic design using Adobe After Effects.
Proactive, extremely organized and self-starting
Excellent time management skills
Design and execute company visual style including design for web, social print and video.
Maintain and create up-to-date visuals for company website, social, advertising and blog.
Create and edit video and audio projects for web use.
Examine and analyze site traffic to determine iterative design changes based on user data.
Design a variety of marketing materials, both digital and print, that are consistent with branding and meet the current Katana standards while pushing boundaries.
Manage projects from start to finish, providing high quality, professional deliverables.
Submission of Application: To be considered for the position, we require submission of a portfolio website as well as PDF resume. Along with your portfolio and resume, the ideal applicant will submit their top favorite design inspiration sites as well as their top 3 typographic sources.