Senior Design Strategist

  • 1213 Northern Pacific Ave, Fargo, ND 58102, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Tellwell is a creative studio focused on design and film that creates emotional connections with audiences by telling authentic stories of great organizations. We believe that story is the most powerful way to introduce an organization’s brand, educate and engage their audiences, and remind those audiences why they love the brand. Our ultimate goal is to help organizations tell their stories through engaging video, beautiful design, and fantastic web experiences that drive action while also building one of the best companies to work for in the Midwest!

We’re a small team with fun clients, big vision, and aspirations to stay small and hit above our weight class.

Job Description

  • Reporting to the Chief Storyteller/Creative Director 
  • Leading and managing a team of three designers in graphic design, web design, and photography

  • Regularly working with the PM/AM team on delegating projects based on team and individual strengths

  • Being an active part of our leadership team (with the Senior Film Producer, Senior Account Manager, Senior Content Strategist, and Chief Storyteller) - your role is to advocate and be the biggest champion for the design team

  • Delivering creative visuals from concept to completion

  • Utilize design thinking to support great design across teams and organization 

  • Create and creative direct compelling graphics across a wide range of disciplines (like print, web, video) that meet client objectives, follow brand guidelines, and are delivered on time.

  • Develop concepts and designs for a variety of digital, print, and web projects

  • Setting a design pace on every project; casting vision, minding the details, and solving the work in a meaningful way

  • Contribute to creative meetings and overall team culture passionately

  • A balance between print and digital experience and knowledge

  • Strong eye for detail and precision

  • Able to take creative direction and execute accordingly

  • Experienced presenting work in a meeting environment to peers and seniors

  • Ensure work is reviewed/approved before presentation for your entire team

  • Present work to peers, partners and clients in a clear, professional manner

  • Make our team even better and have fun doing it

Qualifications

About You:

  • Technical Mastery – Expert with design software tools like Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, and any other art program that brings your awesome work to life!

  • Creative Contributor – We don’t work in silos; our designers work together with our video producers, writers, account managers, and project managers to create the best client and team experience possible. There are no hand-offs around here.

  • Problem-Solving Player – We solve creative problems here on a daily basis and the ability to provide solutions to any and all creative challenges is greatly valued!

  • Adaptability & Dexterity. A flexible disposition capable of not just accepting critical feedback but embracing it! This role requires individuals to move “on-the-fly” and pivot quickly when a concept veers in a different direction.

Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree in design or a related field preferred

  • 5+ years of professional experience in graphic design

  • A killer online portfolio demonstrating and clearly indicating the range of your design skills, styles, and expertly executed interactive work experience

  • Demonstrated creative team management/leadership experience

Added Bonus:

  • Familiarity with motion graphics and interactivity through AfterEffects

  • Experience with web design, knowledge of WordPress and CSS

  • Experience with infographic or information design

  • Experience with Asana and/or Everhour

Additional Information

Personal Traits - the most successful employees at Tellwell exhibit the following traits:

  • A team player through and through; egos get checked at the door (this one’s non-negotiable)

  • A fearless and wild imagination coupled with obsessive attention to detail

  • Enjoy (and skilled at) presenting to clients in a way that makes them understand and ultimately smarter

  • Be sincere about giving and receiving meaningful constructive feedback

  • Confident and effective communication and presentation skills with both team members and clients of various levels

What you really came here for, the perks. At Tellwell we offer:

  • Competitive compensation, bonuses, health insurance through HealthPartners, vision and dental through Humana, Simple IRA through our friends at Thrivent

  • Flexible vacationing, meaning no limiting “vacation policy” (and yes, people actually take a vacation here) and RE:weeks.

  • A casual-dress, and a results-only work environment

  • A professional development budget you can use to go to conferences, take classes, buy books, etc.

  • Summer Fridays, all year round! (Meaning we roll out at noon!)

  • A constantly collaborative environment

  • Office music, puzzles, group events, team sports, and a great sense of camaraderie help keep everyone sane and foster their creativity & productivity

  • The opportunity to shape the company – we need your expertise

  • We love pets at Tellwell, so we’ll reimburse up to $200 for pet adoption and supplies for a new furry family member.

  • A small, but fun benefit at Tellwell. We’ll cover your Uber rides. Have too much fun at happy hour? No worries about how to get home. Grab an Uber and we’ll take care of the cost

Does the above sound like you? Then we’d love to hear from you. Our goal is to provide a hiring and working experience in which all people know they are equally respected and valued. So whatever it is that makes you unique—your gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, race, ethnicity, age, citizenship, educational background, socioeconomic status—we value it, and we’d love to see what you might add to our team.