M8 is looking for strong conceptual thinkers that understand strategy and can get inside the user’s head to make every design element work toward a common cause; a clear objective.
The designer needs to be able to not only generate killer ideas, but also to bring them to life from the smallest typographic detail to the deepest user interface challenge. Not in a flashy, look-how-real-this-looks sort of way, but in a highly conceptual, extremely usable, elegant and smart way.
The right candidate is a designer with somewhere around 2-5 years experience. If you have less, you better be a great learner and prove as much. If you have more, that’s OK too. At the end of the day, it is not so much about your time in the business, as it is your skill in thinking and using the tools of the trade.
- Help create and ensure the quality of concepts and work produced in collaboration with Art Directors, Copywriters, and other team members.
- Participate in cross-disciplinary development and execution of short-term (project specific) and long-term (account specific) creative concepts and strategies.
- Interpret briefs, strategize and brainstorm, help map ecosystems and interact with an extended team for campaign development.
- Handle all of the basic principles of perception, color, typography and design.
- Prepare a digital file properly for the development team.
- Enjoy working with others and sharing ownership of ideas.
- Understand and be a champion of client brand guidelines.
- Be able to communicate concepts with a simple pencil, marker or tablet sketch – scribbles that say one thousand words.
- Understand the difference between a concept and an execution.
- Be a master of the Adobe Suite: Photoshop and Illustrator especially.
- Know HTML5 animation, and enjoy doing it.
- Have solid skills in design and UX for desktop and mobile, and understand the challenges of adaptive, responsive and fluid design.
- Great attention to detail and flexibility in receiving feedback from others.
- Have the same willingness to learn as you do to teach, know when to lead and when to follow.
- Working knowledge of English; fluent would be great, but not a deal breaker.