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Graphic Design Intern

Markstein is seeking a Graphic Design Intern for the summer of 2017 to work with our Birmingham, Alabama-based team. Our ideal candidate is a positive, creative individual with the ability to work across multiple platforms to create compelling visual materials that tell our clients’ brand stories in a way that supports strategic communications objectives.

The candidate must be a strategic, independent, self-motivated creative professional, capable of adapting quickly in a fast-paced environment. This is an active hands-on role that requires a designer who can solve complex visual and interactive design challenges. The candidate should also have excellent communication skills and be able to articulate their ideas among team members and to executives. A developed sense of design that transcends multiple styles and impeccable attention to detail are required.

Qualifications 

  • Students entering their junior or senior years in graphic design or a related field preferred
  • Strong Adobe Creative Suite skills: Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop
  • Experience or classwork in designing for online user experience
  • Previous graphic design for a design studio, agency, or in-house creative department experience preferred
  • Highly detail-oriented and well organized, able to balance and prioritize multiple projects in a fast – paced environment with tight deadlines
  • Strong verbal and written skills
  • Creative problem solving skills
  • Thrives in an energetic, team environment
  • Highly collaborative and collegial
  • Thinks critically and conceptually
  • Passionate about design, communication and client service

Responsibilities

  • Creatively implements consistent brand messaging and visual design executions across a wide variety of collateral and media including printed materials, interactive media, Web, etc.
  • Produces design specifications, storyboards, scenarios, design prototypes, etc.
  • Develops wireframes and website designs
  • Works with vendors to procure estimates and recommends project partners

To apply, please send your resume and portfolio (link to PDF) to careers@markstein.co.

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Office and Traffic Coordinator

Markstein, a strategic communications agency located in Birmingham, Ala., is seeking an organized and proactive administrative professional with 1-2 years of experience to help support our growing agency. The candidate must be a self-starter who is comfortable working on a team within a multi-faceted and fast-paced environment. Agency experience is a plus.

The office and traffic coordinator is a key team member in the day-to-day running of the office of our growing company.  This position requires excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, as well as the ability to think creatively and find innovative ways to achieve goals and objectives.

The office and traffic coordinator is the first touch point for clients, employees and other office callers or visitors to Markstein.  As such, it is critical that s/he present themselves professionally and be well spoken.

Responsibilities:

  • Client Service: Manage the front desk and serve as a host to all guests.  Special attention must be paid to scheduled meetings to ensure that visitors are greeted upon arrival.  The same level of care and professionalism should be provided to callers, ensuring they are properly routed to their destination.
  • Marketing: Support team members in preparing for new business presentations, planning and executing agency marketing activities, developing client reports and presentations, etc.
  • Event planning: Assist in planning client and team member events, oversee the execution of events and catering, proactively develop relationships with external vendors, etc.
  • Operations: Support business manager in general bookkeeping and office management tasks including general office organization, maintaining office supplies, placing supply orders, serving as frontline in-house technology support/coordinator with IT partner, etc.
  • Creative Trafficking: Work with creative director and account managers to traffic creative projects, helping to ensure deadlines are met.
  • HR: Facilitate set-up for new hires, general recordkeeping, etc.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 1-2 years of professional experience in an office administrative capacity
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Self-motivated go-getter with a positive attitude
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with others
  • Excellent written and oral communications
  • Superior time management skills
  • Exhibits strong attention to detail and organization
  • Deadline-oriented and shows initiative in taking on new tasks and projects
  • Is able to seek out information and solutions to problems
  • Demonstrates a commitment to excellence

To apply, please send your resume to careers@markstein.co.

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