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Graphic Designer

Traction is looking for a Graphic Designer to join our team in Sunnyvale.  We are not just looking for an exceptional designer. We are looking for someone to compose elegant and considered digital layouts to support the creation of a new product for one of the most world-renowned brands.

What you'll (mostly) do:

  • Collaborate with cross-functional team and the larger project team to explore concepts and iterate on design layouts
  • Translate wireframes into highly detailed Photoshop files with pixel precision, balancing both visual and functional elements
  • Create original designs based on existing templates, adhering to design principles in established layouts and form factors
  • Create adaptations of original designs for different devices, locales, and environments
  • Flow copy into PSD files, adjusting balance of imagery to copy as necessary
  • Prepare for creative reviews by outputting optimized files and preparing printouts
  • Provide build-ready design files in a timely manner while meeting quality standards
  • Review final deliverables with an exacting eye, ensuring that layout, images, and typography are flawless
  • Identify opportunities for process, design system, style guide, user experience, and documentation improvements

What you'll (mostly) bring:

  • BA or BFA in Graphic Design (or equivalent) preferred.
  • Proficiency in the formal elements of design, including typography, layout, balance, proportion, rhythm, emphasis and unity
  • Ability to create original designs based on wireframes/sketches
  • Ability to articulate ideas and be clearly understood by creative, project management and development staff, both in verbal and in written format
  • Excellent digital file structure and asset management skills to keep work organized so it may be easily shared and modified by others
  • Reliable judgment to see when work may be “off track” and the initiative to collaborate with others to find solutions
  • Ability to deliver quality design at high volume in a tight timeframe
  • Ability to thrive in a challenging, fast-paced and creative workplace

Extra Credit:

  • A minimum of 3-4 years work experience in an interactive design-related field
  • Photoshop expertise, including intelligently organizing files for design iteration, setting up files for web production and adhering to graphic design standards, all with pixel-perfect precision
  • Experience designing within the mobile realm and/or from desktop through mobile in a responsive or adaptive manner
  • Solid understanding of the technical side of web development, including HTML, CSS, iOS and other technologies.
  • Experience working within a brand’s style guidelines

What you’ll get:

You’ll join a full-service, awarding winning, digitally focused, independent agency who are hard-working and hard-playing and still on the rise after 15 years not to mention providing you with a wide range of employee benefits and the chance to work with some of the world’s leading brands from giant innovators to start-up trailblazers.

About us:

Traction is on a mission to become one of the most in-demand agencies in the United States, sought out by the best brands in the world to design meaningful experiences for their customers. To accomplish this, we have created a culture that is built on autonomy, empowerment, and fun. We believe the most creative, unexpected insights can come from anyone. Anywhere. At anytime.

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