The Charles NYC

Freelance Senior Visual Designer

Contract in Chicago, IL - Senior

As an in-house Freelance Senior Visual Designer at The Charles, you'll bring experience with large-scale projects in e-commerce, responsive design and production to our team, contributing to the development of project concepts and executing deliverables quickly and competently.


— Developing compelling, creative, and user-focused experiences and points of view that align with clients’ business objectives.

— Contributing to the creation of design solutions that meet or exceed strategic objectives.

— Designing user experience storyboards, interactive page layouts, and site grids.

— Constructing clean and organized creative deliverables that adhere to style guidelines.

— Effectively participating in brainstorms and other idea-generating team sessions.

— Guiding junior and mid-level designers to help them successfully execute their duties and to grow into world-class designers.

— Support the Creative Director and Associate Creative Director and work closely with creative leadership to drive departmental objectives and client projects forward.

Essential Skills | Experience Requirements

— Bachelor degree is required.

— Minimum of 3 years design and digital work experience, at least 1 of these in an agency environment.

— A strong portfolio demonstrating a passion for design and skill in visual design across platforms.

— A strong background in creative problem solving, strategic brainstorming, creative execution and production.

— A strong understanding of interactive design, user interface design and communication design best practices.

— An expert understanding of the fundamentals of information architecture, hierarchy, typography and layout.

— Ability to think, respond and design quickly, maintaining attention to detail on multiple projects simultaneously.

— Excellent organizational skills; an ability to multi-task and work efficiently under pressure with careful attention to detail.

— The ability to both work autonomously and as part of a team, collaborating across disciplines and levels of experience.

— A solid working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign, Keynote, and familiarity After Effects (or another animation platform in order to quickly animate designs).