Freelance Graphic Designer (On-site) at Lakeshore Learning Materials

Carson, CA 90895

About the Job

Freelance Graphic Designer (On-Site)

Lakeshore Learning Materials is one of the premier manufacturers of educational materials for elementary programs, early childhood organizations and parents around the country. A multichannel organization with a strong sales division, thriving web business, catalogs and 60 store locations nationwide, Lakeshore has experienced continuous growth since its inception in 1954. We attribute our long-term success to the daily contributions of the remarkable individuals who make up our team.

Our fast-paced Product Art Department located at the company’s Carson headquarters is seeking temporary graphic designers to work onsite as we create innovative designs and illustrations for our products and product packaging. In addition to possessing a solid understanding of composition, color and typography, ideal candidates must be able to take direction and transform complex information into effective visual solutions—both on time and within budget.

We’re looking for motivated self-starters who possess a high degree of personal accountability, a clear sense of ownership and the ability to adapt to change quickly in a deadline-driven environment. Collaboration is a hallmark of product development at Lakeshore, so strong communication skills and the ability to convey design ideas are key to success. If this sounds like you, contact us right away!

Responsibilities & Requirements

·         Advanced knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite 5/6 (mandatory software skills testing applies)

·         Ability to produce compelling, age-appropriate layouts for children

·         Strong packaging design skills

·         Ability to build technically sound files quickly and according to established guidelines

·         Solid understanding of printing and production processes

·         Experience utilizing network servers and server volumes

·         Excellent project management and communication skills with the confidence to ask questions

·         Minimum 3–5 years professional experience working in the design industry

When you join Lakeshore, you’re joining hundreds of talented and dedicated individuals who believe that the materials we create really can make a difference. For over 60 years, we’ve been developing some of the best learning materials in the world—products that spark young imaginations, instill a sense of wonder and foster a lifelong love of learning. Products that make it possible for every child to enter school ready to succeed. Products that help children with disabilities make amazing educational strides and join their peers in the classroom. And we know that we couldn’t do the incredible things we’re doing without the people who are on our team. We’re continually making sure we have the right people in place to take us to the next level, and we’re always on the lookout for smart and enthusiastic people to join us. If you are a down-to-earth professional who shares our passion and our drive, we’d love to hear from you.

Salary depends on skills and experience. To apply, please complete an online application at .  Please include a web link or PDF of your portfolio. To learn more about Lakeshore, visit Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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