Job Details

Requisition Number 15-0749
Post Date 1/6/2016
Title Production Graphic Designer (Independent Contractor)
City Home-Based

Position Summary:

Are you a fresh, creative production graphic designer ready to roll up your sleeves and get started? 


You enjoy manipulating images in Photoshop and have a knack for drawing in Illustrator. You can execute layouts quickly and accurately following company design standards.  You have the ability to deliver high quality as well as high volume work.  You have a can-do attitude and are excited to develop your career in the graphic design industry.


In this role, you'll handle a high volume of image requests to isolate and resize provided imagery for multiple sizes on various screens. You will create vector graphics that meet company design standards. You will be responsible for building files in Photoshop and Illustrator, preparing them for programmers, and general production art duties. You must be a proactive self-starter with a keen understanding of visual design and growing technical experience in Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and Acrobat. You will work closely with Creative Teams & Project Managers.


Connections Education wants to hire you.


Connections Education is looking to add to our growing team of graphic designers. Each year, our department’s work helps tens of thousands of students learn and excel. Our team of graphic designers works on a wide variety of educational projects – from short multimedia presentations to complex customized instructional apps. We produce work supporting all subjects – science, art, math, social studies, language arts, and more. You’ll also work with the training team as it builds and supports training for our schools as well as our Connexus® learning management system. You might also join the audio / video team supporting our company’s integrated marketing products.


To earn a spot on our team, you'll show us that you can create outstanding work both as an individual and as part of a larger team.  You'll show us that you can work fast.  You'll show us that you can keep more than one ball in the air at a time. 


**We estimate our project to last approximately two to three months, but cannot exceed 1,000 hours total worked. Candidates must be available to work full-time, start immediately and maintain a flexible schedule.


For your application to be considered, you absolutely, positively must have:

  • 1-3 years of experience working with Adobe CS6 or higher products, specifically InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat
  • A link to your online portfolio included in your resume
  • A natural eye for multimedia design: layout, style, color selection, motion, graphics, audio, the whole nine yards
  • The ability to work in InDesign or Word to create fillable and accessible PDFs
  • Follow established styles and guidelines to ensure corporate branding is consistent
  • An excellent attention to detail – file size optimization, spelling & grammar, pixel-perfect positioning
  • Willing and able to execute production work for photo retouching, isolations, laying out pages, drawing and redrawing logos, correcting text and doing other rudimentary task quickly and neatly
  • Work closely with fellow graphic designers, creative manager and production managers to ensure files are properly transferred to production following all the standards
  • Comfortable having your work critiqued by a group of peers and able to integrate feedback into your designs
  • Able to work on multiple projects concurrently and meet hard deadlines


The following, while not strictly necessary, will put you ahead:

  • Multimedia/interactive experience desired so that you understand how to create images/art that will be used in a digital environment
  • Growing experience with web technologies, such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and XML

Company Summary:

Connections Education is a leading provider of high-quality, highly accountable virtual education solutions for students in grades K–12.  Since 2001, the company’s Connections Academy has delivered individualized learning to students through virtual public schools. In the 2014-15 school year, Connections Academy supports 29 virtual public schools in 25 states – serving more than 60,000 students. Connections Education delivers blended (online and on-site) learning in select states via Nexus Academy schools, while students worldwide seeking a private online school can attend International Connections Academy. The Connections Learning by Pearson division meets the needs of schools, school districts, and other institutions looking to develop and enhance their online learning programs. Connections Learning by Pearson delivers a full range of targeted digital learning solutions to the K–12 education community including online courses, a program for homebound students, a digital learning platform, and private and public online schools. Connections Education is based in Baltimore, Maryland and was named a 2014 “Top Workplace” by the Baltimore Sun and a 2013 “Best Place to Work” by Baltimore magazine. Regularly recognized for its outstanding curriculum and leadership, Connections Education is committed to expanding quality education through technology, and helping students achieve both academic and personal success. Connections Education is part of the global education company, Pearson. 

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