Lead Designer Position | Proportion Design
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Lead Designer Position

Stretch your design muscle with a dynamic team of creative hustlers


Company & Culture

Proportion specializes in thoughtful branding, design & creative services for authentic companies and genuine engagements. Our creative process is engineered for cohesive executions across industries from hospitality to non-profit, with discovery research directing work that exhibits a balance of timeless fundamentals and modern relevancy. The results have a refinement that ensures leadership positioning, stakeholder connection, and sustainable brand growth. We strive to have all of our creative output meet Einstein’s litmus test: “If you cannot explain it simply, you do not understand it well enough.”

We place great emphasis on not just the quality of our solutions, but also on the strength of our relationships in both our external partnerships and internal team. Open communication, trust, humor and humility are the foundation of our company while creativity, achievement and continual exploration are celebrated. To complete a familial feel to our organization, we are never overly serious in demeanor, with the belief that at the end of the day, we’re all just passengers on this big rock – let’s enjoy the ride.

Position Summary

Do you stay within the lines, follow all the rules, or tend to be complacent with the status quo? No? Great! We are currently seeking a full-time, on-site Lead Designer to manage and execute daily creative solutions across a wide variety of project types and clients. An expansive design vocabulary, attention to detail and affinity for research are required to carry concepts from start to finish across branding, identity, and all forms of layout. A strong ability of exploration in sketching, color, type, and balance in form is necessary to develop a range of creative for a diverse set of opportunities. Finally a demonstrated structure in workflow, project and content management is expected to keep pace with a quickly growing organization.

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor degree or higher in Graphic Design, Visual Communication or similar
  • 3-5+ years of directly relevant work experience required, as part of agency, in-house team, or freelance
  • A portfolio of relevant work that demonstrates a strong and varied design approach & process, as well as specific examples of fully realized and produced projects
  • Expertise in Adobe illustrator, Photoshop and Indesign
  • Aware of and actively involved with emerging technologies/industry/design trends
  • Excellent analytical, conceptual and iterative development skills
  • Strong ability to gather & translate business requirements and brand characteristics into effective and elegant designs
  • Strong interpersonal & communication skills to develop & articulate design rationale
  • Excellent facilitation skills for project & content progress
  • Familiarity with research techniques, from interviews, workshops, persona-building, brand position mapping, and target audience identification
  • A broad understanding of multiple disciplines — visual design, layout, photography, strategy, systems thinking, and illustration
  • Organized and detail-oriented

Additional Desired Credentials

  • Familiarity with project management software such as Trello
  • Video editing capabilities
  • UI/UX or web design experience/knowledge
  • Enthusiasm for the creative spirit of the Design team and of the company
  • Love of all things design


Email hr@proportiondesign.com with an overview of you and your credentials, your resume and link to your portfolio for consideration. No recruiting agencies. No phone calls. We are not able to reply to each individual applicant. You will be contacted if you have been selected for an interview.