Photographer / Graphic Designer

Industry: Marketing/Creative Job Number: 3534 Division: Advent Creative

Job Description

Advent Creative is seeking an energetic and creative Photographer and Graphic Designer for a nonprofit client in Minneapolis, MN!

This direct-hire role plays a vital part in promoting various initiatives that effect positive civic and social change in the Twin Cities on behalf of an organization that has been part of the local community for over 100 years.  This role will create innovative design and storytelling across various formats and media, and is perfect for those with a contemporary, human-centered art style, particularly concerning diverse communities.  Read on and apply!


Key Specs

Job type: Direct Hire

Schedule: Full-time

Location: Hybrid in Minneapolis, MN – In-state applicants only, please

Compensation: 70K/year


Advent Creative is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Advent Creative is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


About the Job

The Photographer and Graphic Designer tells compelling, authentic and human-centered stories, using fresh and contemporary designs and photography and telling stories of marginalized communities in-line with the organization' s mission to bring greater equity to the Twin Cities community. Duties include:


Graphic Design (45%)
  • Working with cross-functional teams to support the organization' s mission, developing original branded designs from ideation to execution across print, digital and social media, and presenting concepts to stakeholders
  • Creating bold and original designs for various internal clients, providing creative recommendations in line with the organization' s brand
  • Driving internal design, photo and video projects and campaign development, ensuring creative systems are accessible and producing new ideas that improve branding


Photography (35%)
  • Curating and conducting photoshoots for use in design for social media, print and audiences
  • Attending and photographic events, showing ability to do natural light photography for with diverse subjects
  • Photo manipulation and editing, including optimizing lighting for People of Color
  • Shoot video b-roll for projects led by the Digital Media Content Producer
  • Managing creative file and ensuring internal accessibility


Other (20%)
  • Monitoring projects and coordinating with vendors through all phases of production, supporting organizational diversity and inclusion efforts
  • Maintaining knowledge of current trends and making relevant recommendations to key stakeholders


About You

This role is great for mission-focused candidates with a strong commitment to equity and a community orientation who thrive in collaborative and creative environments. Qualifications for this role include:

  • 3-5 years of experience in both Graphic Design and Photography in an agency or in-house environment
  • Bachelor' s degree in design or visual communications-related field
  • Creative thinker, able to generate and champion new ideas that expand organizational branding and promote the mission
  • A portfolio exhibiting fresh and contemporary designs and photography
  • A contemporary, human-centered art style, particularly concerning diverse communities
  • Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite and knowledge of color theory and design principles
  • Fresh and creative graphic design skills, able to create compelling content for print, digital and social media
  • Skills in natural light photography with diverse subjects
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with great organizational skills and problem solving abilities
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and relationship-building skills
  • Ability to work in an integrated and collaborative environment, receiving feedback and direction and working with cross-functional teams
  • Proven experience working with diverse individuals and a commitment to equity
  • Understanding of current industry and creative trends and their application


Job Requirements

Photography, Adobe Creative Suite, InDesign, Illustrator, Camera, Lightroom and Photoshop; familiar with Adobe Premiere, XD and AfterEffects

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