Create Cool S**t.


About The Position

DSM is actively seeking to fill the role of a Senior Graphic Designer / Associate Art Director to join our growing creative department. We are looking for an individual who thrives in a fast-paced environment and collaborates well when working with a varied group of peers. This individual will be taking creative projects from brief to completion while collaborating with our graphic designers and will report directly to the Creative Director. You should be a leader who can own projects and execute them efficiently and effectively to deliver design quality, accuracy, and consistency, while ensuring that all content follows brand guidelines and channel-specific best practices and requirements.

If you have a passion for digital design and know how to incorporate the latest trends and consumer behavior into your work, then this is the opportunity for you!

What You'll Be Doing

  • Delivering creative briefs from concept to completion, working collaboratively across teams on ideation, creation, and execution.
  • Conceptualizing and designing fresh, inspired, visually engaging, user-centered branded and unbranded content for websites, campaigns, and print collateral.
  • Incorporate feedback and take/give direction well.
  • Developing a deep understanding of all DSM clients and their brand objectives & message priorities, visual brand language & assets, target audience and legal/medical/regulatory requirements, and translating that knowledge into best-in-class design.
  • Keeping an eye on the latest trends in interactive web and email design and incorporating them into your work.
  • Working closely with Creative Director and Account Managers to ensure harmony and cohesiveness between design, layout, and copy.
  • Ensuring that digital creative execution is mobile-first and responsive.
  • Applying core UX & UI design principles to optimize the user experience.
  • Overseeing and managing the production of digital assets and ensuring they comply with the required specifications.
  • Managing stock image and font purchases and collecting and managing any/all licensing and usage information to ensure compliance.
  • In collaboration with Account Managers, conducting thorough QA of all deliverables prior to sharing with the client.
  • Following projects throughout all stages of production and online deployment.


  • 7+ years of agency experience (design specifically in websites, ad creation print and digital for multiple brands).
  • Team leadership and management skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Digital Design, Graphic Design or equivalent.
  • Expert in Adobe Creative Suite, including XD, Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop (video/motion experience is a plus).
  • Experience using prototyping or UI/UX design programs like XD, Sketch, or Figma and a basic understanding of HTML/CSS.
  • Hands-on experience with logo design, brand guidelines, typography, color theory, web layout design, print production,campaign ideation and execution across multiple channels.
  • Strong understanding of mobile-first & responsive web design principles.
  • Proven ability to apply UX & UI design principles and best practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to translate complex material from different stakeholders, sources and contexts into engaging content that resonates with target audiences.
  • Ability to listen to different points of view and adapt design based on new insights, project and brand requirements.
  • Production knowledge of digital standards and requirements, basic understanding of digital development tools such as HTML5, AfterEffects.
  • Highly detail-oriented.
  • Ability to be proactive and self-directed in a fast-paced environment.
  • Adaptable to changing requirements, priorities and timelines.
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to meet deadlines with multiple projects running in parallel.
  • Strong communication skills and skilled collaborator across all departments and functions.
  • Strong visual aesthetic.
  • Progressive portfolio showcasing examples of digital design work across channels.

Related Industry Interests (not a requirement)

DSM values and encourages personal and professional growth. We understand that artists thrive when allowed the freedom to experiment with new tools and are encouraged to push their creative vision. At DSM, we would love to hear about your process and what areas of creativity you see yourself exploring and developing further in the future.

Examples: Photography (shoots, lighting, retouching etc.), Video, Animation, and Motion Graphics (Adobe Premiere and Adobe After Effects), Web Development or Creative Writing (copy lines, scripts etc.)

A Little About Us

DSM is a full-service marketing agency that believes that all marketing initiatives need to be working in concert to be successful. We live and breathe by the successes (and failures) of our clients. DSM is a sixteen-year-old agency founded by veterans of the industry. We have seen how others have done it, and we feel that there is a better way. We love what we do, we love who we do it for, and we love who we work with. We are a passionate and tightly-knit group who feel that doing what we love should be done in an environment that supports us. Just ask Glassdoor.

You may be a good fit for us, but the more important question to ask is, “Is DSM a good fit for you?”

Work Location: Remote/Hybrid Schedule and Flexibility available.
Please Note: Applicants located within driving distance of Mahwah, New Jersey, is a plus.

DSM is an equal-opportunity employer.


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