Senior Designer - Remote

Creative · Columbus, Ohio
Department Creative
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

SimpsonScarboroughis an integrated marketing and branding agency that serves higher education clients. We spend our days building brands that endure, inspire, and elevate the all-important work of colleges and universities in shaping our future. Recognized as a leader in the higher ed marketing industry, our company runs a fully remote team of approximately 70 employees coast to coast with collections of employees in Alexandria, VA.; Greenville, SC.; Rochester, NY; Los Angeles, CA; and Columbus, Ohio. You’ll have an opportunity to work alongside respected colleagues who are challenged in their roles, excited for the future, and make each other and our work better.

We are looking for someone who's curious curious about higher ed, about marketing and branding, and about design principles and trends. Beyond that, the ideal candidate will extend that curiosity across industries and topics, informing a fully realized point-of-view. This candidate will have 5 or more years of experience working in an agency environment with a track record of cross-team collaboration and a portfolio that demonstrates a range of ability and experience.

As a senior designer at SimpsonScarborough, you are given the opportunity to work in a tight-knit team to create compelling work for a range of major higher education brands from Ivy League to state flagships, to selective private colleges.Your time will primarily focus on conceptual work that develops university wide brand standards and will also include activation tactics as required. This work is not limited to one medium or format, but has the potential to be told through digital, print, and environmental experiences. Innovative thinking is highly encouraged we never believe there is one way to solve a problem.

Everything we do is informed by a foundation of market research and strategy, which opens up opportunities for us to create work that is both evidence-based and emotionally compelling. Our ideal candidate will have the ability, and desire, to merge analytical and intuitive thought into one cohesive story.

Responsibilities include:

  • Designing beautiful and thoughtful brand materials
  • Creating visual identity systems
  • Creating conceptual tactic mock-ups
  • Assure quality high standards for all deliverables
  • Working under tight deadlines to execute great work.
  • Collaborating with fellow designers and copywriters, as well as research and strategy experts
  • Leading discussions and presenting work both to clients and to the internal team
  • Mentor junior designers


  • We believe in research, so we did ours. Relevant work experience is not a predictor of future performance. Both a bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent practical experiences will be treated equally
  • Minimum of 5 years professional experience.
  • Proficient in Adobe CS (InDesign, XD, Photoshop, Illustrator), and Microsoft products (PowerPoint, Word and Excel).
  • Great but not necessary: experience with AfterEffects and Premier Pro
  • An outstanding portfolio demonstrating proven skills in understanding of the fundamentals of visual communication and design, including color theory, visual organization/composition, information hierarchy, aesthetics, typography, use of icons, layout and photo manipulation skills. We expect portfolios to include a mix of traditional and digital media.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, communication skills, organizational skills and the ability to work in a deadline-oriented environment.

Salary and Benefits:

  • Salary range begins at $70,000 and will extend based on candidate experience and capability.
  • SimpsonScarborough offers a full benefits package, including nationwide health coverage, dental, vision, a 401k, unlimited PTO, paid parental leave, over 15 holidays per year as well as ½ day Fridays throughout the year (as workload allows), fully remote positions, and a WFH stipend.

SimpsonScarborough provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Come as you are; we will be proud to have you on our team.

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