BY Julie Sherman | Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Hiring a senior designer!

Help us grow! J Sherman Studio is a friendly design studio with top-tier talent. We specialize in clean, intentional design for organizations and companies that are ready to take their brand to the next level. We are searching for a talented, creative, and strategic senior level graphic designer to join our team.  

You should be a seasoned problem solver, a talented artist, a strong communicator, and a collaborative team player. You should have in-depth design experience, from concept to production, in print and digital. You are comfortable working in a fast paced environment. You have ample experience and confidence interacting directly with clients and managing projects. You are reliable, dedicated, and responsible. 

J Sherman Studio is a highly collaborative environment where you will work closely with other designers and the Studio founder. You will work on many projects at once and will offer and receive constructive critique as you work.   

This is a full time, 40 hour per week position to work in the Studio.


  • Execute design projects, from conception to delivery
  • Critique, review, and proof colleague’s work to ensure high quality
  • Design original assets, including illustrations and infographics
  • Refine images, fonts, and layouts
  • Generate design concepts and brainstorm creative ideas and solutions
  • Manage projects and ensure deadlines are met
  • Assist with business development, identify new opportunities, and pursue leads
  • Support Studio marketing and communications 
  • Stay up-to-date with industry developments, inspiration, and tools

Technical skills

  • Expertise using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign
  • High level of proficiency formatting multi-page documents in InDesign
  • Good knowledge of applying styles within Adobe programs
  • Ability to mock up web page designs in Photoshop
  • Expert understanding of file types, color modes, and print management
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint
  • Solid command of typography


  • Proven work experience as a senior designer or art director
  • Portfolio of completed design projects, print and digital
  • High degree of creativity
  • Keen attention to visual details
  • Strong organizational, analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to meet deadlines and collaborate with a team
  • Excellent written and oral communications
  • Comfortable presenting designs and articulating design decisions
  • Outstanding customer service
  • Bachelor's degree in design, visual arts, or relevant field
  • Minimum of 5 years experience working as a designer in an office, agency, or studio environment

About the Studio

J Sherman Studio is a ten year old, home-based business in Newton, MA. We work with a variety of clients, many in the nonprofit world, on projects that range from print to digital. We work in a cozy, friendly environment with occasional visits from small children and furry animals (two cats). Please read more about us at

Next steps?

If you are interested in applying, please send a cover letter, resume, and link to your online portfolio to

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