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Graphic Designer (Long-Term 1099 Contract)

Location: Santa Clara, CA
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About MapR Technologies

MapR Technologies, a provider of the industry’s leading data platform for AI and Analytics, enables enterprises to inject analytics into their business processes to increase revenue, reduce costs, and mitigate risks. MapR addresses the data complexities of high-scale and mission-critical distributed processing from the cloud to the edge, IoT analytics, and container persistence. Global 2000 enterprises trust the MapR Data Platform to help them solve their most complex AI and analytics challenges. Amazon, Cisco, Google, Microsoft, SAP and other leading businesses are all part of the MapR ecosystem. For more information, visit www.mapr.com.

Graphic Designer – Long Term Contract (1099)
MapR is looking for a talented contract Graphic Designer to join our Creative Team in a long-term contract position. The ideal candidate is passionate about visual storytelling, driven, highly organized, and possesses strong attention to detail. Applicants must be able to thrive in a fast-paced environment, manage time efficiently, work on multiple projects concurrently, present and defend concepts and ideas to internal marketing team members, and communicate exceptionally well.
This person must maintain flexibility and the ability to adapt, learn quickly, and take direction which are all huge keys to success in this role. The role reports to the Creative Director and is based out of Santa Clara, CA joining a Silicon Valley enterprise software company that pioneered one platform for all data across every cloud with speed, scale, and reliability for AI and analytics.
If you believe in these things, we want to see your portfolio! You’ll also need to:
* Be able to present creative work in a variety of settings: 1:1 with the manager, in a small or large group, to different teams, etc.
* Adhere to and help build on approved typography, photography, graphic, and brand standards
* Develop and execute unique concepts, designs, and layouts for digital and print marketing, to deliver on project objectives and brand visual identity
* Ensure our design vision is maintained and deliverables are completed on the requested deadlines

You’d be a great candidate if you hit many of these traits below:
* Your up-to-date portfolio speaks for itself
* Well-versed in the CS Suite, primarily Illustrator and Photoshop
* Have the ability to work both independently and as part of a distributed team
* Flexible, efficient, enthusiastic, and diplomatic
* Can addresses design challenges and can clearly articulate a step-by-step approach for coming up with a solution
* Understands the technology space and the nuances that can happen
* Ability to prioritize projects, communicate progress, and deliver on time
* You hold yourself accountable before you hold others accountable
* Strong conceptual thinking skills
* The confidence and skill to communicate your ideas clearly
* Can jump in at a moment’s notice and participate in review meetings and presentations
* The ability to take ownership and be motivational
* Ability to take constructive criticism and re-evaluate concepts with success
* You’re a lifelong learner, always up on the latest trends and tools
* Big bonus if you’re a mastermind at PowerPoint, AfterEffects, and/or building animations; but if you’re not, your visual problem-solving skills still set you above the rest

* Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design or related field preferred [or] 3-5 years of equivalent relevant work experience
* Ability to turn around projects within a 24 - 48 hour period; typical delivery is three days
* Solid or expert-level knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite software (especially Photoshop and Illustrator)
* Strong understanding of web design best practices, digital ads, responsive design, information hierarchy, graphics creation
* The ability to work as a team with other designers, developers, and different functional areas within the company
* Knowledge of digital art and illustration, comfortable drawing custom vector graphics & icons
* Knowledge of presentation templates such as PPT, Keynote, and Google Slides
* A solid portfolio that you are proud to share with us is a MUST.

Join a fun, collaborative, creative and passionate organization that offers their employees a variety of benefits, including:
* Ability to work remotely at times
* Contract position, 30hr/week average
* Business casual dress code and free coffee!
* Dynamic work day; never boring and never the same
* Collaborative, creative and fun team environment with professional growth opportunities

This is a 1099 long-term contract, approximately 30 hours per week.

No third parties, please.

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