Concord

Senior Graphic Designer

Job Locations US-CA-Los Angeles
ID 2022-1452
Category
Art
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

CONCORD IS THE INDEPENDENT, WORLDWIDE LEADER IN THE DEVELOPMENT, ACQUISITION, AND MANAGEMENT OF RECORDED MUSIC, MUSIC PUBLISHING, AND THEATRICAL PERFORMANCE RIGHTS.

With offices in Los Angeles, New York, Nashville, Miami, London, and Berlin, Concord has a diverse and vibrant roster of active recording artists, composers, and songwriters, and a vast and historic catalog of works by some of the most treasured names in music history.

Design Department

We are an innovative team of creators, each responsible for developing visual assets to strengthen and build artist careers. We conceptualize and execute an artist’s vision with a primary focus on forming a cohesive narrative and visual language throughout a campaign. We are visionaries with global resources to expand creative thinking and achieve greatness on behalf of the artists and labels we represent at Concord, Recorded Music.

As Sr Graphic Designer, you will be responsible for the design of commercial audio products (CD’s, Vinyl, Cassettes, DVD’s, Digital Album Covers, etc) and collateral marketing materials for multiple genres of music. You will shape the design experience for our artists by molding and executing authentic and exceptional visual campaigns for the artists we represent. You will work within the Design Department, assisting the creative leadership team and freelance designers in visual asset creation, across any medium required. It is your job to create outstanding design work on behalf of our artists and labels.

Above all, we strive to exemplify Concord’s core values; to celebrate artistry, act with integrity, empower our community, and create opportunity

 

Responsibilities

What you’ll do:

  • Work closely with Design Directors and independently to create album campaigns from start to finish. Concept album design by creating mood boards and pitching ideas to artists. Work with photographers and/or illustrators to execute the vision.
  • Design and layout full album packaging and format conversions for LPs, CDs, cassettes, etc. Includes creating album covers, logos, booklets, single covers, playlist covers, deluxe packaging, one sheets, decks, style guides, etc.
  • Communicate and take direction well. Meet deadlines. Prioritize the needs of all invested parties.
  • Design for merch and specialty D2C items. 
  • Work with marketing departments for advertising needs, elevating where possible. 
  • Manage multiple projects, keeping them on deadline.
  • Follow style guides from freelance designers to create additional assets in support of an album campaign.
  • Retouch scanned artwork/photos for print.
  • Create 3D visualizations for use in mockups and original artwork.
  • Work in multiple visual execution styles.
  • Manage your project assets on the department’s file servers.
  • Supports all needs of the creative leadership team.
  • Maintain great working relationships, especially nurturing the creative goals of our artists.

Qualifications

What you need to succeed: 

  • Fluent in Adobe Creative Suite: InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop. Experience with illustration and animation is a bonus. 
  • College degree in Art and Design preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of commercial design experience.
  • An outstanding portfolio that demonstrates the fundamentals of design, from layout and typography to color and composition.
  • Must have knowledge of printing/production specifications, techniques and requirements.
  • Excellent time management skills and experience working on multiple projects with tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Resourceful self-starter who acts and responds quickly to change and feedback with a positive attitude.
  • Efficient and detailed organization skills a must.
  • Passion for music.
  • Strong written and verbal skills.
  • Manage relationships with a positive attitude and strong communication skills with our internal and external clients.
  • Dedicated and committed team player. Flexible and adaptable to a dynamic creative environment.

* To be considered, you must submit your portfolio.

 

At Concord, we offer comprehensive medical and wellness benefits, generous time off, parental leave, charity match, paid time off for volunteering, and other fun company perks. We have beautiful new offices and a culture committed to supporting everyone’s growth and development.

Concord is an equal opportunity employer. We employ, train, compensate and promote regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law. We believe that diversity, inclusion and equity is paramount for the creation of music, theater and film that celebrates and empowers all cultures. 

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