MassMutual Financial Group Designer in Springfield, Massachusetts

Founded in 1851, MassMutual is committed to its purpose: We help people secure their future and protect the ones they love.

Ranked No. 76 in the annual FORTUNE® 500 ranking (FORTUNE® Magazine, 6/15/16), MassMutual continues its long history of financial strength. We invite you to bring your bright, innovative ideas to MassMutual as we continue to help millions of Americans achieve their financial goals. We continue to be recognized for our efforts to create a diverse and inclusive workplace! MassMutual is one of DiversityInc’s 2016 Top 50 Companies for Diversity and ranked a 2016 Top 10 Company for Executive Women by the National Association for Female Executives. In 2015, after more than 15 years of earning a place on the Working Mother Top 100 Best Companies list, MassMutual was inducted into the Working Mother Hall of Fame.

MassMutual also scored 100 percent on The Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index (CEI) to earn a spot on the CEI Best Places to Work List (2016). In addition, MassMutual has been recognized as a World’s Most Ethical Company by the Ethisphere Institute and 2016 Military Friendly Employer by Military Friendly. For more information, visit www.massmutual.com or find us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Google+ and Pinterest. MassMutual Financial Group is a marketing name for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) and its affiliated companies and sales representatives. CRN201806

POSITION SUMMARY

Primary responsibilities include working alongside the creative team to ensure effective visual communication design. The designer is responsible for executing highly creative designs within the parameters of established style guides and project goals. Collaborate with internal business partners, account management, sourcing, copywriters, developers, photographers, and video resources to deliver visual messaging solutions across varied internal business areas. Marry out-of-the-box thinking with brand/campaign guidelines, while proposing communication solutions through a strong understanding of multi-channel communications.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Determine project concept/direction and produce graphic design files that meet high quality standards for print or digital communications

  • Execute design work with oversight from Art Director or Creative Director

  • Utilize professional design techniques to enhance readability and effectiveness of material

  • Develop and present creative solutions in line with brand goals to business partners

  • Participate in creative brainstorm sessions in order to develop conceptual ideas around client objectives

  • Create wireframes, storyboards, user flows, process flows and site maps to effectively communicate interaction and design ideas

  • Articulate rationales for design decisions; assure design meets business objectives as stated in creative brief

  • Understand target audience’s needs and behaviors and apply best practices and learnings to design solution and/or user experience

  • Provide photo direction to a photographer and/or select photography from online stock options

  • Partner with the Traffic Manager to meet all design deliverables within an estimated time and cost budget

  • Use and maintain department project management software and track project time

  • Follow best practices as outlined for file maintenance and brand/design asset retention

  • Must be proactive in advancing knowledge of digitally delivered design utilizing web and mobile along with video and animation

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree with focus in Fine Arts or related design focus

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience working in the creative field

  • Working knowledge of financial services marketing communication materials

  • Must display a technical understanding of electronic files for print and digital output

  • Possess a full understanding of professional design techniques and how to apply efficiently

  • Strong sense of visual ideation and creativity

  • Skilled eye for concept, design aesthetic, color, typography

  • Excellent grammatical, spelling and typographical skills

  • Expert skills in industry standard applications (Adobe Creative Cloud: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop)(Basic knowledge of After Effects and Premiere)

  • Ability to implement supportive script languages (CSS, JavaScript, etc.)

  • Expert in design competencies for print and digital, with experience in video

  • Experience preparing design templates for production use

  • Experience creating infographics that tell a visual story from complex data

  • Strong understanding of UI

  • Front-end development; proficient in HTML/CSS development for web and email applications

  • Experience supporting a wide variety of digital platforms through responsive design – understanding design standards and technology specifications for digital applications

  • Experience creating video and animation with ability to story-board concepts

  • Ability to focus on the customer and thrive in a continuous improvement environment

  • Detail-oriented with a focus on accuracy

  • Present and sell ideas and concepts

  • Ability to multi-task and function in a fast paced, deadline critical environment

  • Must be able to adapt to changing deadlines and work situations

  • Must possess an online portfolio that shows a variety of creative executions with digital media

WINNING WAYS

Focus on the Customer : Know your customers well; add value with a sense of urgency.

Act with Integrity : Be trustworthy, adhere to high ethical standards and adhere to the letter and spirit of applicable laws, rules, regulations and company policies.

Value People : Lead people to success; appreciate diverse backgrounds, ideas and experiences.

Work Collaboratively: Partner with others to achieve results that leverage the right resources.

Achieve Results : Focus on winning; consistently exceed expectations, beat the competition.

MassMutual Financial Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Individual with Disability/Protected Veteran. We welcome all persons to apply.

MassMutual provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, ancestry or status as a protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local law. MassMutual complies with applicable federal, state and local law governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. EEO applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, hiring, placement, promotion, discipline, termination, leaves of absence, compensation and training. MassMutual also has affirmative action programs designed to achieve equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. Human Resources is responsible for the design, implementation, communication, and monitoring of affirmative action and other equal employment opportunity programs.