Graphic Designer

About Niche
Niche is the leader in school search. Our mission is to make researching and enrolling in schools easy, transparent, and free. With in-depth profiles on every school and college in America, 140 million reviews and ratings, and powerful search tools, we help millions of people find the right school for them. We also help thousands of schools recruit more best-fit students, by highlighting what makes them great and making it easier to visit and apply.

Niche is all about finding where you belong, and that mission inspires how we operate every day. We want Niche to be a place where people truly enjoy working and can thrive professionally.

About the Role
We are looking for a motivated Graphic Designer to help build the future of Niche through a wide variety of projects. This designer will be the key point person for our B2B Marketing team. They will support their efforts by establishing the design aesthetic across all B2B communications including, website design, data visualization, advertisements, tradeshow collateral, and more. They will report directly to the Creative Director to build and establish brand cohesion across all materials. They will be an active member of the broader Design Team and will have the opportunity to collaborate on a number of other design projects when needed.  In short, they won't be doing the same thing every day and they should be enthusiastic about the prospect of stretching their skills into new arenas. Online portfolio is required.

What You Will Do

During the First Month:

  • Learn about Niche by meeting with various team members to learn more about our company through our onboarding meetings
  • You will work with the Creative Director and other Design team members to learn about our products, tools, processes, and how your role fits within the team, the product development cycle, and Niche
  • Shadow Design team members to learn more about tasks you'll be responsible for

Within 3 Months:

  • Work together with the Creative Director and Design team members to review and update some existing collateral and campaigns
  • Assist with some landing page design
  • Collaborate with marketing coordinators to create sales campaigns/communications
  • Work closely with the Marketing team to assist with day-to-day design needs.

Within 6 Months:

  • You will have introductory-level knowledge of all sales and marketing channels, plus the assets that support them
  • You will have deep knowledge of some areas of the business, and will be the go-to person for requests
  • Independently take some projects through the full process from concept to execution

Within 12 Months:

  • Identifying opportunities to extend and clarify the Niche brand
  • Be able to confidently design projects in any aspect of the business 
  • You'll have deep knowledge of many areas of Niche and will be able to adapt what you know in order to confidently create original, high-quality assets for any channel

What We Are Looking For

  • 2-5+ years relevant experience
  • Required: Bachelor's degree in Design, Visual Communication, Arts, or a related field.
  • Fluent knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Meticulous attention to detail and exceptional design fundamentals: typography, illustrations, composition, and aesthetics
  • Demonstrated ability to synthesize and present your work; able to communicate concepts through sketches, moodboards, etc.
  • Strong knowledge of modern design trends 
  • Highly adaptable and able to use skills in a wide variety of applications, both physical and digital
  • Illustration, branding, or web design skills are a major plus
  • A diverse portfolio that demonstrates ability to distill complex problems into elegant and understandable designs
  • Self-starter with the ability to jump in and own projects and processes

Why Niche?

  • Full time, salaried position with competitive compensation
  • Comprehensive health plan, including vision and dental, provided at no cost to the employee.
  • 20 PTO days, 10 Paid Holidays and 3 Volunteer Days Off per year
  • Parental leave
  • Stock options and 401(k) with employer match
  • Your ideas and work will make an immediate impact on our company and millions of users

Niche will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship now or in the future for this opening.

Candidates only.  No recruiters or agencies, please. All of our open positions are located in our Pittsburgh, PA office and we are also open to remote candidates. Sorry, we do not offer relocation assistance.

Niche is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive, innovative environment with the best employees. Therefore, we provide employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.

As interviews are being held remotely, if there are preparations we can make to help ensure you have a comfortable and positive interview experience, please let us know.

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Working at Niche

Niche is a small team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We’re a unique blend of data scientists, engineers, parents, and “yinzers” who are looking for exceptional talent to grow our company. Read more about Niche and check out our team page.

We believe people’s lives are made better by having the right resources to inform their biggest life decisions. Your ideas and work will make an immediate impact on our company and millions of users.

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