AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into 'Real Possibilities' by changing the way America defines aging. With staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and promote the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare security, financial security and personal fulfillment. AARP also advocates for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name. As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world’s largest circulation magazine, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin.
The Innovation Production Designer is a big thinker, strategic thinker, team player, artist and articulate communicator who will play a key role in partnering with innovation team members in the prepping for assets of all innovative solutions. This individual will be performing a variety of image tasks including but not limited to building and designing layouts, mechanicals, templates, and brand extensions, optimizing images for web and physical platforms, slicing designs and archiving and hand drawing. Additionally, candidates will be responsible for managing the work-flow in the production studio, executing production requests from solutions designers and AARP employees (when relevant) and prepping file for pre-press and print vendors.
This individual will be responsible for bringing concepts to life through art. As a strategic problem solver and innovation expert with deep design fluency, this role will involve supporting teams in the development of early stage concepts and through commercialization. This role will also work closely with external designers to develop higher fidelity prototypes for beta and in-market testing and validation.
Financial and budgetary responsibility
Direction and leadership given to others
Regular requirement of directing, reviewing and assigning others work
The magnitude of member and/or volunteer interaction and responsibility
This position will have limited interaction and no responsibility for member and/or volunteers
This position involves engaging with stakeholders in a consulting capacity in order to bring their solutions to life. This individual will also work to support the i6 process through production and design and The Hatchery, AARP’s innovation lab. This level of engagement will require strong communication, listening, and information synthesis and storytelling skills. This individual will regularly interact with members of the ES&I leadership team as well as innovation project teams in a consulting and informative capacity.
This position will have a direct impact on AARP’s success in developing innovative solutions today and in the future. Responsible for helping teams and ES&I tell their story through visualization and design, this individual will have high production responsibility.
A minimum of 10 years of design experience required.
A bachelor’s degree in design, engineering, IT or business required.
Must possess a high level of attention to detail, creative problem solving and strategic thinking.
Technical knowledge of the following programs required:
· Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator)
· Basic notions of HTML5
· Basic video editing (Final Cut Pro)
· DSLR cameras and equipment
· Large and small format printing
· Scheduling/work flow software
AARP offers competitive benefits with a 401K, 100% company funded pension plan, health, dental, vision and life insurance, STD/LTD, paid vacation and sick, and other benefits.
AARP is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. AARP does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.