Ohio History Connection
  • Columbus, OH, USA
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Freelance Graphic Designer - Independent Contractor

The Ohio History Connection, formerly the Ohio Historical Society, is a statewide history organization with the mission to spark discovery of Ohio's stories. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization chartered in 1885, the Ohio History Connection carries out history services for Ohio and its citizens focused on preserving and sharing our state's history.

We are currently seeking a Freelance Graphic Designer to support our brand assets through the development and design of print and digital/online graphics. The freelance designer will engage in multiple projects across our organization and historic site system including: developing and maintaining brand assets, creating design systems for exhibits and events and creating designs and graphics for print and digital.

The Freelance Graphic Designer will be an independent contractor with income reported by 1099. The freelance graphic designer will generate monthly invoices based on work completed towards agreed upon assignments and projects. Invoices are processed on a monthly basis with a pay cycle up of to 90 days.


Required Project Responsibilities & Deliverables:

  • Conceptualize, design and implement creative graphics and content, both print and digital, on time and within budget
  • Develop and design layouts, inclusive of copy and images for sales collateral (PDF and PPT), digital ads, onsite promotional materials (banners, printed collateral), etc.
  • Create layouts and graphics for website and other social sites such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn
  • Update existing presentations and collateral; design new ones, create branded collateral for client presentations and programs
  • Coordinate with the marketing staff to confirm marketing objectives, creative direction, and brand consistency
  • Manage design revisions and approval of artwork
  • Manage utilization and archive of all project artwork

Desired Skills/Attributes:

  • Two or Four-Year Degree in graphic arts, design, communications, or related field with 5 8 years demonstrated experience producing projects and deliverables for clients including creating and managing brand assets, systems, and guidelines OR combination of education and experience
  • Proficient with Adobe PhotoShop, Illustrator, InDesign, and other graphic design software
  • Knowledge of layouts, graphic fundamentals, typography, print, and web design
  • Demonstrated experience in printing process and specifications
  • Strong communication and presentation skills with ability to convey graphic design and creative concepts
  • Ability to collaborate with Ohio History Connection Marketing team and stakeholders at all levels of the organization to complete work
  • Ability to work within the parameters of the established Ohio History Connection Brand Guidelines

Contractor Application Process:

Interested and qualified Freelance Graphic Designers will submit a resume/CV with work portfolio in PDF format and fee schedule through the Ohio History Connection application system at https://www.applicantpro.com/openings/ohiohistory/jobs.


Questions may be directed to applicant@ohiohistory.org

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