Seeking Graphic Designer for a Short-term Contract

Resonate Learning Consultants is looking for a Graphic Designer to be part of a team for an upcoming project to develop a web-based training. This will be a sub-contract opportunity for an experienced Graphic Designer.

The general project description/requirements are as follows, but are subject to change as the project progresses.

  • The estimated seat time for the web-based training is 6 to 8 hours.
  • All content is developed and will be provided, as well as photographs and videos.
  • The final deliverable will also include a web-based resource section that will need custom graphics and visual concepts.
  • It may include, but is not limited to, GUI, layout, look and feel, custom graphics, visualizations of scientific concepts, and assisting developer with animated graphics.
  • There will be 4 main deliverables/milestones: Conceptual prototype, Alpha, Beta, Release candidate (final product).
  • Each deliverable will be reviewed by the internal design team as well as the client and end-users.  There will be 2-3 review cycles for each deliverable.
  • There may be an option on the contract to develop a Decision Support Tool as well (all content will be provided).

The project timeline with key deliverables is below. Work would likely begin in early December 2015. The Graphic Designer must be able to accomplish their tasks to meet these deadlines. Deadlines are not flexible and late deliverables are not an option.

  • Conceptual prototype for reviewers to approve the planned GUI, navigation, functionality, etc, (due first week of January 2016)
  • Alpha version (early-March 2016)
  • Beta version (mid-May 2016) – there will be an in-depth user testing phase in June
  • Release candidate (final product – end of August 2016)

The Graphic Designer shall be responsible for the following:

  • Designing the Graphical User Interface (GUI).
  • Designing the pages, layout, look and feel, and graphics for the pages.
  • Creating custom graphics and modifying images provided by end users.
  • Working with the Instructional Designer and eLearning Developer to designing the conceptual prototype.
  • All software needed to develop is the responsibility of the Graphic Designer.
  • Working closely with the Instructional Design team and eLearning Developer to accurately depict concepts and integrate into the development.
  • Ensuring the graphics for the web-based training meet customer requirements. The course shall be intuitive, interactive, and engaging. It will not be a “page turner” type of course.
  • Making changes/updates as required during review cycles.
  • Attending weekly virtual meetings with the team to discuss the project and show progress.
  • Submitting invoices.
  • Submitting written status updates, monthly.
  • Completing and submitting deliverables on time.

The Graphic Designer must have the following skills/attributes:

  • You must have the ability to design the GUI, layout, look and feel, custom graphics, create visualizations of scientific concepts, and assist developer with animated graphics.
  • You must be creative, have an eye for details, excellent time management, problem-solving, and communication skills.
  • You must be able to legally work in the U.S.
  • You will be required to sign a sub-contract agreement, which will include payment terms tied to deliverables and a formal statement of work.
  • You will be required to sign a non-disclosure agreement.

We are looking for someone who is artistic, creative, flexible, experienced, has the ability to create visualizations of concepts, and will get the work done within the timeframe specified, as it is not flexible.  The pay is negotiable. It will be a firm-fixed price contract.

If interested, please submit the following by noon on Sunday, 22 NOV. We are not looking for a lengthy proposal – something short and sweet to show us your experience, skills, and cost is all that is needed.

  • Your proposed hourly rate.
  • A brief description (1-2 paragraphs) of how you will approach the project and how you prefer to work with the design and development team.
  • Your portfolio – An electronic sample of your previous work that demonstrates your ability to meet the requirements of this task (a link to an online portfolio is preferred).  Due to the short lead-time on this request, you must have work to show to be considered.

Select candidates will be notified, and we will request the following:

  • Two professional references that will attest to your work as a Graphic Designer.
  • An affirmation that you can accomplish this work from December 2015 – July 2016.
  • Signed non-disclosure agreement.

Please contact Erin Gibbens with questions: Erin.Gibbens@ResonateLearning.com or 724-880-1316.

Learn more about Resonate Learning Consultants at www.resonatelearning.com

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