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Graphic Designer - Huemen

Date: Mar 22, 2019

Location: New York, NY, US

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 115626 

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A Career at HARMAN

We are ONE HARMAN. We are greater than the sum of our divisions or brands. We proudly talk about our many iconic brands and describe how our technologies are transforming the car, the workplace and everywhere in between. We work hard. We create useful, playful, beautiful things. We strive for excellence and we aim to win as a team. No matter the position, every employee at HARMAN is expected to demonstrate our core competencies: leadership, change-orientation, collaboration, judgment and a results-driven mindset. At HARMAN, we expect brilliance. You can expect a career full of brilliant possibilities.


Huemen Design:

HARMAN has always placed great value on the design and execution of its products and services. In 2018, the three internal design groups across the 4 divisions were reorganized into a single agency-model design organization. This design organization is named “Huemen”. Huemen will continue to deliver and lead the world-class design across all of HARMAN in the disciplines of Industrial Design (ID), User Interface and User Experience (UI/UX), as well Marketing Services and Future Experiences in Auto and Home.



Position Summary:

Huemen is looking for a Graphic Designer to join a new team focused on all creative efforts for the Harman portfolio of global audio brands which includes JBL, Harman/Kardon, and AKG.

The Graphic Designer will work with the Senior Director, Marketing Services and Art Director to develop compelling and culturally relevant creative for multiple cross platform campaigns across several brand categories: print, web, mobile, social, retail, events, etc. The Graphic Designer will be a key proponent in the evolution of the Huemen agency and the elevation of our clients marketing efforts.


Supervisory Responsibilities:

This role will have no direct or indirect reports and will be part of a 5 person creative team focused on servicing Harman marketing efforts and elevating the marketing services offering within Huemen.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Develops breakthrough, culturally relevant visuals for creative campaigns and for general branding in print, web, mobile, social, retail, events etc.
  • Collaborate with Art Director to create the visual expression for all Harman brand campaigns and creative initiatives across the Huemen brand portfolio - supporting the needs of all Huemen divisions (Lifestyle, Professional Solutions, Connected Car, Connected Services) and all Global Marketing teams (Brand Development, Consumer Insights, Ecommerce)
  • Develop and maintain visual tone, consistency, and quality across all internal and consumer facing communications
  • Develop and maintain brand guidelines for a variety of Harman brands and initiatives
  • Successfully translate concepts and ideas into visuals for print, retail, social, video, web, and promotions
  • Demonstrate effective work in multiple formats including but not limited to mobile applications, social media applications, rich format advertising, standard format advertising, websites/microsites, emails, and retail applications
  • Work with other designers, user experience architects, and Marketers to achieve the vision
  • Support & facilitate the mandatory adherence to Huemen’s requirements, processes and procedures; Adopt responsibility for agency-wide initiatives. 
  • Self-motivated, well organized, and up to challenges of ever-changing timelines, requests, and deliverables
  • A flexible attitude to collaboration is essential

Performance Measurement:

This role will be measured on:

  • Strength and delivery of campaigns and creative
  • Project delivery on time and on budget


Position Requirements:

Must demonstrate a fresh and culturally relevant perspective on design & innovation, and the ability to understand and translate the latest pop culture, fashion, graphic, and design trends into creative marketing outputs. Must have a mastery of typography, layout and general design principals.

  • 5+ years design experience with a top-notch visual aesthetic
  • Multi-platform experience is a must
  • Mastery of InDesign, photoshop, and Illustrator are a must.
  • Demonstrated ability to translate client message into effective communications across full range of creative disciplines (print, social, web, mobile, etc.) 
  • Should be aware of the mobile landscape and stay current on the rapid changes in social media and communications technology 
  • Must be industry aware: current events, trends, and general advertising culture 
  • Fluent verbal and written English essential; other languages desirable
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Design


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience from a client service organization
  • Consumer electronics industry experience
  • A design focused degree is a plus


Eligibility Requirements:

Employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

HARMAN ( designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and services supporting the Internet of Things.  With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In March 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics. HARMAN is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or Protected Veterans status.  HARMAN offers a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. Looking for a challenge where your experience is valued? Come see what you can achieve as a leader with HARMAN!  (

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