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A home for the compulsively creative.

At Traina, we’re obsessed with great design. We’re driven by a desire to create authentic, beautiful, and powerful brand experiences for our clients and ourselves. And the world has taken notice. Over the past year, our work has been featured in Under Consideration, Awwwards, Communication Arts, How Magazine, and been awarded two National Addys. And we’re just warming up. We’re looking for insanely talented individuals who share our passion for design; who abhor mediocrity; who obsess over details but think big; who love this madness as much as we do. You know who you are.

Open positions

Senior Brand Strategist

Traina is seeking a Senior Brand Strategist to join our team. Our strategists work with brands across a diverse spectrum of industry categories, tackling the unique strategic needs of every client. As a Senior Brand Strategist, you will own strategy projects from their ambiguous beginnings through to their execution and delivery. This means helping foster the early stages of the client relationship, identifying the strategic brand challenges to be solved, and answering those challenges through development of brand strategy, brand architecture, positioning strategies, and messaging platform.

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More about you:

  • You are a thinker and a listener. Your thoughtfulness includes seeking out the perspectives of others – be it clients, customers, or colleagues.
  • You see the “big picture” but are equally passionate about the details. You challenge client thinking with confidence, fearless because of the rigor you apply to your work.
  • You are highly curious, seeking out data and trends that build a case for your recommendations.
  • You roll with the punches, believing there are multiple ways to approach a problem, tackling the nuances of every client with agility.
  • You are a doer and a creator. You write. You ideate. You even name stuff. Some of your best work happens in the trenches, both alone and in full-tilt collaboration with your colleagues.

Requirements:

  • 7+ years of experience in a creative agency, digital agency, or research environment with 5+ years in client-facing roles.
  • Research know how. Track record collaborating with research firms to determine study design, screeners, discussion guides, and the overall execution of qualitative and quantitative studies. Also experience with identifying actionable insights from research findings.
  • Workshop planning and moderation expertise. Skilled at leading clients through tough conversations and guiding them into new strategic and creative territories. Deep familiarity with exercises and frameworks used to develop a brand’s mission, vision, values, purpose, personality, writing style, competitive landscape, positioning strategy and messaging pillars.
  • Strong writing skills. Adept at translating strategy into external-facing content, including brand stories, value propositions, taglines, web copy and various other touch points.
  • Exceptional presentation skills. Comfortable interfacing with clients both remotely & in-person.

Benefits:

  • Great pay
  • Award-winning work
  • 401K with 4% match
  • Full medical benefits
  • Paid holidays and vacation
  • An amazing team
  • Opportunities for advancement

Senior Visual Designer

You are fixated on creating rich, dynamic user experiences, and a portfolio to prove it. You have a great attitude, and a wide-ranging skill set. Your primary responsibility will be to create inspired brand experiences across various digital touch points, but you’ll also provide leadership and guidance to the interactive team. As part of that tight-knit team, you’ll be involved at all phases of the process, from strategy through launch, and you’ll have an opportunity to implement your vision across the entire UX.

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More about you:

  • You’re a pixel perfectionist and obsess over simple, intuitive digital experiences
  • You’re plugged into the latest and greatest developments in UX/UI design
  • You’re passionate about great design, day and night
  • You grasp the importance of user-centered design and methodologies
  • You think deeply about projects and are able to defend your decisions
  • You take pride in your work, but are open to critique and to growth

Requirements:

  • 7+ years visual design experience
  • Well-versed in Adobe CS, with the ability to prototype in XD, Sketch and/or Figma
  • A working knowledge of HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript
  • A solid portfolio

Benefits:

  • Great pay
  • Award-winning work
  • 401K with 4% match
  • Full medical benefits
  • Paid holidays and vacation
  • An amazing team
  • Opportunities for advancement

Senior Designer

You’re passionate about design. You think about it non-stop, and spend much of your free time working on passion projects or perusing inspiring websites and publications. You also have a great attitude, agency experience, and a wide-ranging skill set. Your primary responsibility will be to do inspired, amazing work. From logos to websites, and from packaging to environments, you’ll have an opportunity to express your creative vision across a variety of formats while benefiting from the guidance of our creative leadership team.

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More about you:

  • You create bold, beautiful visual identities
  • You obsess over details
  • You’re passionate about design, day and night
  • You think deeply about projects and are able to defend your decisions
  • You take pride in your work, but are open to critique and growth
  • You work hard and play hard

Requirements:

  • 5+ years experience at a design firm or ad agency
  • A solid portfolio
  • Ability to collaborate with others

Benefits:

  • Great pay
  • Award-winning work
  • 401K with 4% match
  • Full medical benefits
  • Paid holidays and vacation
  • An amazing team
  • Opportunities for advancement

Copywriter

You think in prose, speak in taglines and know how to tell a great story. You have an amazing book, a great attitude, and a wide-ranging skill set. You have a solid background creating inspired copy for brand and marketing campaigns, but you can also produce content for websites, brochures, emails, video scripts, strategy and more.

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More about you:

  • You have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • You are able to be creative yet still maintain brand standards
  • You obsess over details
  • You are passionate about ideas and can defend your decisions

Requirements:

  • 5+ years of writing/editing experience within an agency setting
  • Demonstrated experience in travel or lifestyle markets
  • Background in journalism, communications, marketing, or advertising
  • Ability to work on multiple projects at once in a high pressure environment while meeting deadlines
  • Ability to think on your feet and pick up strategy/creative concepts quickly

Benefits:

  • Great pay
  • 401K with 4% match
  • Full medical benefits
  • Paid holidays and vacation
  • An amazing team
  • Opportunities for advancement