Not long ago I received this position description for a ‘Senior PowerPoint Artist’ from a tech recruiting company. Of course at this stage in my career my resume is this blog, my website and the referrals of others (eg. I do not have a resume). So it was informative to see in writing what it is I actually do!
– Troy @ TLC
Looking for a PowerPoint artist to work with top executives.
– support senior executives in powerpoint.
– high-level skills in photoshop and powerpoint
– good at conceptualizing and creating these concepts into slides
– thorough understanding on the animation function in powerpoint
– good communication skills, will interact with upper management
– must be fast, and understand technology
– PC user
The PowerPoint Artist is responsible for the consistent implementation and creation of the visual identity system in executive presentations.
Strong graphic designs skills a must. Senior-level demonstrable problem solving skills and proven ability to quickly produce multiple ideas to meet client requests. Strong communication skills required, as is ability to work effectively with direct outside design and production vendors.
Ability to conceptualize as well as execute creative ideas is critical. Strong freehand drawing and computer rendering skills are required to effectively communicate with both client and vendors. Knowledge of image manipulation required, as is a digital portfolio demonstrating expertise in PowerPoint, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop and other standard graphics software packages.
Exceptional teamwork and customer service skills required. Ability to design within the confines of the company’s Brand Identity system.
4-6 years High-tech Corporate Communications experience
B.A./B.S. Graphic Design
Knowledge of PC computer systems required.
Successful candidate will embrace change, be comfortable in meetings and discussions, and have a passion for working cross-functional. Candidate should be a strong listener, adapt easily to change. Candidate should be able to work with little supervision and have the ability to consult and influence with all levels of management within company and its partners.