Refinery29 is hiring a

Presentation Designer, Freelance

New York, United States

Refinery29 is actively seeking an innovative, hyper-­creative, super­-fast Presentation (Keynote) Designer to assist the Creative team with a high volume of presentation needs, and also assist the Design team with other production needs as required by workflow demands. The Presentation Designer will work collaboratively with our wider Creative team to concept and build client pitch presentations in Keynote; this is the core function of the role.  These presentations will be image-heavy and will include mocked client program visuals as well as more general presentation messaging.  The Presentation Designer will also collaborate with Art Directors, Designers and Photo Editors on the Creative team to execute production design of client media banners and other supporting client campaign assets, as well as templatized assets for Editorial features; these are  secondary functions of the role.

The Technical duties of the role center on Keynote and Creative Suite proficiency, including ability with layout, scaling, cropping, basic retouching, repositioning, packaging and preflighting, and eliminating defective and/or excessive images.


Advertising + Branded Content: Closely collaborating with Makers on Creative team to concept and build client pitch presentations in Keynote on tight timelines, resizing and prepping banner ads (client and cobranded), preparing files for print production where necessary (zines, lookbooks, posters, etc)

Editorial: Concepting and applying standard design filters and treatments to “newsy” images, cutting out market assets and assembling product collages, minor photo retouching and color correction, resizing and reformatting design for various R29 platforms – desktop, mobile, social media platforms such as Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Tumblr, Snapchat

Events: Creating production ready files and assets for various event-related collateral, including but not limited to event signage, invites, menus, swag and other supporting collateral.

Corporate: Updating and various corporate related swag and collateral including (but not limited to) business cards, stationery, presentation design and templates and office signage.

Working quickly and efficiently, ensuring all projects are delivered on deadline, and in line with the R29 brand vision

Working in a detail-oriented fashion by delivering projects according to initial specs and requirements


1-2 years of experience in an established media publication, advertising or branding agency, or in-house brand working across graphic design and/or print/digital production

Strong proficiency in Keynote and all Creative Suite programs

A strong balance of identity, typography, and layout skills

Impeccable taste across all facets of design

Strong, open, positive and persistent communication style

Solutions-oriented mentality

Genuine ability to collaborate and contribute to a team effort but also to work independently to deliver on individual responsibilities

Ability to work quickly and efficiently under pressure

Strong desire to develop creatively and push the R29 visual brand forward through presentation work

Additional Information

For consideration, you must submit your RESUME and link to your online PORTFOLIO.  Applications submitted without a portfolio will not be considered.

R29 will not honor resumes submitted by recruiters for jobs posted on our website.