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Title: Digital Designer, Web & Social
Location: Chicago, IL
Duration: Contract to Hire
Rate/Salary: Open DOE
The Digital Designer will support online marketing and be responsible for the ad production process, producing effective digital solutions for the Business Unit. This role coordinates with internal and external customers and resources, completes creative requests, researchers, and screens all materials and takes the necessary steps to ensure compliance with ad specifications and standards. The Digital Designer will excel at providing brand compliance and analytically-driven creative ideas to solve design problems.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily:
Create, design, and develop digital assets to support interactive campaigns including email blasts, microsites, landing pages, web pages, microsites, GIFS, animations, and other projects with an eye to keep designs on brand and mobile-first mindset.
Help bring new ideas for digital design and content creation to the team using expertise and eye for great design.
Support web design projects and work closely with cross-functional working groups to create digital and mobile solutions that take all aspects of the consumer experience into account including visual design, organization, interface design, etc.
Clarify job requests, consolidate materials and produce creative work within predetermined time frames
Conduct final proof of digital marketing content before creative is released for launch.
Work closely with creative team members, marketing colleagues, and e-commerce colleagues to support to ensure that digital campaigns run promptly, efficiently and effectively to provide the best value and results.
Complete assigned creative requests in workflow, communicating the status of projects in queue to project manager and Account Manager.
Troubleshoot live creative and production issues, escalating concerns to proper developer and vendor contacts and key stakeholders
Ensure on brand continuity in visual messaging across all digital channels.
Act as subject matter expert and direct point of contact for creative vendors, attending webinars on new releases and best practices, documenting processes and communicating updates to design teammates
REQUIRED EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design, Fine Arts or Advertising with a digital focus
3-5 years' experience in designing for digital platforms including desktop web, tablet, mobile, and native apps
Significant experience in layout for digital, including social media, and with proven graphic design skills and experience
Advanced experience utilizing graphics programs within the Adobe Creative Suite (CC+ preferred), specifically Photoshop, Illustrator and basic knowledge of web UX production. These creative abilities should be visible through the implementation of design elements in the applicant's previous work.
QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS, ABILITIES, and COMPETENCIES:
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
Able to design, update and optimize digital assets for multiple platforms.
Able to edit content to build a library of short-form videos for use on websites and social media.
Strong interests and capabilities in the design and development of engaging user experiences
Outstanding online portfolio demonstrating an understanding of design fundamentals (typography, color,
layout) and success in creating engaging marketing collateral
Proficient in Final Cut Pro X, Adobe After Effects or similar technologies.
Strong customer service and communication skills
Strong understanding of User Experience and love for problem-solving
Open to new ideas and quick to react to changing trends
Able to work independently and under tight deadlines
Capable of handling a multitude of tasks with accuracy
Must work well in a collaborative, team-based environment (work autonomously and as part of team)
If interested and well qualified, please send a copy of your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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