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Graphic Designer
Ref No.: 18-01389
Location: Abbott Park, Illinois
Position Type:Contract
Start Date: 02/07/2018
Title: Graphic Designer
Location: Lake Bluff, IL
Duration: 6+ months

Job Purpose:
Applies knowledge of current graphic design software and production techniques to design a variety of graphic imagery and multimedia-rich content. Researches, designs and edits graphics, photographs, and other visual elements for use in multimedia, print, motion, and web applications. Helps instill design culture in the company; we want everyone to value and understand the role of design and brand. Focus will be primarily on short and longer projects where parameters may be open-ended at the outset. Designer will require moderate supervision.

Qualifications:
• Strong conceptual and strategic problem-solving ability for print, web-based, or multimedia-based layout, infographics, animation, and/or video marketing communications
• Strong knowledge of typography, color, and composition
• Possesses excellent organizational, oral, and written communication skills and confidence to present and explain ideas
• Ability to understand and work within a corporate branding structure
• Ability to work effectively and collaborate in a team environment, working with Creative/Art Directors to produce brand marketing materials that address internal clients' goals and business objectives
• Portfolio reflects current industry design and communication trends
• Responsible for taking assignments from initial concept to production finish
• Contributes to multiple projects simultaneously and meets deadlines in a fast-paced environment
• Responsible for building, managing, and maintaining project files for assignments
• Strong desire to learn new technologies and design techniques
• 5+ years work experience

Expertise:
• Proficient/advanced in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop
• Additional expertise with Microsoft Office, as well as website/digital/social applications a big plus
• Production experience with direct to press files