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Graphic Designer
Ref No.: 18-02431
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Position Type:Direct Placement
Start Date: 03/08/2018
Title: Graphic Designer
Location: Roger's Park



The Graphic Designer reports to the Manager – Creative Services as part of the Creative Services Team. They work closely with leadership and cross-functional teams throughout the company in the development of effective marketing materials for customers. The Graphic Designer creates compelling creative artwork, layouts, and templates for advertising, printed and electronic media, brochures, instructional documentation, corporate presentations and large format pieces. The Graphic Designer also shoots photography, handles post production and manages assets for product or corporate portraits.
The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • This position is 80% graphic design and 20% photography
  • Design and production of graphics, long-form publications, print and digital advertising, marketing collateral and other marketing materials utilizing clean layouts and typography.
  • Ensures projects are designed within graphic guidelines for brand consistency.
  • Shoots photography for product and corporate portraits or project manages shoots with a photography vendor
  • Post processes photography, then populates photography on servers and online photo library
  • Project manages job from concept to completion with limited supervision.
  • Prioritizes and efficiently manages day to day work while updating project management tools in union with ongoing jobs. 
  • Works collaboratively with members of Creative Services, Editorial, Product Management and other appropriate parties to develop smart design solutions.
  • Communicates with team members across departments with ability to look at problems from different points of view.
  • Effectively translates technical information into clear messaging for non-technical audiences.
  • Sets clear expectations with customers to define scope, schedule, and goals for projects.
  • Ability to identify opportunities for improvement and offer solutions, including execution of annual projects and goals
  • Draws on past experience and insights of fellow team members to find solutions. Seeks out additional information when relevant with ability to value collective insights.
  • Manage in-house and outside vendors for pre-press, photography and print review of marketing materials
To select this job as one of interest to you, at a minimum, you must have the following:
  • Four year degree in Graphic Design or equivalent
  • Five years relevant work experience; within a company or agency preferred
  • One year or more photography experience. Product and Portrait Photography experience preferred.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Clear intra-discipline understanding of graphic design for print and digital, across web, video, and traditional print. 
  • Advanced knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator) plus a working knowledge of Adobe Edge.
  1. Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook)