Graphic Design Specialist

Pennington, NJ
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posted by:
Janna Karstens

Job Description:

Our client is a large financial institution in Pennington, NJ and they are looking for a Graphic Design Specialist to join their team for a 12 to 18 month contract. The hours are Monday - Friday; 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM 
***Hours will vary between 35 hours per week with flex to 40***  (35 hours per week with working 40 on as needed basis). Health benefits and 401K are offered. 

Core Knowledge Requirements: 
Four year College degree in Graphic Design or closely related field. Must have solid knowledge of the Macintosh platform and operating system. Solid experience or certification in Adobe Creative Suite including: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, and Dreamweaver. HTML coding for email and web page programming. Knowledge of the PC platform and operating system and Office a plus. 

Graphic Designer Responsibilities:
The Graphic/Digital Designer position is responsible for creating communications and education materials/collateral to promote products and services and work within the creative services team to concept, design, and produce communications for electronic and print distribution in support of 401K, Non-Qualified, and Equity plans. 
Layout and design communications developed to educate plan participants on the four cornerstones of the communication program: 
1) Maximizing Company Benefits 
2) Investing Wisely 
3) Setting and Monitoring Goals; and 
4) Maximize Accumulated Benefits. 
Ensure that all pieces produced maintain appropriate branding standards and support a strong presence of multicultural images.  

Manage jobs from concept to completion 
Juggle numerous projects and provide back-up support to other designers. 
Continually think of new ways to present the same information for the best participant experience while containing costs. 
Work with team members to concept or adjust pieces so that copy and design are in harmony. 
Ensuring that pieces are designed to spec and well thought through early in the process. 
Very high attention to detail on the creation and through entire process of developing a communication piece while following department standards. 

Graphic Designer Requirements: 
Bachelor¹s degree in graphic design or related field. 
Excellent organizational skills, creativity, and attention to detail. 
Ability to work in fast-paced, demanding, client-driven environment. 
Experience and/or background in agency or corporate marketing environment. 
Must be able to work in a team environment including clients, editors, communication consultants, project managers, proofreaders and management. 
Macintosh platform and Adobe CS/CC applications. 
HTML a plus