Digital Designer

Chicago, IL
Job Terms:
posted by:
Dove Ryan

Job Description:

What you can expect

  • a highly competitive salary, healthcare benefits and paid time off.
  • a casual office with some remote work flexibility.
  • an environment where we do serious work without taking ourselves too seriously.
  • a supportive group of creatives and leaders who are excited about what they do
  • opportunities for continuous learning, professional mentorship, and career growth.
  • an office in the heart of downtown surrounded by endless creative inspiration (and lunch options)

You are

  • creative, strategic and analytical.
  • a savvy and curious explorer of tools, technology and code.
  • experienced in the field with a minimum of 3+ years and a portfolio you love.
  • a diplomatic recipient of constructive criticism and frequent feedback.
  • An enthusiastic collaborator throughout the process – from conceptualizing to execution to documentation.
  • willing to put in extra time on projects when required.
  • versed in Design Thinking and focused on customers and users
  • organized and detailed, ensuring all required design work meets the business objectives on schedule.
  • comfortable in a complex environment while maintaining multiple projects
  • flexible enough that you can quickly adapt to a changing project landscape.
  • not opposed to having a little fun while at work.

Job Responsibilities

  • Creates, develops and executes quality art and design layout solutions for complex on-line content, including but not limited to promotions, page layouts and other creative assets.
  • Ensures designs are within the specifications and concepts determined by the Sr. Designer, art director, or creative director. Ensures branding standards are consistent, maintained and in-line with design and brand standards across the organization's digital touch points in order to maintain corporate identity.
  • Participates in meetings facilitated by business area or project initiator to understand the goals and objectives throughout the stages of a project.
  • Executes artistic design and layout solutions with proficiency and artistry, including icons, color schemes, interface features and transitions.
  • Collaborates with manager, designers, writers and other team members to ensure the appropriate concepts, themes and messages are conveyed and represented effectively and consistently for the business objectives and audience(s).
  • Maintains knowledge in on current design standards and tools in order to consistently and effectively convey the company’s image and maintain/increase positioning in the marketplace.
  • Mentors and coaches less experienced team members.
  • Participates in meeting with internal/external and/or managers to exchange semi-complex information related to assigned areas.
  • Manages timelines, milestones, and internal details on project work to ensure timely delivery for project work.
  • Participates in evaluating and recommending new procedures and equipment in order to more efficiently and effectively complete project assignments.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design or Visual Arts and at least 3 years of experience working as a Graphic Designer or above OR a High School Diploma/ GED and at least 5 years of experience working as a Graphic Designer or above.
  • At least 2 years of experience working on marketing, and/or advertising projects.
  • Advanced level skill with Adobe Illustrator (for example: including working with the paintbrush tool, advanced transparency, managing symbols, creating 3-d effects, working with live effects, working with graphic styles, adding effects, saving and printing options, creating outlines, and creating flash animations).
  • Advanced level skill with Photoshop (for example: including creating website graphics, working with gradients, working with perspective, adding artistic filters, working with shapes, filtering, removing a background, using photo merge, and managing color).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working at an Agency as a Graphic Designer.
  • Experience presenting work and clearly explaining design decisions to all levels of the org.
  • Basic knowledge of web technologies such as HTML, CSS, Flash and JavaScript.