Sr Graphic Designer

Mettawa, Ill
Job Terms:
$50 hr plus subsidized benefits
Start date:
Posted By:
Debra Powell

Job Description:

This position requires candidates to be located in the Chicago area and to be able to commute to Mettawa 2-3 days a week.

Sr Graphic Designer 

As a senior graphic designer on a long-term contract, you’ll join a culturally diverse group of 90+ strategic and creative explorers at an in-house advertising agency for a biopharmaceutical company with 30+ leading brands and 48,000+ employees.

You’ll collaborate face-to-face—and virtually, when necessary—with designers, web developers, motion artists, writers, editors, account managers and creative managers—that partner with cross-functional stakeholders. Together, you’ll develop multichannel materials for affiliates in 80+ countries.

You’ll love working in the modern, eco-friendly building with bright, open interior spaces. Time for a break? Grab a coffee or snack in the on-site Starbucks, enjoy a full meal in the tricked-out cafeteria (sushi Wednesdays and make-your-own-omelet Thursdays!), work up a sweat in the spacious gym, or take a stroll along the nature path on campus. And you’ll find it all in Mettawa, with a free shuttle to and from Metra + convenient access to I94.



• Create digital and print materials: infographics, trade show graphics and engagements, journal ads, banner ads, user interfaces, emails, websites, interactive PDFs, and more

• Collaborate with writers and creative manager to visualize complex data 

• Partner with web developers and video editors to create interactive materials

• Conceptualize and execute materials that meet brand standards

• Complete projects started by other designers or partner agencies

• Develop creative solutions within the confines of FDA regulations

• Source stock photos and video footage

• Present to large teams and articulate design decisions clearly

• Set priorities with traffic/project managers to meet critical deadlines


Must Have

• Education + experience: Bachelor’s degree in design, advertising, or related discipline; 5+ years’ experience developing professional digital and print materials; strong portfolio demonstrating creativity and related expertise

• Technical skills: Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite software: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, XD; awareness of trends in graphic design and digital and print technologies

• Soft skills: High degree of initiative to drive projects to completion in a fast-paced environment; ability to absorb and respond to constructive feedback and turn projects around quickly when off course

• Portfolio: Must provide samples of work to be considered


Nice to Have, but not required

• Experience creating websites in Adobe Experience Manager

• Experience creating emails in Knak and SFMC Email Builder

• Expertise in creating digital mockups and retouching photos in Photoshop

• Pharmaceutical experience: working in a highly regulated environment

• Ability to work overtime when needed to complete time-sensitive projects


Fun Fact: Our client has made the DiversityInc Top 50 list, and has won numerous awards, including “World’s Best Workplaces” five years running, “Most Meaningful Company to Work for in America,” and “Best Places to Work for Recent Grads