Sr Graphic Designer

North Chicago, Ill
Job Terms:
DOE + subsidized benefits
Start date:
Posted By:
Debra Powell

Job Description:

Senior 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 29,000+ employees.

You’ll be part of a close-knit team—senior designers, web developers, motion artists, writers, editors, and account managers—that partners with cross-functional stakeholders to support 30+ leading brands. 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 Mondays 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

• Communicate conceptual ideas and design rationale in large meetings

• 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; 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

• UX/UI and email marketing experience

• Expertise in creating digital mockups and retouching photos

• Working knowledge of Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects

• Pharmaceutical experience: working in a highly regulated environment

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


Fun Fact

Our client has won numerous awards, including "Most Meaningful Company to Work for in America" and "Best Places to Work for Recent Grads," and made the DiversityInc Top 50 list.