Graphic Designer- Financial Services, temp to perm

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Major Financial Services firm is seeking an experienced and dynamic graphic designer to join the Design Team in Investment Management Marketing and Communications. The candidate should have 5-10 years of design experience. This is a permanent full-time position based in New York City. The position requires taking concepts and strategic content to develop innovative and engaging marketing collateral that follow the company’s brand guidelines. This position will report to the Head of Design.

· Permanent full-time position; must be based in New York City
· BFA in Graphic Design or similar discipline
· 5-10 years of design work experience
· Strong skills in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop
· Proficiency in MS Word and PowerPoint
· Strong design aesthetic in layout, composition, typography and color usage
· Ability to understand and apply branding guidelines
· Knowledge of pre-press and production standards
· Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment
· Ability to function independently or in a team environment
· Solid attention to detail
· Strong project management and organizational skills with the ability to multi task and meet tight deadlines
· Strong interpersonal and communication skills
· Proven experience with the financial industry a plus

Job Responsibilities:

· Design high-quality and innovative print literature including but not limited to: brochures, magazines, sales aids, events related materials such as invitations, posters, etc.
· Create and edit multi-page/multi-section documents using templates and style sheets
· Collaborate with design team members on complex or special projects
· Work closely with marketing teams to create and bring ideas to life
· Manage projects from concept through completion
· Participate and contribute in brainstorming sessions
Articulate and present creative concepts clearly