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Graphic Designer

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Our client in downtown Dallas is seeking a graphic designer / presentation specialist. The ideal candidate will have advanced knowledge of current graphic design and document processing software (Word & PowerPoint), the ability to conceptualize and develop high quality, compelling, on-brand and accurate design solutions for end-user deliverables under the guidance of the Content Coordinator and Creative Services Manager. The main deliverables will be design for RFP's using InDesign, PowerPoint presentations and possibly some forms using Adobe Acrobat. This position deals predominantly with material and collateral focused on new business. Must be outgoing, collaborative, proactive and able to collaborate with offsite team members. An eye for photography, i.e. selecting stock photography, is a major plus.

Job Competencies
• Bachelor of Fine Arts degree preferred with a minimum of 2 to 5 years of related experience and/or training.
• Must have strong knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator software.
• Must have a working knowledge of MS Office Suite Adobe Acrobat software.
• Exemplary aptitude and proven ability for use of the English language with regard to sentence structure, punctuation, paragraph formation, grammar and proofreading skills.
• Ability to use existing design elements to create branded, high-quality, and visually cohesive deliverables.
• Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instruction.
• Organizational and time-management skills to prioritize a heavy individual workload to meet required deadlines.
• Ability to produce a large volume of creative products in a demanding environment while maintaining a high level of work-product quality.
• Ability to understand when to work independently and when to involve other Creative Service Associates.
• Ability to work short-notice overtime hours on an as-needed basis.
• High-level verbal, written, listening, and interpersonal skills to interact with Associates at all levels of responsibility.
• Willingness and ability to expand knowledge and effectiveness in the graphic design profession by successful completion of extended classes and workshops related to
graphic design.
• Typing speed of 65 wpm with minimal errors preferred.

Job Responsibilities
• Design high-quality projects, ensuring error-free products by following established proofreading procedures, operating system spell check, and using available reference materials for proper grammar, punctuation, and
sentence structure.
• Design pieces such as: RFPs, “placemats,” reports, flyers, presentations, infographics, e-mail blasts, event materials, posters, team charts, bios and newsletters.
• Oversee production of project from inception to final printing.
• Communicate project status and deadlines to management to ensure projects are completed in a timely manner during personal absences.
• Conform to client standards for formatting and quality and uphold Client brand standards as well as look and feel.
• Communicate with Associates to resolve any questions concerning project assignments to ensure product meets or exceeds expectations.
• Meet required deadlines and strive to improve customer service on a consistent basis.
• Communicate with Associates and coworkers in a positive manner to contribute to a cohesive and pleasant work environment.
• Understands and utilizes company-wide resources to improve quality and brand consistency.
• Exercise independent judgment in interpreting instructions and suggest changes to author as needed to produce a quality document.
• Cross train to learn all aspects of Creative Services and take initiative to gain knowledge of Client service areas and practice groups.
• Ensure all assigned documents are properly logged prior to delivery to author.
• Prepare documents for prepress when working with outside print vendors.
• Remains current in the graphic design industry; identifying new trends, techniques
and shortcuts.
• Perform other work-related responsibilities as assigned.

Must be proficient in InDesign, Photoshop, MS Office (especially PowerPoint), Adobe Acrobat a big plus (for forms).

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