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Graphic/Production Designer

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We're looking for a Graphic Designer/Production Artist in downtown Chicago for a 6-month contract assignment in the financial services industry. This individual will be responsible for developing and fulfilling marketing requests. Main job responsibilities are as follows - 70% Desktop Publishing, 25% Design and 5% Project Management. The candidate will be responsible for the design and production on event related and business related collateral (directories, whitepapers, sheets, advertising, presentations, email banners, invites, etc.). This work will be primarily desktop publishing which will require more in-depth knowledge of Microsoft Word but also a sophisticated design sense. Production
work will be required on existing design pieces. The candidate will also be responsible for picking up and maintaining the brand to ensure
ongoing consistency of brand guidelines in all applications including marketing materials and messaging. Must be able to project manage and provide sense of timing for delivery.

Specific responsibilities include:
• Serve as backup to manager in times of absence to intake workflow of incoming projects and complete or delegate as appropriate to most effectively deliver
• Facilitate relationships with internal partners as well as external design consultants
• Implement design and brand to a high quality level for all materials
• Implement design across several pieces/media in a consistent manner
• Implement print advertising with provided templates
• Organize, track, and archive all work in a required manner

Qualifications:

Minimum 7 years graphic design experience
Ability to balance competing priorities
Ability to provide excellent customer service
Bachelor’s degree in Design or Fine Arts preferred or relevant experience in graphic design
Excellent creative skills
Project management experience
Strong interpersonal skills
Organized with ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment
Self starter, independent decision maker

Proficient in:
• Photoshop CS5
• InDesign CS5
• Illustrator CS5
• Acrobat Professional 9
• Microsoft Office (Word, PPT) – Certification is a plus.

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