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JR Graphic Designer

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Vitamin T has a great client with a 3-4 week need for a junior graphic designer in downtown Chicago. Sound like you? Apply Today!

Job Summary: The main job function and purpose of the Journal Junior Graphic Designer under the direction of the Senior Art Director, is to handle the production and minimal design, of a print-ready and digital e-pub 11-time a year magazine along with 4-times a year Buyers Guides. At the discretion of the Senior Art Director, the Journal Junior Graphic Designer’s secondary job function is to assist the Marketing & Sales department’s other designers with creative concepts promoting the AHIMA brand, products, and services including membership, by using both print and electronic communications.

Education, Knowledge, and Experience:

* Print design talent and experience doing production and some designing of a 4-color magazine are crucial to this position. A good sense of design, color, creativity, and aesthetic taste is a must. This position requires the following skills: organization, communication, time and project management, and the ability to work on a team, collaborate, and meet tight deadlines and work well under pressure.
* This position requires discipline in that they enjoy routine and structure. They need a strong focus so that they can take direction, follow through, and make the corrections necessary to stay on track. They prioritize, and then execute.
* There must be a strong understanding of print production, typography, photography, artwork selection, pre-press, editorial proofing marks, ad placement, flat plan or page map, and understanding of archive process for past issues. Knowledge in electronic design (working with e-publishers) and an understanding of designing for the web is a plus. Computer skills must include Macintosh OS 10, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Adobe Acrobat and scanning. A working knowledge of InCopy or similar, (K4, QuarkXpress DMS) QuarkXpress, Dreamweaver, Flash software, PowerPoint, and Microsoft Word is a plus.

* This position must have a Bachelors Degree in Graphic Design or Art or similar field, with at least 1-2 years experience (can include internship experiences) working in a similar position.

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