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Proposal Designer, Production

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This position, a production-level (non-design) position within the Design Studio, teams with designers in the graphic production of deliverables in a variety of media, including Proposals, digital and print. Translates design specifications into deliverables, integrates text and graphics, creates/edits complex templates with speed/accuracy and prepares/finalizes files for printing/copying or hosting on web servers. Demonstrates/applies advanced knowledge of firm brand and standard graphic applications with high-level technical/software skills. Effectively prioritizes/balances multiple projects and may lead teams to collaborate and provide additional resources to meet deadlines.

Translates design concepts to develop final, refined layouts and production art
Demonstrates photo/image manipulation and transformation skills, pulling out bleed, resizing and cropping, as needed
Demonstrates expertise in placing graphics and text, using master pages and style sheets, standard electronic file management/archiving and troubleshooting
Advanced knowledge of layout, type, color, tracking, kerning and leading
Applies advance knowledge of firm brand/strategy to create branded templates
Incorporates revisions, punctuation, spelling, formatting and performs mail merge functions
Demonstrates effective project management, including preparing estimates/timelines/budget, on-time deliverables and resource allocation
Prepares files for print/electronic delivery; effectively brokers requests (internal/external), including with vendors
Anticipates customer needs and offers innovative ideas/options/solutions
Contributes technical skills and guides teams, including virtually, with leading practices
Cross-trains in other applications/functions to provide overall coverage/support
Acts as a peer advisor, coach or trainer on software and processes and shares knowledge
Maintains compliance with all firm technology tools/processes, including utilization/productivity requirements
Works independently and lead project teams
Performance and product are reviewed periodically for quality and customer experience

*** Must sit in the Cleveland, OH Client Design Studio for this position***

Expert or advanced skills with industry-standard software (e.g., InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Flash, Dreamweaver, Captivate, Acrobat)
Highly skilled at layout development, file manipulation, scanning, retouching, typography and use of color
Proficient in reading graphics specifications
Proficient in Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Able to create/edit template-based multimedia content, including HTML, Starcite, CSG+, JavaScript, .aspx and interactive email content
Excellent customer service, communication, interpersonal/teaming and collaboration skills locally/nationally/globally
Demonstrates speed with exceptional attention to detail and quality
Must be able to work significant overtime as requested, often on a last-minute basis, and alter hours as needed
May be required to work off-site
Must adhere to busy season staffing requirements/scheduling
Approximately 5-6 years of related experience
Experience in graphics/multimedia industry
Background in Accounting/Finance industry preferred


Associate's degree, technical certificate or equivalent work experience. Certification in Adobe graphics applications a plus

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