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Senior Designer with In-House Creative Agency

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We’re working with a global Fortune 50 company to find a Senior Designer to join their in-house Creative Services team in Chicago!

In this role, you’ll be responsible for conceptualizing and designing various deliverables while adhering to brand standards. You will be supporting multiple internal clients, including company executives, and collaborating across multi-disciplinary teams within a growing and dynamic in-house Creative Services organization. We are looking for a problem-solver that looks for creative solutions within established brand boundaries.

Location: Onsite at client’s office in the Loop
Duration: 12 months with potential to extend
Hours: 40 per week
Job Type: Contract; W2 through Aquent

The right candidate will demonstrate:
• Project management: The ability to deliver projects on time and on budget.
• Problem-solving: Understands the value of collaboration in design solutions and the importance of maintaining strong and focused client relations. Must have a genuine design point of view and a passion for what you do.
• Multi-mediums: Has experience working on a range of projects including print collateral and marketing campaigns.
• A thorough understanding of photography, typography, hierarchy and color.

Experience Requirements:
• Must be adaptable and flexible with experience excelling in a high pressure environment with moving deadlines/deliverables and adjusting priorities based on client needs.
• Team player but also able to work independently but still open to creative feedback.
• Service oriented attitude and approach.
• Ability to develop presentations and tell a visual story.
• Experience developing analytical data into infographics that simplify a story.
• Experience working with Brand Guidelines and have an understanding for how to implement those standards.
• Experience in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator.
• Experience in digital media (wireframing, HTML5, CSS3, etc) a plus.
• Experience developing templates and presentations in Microsoft PowerPoint or Prezi is a plus.
• Agency experience a plus.
• Bachelor's degree.

Soft Skill Requirements:
• Seeks critical critiques throughout design development.
• Treats changes and new situations as opportunities for learning or growth.
• Quickly modifies behavior to deal effectively with changes in the work environment.
• Readily tries new approaches appropriate for new or changed situations.
• Builds effective working relationships with work group members, direct supervisor, and other team members.
• Not afraid to asks critical questions or provide information to clarify situations.
• Seeks and expands on original ideas, enhances others' ideas, and contributes own ideas about the issues at hand.
• Has a team mindset.
• Seeks creative review from senior CD’s, CD’s and colleagues.
• Establishes good interpersonal relationships by helping people feel valued, appreciated, and included in discussions.
• Looks for opportunities to improve processes and procedures.
• Listens to and fully involves others in team decisions and actions.
• Embraces individual’s differences and unique skillsets.
• Able to identify client needs and clearly define the end goal.
• Open to collaboration with clients and creative colleagues.
• Recognition of interdependencies in a global company.
• Understanding of communicating to different audiences.

Interested? Please include the following when applying:
• Updated resume.
• Portfolio link. Applications sent without a portfolio will not be considered.

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About Aquent

Freelancing long-term with Aquent gets you access to some pretty cool things:
• You're paid weekly.
• Subsidized health (including term life and LTD), dental, and vision benefits.
• Access to 401(k) through Fidelity.
• Access to FSA Program (pre-tax payment toward public transit, etc.)
• Access to our Talent Rewards Program (we reward for referrals!)
• Access to free online courses via Aquent's Gymnasium, to help you develop your skills: http://gymnasium.aquent.com/
• Access to free online courses via Lynda.com.

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