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Sr. Graphic Designer

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Our client, global Fortune 50 company, is looking for a full time Designer to join their high profile Creative Services team located in our Corporate Office in Chicago, IL.

Desired Start Date:1/8/16
Location: Huntington Chicago, IL
Job Type: Contract, W2 through Aquent
Duration: 12 months w/ potential for extension


JOB DESCRIPTION:

The candidate will be responsible for conceptualizing and designing various visuals while adhering to brand standards. The candidate will be supporting multiple business partners to include 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.

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.


EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

• Must have minimum 2+ years design experience
• 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 and
• Agency experience a plus
• Experience in digital media (wireframing, HTML5, CSS3, etc) a plus
• Service oriented attitude and approach
• Experience in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator
• Experience developing templates and presentations in Microsoft PowerPoint or Prezi is a plus
• Experience developing analytical data into information graphics that simplify a story.
• Experience working with Brand Guidelines and have an understanding for how to implement those standards.

Adaptability [ + ]
• Seeks critical critiques throughout design development
• Treats changes and new situations as opportunities for learning or growth
• Focuses on the beneficial aspects of change
• Speaks positively about the change to work group members, direct supervisor, and occasionally members of others work groups
• Quickly modifies behavior to deal effectively with changes in the work environment
• Readily tries new approaches appropriate for new or changed situations
Build Positive Relationships [ + ]
• Generally builds effective working relationships with work group members, direct supervisor, and occasionally members of others work groups
• 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 collegues
• Establishes good interpersonal relationships by helping people feel valued, appreciated, and included in discussions
Communication [ + ]
• Looks for opportunities to improve processes and procedures
• Works to provide resources or remove obstacles to help the team accomplish its goals
• Listens to and fully involves others in team decisions and actions
• Embraces individual’s differences and unique skillsets
• Openly shares important or relevant information with the team
Contributing To Team Success [ + ]
• Able to identify Business Partner needs and clearly define the end goal
• Open to collaboration with Business Partners and creative colleagues
• Recognition of interdependencies in a global company
• Participate in client meetings during project kick off
Technical
Artistic Creativity [ + ]
• Understanding of communicating to different audiences
• Develop ideas from concepts to final deliverables
• Manage multiple projects and meet deadlines
• Have a thorough understanding of photography, typography, hierarchy and color
• Ability to develop presentations and tell a visual story

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Interested? We'd love to hear from you! To be considered for this role, please include the following:
• Updated resume
• Portfolio link or samples of work
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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.
• Aquent support: we check in with you during the course of your contract to make sure you're happy and progressing according to your expectations (we're also there to be looking for new opportunities for you when you're close to wrapping up.)

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