Chicago, IL

We are looking for an in-house entry level graphic designer at our loop and south side location to develop and update electronic and print material including: flyers, posters, banners, collaterals, logos, invitations, postcards, newsletters, ads, etc.

Job Requirements:

  • Prepares work to be accomplished by gathering information and materials.
  • Plans concept by studying information and materials.
  • Illustrates concept by designing rough layout of art and copy regarding arrangement, size, type size and style, and related aesthetic concepts.
  • Obtains approval of concept by submitting rough layout for approval.
  • Prepares finished copy and art by operating typesetting, printing, and similar equipment; purchasing from vendors.
  • Prepares final layout by marking and pasting up finished copy and art.
  • Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer’s instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment.
  • Completes and manages projects by coordinating with outside agencies, art services, printers, etc.
  • Maintains technical knowledge by attending design workshops; reviewing professional publications; participating in professional societies.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Backup and update of website and subsites, including all databases

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Excellent knowledge of common industry applications (i.e., Adobe CS4 suite (PC/MAC), especially Photoshop, Indesign and Illustrator)
  • Experience working with WordPress
  • Responsible for managing print orders and dealing with external suppliers
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Understanding of production, pre-press, print and web-based technologies
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills

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