Senior Graphic Designer

  • Beacon Funding
  • Northbrook, IL 60062, USA
  • Nov 10, 2019
Full time Other

Job Description

Position Description: Senior Graphic Designer

Are you committed to improving the customer brand experience? Can you look at

a web page, email or look book and know exactly how to improve it for aesthetic

appeal and user experience? Are you a puzzle solving, glass-half-full cheerleader for

both the customer and your team? Are you comfortable speaking candidly and giving

honest feedback in respectful way? Are you constantly taking screenshots of inspiring

campaigns and obsessed with staying on top of design trends? If you answered yes,

Beacon Funding may be might just be the perfect fit for you. Our marketing team is

responsible for elevating the design for companies in finance, technology, real estate,

and e-commerce industries.

We're looking for a Senior Graphic Designer who is skilled in web design, art direction,

and advertising. The Senior Graphic Designer should be able to take direction and

seamlessly convert them into images, layouts, and purpose driven designs. A successful

candidate should have a working knowledge of how marketing campaigns work and

have the critical thinking skills to elevate each project to the next level. The ideal

candidate can design polished web and print layouts, while remaining flexible in a fast

paced environment. They should have good organizational skills from orderly art files to

the ability to manager a project from beginning to end.


Job Responsibilities

• User Interface (UI) design creation for e-commerce websites

• Ability to create mockups and wireframes to communicate plans for large projects

• Work with marketing team to conceptualize and create new marketing campaigns

• Review junior designers' work to ensure high quality

• Confidently provide direction to other designers working on their projects, inspiring

them, and upholding high standards of quality and brand guideline adherence.

• Collaborate with point person to vet design requests, put together effective creative

briefs, and scope required steps to bring the project to completion

• Collaborate with developers to create website UI designs that the fits web design

standards and meets business requirements

• Create stunning interfaces and deliverables that make emotional connections with

users and communicate a consistent brand voice and style

• Develop, design, and produce graphic art that satisfies the creative brief

• Create mood boards, storyboards and concept art for campaigns

• Build look books, event promotional materials, etc to enhance the customer journey

• Produce graphic design content for website, print, email, and social media

• Prepare files for print and digital production by optimizing final files for delivery

• Create graphic design materials for internal an external communications

• Work with other designers to create cohesive marketing campaigns

• Create designs for multiple brands and appeal to target audience

• Stay up-to-date on design trends and best practices; continuous learning to keep

skills and industry knowledge current


Qualifications

• 5+ years of experience working as a graphic designer or senior designer

• Bachelor's degree in graphic design or related field

• Strong portfolio that shows design thinking, web design, and unique marketing

campaign ideas

• Solid foundation in the principles of UI and UX, concept development, brand

development

• A passion for art, advertising, design, culture and trends

• Ability to work independently or as part of a team, multi-task and hit deadlines in a

fast-paced environment

• Ability to conceptualize campaigns that can be used across a variety or platforms:

digital, email, and print

• Seeks to elevate design and explores ideas beyond the brief

• Strong verbal, written, and visual communication skills

• Should be able to explain design direction and decisions to stakeholders

• A great attitude, ability to take criticism, willingness to learn; able to absorb and apply

feedback quickly with a positive outlook

• Expert command of design programs such as: Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop,

XD, and Dreamweaver

• Must be experienced with web/UI design

• Video Production & Post Production - basic experience with Adobe Premiere.

AfterEffects & Animate a plus

• Working knowledge of project management and communication tools such as Slack

and Jira

• Ability to take photos, stage, and retouch

• Exceptional organizational skills: your file naming is impeccable, your file structure

immaculate

• HTML and CSS familiarity


Benefits

• Competitive base salary

• Business expense reimbursement

• 401k matching + profit sharing

• Medical, dental, and vision insurance

• Flextime