Graphic Designer Lead

Posted: Jul 19, 2022

Chaloner has partnered with a global law firm on their search for a Graphic Designer Lead. The Graphic Designer Lead is an integral member of the Creative Services team within the firm's global Brand & Communications Department. He/She applies core design principles to complex, strategic projects ensuring all work is aligned to the company's brand guidelines. This role is equally comfortable with responsive design (websites, email, social media, video/motion graphics) as they are for print.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Leading multiple projects concurrently, delivering on time and maintaining a high standard for presentation, quality, and attention to detail.
  • Initiating project kickoffs, collecting, and codifying critical details; creating informed, impactful solutions; and articulating how the work answers the needs of the internal business partner.
  • Meeting with Graphic Designer Specialists to review, edit, and provide guidance for projects/presentations prior to sharing with the Art Director.
  • Facilitating the workflow and communication necessary to ensure deadlines are met from project inception to fruition.
  • Advising internal clients and other teams on how to leverage the brand guidelines, contributing to the guidelines, and developing templates and new brand asset styles.
  • Shepherding the extension and buildout of high-quality image asset libraries that appear in brand guidelines and, ultimately, all company communications.
  • Working closely with colleagues in the PR, Digital Media, Video, Internal Communications, and Editorial Services teams as well as colleagues in Business Development, Recruiting, Attorney Development, among other areas.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

"Essential duties" are those that an individual must be able to perform with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Implement core design principles to strategic projects that align with brand standards and guidelines
  • Design and present fresh concepts for digital and marketing materials, including microsites, web pages, social media, presentations, newsletters, brochures, etc
  • Actively seek out new tools, processes, and design best practices to fold into design work and proactively share with team
  • Lead discussions around expanding team's skillsets, new processes, and best practices
  • Apply highly-focused attention to detail to every project
  • Collaborate with colleagues in the Brand & Communications department on a range of creative assignments, often on tight deadlines
  • Stay abreast of firm priorities and developments, as well as news and current events relevant to the firm and legal industry, and trends in the design field
  • Promote effective work practices, work as a team member, show respect for co-workers

Position Specifications:

Education

  • Bachelor's degree in graphic design or equivalent combination of training and experience 

Work Experience

  • Minimum of seven (7) years as a Senior Graphic Designer in a professional services, professional services organizations, or agency
  • Experience with Content Management and Digital Asset Management systems, digital and social marketing, web design

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Expert typography (kerning, leading, tracking), hierarchy, color application, grids, layout, and accessibility skills.
  • Self-starter
  • Eye for great photography
  • Advanced knowledge of common design programs including Adobe Creative Cloud, Sketch, Invision, Figma, and PowerPoint
  • Well-developed professional and interpersonal skills; ability to interact effectively with people at all organizational levels of the firm and outside the firm
  • Organizational skills needed to manage time well, prioritize effectively, and handle multiple deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, ability to communicate skillfully to different audiences
  • Solid understanding of design, digital, social media processes
  • Demonstrated ability to pivot quickly to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to explain the "Why" behind design decisions/recommendation and navigate subjectivity
  • Ability to work in a team environment with a customer service focus
  • Strong ability to follow and flex established templates
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with the appropriate discretion
  • Must be comfortable and productive in highly visible, high-pressure environments. Must understand and defend the importance of brand consistency
  • No project too small

The statements contained in this position description are not necessarily all-inclusive; additional duties may be assigned, and requirements may vary from time to time, and from location to location.

Interested candidates should apply by using the application form and follow up with link to digital portfolio using the attachment (at) chaloner (dot) com. Chaloner will review all applicants and, upon qualification, contact you to determine next steps.

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