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Senior Designer

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Deerfield, IL
Posted July 31
Freelance
If you are interested in this opportunity, please email your resume to amy@thesmartdept.com.

The smartdept. inc. is in search of a Senior Designer to join a global creative studio based in Deerfield, IL. You'll be responsible for creating, developing, and executing quality designs for marketing vehicles including circular, catalogs, collateral, brochures, direct mail, newspaper ads, magazine ads, in-store signs, emails, presentations, packaging, internal campaigns, and internal ad hoc requests.

What you'll do:

  • Creates, develops, and executes quality designs for marketing vehicles including circular, catalogs, collateral, brochures, direct mail, newspaper ads, magazine ads, in-store signs, emails, presentations, packaging, internal campaigns, and internal ad hoc requests.
  • Maintains knowledge of current copy standards and formats to consistently and effectively convey the company’s image and positioning within the marketplace.
  • Collaborates with manager, designers, writers, and other marketing team members to ensure the appropriate concepts, themes, and messages are represented effectively and consistently for the business objective(s) and audience(s).
  • Ensures assignments adhere to the approved brand and messaging guidelines to maintain our corporate identity.
  • Communicates regularly with project management team to ensure assignments are completed on time.
  • Attends meetings facilitated by business area or project initiator to understand the goals and objectives
    throughout the stages of a project.

Must have's:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and at least 5 years’ experience designing marketing material for a variety of media
    including collateral, catalogues, direct mail pieces, magazine ads and circular spots.
  • Experience creating ad campaign concepts for various media.
  • Knowledge of consumer, industry and competitive trends.
  • Knowledge of industry design styles, standards and formats.
  • Knowledge of brand identity guidelines and style guidelines to achieve consistent and effective messaging and corporate image in all marketing concepts.
  • Experience building communications pieces (including typography, setting color, editing images and Beginning preparing files for lease to a printer.)
  • Advanced level skill with Photoshop (for example: including creating website graphics, working with gradients, working with perspective, adding artistic filters, working with shapes, filtering, removing a background, using photo merge and/or managing color).
  • Experience with InDesign.
  • Experience with Illustrator.
  • Experience presenting to and coordinating senior level meetings, including preparation of agendas and
    documents.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please email your resume to amy@thesmartdept.com.