As part of the Creative team in the Marketing & Communications Department at Chicago Booth, the Assistant Director, Graphic Designer conceptualizes, develops, and produces a wide variety of original print, interactive, and multimedia projects for the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and contributes in a thoughtful way to the overall marketing efforts of Chicago Booth. The Graphic Designer will generate thoughtful and strategic design concepts that meet a wide range of Booth marketing and branding objectives. Graphic Designer will maintain on-going dialogue with their Creative Director, proactively working to refine concepts and align each project with enterprise level brand direction.
Under the direction of the Creative Director, contributes to the marketing efforts of Chicago Booth through the thoughtful execution of collateral marketing programs. Collateral deliverables range from websites, videos, social media, and event branding campaigns, annual reports, magazines, invitations, posters, and mobile applications. Graphic Designer will clearly articulate the rationale for their work and present work in the context of project briefs.
Maintain daily priorities and partner requests.
Partnering with members of the Content, Interactive and Marketing team, strategically design solutions for a variety of internal communications, such as alumni events and development opportunities, admissions materials, and annual reports for Research and Learning centers.Work with Interactive team to ensure continuity of these design elements on web sites and through social media.
Develop a deep knowledge of Booth style and brand guidelines and be able to communicate and apply that knowledge on a daily basis.
Assist with press checks, photo and video shoots or recording sessions for project-related work.
Produce cutting-edge design in a wide variety of materials:
Translate content into meaningful layouts using Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop for digital and email efforts
Apply universal brand tone and style as established by Creative Director and carry it through all elements of a project; including photography and videography
Developing storyboards for video and animated content
Making design and content revisions
Preparing electronic files for interactive and print pre-press
Conducting photo research
Assembling comps/paper dummies
Education, Experience OR Certifications:
Bachelor's degree in graphic design, journalism, multimedia, marketing, or a related field required.
A minimum of three years of experience in digital design, creative advertising, multimedia or a related field required.
Technical Knowledge or Skills:
Complete familiarity with Apple Macintosh environment required.
Deep knowledge of and fluency with the Adobe Creative Suite required.
Familiarity of interactive and mobile user experience design, CSS and HTML5 protocols and best practices preferred.
Outstanding attention to detail, ability to juggle multiple projects in deadline-oriented environment and exceptional organizational skills required.
Ability to work under minimal supervision required.
Ability to structure video narratives, non-linear editing timelines, and sound design.
Ability to shoot DSLR video, manage media and edit video content preferred.
Ability to work collaboratively in a variety of creative scenarios required.
Ability to present concepts and explain the reasons behind creative decisions required.
Discipline and flexibility required.
Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously required.
Prolonged use of computer and intensive keyboard use required.
Willingness and ability to travel periodically, including out-of-state, required.
Graphic design samples
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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