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Graphic Designer

Graphic Designer

Job ID 
2017-9194
# Positions 
1
Location 
US-IL-Hodgkins
Posted Date 
9/21/2017
Category 
Creative/Design
Company 
GES

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Overview

WE BRING THE “WOW”!

 

ARE YOU READY TO BE A “WOW” MAKER?

 

GES, Global Experience Specialists, is a global event marketing company with over 90 years and 4,000 passionate employees in North America, Europe and the Middle East. We create some of the most incredible events in the world – think traveling entertainment exhibitions, global user groups, sales conferences, holiday extravaganzas and exhibitions of all sizes. From initial strategy to show-stopping audio visual, accommodations to insightful measurement – and every detail in between – we bring brands to life!

 

Our mission is to create memorable event experiences, and we count on our talented employees around the world help us do it. We are looking for team members who can dream up the impossible and deliver it.

 

The intermediate, or staff graphic designer is responsible for the design of graphic applications such as collateral material, environmental graphics, corporate identity, branding, and multimedia interfaces — from concept to completion. He/She has the ability to combine visual sensitivity with skill and knowledge in areas of communications, technology and business. Graphic designers specialize in the structuring and organizing of visual information to aid communication and navigation. They are problem solvers who can be characterized by creativity, innovation and technical expertise.

Responsibilities

  • Utilize artistic sensibility and skill to create designs or images for reproduction by any means of visual communication concerned with illustration; typography; surface design for packaging; or the design of patterns, books, advertising and publicity material, or any form of visual communication.
  • Understand the unique offerings and goals of our clients, their competitors and the target audience in order to develop effective design solutions created from the manipulation, combination and utilization of shape, color, imagery, typography and space.
  • Collaborate with creative team and internal account team on marketing communication pieces including overall theme development and individual piece designs through a variety of channels.
  • Communicate with vendors to assure quality in production (printing, sculpting, scenic finishes, etc).
  • Ability to direct/collaborate with freelance designers to produce large quantities of graphics for a single exhibition or event while maintaining consistent aesthetic.
  • Must be able to apply style guides creatively while upholding brand identity for GES, as well as our multiple clients.
  • Deliver design projects within the agreed upon budget and timeline.    
  • Seek out new products and maintain edge industry knowledge relative to 2-dimensional design, printing techniques, interactive programming, and experiential opportunities.
  • File and format all design work in the appropriate location and form compliant with the standards used within the design department and GES.
  • Attend meetings and press checks as assigned

Qualifications

  • 3+ years design experience in an in-house creative department or design firm
  • College degree in design related field preferred
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite/Creative Cloud
  • Self-starter, with an open mind to creative direction
  • Adaptable and quick learner
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational, problem solving and time-management skills
  • Strong writing skills, ability to detect and correct language errors before graphics are printed
  • Good understanding of printing/production processes
  • Developing presentation and communication skills

Work Environment

  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to work flexible hours and overtime, as needed
  • May be required to travel to meet with clients for meetings or presentations

 

 

BENEFITS:

Our team members are our family, so we help our team members care for their families. The rewards of joining GES are extensive. We offer a comprehensive benefits package to all full-time employees. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Competitive salaries
  • 401K with company match
  • Healthcare/vision/dental insurance
  • Wellness benefits
  • Career development program
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Employee assistance program
  • Vacation time
  • Community involvement opportunities
  • Team activities

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