Title: Graphic Designer Reports to: Senior Designers; Director of Communications
Job Summary: The Graphic Designer is responsible for creating and executing design concepts as well as maintaining visual appearance, usability and brand continuity. Areas of work may include but are not limited to: print design for advertising, direct mail and flyers, event invitations, environmental signage, design for web, and assistance with photo and video shoots.
Essential Functions of this job include, but are not limited to:
The ability to interact and collaborate with all departments, specifically working with the Co-Creative Directors and within the Communications Department
Taking projects from initial concept to finished piece
Working on multiple projects under tight deadlines
Maintaining individual workflow and project schedules
The ability to effectively design within Goodman brand standards
The ability to work across media
Communicating with outside vendors
Competencies: Excellent visual, oral and written communication skills; strong knowledge of hardware and software tools for visual design, specifically the Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator); the ability to collaborate and contribute ideas within the department and cross-departmentally; a thorough knowledge of the institution and its current and past productions; a working knowledge of print and digital production. Familiarity with Mac OS, Wordpress and Basecamp is a plus.
Work Environment & Physical Demands: This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, scanners, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, printers, as well as professional photo and video equipment. The employee is regularly reviewing and analyzing data on computers and in print media, generally in a stationary position. Occasional attendance at evening events is expected and may require traversing between rooms or groups of people.
Required Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design or related field
Additional Eligibility Requirements: 2+ years experience in art and design, preferably communication design; experience working with clients, vendors and other visual artists.
Goodman Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.
We are an inclusive and accessible employer; successful candidates will have experience working with diverse groups of people.
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Internal Number: 7735479812
About Goodman Theatre
Goodman Theatre, Chicago’s oldest and largest not-for-profit theater, has won international renown for the quality of productions, the depth and diversity of artistic leadership, and the excellence of its many community and educational programs.
By dedicating itself to three guiding principles—quality, diversity and community—Goodman Theatre seeks to be the premier cultural organization in Chicago, providing productions and programs that make an essential contribution to the quality of life in our city.