Responsible for the layout, design and production activities to produce graphic-design artwork, applying in-depth knowledge of graphic design software and techniques. Coordinates in-house and outside vendor services. May supervise the daily activities of lower level employees.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Produces sophisticated graphic design artwork in a collaborative team environment to support marketing efforts using technology and computer software packages for either print or web.
Applies professional graphic design principles to the creation of documents, websites and other graphic products.
Confers with internal clients to discuss and determine layout design and creative strategy.
Primarily creates original designs using Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop).
Provides design advice to clients and guidance to junior team members.
Provides assistance with oversight and ensures alignment with other design work being performed within the team.
Manages larger and more complex design projects, guiding the work of team members to produce a high-quality finished product.
Mentors and trains other designers and may conduct some training on design software applications. Works closely with print vendors to estimate projects and oversee production.
Develops a comprehensive knowledge of CBRE business lines and services in order to add creative input that strategically enhances marketing materials.
Other duties may be assigned.
No formal supervisory responsibilities in this position. Provides informal assistance such as technical guidance, and/or training to coworkers. May lead project teams and/or plan, and supervise assignments of lower level employees.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE
Bachelor of Fine Arts or Masters of Fine Arts degree preferred with a minimum of five years related experience and/or training. Commercial Real Estate experience not required, but highly preferred. Corporate graphic design experience and understanding the importance of maintaining a consistent brand identity a plus.
CERTIFICATES and/or LICENSES
Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong organizational and analytical skills. Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous service to internal clients. Ability to effectively present information and manage expectations of clients with strong personalities. Assist in providing positive design mentoring to junior team members.
Requires ability to do project budgets and cost estimates.
Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret complex documents. Ability to solve problems involving several options in situations. Requires intermediate analytical and quantitative skills. Ability to Identify opportunities to bring creativity and innovation to existing marketing practices and materials. Adeptness at learning new technologies quickly and applying that knowledge effectively.
Outstanding time management skills required. Ability to organize and prioritize multiple simultaneous projects with changing priorities. Maintain a high standard of quality control from concept to final product within tight deadlines. Motivated to meet deadlines and available to work overtime occasionally as needed (sometimes with no advanced notice). Comfortable working in a fast-paced, high-intensity environment.
OTHER SKILLS and/or ABILITIES
Must have a solid grasp of fundamental concepts of print and web publishing and graphic design principles. Intermediate skills with web design. Advanced skills in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign). Familiarity with Adobe Dreamweaver. Strong skills in Microsoft PowerPoint and Word. Familiarity with Microsoft Excel. Basic proofreading, editing and writing skills required. Exceptional project management and organizational skills required. Ability to effectively quality control their own projects with a keen eye for attention to detail and consistency in format and content structure.
*Submission of portfolio required.
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY
Decisions made with in-depth understanding and interpretation of procedures, company policies and business practices to achieve general results. Responsible for setting department deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause long-term impact to co-workers, supervisor, department and/or line of business.