Senior Designer

Walker Sands is seeking a self-motivated senior designer to join its creative team in Chicago. This person is highly conceptual, and must be passionate about transforming complex communication challenges into smart, high-quality design solutions across a variety of marketing mediums.

In addition to living the agency’s values of “Learn, Support, Do,” it is expected that this person will:

  • Brainstorm, develop and execute high-quality, original creative concepts both as an individual contributor and in a supporting role to the team’s junior designers.
  • Collaborate with the agencies account teams, copywriters, developers, project managers and video producers.
  • Prepare and lead internal and client-facing presentations that clearly articulate creative thinking and rationale.
  • Mentor junior designers.
  • Manage multiple projects at one time and assist with keeping team deliverables and timelines on track for a given project.
  • Motivate account/project team, inspire productive collaboration and take a leadership role as an advocate for design within the agency.
  • Adhere to diverse brand style guidelines.

Qualifications

  • Online portfolio of current work that features design for the web as a key capability.
  • 3+ years agency experience in Design.
  • Experience managing design projects independently.
  • Ability to be client-facing and present work confidently while explaining rationale and vision.
  • Excellent layout, color and typographic skills, and meticulous attention to detail.
  • Experience working on identity systems and developing brand guidelines.
  • Excellent critical thinking, communication, organization and presentation skills.
  • Confidence to share your opinion, and a desire to learn and lead.
  • Commitment to production of high quality work and to positive and productive relationships with all collaborators.
  • Ability to maintain self-motivation and to work independently in team environments.
  • Expertise in Adobe CC and PowerPoint; familiarity with Sketch, InVision.
  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, digital design, visual communications or related field.
  • BONUS: Knowledge of Illustration, HTML, UX design, motion graphics and/or WordPress CMS is a plus. 

How to Apply

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