Graphic Designer

Job ID: CHIGDII0919

Graphic Designer

Chicago, IL

Overview

CannonDesign has an exciting opportunity for a Graphic Designer based in our Chicago office. If your skills and experience are a match for the position described below, we’d love to hear from you.  
 
ABOUT OUR FIRM
We are an integrated global design firm that unites a diverse team of architects, engineers, constructors, builders, strategists, researchers, and industry specialists driven by a singular goal – to help solve our clients' and society's greatest challenges.  
 
ABOUT THE ROLE
The ideal Graphic Designer is a strategic thinker with crazy good design skills. We are seeking a talented, inventive designer who is eager to create meaningful impressions alongside an energetic team: infographics, brochures, event collateral, proposals, social media campaigns, and pitch decks that communicate the firm’s value to our clients—all in the relentless pursuit of joyful work. As a part of our in-house graphic design team, you won’t find yourself sitting in the passenger seat. Instead, you’ll have both hands on the wheel.  
 
WHAT YOU WILL DO
  • Execute. Take a project from strategy to storyboard to final design with knock-it-out-of-the-park confidence
  • Collaborate. Work with firm leadership, and new business teams to contribute to the content and design of strategic communication materials 
  • Think. Use empathy and intuition to clarify complex ideas, visions, and strategies
  • Design. Develop creative solutions for leave-behinds, presentations, brochures, event collateral, portfolios, digital media that express a  unique vision
  • Explore. Continually research compelling ways to spread our message and integrate best practices to the team and the firm
  • Lead. Independently coordinate multiple marketing efforts against rapid and frequent deadlines, all with positivity and decisiveness
  • Connect. Coordinate with studios and other offices to gather and share best practices
  • Teach. Instruct non-design marketing professionals about fundamental design skills stakeholders and help grow design team members 
 
ABOUT YOUR QUALIFICATIONS
  • 5+ years professional experience in a graphic design position, experience in the AE field is a plus but not required
  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or a related field
  • Stunning graphic design portfolio showing a balance of elevated brand collateral and high-concept materials, emphasizing print documents
  • Compelling storytelling style, in both written and visual applications
  • Strategic, creative thinking with the ability to brainstorm, collaborate, and build consensus among multiple stakeholders
  • Well-developed communication and analytical skills
  • Understanding of and experience in corporate branding, layout, color theory, and typography in both digital and print media
  • Willing to travel in support of remote projects and teams
  • Expert user of Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator and the Microsoft Office 360 Suite
  • Familiarity with After Effects, Cinema 4D, and Premiere is advantageous but not required
 
ABOUT WORKING HERE
  • We are relentless in our pursuit of client adoration (not simply satisfaction). Consistent delivery of the best service is what we are about
  • We know you have a life outside of the office. That’s why we offer the convenience of flexible scheduling, including the ability to work remotely on occasion
  • We are committed to ensuring our practice is equitable for all employees, representative of the communities around us – and focused on the future of design We advocate for equity, diversity and inclusion efforts through the leadership of our Diversity + Inclusion Council, Women’s Forum, and other community advocacy initiatives
  • We’re about communication and transparency here. If you want to talk to someone about an idea you have, or a challenge that needs addressing, we’re ready for you
  • The NEXT Council is a group of dynamic, multi-faceted employees that collaborates closely with firm leadership. Together, council members act as a catalyst for our practice’s evolution – a think tank for innovation, improvement and growth