Summary: As an integral part of the Strategic Marketing and communications department, the Graphic Design Specialist must be a skilled designer able to design, create and manage projects, be organized and self-direct their time. Our graphic designer must understand Cook Children's Promise to improve the health of every child in our region, and communicate that promise in innovative and creative marketing collateral pieces and web/digital designs. Responsibilities also include helping to maintain and evolve the Cook Children's brand and develop marketing specific materials and templates that can be used System wide.
The role will help oversee a team of freelance designers that assists us in meeting deadlines while maintaining our quality and brand standards. Individual must be comfortable presenting work to partners or speaking about brand to large groups.
Associates degree or art school certification in graphic design, web design, visual communication, advertising or related field required. Bachelor degree preferred.
Three to five years of related experience; creative agency background, health care and/or nonprofit experience a plus.
Knowledge of design programs including Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office and other industry standard software.
Proficient on both Mac and PC platforms.
Ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize work flow.
Ability to analyze information, prioritizes work, and make decisions.
Creativity, enthusiasm, flexibility, and ability to meet deadlines and manage a variety of projects simultaneously.
Must be diplomatic when dealing with challenging clients and teammates.
Able to understand and adhere to departmental and system processes.
Self-sufficient and able to handle multiple projects.
Comfortable working directly with interdisciplinary team.
Project management capabilities, including estimating and negotiating vendor costs, meeting deadlines, checking and approving of proofs and completing projects.
Fluent in Adobe Creative Suite - highly proficient in InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop.
Four-color print design background with experience in preparing digital files for print.
Flexibility to deal with unanticipated projects that have tight turnaround times by adjusting schedules for other projects and clearly communicating those changes to teammates.
Able to take direction from clients and teammates.
Confident in bringing ideas to the table. This is not a position where all ideas will be written down and handed off; the artist will be responsible for helping to bring projects to life.