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Graphic Designer

Publication or Company  Emerald Expositions
Industry  Graphic Design/Art Direction
Salary Competitive
Job Duration Full Time
Job Location White Plains, NY
Experience Level 5 years
Job Requirements Title: Graphic Designer
Reports to: Group Marketing Director
Location: White Plains, NY

With strategic direction from the Vice President of Marketing, Group Marketing Director and Show Directors, the Graphic Designer will create designs that engage, attract and sell our various brands. Creative projects will include: print and digital advertisements, emails, direct-mail pieces in various formats: sell sheets, presentations, website creative assets as well as onsite signage. Designs may integrate typographic, photographic, illustrative and other elements that will also require a strong sense of concept development. The Graphic Designer will collaborate with teams to plan, analyze, organize and execute assigned projects for the following shows:

NY NOW™
signature mix™ marketplace
SURTEX® SourceNY™
International Contemporary Furniture Fair®

RESPONSIBILITIES (shall include but are not limited to the following):
•Using creative assets from show campaigns, design engaging emails to complement messaging.
•Create print and digital advertisements to fulfill various advertising schedules.
•Develop printed collateral to support exhibitor sales and audience acquisition in the form of: direct mail, sell sheets and various other printed communications.
•Design website assets including header graphics, banner ads, and buttons.
•Maintain brand consistency among all show-related collateral.
•Design onsite signage that communicates the brand and creative campaign that include, aisle banners, directional signage and collateral for distribution.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
•5+ years experience in graphic design role.
•Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design or a related field.
•Strong communication skills—ability to interface with marketing, sales and operations teams internally and outside creative agencies.
•Manage several projects both small and large in scope (e.g. print ads, web ads, HTML emails, PDF forms, brochures, postcards, directories, show signage).
•Strong conceptual thinking, design skills and upscale aesthetic.
•Brief and manage external suppliers and internal clients to ensure deadlines and requirements are met.
•Highly organized with excellent communication skills.
•Highly focused attention to detail.
•Professional demeanor with exceptional interpersonal and customer-service skills.
•Work independently and as a team player.
•Very clean, forward design aesthetic.
•Self-directed and able to prioritize multiple projects.
•A great attitude and a strong work ethic.
•Travel at least 2 times per year for up to a week is required.
•Design samples may be requested.

SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS (must be highly proficient in these programs):
•Adobe InDesign CS5.5
•Adobe Illustrator CS5.5
•Adobe Photoshop CS5.5
•Adobe Dreamweaver CS5.5
•Adobe Acrobat Pro CS5.5

DESIRED SKILLS:
•Background in HTML, CSS, website back-end is a major plus
•Microsoft Office
•Microsoft Excel
•Quark Express 8.0

To apply send a cover letter explaining how you qualify for the above position, your resume and your salary requirements. SUBJECT: Graphic Designer

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About Our Company Emerald Expositions is a leading owner and operator of business-to-business tradeshows in the United States, connecting thousands of buyers and sellers across nine diversified industries including sports, jewelry, photography, general merchandise, and hospitality and retail design. The company’s shows are typically the most prominent and important for exhibitors and attendees within their various industries. We pride ourselves on working with the best and the brightest people in the industry. Our headquarters are located in San Juan Capistrano, California. We have additional offices in Los Angeles, New York City, and Alpharetta, Georgia. We have a wide range of opportunities across the network throughout our multiple locations. We are always looking to add top talent to our roster.