Senior Graphic Designer-Capital Markets Group-Hous
Position Overview: A Senior Graphic Designer supporting the Houston Capital Markets team will assume a lead position for the design and development of materials to support business development, marketing initiatives and campaigns, and high-end property marketing initiatives. Emphasis will be on designing customized proposal covers and page layouts/themes, newsletters, executive summaries and property marketing materials for multi-million dollar properties. Examples of such materials include offering memorandums, brochures, flash email and mini micro-website campaigns. The individual in this position will work closely with the Marketing Associate to support the Capital Markets business. He/she must understand the strategy, audience and objectives behind complex design projects, provide appropriate solutions with minimal art direction and work with a variety of team contributors including writers and various levels of management. The Senior Graphic Designer must possess an interest and skill in designing within a corporate brand while still driving a creative and innovative artistic vision.Responsibilities:•Designs customized deliverables per team and client’s needs, including new graphical elements that visually capture a given message.•Build vector maps, charts, graphs and other information graphics utilizing Adobe Illustrator or appropriate medium and enhance images or photographs using Adobe Photoshop.•Works with Microsoft Word, designing existing and new documents for consistency using embedded styles or making custom styles; customizing headers and footers; working with tables; importing/inserting tables, pictures and graphics from various programs.•Designs and project manages a large variety of property marketing activities, including branding, ads, brochure development, flyers/e-flyers, direct mail campaigns, invitations, announcements, marketing center items (boards, promotional items, signage, etc) and special projects. •Assists with all digital marketing efforts, including designing dynamic emails and creating websites.•Assists in the creation and subsequent maintenance of graphics and photography library. •Designs, implements and tracks marketing plans and budgets, including timelines, objectives, marketing elements, costs, resources, media buys, etc. •Provides exceptional client service, taking on full ownership of assigned projects. •Interacts with department management and senior leadership across the country.•Upholds and strives to innovate within brand standard guidelines. •Oversees production of proposals and presentations with outside vendors and Xerox Docucenter to ensure deadlines are met, recommending solutions to foreseeable problems. Qualifications:•Bachelor's degree in Art or Design/Visual Communications with a minimum of 4 years prior graphic design experience, preferably in a corporate environment.•Proven leadership in design and project management, along with demonstrated working knowledge of the business.•Advanced design skills using the Adobe Creative Suite, and the Microsoft Office Suite are mandatory. •Dreamweaver, HTML and Adobe Flash experience are a definite plus—if no experience in these programs, there must be a willingness and ability to learn them. •Strong design and page layout skills are required, along with the ability to create graphic elements from scratch utilizing the best application that will support effective updates.•Exceptional communication skills to support professional exchanges in brainstorming sessions involving cross-functional and multi-level management teams.•Works effectively in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment and consistently demonstrates a high level of organizational skill and customer service.•Has an excellent understanding of print and assembly production; can recommend appropriate printing methods, and has experience in developing complete specifications, reviewing proofs, attending press checks, and managing print budgets.•Some written communication is required, including strong proofreading/editing skills as well as the ability to efficiently evaluate and develop marketing language.Jones Lang LaSalle is an equal opportunity employer and committed to developing and maintaining a diverse workforce. Jones Lang LaSalle strongly believes in equal opportunity for all, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, pregnancy, family responsibility (e.g. child care, elder care), national origin or ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, veteran’s status, genetic information, or status as a qualified individual with a disability, protected leave status or any other protected characteristic in accordance with applicable law. The company also endeavors to make reasonable accommodations for known physical or mental limitations of otherwise qualified employees and applicants with disabilities unless the accommodations would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. Equal employment opportunity will be extended to all individuals in all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruitment, hiring, promotion, transfer, training, discipline, layoff, recall and termination.Start a lasting career with Jones Lang LaSalle today!We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. To be considered, please visit our Web site at http://www.us.am.joneslanglasalle.com/UnitedStates/EN-US/Pages/Careers.aspx to apply online. All resumes MUST BE submitted via our web site. Please reference Job: 28368.