Stefani Management Services In-House Graphic Designer in Chicago, Illinois

Job Brief: In-House Graphic Designer

The Stefani Restaurant Group is currently looking for a talented, extremely creative graphic designer to join our growing Marketing Team. As graphic designer, you will work with a diverse group of restaurant concepts, creating and bringing marketing visions to life, transforming ideas and concepts into compelling visual images for digital and print.

Experience in creative graphic design in advertising environment, development of original advertising for retail, restaurant web based and business models; in post-production process for print, web, video and photography. Including pre-press preparation for printed materials; distribution via different sources, conventional mail house and digital web based for all creative media and digital marketing and design for web, social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc.

Graphic Designer Responsibilities:

  • Design creative marketing collateral for multiple brands, including but not limited to ad banners, social media graphics, posters, print collateral, menus, direct mailers, etc.

  • Participate as a project team member on major initiatives

  • Edit and review content for completeness, accuracy and correctness of language

  • Support business initiatives and process improvement opportunities

  • Be an extension of the Sales and Marketing team, working closely with the CEO, Director of Sales, Marketing Manager, and social media team

  • Create exciting and profound visual communications for both online and print

Graphic Designer Requirements:

  • Two to five years of related experience required

  • Proficiency in graphic design required

  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, graphic design and technical writing required.

  • Proficiency with Word and PowerPoint

  • Knowledge of design composition, color theory, typography, etc.

Skills:

  • Great eye for layout and design trends

  • Able to receive creative direction and accept feedback, yet able to work independently

  • Extremely deadline oriented, adept at organizing and managing multiple projects

  • Must be able to work on multiple jobs at a time

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design or related field.

  • Two years of advanced computer graphic design experience to include usage of specialized graphics programs, color digital pre-press, high resolution scanning, and maintenance of complex computer design systems is required.

  • Additional experience may substitute for the required education on a year-for-year basis.