Early Careers: Graphic Design Specialist II


Looking to start your Aon career as a Graphic Design Specialist?

Available Location: Chicago IL

This is a hybrid role with the flexibility to work both from home and your aligned office. Recently voted one of the Best Employer for New Grads by Forbes, we are a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, reinsurance, health and wealth solutions to our clients. Our 50,000 colleagues in 120 countries empower results for clients by using proprietary data and analytics to deliver insights that reduce volatility and improve performance.

Aon is in the business of better decisions

At Aon, we shape decisions for the better to protect and enrich the lives of people around the world. As an organization, we are united through trust as one inclusive, diverse team, and we are passionate about helping our colleagues and clients succeed.

How this opportunity is different

These roles fall under Aon’s Early Career Development program, known as Launch. Building on the development colleagues receive in the role they are hired into; the Launch program is a supplemental development program for recent college recruits to mentor and develop future leaders of the firm. This 10-month development program begins every summer and includes in-person sessions, networking opportunities, self-study and global leader calls.


Position Details

Early Careers: Graphic Design Specialist II
Chicago Illinois
Chicago, IL

Your impact as a Graphic Design Specialist

Bring the latest knowledge and creative graphic design skills that will inspire creative excellence across our North American Commercial Risk, Health Solutions and Wealth Solutions offerings. This position will require strong conceptual design skills and creative passion.

We are seeking a graphic designer to join our creative team. Operating like an agency, but within the stability of a global 1000 firm, we are seeking a design specialist to assist on deliverables to help the firm win new business and retain clients. We are a fast-paced team that works closely with our account and sales teams to create visual messaging that tells the Aon story. You will report directly to a North American Creative Manager, which will provide you with the support and direction to grow as an in-house corporate designer.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate strong layout and design skills, acute attention to detail, accuracy, creativity and self-motivation 
  • Work with account teams and leadership to understand the business 
  • Learns to use professional concepts, applies company policies and procedures to resolve routine issues 
  • Work independently and as part of a team to deliver consistent and effective designs across a variety of media 
  • Represent Aon’s brand strategy internally in order to persuade and influence others 
  • Develop flexible processes and tools to support different levels of creative needs in a fast-paced, budget-conscious environment 
  • Ensure deadlines are met, quality is consistent and adhere to brand guidelines

Skills and experience that will lead to success

  • Ability to work collaboratively with multi-disciplinary teams on multiple projects with defined deadlines 
  • Demonstrate ability to prioritize projects, keep commitments, and consistently deliver highly effective creative deliverables 
  • Ability to receive and integrate constructive feedback effectively 
  • Demonstrate ability using research insights and trends to continuously find design inspiration and bring creative concepts to life through innovative presentation tools 
  • Self-initiative and desire for continuing professional growth along with the acquisition of new skills and expertise to meet the challenges of a competitive marketplace 
  • Ability to articulate and follow Aon policies, procedures, and best practices 
  • Personal talent in visual and written communication 
  • Positive and inclusive attitude


Education & Application Information:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, degree or certificate in design strongly preferred 
  • Strong creative portfolio that shows a wide variety of media, techniques, and experience 
  • Expert in Microsoft office applications (Word and PowerPoint) and focused on new, innovative offerings 
  • Creative, effective use and proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud (Illustrator and InDesign) applications for the production of client deliverables 
  • Communicate clearly, concisely, and in a timely manner with internal clients to determine project parameters and present ideas. 
  • Pre and post-production skills (e.g. prep files for print) 
  • Collaborate with remote/off-site Aon colleagues to meet goals and create deliverables

Applicants for this role should graduate between December 2022 – May 2023 and have a GPA of 3.0 or above.

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