Graphic Design and Brand Specialist

Northbrook Park District


To enhance our community by providing outstanding services, parks and facilities through environmental, social and financial stewardship.


To be recognized as a national leader in delivering innovative park and recreation services based on responsiveness, trust and accountability to our community.

Position Details

Graphic Design and Brand Specialist
Northern Illinois
Northbrook, IL

The Graphic Design and Brand Specialist will be responsible for overseeing the development and designs of a wide variety of District materials. This individual will work with internal customers and have interactions with the community to promote the District’s brand. This position works with the Marketing & Communications team to meet the needs of comprehensive marketing campaigns across the District. Hours may fluctuate based on programs and special events; evening and/weekend work may apply.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Plan, develop and design a wide variety of promotional materials, including but not limited to, quarterly program guides, informational and educational brochures, manuals, newsletters, flyers, multi-media projects, and other materials for external and internal use; conduct appropriate background research as needed. 
  • Coordinate production of the recreation program guide; collaborate with staff and oversee design and layout determination; manage printing and distribution. 
  • Maintain District brand and standards in harmony with the strategic goals of the District. 
  • Brainstorm and develop ideas for creative marketing campaigns and associated graphic design. 
  • Serve as a backup for updates to the District website and social media sites. 
  • Manage and schedule the District’s photography and videography needs and maintains asset archive. 
  • Attend District and community events as needed for photography, outreach and marketing efforts. 
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge. 
  • Research and keep up with current marketing trends. 
  • May be required to work evenings and weekends to assist with District events. 
  • Work closely with District managers and supervisors and Marketing & Communications team. 
  • Assist in the development and creation of marketing procedures and District-wide style guide. 
  • Train new staff on Marketing & Communications procedures related to the program guide and District brand standards. 
  • Foster and maintain effective professional working relationships with the general public and co-workers. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor’s degree with major coursework in Graphic Design, Marketing, Communications or related field. 
  • Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite 
  • Familiarity with social medial platforms and various website CMS platforms 
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing 
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) 
  • Project management and time management 
  • Productively work in a collaborative team environment 
  • Attention to detail 
  • WordPress skills 
  • Knowledgeable in graphic design, photography and the creation, development and implementation of marketing plans. 
  • Familiar with print communication and production best practices and graphic trends 
  • Possession of a valid Driver’s License


Position offers a full benefits package, including healthcare insurance and generous time off package as well as enrollment in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF).

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