Graphic Design - Visual Communications Coordinator

Lincolnwood Public Library

About Us

At Lincolnwood Public Library, we believe in the power of creativity and innovation to engage our community and promote literacy and learning. Our Marketing & Communications team plays a pivotal role in shaping our library's identity and connecting with our patrons through compelling visual content.

Position Details

Graphic Design - Visual Communications Coordinator
Northern Illinois
Lincolnwood, IL

Are you a creative genius with a passion for visual storytelling? Do you thrive in a collaborative environment where your design skills can shine? Join our dynamic marketing team at Lincolnwood Public Library as a Visual Communications Coordinator and help us bring our library’s story to life!

What You’ll Do

As our Visual Communications Coordinator, you will be the artistic force behind our promotional efforts, working on both print and digital platforms to create eye-catching and engaging materials. You'll collaborate closely with our Head of Marketing & Communications and other library staff to ensure that our brand message is consistently communicated across all channels.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Graphic Design & Visual Content Creation: Design posters, flyers, brochures, digital banners, social media graphics, and more to promote library events, programs, and services. 
  • Brand Management: Maintain and enhance the library’s brand identity with cohesive and consistent design. 
  • Digital Engagement: Craft engaging visuals for the library’s website, email newsletters, and social media platforms to boost online engagement. 
  • Social Media Content: Assist in implementing an editorial calendar by creating shareable content, including graphics, images, videos, and other multimedia elements. 
  • Photography: Capture high-quality photographs of programs, events, library spaces, resources, and staff for promotional use. 
  • Video Production: Produce engaging long and short-form video content for our website and social media, collaborating with the Head of Marketing & Communications. 
  • Collaboration & Innovation: Work closely with the marketing team, event coordinators, and other staff to develop creative solutions that meet project objectives. Contribute innovative ideas for marketing campaigns and outreach efforts. 
  • Training & Support: Provide training and support to staff on visual communication tools and best practices. 
  • Professional Development: Stay current with design and social media trends to keep our visual communications fresh and relevant. Attend networking and continuing education opportunities.

Who You Are

  • Educational Background: Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, marketing, fine arts, or a related field, or equivalent experience. 
  • Design Proficiency: Proven experience as a graphic designer with a diverse portfolio. Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, and Canva. 
  • Creative Skills: Ability to create original artwork and illustrations using industry-standard graphics software on a Mac-based platform. 
  • Technical Expertise: Experience with the final stages of design, including printing and cutting. Experience in video production, editing, animation, and photography is preferred. 
  • Customer Service: Friendly, efficient, and knowledgeable in providing exceptional customer service. 
  • Team Player: Strong collaboration skills and the ability to work closely with team members and other departments.

Why Join Us?

  • Creative Freedom: Express your creativity and bring your ideas to life in a supportive environment. 
  • Professional Growth: Opportunities for networking and continuing education. 
  • Impactful Work: Play a key role in engaging our community and promoting our library’s services and events. 
  • Salary & Hours: $23-25 hr. DOQ for a 25/hr. in-person work week. This is an in-house position with a flexible schedule. May include occasional nights and weekends throughout the year. 
  • Benefits: IMRF retirement plan, paid holidays, paid vacation for the first year, and paid sick leave.

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