Jr. Graphic Designer, Marketing


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BCU is a purpose-driven organization that empowers people to discover financial freedom. At $4 Billion in assets, it’s also one of the fastest growing credit unions in the last four decades. Both not-for-profit and member-owned, the credit union is driven by the commitment to provide extraordinary service for over 250,000 members across the US and Puerto Rico.

BCU members enjoy access to financial services and well-being programming that inspire confidence through the brand promise “Here Today For Your Tomorrow”. Lifetime membership is offered to employees and families of great company partners across the country and those living or working in Chicago-area communities. We’re BCU, and we’re proud to be Here Today For Your Tomorrow. Learn more at BCU.org.


Position Details

Jr. Graphic Designer, Marketing
Northern Illinois
Vernon Hills, IL

Serves as a Graphic Designer for BCU who is responsible for assisting in designing marketing solutions that best meet business needs and bringing experiences to life across multiple mediums. Assist member of the marketing team with specific aspects of the production campaigns for BCU and our Company Partners.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Assist the in-house marketing creative team from concept through production for campaigns – both email and direct mail, events, video editing, animations, digital advertising, presentations, signage, web page layouts, logos, slides, corporate communications, etc. 
  • Resize/Reformat approved designs to fit various other channels and formats, while following brand standards. 
  • Assist in maintaining all brand assets both external and internal, including brand standards and visual identity both for BCU and our company partners. 
  • Collaborate with marketing, product owners and various internal teams across all levels of the organization to support business objectives. 
  • Work cross-functionally within the organization and ensure brand compliance among all assets, designs, layouts, and templates. 
  • Collaborate to create visually appealing materials, including PowerPoint presentations, visually communicating the strategic vision, and representing the organization as the Credit Union for America's best workplaces. 
  • Maintain the company store by partnering closely with the vendor. 
  • Uphold our "internal agency" process and expectations for quality, consistency, and timeliness of deliverables. 
  • Run projects through User Testing, report findings back to team with recommendations. 
  • Create and upload digital artwork to internal channels. 
  • Collaborate with the team to solidify visual standards, design expectations, and brand consistency. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

  • Associates or Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design 
  • 1-3+ years of experience in design, either client-side or with an agency 
  • A portfolio of past design work including print, web, and digital design 
  • Strong attention to detail 
  • Highly organized with exceptional follow-through abilities 
  • Demonstrates ability to work both collaboratively and independently 
  • Demonstrates ability to take direction and receive constructive feedback 
  • Has working knowledge of printing processes 
  • Demonstrated passion for marketing, design, and digital technology 
  • Highly proficiency with Creative Suite including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Microsoft PowerPoint
  •  Adobe After Effects, Multimedia Design and Video Editing are considered a plus

As an employer, BCU models the dynamic assets of a top workplace, including confidence in company leadership, competitive compensation and benefits, employee development, workplace flexibility, and a passionate employee culture supporting a unified vision.

At BCU, you'll have a career in a growing organization and an environment that supports your professional and personal growth. For these reasons, BCU has been chosen as a Chicago Tribune Top 100 Workplace and a certified Great Place to Work.

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