Senior Graphic Designer


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Position Details

Senior Graphic Designer
Southeast Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

The Senior Graphic Designer will work independently or under the guidance of the Design Manager and/or Director of Creative Services, to develop and execute digital design, social media design, web graphics, HTML5 ads, photo retouching, animation and print work from end to end. This designer utilizes advanced Adobe software skills, creativity, and sound design theory while working collaboratively with a full in-house team.

As a Senior Graphic Designer, you may:

  • Design development from concept to completion for various platforms to meet marketing goals. 
  • Ideates and creates HTML5 ads, animations, social media designs, digital projects, web graphics, infographics, image retouching and print design for internal/external projects. Interprets brand guidelines and embodies a consistent visual brand representation for Baird within design. 
  • Ability to clearly articulate and present creative ideas/treatments to internal and external teams - present to clients and stakeholders. Works directly with established digital and print vendors in preparing appropriate files. 
  • Independently manages workload and meets multiple deadlines. 
  • Contributes to development of updating and maintaining necessary tools, technology, workflow, and processes pertinent to design team efficient operations. 
  • Updates digital design and print projects as needed. 
  • Utilizes analytics to improve projects. 
  • Ability to adjust to change as needed. 
  • Positive attitude, strong communication skills and team player mentality are essential for this role.

What we look for:

  • A minimum of 5 years of previous experience required. 
  • A degree in digital design, graphic design or related area is required. 
  • Advanced software proficiency using Adobe Creative Suite, software to build HTML5 ads, and animation in a Mac environment. 
  • Position requires creativity, conceptual thinking, attention to detail, sound design/typographical skills, and excellent organizational skills. 
  • Successfully manages multiple projects/campaigns, meets strict deadlines and collaborates well with team members. 
  • Solid experience and portfolio in social media design, digital design, web design, animation, and HTML5 ads. 
  • Thorough understanding of offset printing process, and preparing print files is required. A working understanding of Microsoft Office is needed.

Compensation Information:

$56,000 - 70,000+ annual salary 

*Bonus potential of up to 20% of base salary

*Compensation and bonus are commensurate with experience, performance, and/or firm profitability

Additional benefits include:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision 
  • B/Well programs 
  • Competitive bonding leave 
  • HSA Contribution 
  • FMLA 
  • EAP 
  • 10 paid holidays and competitive PTO package 
  • Life and disability insurance 
  • Retirement – 401k match 
  • profit-sharing 
  • Tuition Reimbursement

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