Graphic Designer - #291918
Coldwell Banker Realty
Date: 06/11/2021 13:30 PM
City: Northbrook, Illinois
Contract type: Full Time
Work schedule: Full Day
The Studio – the largest dedicated real estate marketing agency in the country, which supports Coldwell Banker Realty, the Coldwell Banker brand and its franchises, and special Realogy marketing projects – is seeking a Graphic Designer. The Graphic Designer is responsible for development of design solutions that meet marketing strategies from concept to completion. They are a resource for the creation and execution of brand-defined brochures, flyers, postcards and other marketing materials including display advertising, on a strict deadline schedule. This position works closely with the field marketing team, Product Studio and sales associates to strategize and produce various types of marketing collateral. This position will also provide support in the production of marketing collateral for internal clients, including working with existing assets, ensuring technically accurate and industry standard production-ready artwork to meet production needs for products and vendors, including product/vendor management and coordination. Assists manager in identifying and establishing production process improvement opportunities.
Develop new and maintain existing templates for various content rotations, including brand/message advertising, services, office contact information, etc.
Design and produce various multi-media materials, including newspaper and magazine advertising, brochures, awards and recognition booklets, posters, conference/exhibition signage, agent promotional materials, and other marketing collateral
Clearly and effectively communicate company brand identity and design strategy for e-marketing strategies; design, develop and execute graphic deliverables for websites, HTMLs, e-newsletters and bulletins, and e-brochures
Modify corporate marketing collateral as needed
Create concepts, layouts and final art
Serve in a lead capacity on projects
Assist with other tasks as assigned
Schedule projects and define budget constraints
Conceptualize visuals based on requirements
Prepare rough drafts and present ideas
Develop illustrations, logos and other designs using software or by hand
Use the appropriate colors and layouts for each graphic
Work with copywriters, creative manager, and creative director to produce final design
Test graphics across various media
Amend designs after feedback
- Ensure final graphics and layouts are visually appealing and on-brand
- Maintain pristine file management and actively update project files throughout our asset management system (Workfront/OneDrive); including all asset collection, project workups, and final files archive according to set Studio guidelines
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS
Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one or small/large groups to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization
Must have excellent communication, interpersonal and collaboration skills
Strong decision-making capability
PC and MAC proficiency required
Communicates with a positive and professional attitude
Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Programs: Word, PowerPoint, MS Office, and Excel
Expert proficiency with the preparation of graphic materials using the Creative Cloud, including In Design, Photoshop, Illustrator, PowerPoint, and Dreamweaver, or other HTML programs
Strong typography skills
Illustration, retouching and HTML capabilities are all pluses.
Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment with attention to detail
Proactive problem-solving skills; participates in developing and working towards team goals; seeks to understand differing viewpoints or opposing ideas
Ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
Detail-oriented, highly organized and committed to quality control
Ability to work methodically and meet deadlines
Proven graphic design experience. Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Graphic Design, or graduation from a professional art design academy accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art & Design (2 to 3-year program) required
A keen eye for aesthetics and details
Adobe Certification in InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop a plus
Minimum 5 years of professional-level experience required in creative/graphic design within an external or in-house agency
Coldwell Banker Realty
Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY) is the leading and most integrated provider of U.S. residential real estate services, encompassing franchise, brokerage, and title and settlement businesses as well as a mortgage joint venture. Realogy’s diverse brand portfolio includes some of the most recognized names in real estate: Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate, Century 21®, Coldwell Banker®, Coldwell Banker Commercial®, Corcoran®, ERA®, Sotheby's International Realty®. Using innovative technology, data and marketing products, best-in-class learning and support services, and high-quality lead generation programs, Realogy fuels the productivity of independent sales agents, helping them build stronger businesses and best serve today’s consumers. Realogy's affiliated brokerages operate around the world with approximately 190,000 independent sales agents in the United States and more than 112,000 independent sales agents in 113 other countries and territories.
At Realogy, diversity fuels success – for our company and for our employees. We strive to be the preferred company for diverse talent, committed to creating an inclusive environment that encourages everyone to succeed. We pursue talent – strategic thinkers who are eager to innovate, focused on execution and accountable for results. We value diversity – respecting backgrounds, cultures, perspectives.
You’ll find our commitment to diversity reflected in our achievements:
- Forbes 2020 Best Employers for Diversity.
- Recognized on the 2020 Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index .
- Recognized for gender diversity on our board of directors by Executive Women of New Jersey and Women’s Forum of New York.
- First residential real estate company to endorse the Equality Act and fully support H.R. 1447 amending the Fair Housing Act to include LGBTQ+ as protected classes.
With diversity, we succeed together. We hope you’ll join us.
Powered by its network of over 94,000 affiliated sales professionals in 3,000 offices across 43 countries and territories, the Coldwell Banker® organization is a leading provider of full-service residential and commercial real estate brokerage services. The Coldwell Banker brand prides itself on its history of expertise, honesty and an empowering culture of excellence since its beginnings in 1906. Coldwell Banker Real Estate is committed to providing its network of sales professionals with the tools and insights needed to excel in today’s marketplace and is known for its bold leadership and dedication to driving the industry forward with big data and smart home expertise. Coldwell Banker Real Estate was the first real estate brand to harness the power of big data; the CBx Technology Suite uses predictive analytics and machine learning to analyze markets, target buyers and sellers and provide agents with a simple platform to create unique and effective marketing plans for each listing. The brand was named among the 2020 Women’s Choice Award® Most Recommended brands for customer experience and overall quality. Blue is bold and the integrity and values of Coldwell Banker give the Gen Blue network an unbeatable edge.
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