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Senior Graphic / Motion Designer

Gannett 60089 ,IL
  • Expired: 13 days ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description
We are seeking a Senior Graphic / Motion Designer with at least 4-6 years of experience to join our team in Buffalo Grove, IL. The ideal candidate has a solid understanding of fundamental design principles, especially typography and branding, across both digital and print platforms. This role will have an emphasis on design in the multimedia space including vector & raster design, product photography, editing, and videography. A strength in motion design and 3D is preferred.

Candidates should be professional, creative, confident, hardworking and have a passion about the running industry. The designer will provide support for the Marketing team and will report to the Creative Director.


* Design and maintain seasonal refreshes of our race websites graphics, banner ads and print collateral
* Collaborate with team to push creative forward and develop new online shopping experiences on our Allstate Hot Chocolate Shopify site
* Get creative with new adaptations of our digital mobile billboards, jumbotron graphics and banner ads

* Design marketing email campaigns using existing templates while exploring the creation of new templates
* Support social media team with custom videos and content encoded for Instagram, Facebook and YouTube
* Lead in photographing merchandise and editing for race campaigns and online store
* Research current trends in creative and digital marketing, to stay on par with the market
* Create videos that align with current campaigns and marketing messages
* Manage and upload videos on company YouTube accounts

Additional Responsibilities:

* Other design projects will include, but not limited to: apparel design, packaging, mock-ups, point of sale materials, social media content, large format signage, branded medals & swag, brochures, on-site race signage, flyers, & business cards.
* On-going file management support including asset download, and file sharing across different platforms and teams
* Maintain photo database and creative cloud libraries, ensuring a clean and organized filing system
* Occasional weekend race-day responsibilities, assisting other team members and departments.

The right candidate is:

* Able to multitask, work efficiently and adapt to a very fast-paced environment
* Detail-oriented, organized and collaborative
* Able to manage, prioritize and initiate tasks
* Able to articulate creative decision making
* Has clean design aesthetics, typography and layout skills
* Self-motivated and curious, always willing to learn new technologies and adapt to the ever-changing creative environment
* Troubleshoot and be able to self-navigate technical issues within software
* Comfortable with both Mac and PC

Required Experience:

* Degree in Graphic Design, Visual Communication, Communications Design or Fine Arts
* At least 4 years of professional design experience

* Proven proficiency of Adobe Creative Suite and Creative Cloud Libraries
* Fluent in video and graphic applications: Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop
* Strong page layout and typographical skills
* Strong digital photography editing skills
* Knowledge of print/web/mobile best practices
* Vendor relationship and communication
* Experience with animated gifs
* Experience with 3D layouts
* Basic videography skills
* Proven ability to manage simultaneous projects
* Strong verbal/written communication skills
* Experience utilizing and managing CMS like Wordpress, Shopify..etc
* Knowledge of Salesforce and Marketing Cloud a plus

To be considered, please include a creative portfolio with your application

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is an innovative, digitally focused media and marketing solutions company committed to strengthening communities across our network. With an unmatched reach at the national and local level, Gannett touches the lives of nearly 140 million people monthly with our Pulitzer-Prize winning content, consumer experiences and benefits, and advertiser products and services. Gannett brands include the USA TODAY and more than 260 daily local newspaper brands, digital marketing services companies ReachLocal, WordStream, and ThriveHive and U.K. media company Newsquest. There's never been a better time to join our talented team. Visit to learn more!

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60089, IL
60089 USA