Graphic Designer

JOB SUMMARY

Responsible for the layout, design, and production activities to produce quality graphic-design artwork. Requires working knowledge of graphic-design software. May contact in-house or outside vendors to verify print specifications.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Produces graphic design artwork to support marketing effort using technology and computer software packages for either print or web.

Generates websites, brochures, floor plans, advertising, postcards, proposals, presentations and press releases within corporate templates for print or internet.

Confers with internal clients to discuss and determine layout design.

Maintains local website, such as the layout of cbre.com/Navigator page in Content Management Systems (CMS), by creating and updating various profiles including professional, team and property profiles.

Works on additional special marketing projects.

May provide estimates on all print and web marketing material.

Works with vendors to estimate marketing projects and oversee production.

May investigate, compare and recommend local suppliers of marketing production services, including typography, paper and printing.

Other duties may be assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

No formal supervisory responsibilities in this position. May provide informal assistance such as technical guidance, and/or training to coworkers. May coordinate and assign tasks to co-workers within a work unit and/or project.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE

Bachelor of Fine Arts degree preferred with a minimum of two years related experience and/or training.

CERTIFICATES and/or LICENSES

None.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS

Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong organizational and analytical skills. Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous service to internal clients. Ability to effectively present information.

FINANCIAL KNOWLEDGE

Requires ability to do project budgets and cost estimates.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret documents. Ability to solve problems involving several options in situations. Requires basic analytical and quantitative skills.

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES

Must have a solid grasp of fundamental concepts of print and web publishing and graphic design principles. Intermediate skills with web design. Strong skills in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Familiarity with Adobe Dreamweaver. Strong skills in Microsoft PowerPoint and Word. Familiarity with MS Excel. Basic project management, editing and writing skills required.

SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY

Decisions made with thorough understanding of procedures, company policies, and business practices to achieve general results and deadlines. Responsible for setting work unit and/or project deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause short-term impact to department.


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