Graphic Designer, Infographics Specialist, Gartner Research & Advisory

What makes Gartner Research & Advisory a GREAT fit for you? When you join Gartner, you’ll be part of a leading-edge team that values expert insights, bold ideas and intellectual courage. You’ll deliver must-have research through compelling client interactions, and contribute to our double-digit growth by providing clients the unbiased insight and advice they need to make the right decisions every day. Through constant learning, discovery and collaboration, you’ll help clients deliver on their mission-critical priorities, grow your career and increase your industry impact. We value hard workers — and reward you with unlimited opportunity. If you’re looking to explore what’s next in technology and business, Gartner is looking for you.

Job Description

Position Title: Graphic Designer/Illustrator

Location: Arlington, VA

Department: R&A Creative

Reports to: Creative Manager

Job Summary

The Graphic Designer is responsible for influencing the client experience through creation of data visualization, illustration, and layout that best supports and communicates our best practice, insight-driven research. As a member of the in-house design team, the Graphic Designer will work with internal clients to create products of varying length, size, and complexity (e.g., webinars, meeting presentations, reports), ensure the design is representative of company graphic and brand standards, and drive internal partners towards deadlines that meet strategic company goals.

Key Responsibilities

  • Expert Designer and Brand Guardian
  • Enforce consistency of brand standards and work internally with cross-functional teams to stay up to date with changes; have a strong familiarity with look, feel, voice and overall brand presence.
  • Create high-end quality work in a fast-pace and process-driven environment, to meet deadlines and client expectations for creativity, quality, and accuracy using Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe Photoshop, as well as Microsoft PowerPoint.
  • Influence the final product by steering clients toward the best design option, through discussion of design principles, decision-making, and removing opinion and individual design aesthetics of clients.
  • Evangelize the in-house style, guidelines, and templates to internal partners; seek areas of improvement or need based on brand visual identity.
  • Maintain a high degree of quality control through self-proofing and adhering to the Gartner style guide.
  • Project Management
  • Determine and allocate the time needed to accomplish each project throughout the day, week, or month.
  • Ensure that all projects are completed at the proper time for each phase of the project timeline and provide timely status updates to associates.
  • Coordinate client approval and signoff.
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously while weighing the importance of specific jobs and prioritizing accordingly.
  • Work with Project Managers to develop, monitor, manage, and revise project scope documents, time lines, and processes.
  • Schedule reviews with managers, art directors, and editors to ensure high product output without disruption to timeline.
  • Client Service and Communication
  • Communicate professionally during stressful situations, resolving problems effectively and positively.
  • Passionately serve internal clients, developing and maintaining strong relationships.
  • Resolve complex production and project issues with a collaborative, solution-oriented approach.
  • Define and agree on deliverables and milestones with project managers and; continuously prioritize projects and manage scope creep and revision cycle.
  • Facilitate communication globally with internal research teams and design peers to meet daily deliverables.
  • Risk Management
  • Foresee issues on projects before they occur and raise risks to appropriate parties.
  • Mitigate risk on projects by creating contingency plans and recommending solutions, proactively engaging in problem solving.
  • Other Responsibilities
  • Work closely with peers to resolve problems effectively and positively.
  • Identify and elevate any inefficient department processes to manager. Recommend solutions.
  • Balance design and adherence to admin tasks to ensure high productivity regardless of workflow.
  • Actively participate in meetings and lead sections of presentations when required.
  • Proactively seek and embrace formal and informal feedback, incorporating into everyday work and performance.
  • Execute initiatives as requested by department leadership.
  • Related duties as assigned


Candidate Attributes
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • High illustration and data visualization skills; able to take information and illustrate into high-end visuals
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to perform gracefully under pressure and meet inflexible and shifting deadlines
  • Superior customer service ethic and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational, multi-tasking, and time management skills
  • Willingness to be flexible to project needs; availability to work long days and weekends as needed
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
  • Must be flexible to changing conditions and aware of project deadlines independent of manager, peer, and client reminders
  • Must be able to simultaneously focus on big picture, details, and driving results
  • Must exhibit teamwork with internal clients and other members of the creative team, take direction yet make decisions independently

Education/Experience Requirements 
  • College degree in a graphic design or closely-related discipline
  • 3+ years experience in a graphic design role
  • Portfolio demonstrating excellent design sense with strong typography and publication design skills
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite
  • Proficiency with Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Demonstrated understanding AP standard proofreading marks


Job Requisition ID:30095

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