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Life Changers International Church

Graphic Designer

Life Changers International Church
Hoffman Estates, Illinois, United States

Date Posted: 02/22/2013
Categories: Media/Technology - Other
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 3001 to 4000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

GRAPHIC DESIGNER  - Northwest Suburbs of Chicago
We are looking for an innovative Graphic Designer to join our team of creative professionals!
Prepare witty, inspiring & relevant visual presentations by designing art and copy layouts; create fresh, innovative graphics for print and web. Analyze, plan and create visual solutions.  Apply specialized techniques within various forms of media, from print media, web design to organization branding. This innovative position requires specified training, as well as an eye for design.
--A bachelor's degree (preferred) or an equivalent combination of experience and/or training. Must possess a strong understanding of graphic design principles, methods and practices, as well as, all phases of production, layout and design including pre-production preparation.

--Ability work with both print and web design

--Proficient in Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe In-Design, Adobe Creative Suite

--Have knowledge of a wide range of graphic techniques and concepts

--Interest or experience with website design and email templates

--Outstanding written and verbal communication skills

--Exceptional attention to detail, time management skills and spatial design

--Understanding of and passion for technology, social media and the internet

--Flexible and willing to adapt to changing or competing priorities; able to manage multiple demands; open minded, and continually seeking new ways to grow personally and professionally; driven to succeed and have a “can-do” attitude

--Able to take initiative and work independently in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment  

--Passion for the creative world and for the church world

--Must be fully prepared to attend the church as a member, embrace church leadership and values
--Work with other team members who include graphic designers, content writers, web developers, ministry leaders and other ministry professionals; contributes to team by coming up with new creative graphics, solutions, etc. and accomplishing related results as needed

--Design and develop all types of print and web media including promotional flyers, posters, templates, booklets, ads, posters, banners, and brochures, online email campaigns, social media graphics, and web graphics, digital page building, preparing proofs, and other required graphics or review proofs

--Maintain brand standards including image, message, style, icons, and logo usage

--Apply design experience and attention to detail to creative design solutions, proofreading and editing; work with and adjust written copy pertaining to graphic work

--Must execute design and layout concepts that are clear and concise

--Ensure operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements, following manufacturer's instructions, troubleshooting malfunctions, calling for repairs, maintaining equipment inventories, and evaluating new equipment

--Complete some projects by coordinating with outside agencies, art services, printers, etc.

--Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending design workshops, reviewing professional publications and participating in professional development, etc.

--Work in a fast paced environment; execute work under tight production deadlines and ensure accuracy of look on the final or printed product; manage a high work volume; ensure established schedules and deadlines are achieved on a consistent basis; produce consistent work within established standards; prepare independently by gathering necessary information and materials; plans concepts by independently studying information and materials
HOURS: Daily, M-F, Sunday Church Service, Full time; whatever it takes to get the job done.

SALARY: Based on skill and experience

TO APPLY: Send your resume, cover letter and portfolio or graphic samples