Working for Equity Residential means being part of a community – employees and residents – striving to provide the best in apartment living, speaking boldly about new ideas for innovation, and inspiring creativity in the ways we live and work together. That’s what our Be.Think.Play.Live. culture is all about.
Want to join an industry leading multi-family REIT? Equity Residential, an S&P 500 real estate company, is in search of a resourceful, efficient, detail-oriented, creative professional and team player to join our corporate Employee Communications & Knowledge Management team in our Chicago headquarters as a temporary - Graphic Design Specialist. This is a temporary assignment which would last about three months.
The Graphic Design Specialist is responsible for creating and managing visually compelling communications projects from conceptualization to completion across all media. The primary audiences are Equity Residential employees and prospective employees. The Graphic Design Specialist is responsible for the production of materials and ensures projects are produced with uncompromising quality. Digital communications include Internet and intranet graphics, information architecture and dynamic email. Video communications include conceptualization and theme generation for programs and initiatives.
WHO YOU ARE
A Strong Communicator. Your writing and speaking skills are clear and effective, helping you connect well with others.
A Team Player. You are united with teammates in delivering the best experience to current and prospective employees.
Organized. You are flexible and able to juggle appointments and personal interactions with teammates and customers smoothly.
Creative. You are an idea person and like coming up with smart solutions to new challenges.
Caring. You put yourself in others’ shoes and strive for positive outcomes.
Motivated. You invest extra energy to reach your goals.
Solution-Oriented. You follow through on commitments, letting our employees know they matter.
WHAT YOU’LL DO
Collaborates with the Employee Communications & Knowledge Management Team, broader HR, and Marketing & Branding, and corporate business partners to concept scope, plan, and deliver communications.
Responsible for video production which includes directing, filming, production and editing.
Supports the design and quality control of Equity Residential’s Intranet, ERNIE.
Understands, adheres and develops Equity Residential’s brand standards and style guidelines.
Responsible for creating, preparing, and updating files for all types of projects (digital, video, print).
Formats raw data or text into new or existing layouts and templates
Revises designs with a high degree of accuracy
Provides production support including photo retouching, image scanning and manipulation and file collection
One to three (1-3) years of progressive design experience is required.
Bachelor’s degree in graphic design is preferred.
Advanced knowledge of design principles including typography, composition, color, imagery, etc.
Understands how to translate creative briefs and communication objectives into sound design solutions.
Advanced knowledge of current graphic design software and equipment.
Thorough understanding of final file preparation.
Basic knowledge of web-programming.
Detail-oriented with a critical eye for proofreading and color accuracy.
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to clearly express creative ideas and concepts. Ability to function in high pressure, deadline-sensitive environments.