Publication and Media Designer

Equity Lifestyle Properties, Inc.

Location: US - IL - Chicago

Aug 25, 2017
Job Details
Who is ELS?

Equity LifeStyle Properties (ELS) is the leading operator of Manufactured Home Communities, RV Resorts, and Campgrounds in North America. ELS consists of nearly 400 resorts in 32 states and British Columbia and a team of over 4,000 employees. Our beautiful communities and parks are located in the most desirable regions of the country and we offer a variety of homes and camping options to meet a wide range of customers' needs. Our guests and residents enjoy rich vacation and lifestyle experiences in our various resorts.

Why this is a cool job?

As a member of the creative team, lead designer of our TrailBlazer magazine, and as part of the larger marketing department, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with a broad group of marketing specialists and designers on large, multi-faceted projects. You will also have the opportunity to work with Senior Executives on the high profile projects they are passionate about. This is a collaborative and creative environment where you are encouraged to bring your ideas to the table.

What makes you a fit for this job?

Communication is a big part of the job, so as the Print and Media Designer you must be confident enough to contribute to the entire creative process. Keeping a finger on the pulse of current trends will be critical to promotion and recognition.

This is a busy, fast paced environment, and you are learning to excel at managing multiple concurrent projects and juggling competing priorities.You also aim to produce work to the highest standards and are passionate about design, trends in mobile, social media, print design and technology.

A good knowledge of the following tools is required:

* Adobe Creative Suite – Mac (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash)

* Print ready pre-flight and production coordination

* HTML/CSS skills

* Knowledge of ESP systems a plus (SilverPop, Exact Target, Vertical Response, Constant Contact)

* Knowledge of email best practices including responsive design

The Actual Job Description:

The Publication and Media Designer will design and manage graphic design solutions for ELS’ outdoor lifestyle print publication, TrailBlazer (ten issues a year) by creating create cover and interior page designs, concepts, and layouts based on knowledge of layout principles and esthetic design concepts. The Designer also determines the size and arrangement of illustrative material and copy. This role collaborates regularly with editors, authors, and design and production staff to ensure work is completed within deadline and meets expectations.

Additionally, the Designer is responsible for contributing to concept development, translation and extension of brand concepts into effective visual designs for digital and print campaigns. Under the direction of the Creative Director, the Designer will work on several projects at a time and will be involved in all phases of creative development. Duties include:

* Execute projects with guidance of senior creative staff

* Conceptualize and execute upon new creative branded templates in addition to executing on existing templates

Core Responsibilities:

* Design, coordination and production of print magazine (68-page)

* Produce attractive and effective designs for all media, with an emphasis on print

* Execution of email campaigns (new creative as well as branded templates)

* Support the team throughout the execution of campaigns and projects

* Collaborate effectively with internal clients and other team members

* Offer input to creative meetings and sharing ideas

* Communicate with senior team members to receive feedback

Qualifications and Skills required:

* Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design

* 1-3 years print and publication design experience with digital design experience

* Strong eye for detail

* Ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced and creative environment

* The perseverance to see projects through from inception to production

* Exceptional verbal and written communication skills

* Good organizational skills

* The motivation to maintain and improve design standards

From time-to-time, the graphic designer may need to work hours that are not typical,

so a flexible approach to your work day is mandatory!
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Additional Details
Applicants who do not already have legal permission to work in the United States will not be considered.
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