Overview: CBRE's DC-based Marketing and Business Development team is looking for an experienced designer. Working directly with marketing specialists and graphic designers, the Graphic Designer will be responsible for the aesthetic of the marketing and business development materials. These projects will consist of, but not be limited to: proposals and presentations, brochures and flyers, infographics, all requiring a look and feel tailored to each project. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of typography and new design technologies and will be collaborative and able to adapt to changing priorities. This role requires an enhanced level of strategic planning, critical thinking, resourcefulness and the ability to sell your creative ideas. The Graphic Designer must be able to perform his or her responsibilities with limited supervision, while maintaining the highest levels of quality control and adhering to all deadlines.
A Graphic Designer understands the business side of our work and is able to craft decisions and designs that meet client requirements. He or she will also review progress and evaluate results, lead or direct projects, as needed. This is a collaborative role and interaction with CBRE teams is required, so the ability to participate in meetings in necessary.
Responsibilities: Responsible for the layout, design, and production activities to produce quality designs.
Confers with internal clients to discuss and determine layout design.
Focus on creating multi-paged documents, including proposals, presentations and broker opinions of value (BOVs).
Work under guidance from internal clients, manager and project coordinator for broker teams
Must be able to project manage own workload and work in a fast-paced environment with multiple projects going on at the same time.
Make decisions with thorough understanding of procedures, company policies and business practices to achieve results and deadlines.
Works collaboratively with design team members.
Qualifications: Bachelor of Art or Fine Arts degree preferred with a minimum of 2 -5 years of design experience in a business environment or agency.
Has a strong understanding of typography, photography, color, shape, balance and working within a grid system.
Requires advanced knowledge of Creative Cloud.
Strong skills in Microsoft PowerPoint and Word. Familiarity with MS Excel.
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 comprehend, analyze, and interpret documents.
Is accurate in their work and has the ability to quality control their own projects.
Is efficient in programs and is able to produce work under tight deadlines.
Takes direction well and is able to execute on other's ideas.
Understands how to pre-press items and able to build proper mechanicals.
Keeps current in modern design trends and solutions.
Is able to effectively design systems and layouts that maximize legibility and the communication of a message.
Is comfortable and has experience designing to all product types (digital, print, large format, experiential, etc.).
Is able to carry a project from start to finish effectively and with confidence.
Is comfortable presenting to and having contact with internal clients.
Is adept at dealing with vendors in all capacities (budgeting/estimating, bidding, negotiations, management, final output and quality control).
Is strategic in all their approaches and understands how their work relates to a larger system.
No formal supervisory responsibilities in this position.
Internal Number: 19005038
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