Reporting to the Director of Branding, The Junior Brand Designer is responsible for partnering with the rest of the creative team for the development and execution of creative concepts to support The Gettys Group client projects.
The Junior Brand Designer is a key member of the creative team, and will dive in on many aspects of a wide range of projects, learning very quickly along the way. They will contribute to creating research-led strategy, concept development, and design development, and will partner with the rest of the branding team to bring concepts to life.
This role is currently remote, however, we hope to resume in-person work in our Chicago office when we are able to do so safely.
What You’ll Bring
Your smarts, great design sense, and desire to roll up your sleeves and learn new things, energy, optimism, and eagerness to tackle new challenges.
We’d Love to See
Initiative, curiosity, flexibility, and a collaborative team mentality.
Impact You’ll Make
You’ll be an important part of a close-knit, collaborative group, and have the opportunity to contribute to strategic and design projects, and drive solutions that will elevate our clients’ investments and our work as a company.
Contribute to the development of engaging brand experiences that deliver against the client goals and project objectives, including: research, market insights, brand positioning, framing opportunities for our clients and team, brand concept development, and naming
Interpret a wide range of information (client data, online search, third-party research) to frame insight-driven solutions that will best position the project, and inspire clients and team members
Collaborate with Director and other team members to conceptualize and create brand identities for hospitality client projects, including presentation decks, logos and graphic elements, and a variety of digital and print materials, taking projects from concept through design and delivery of brand style guide and production-ready files
Articulate and present concepts and rationale to other team members and clients, contributing to creative brainstorms and client presentations/workshops on a per-project basis
Though it is not the primary role of this position, there are occasionally small and fast paced requests to support our Business Development group that can come up with little advance notice
Great communication skills including ability to articulate creative concepts and rationale to other team members and stakeholders
Good written and critical thinking skills, including the ability to write clearly, convincingly, and concisely
Ability to work quickly under tight timelines, with careful attention to detail and a positive attitude
Ability to approach projects with flexibility and resourcefulness, with the ability to iterate and evolve concepts with constructive feedback
Collaborative work ethic, fostering teamwork and idea exchange
Self-motivated, organized and accountable
Passion for design and eagerness to work with other creative people
Knowledge of print and digital production processes
Solid knowledge of Adobe Software: Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
Knowledge of Microsoft Office: Excel, PowerPoint and Word
Understanding of interactive design and UI/UX
Web background, including a working knowledge of HTML and CSS a definite plus
Major Bonus if you have motion, animation, or illustration skills
Education & Experience
Bachelor’s degree (BA/BFA) from a four-year accredited college or university in Fine Arts, Graphic Design/Visual Communications
0-3 years of industry or agency experience
Hospitality and Food & Beverage experience (desired, but not a must)
Strong multi-disciplinary design portfolio required