Requisition Number: 2022-01-03060-0167-001
Job Title: Graphic Designer
City: New York
State: NY
Shift: Monday - Friday, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Hours: 35

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is one of the world’s leading international law firms. The Firm was established in 1884 and has more than 1,000 lawyers. Headquartered in New York with offices in Beijing, Brussels, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, São Paulo, Tokyo and Washington, D.C., the Firm provides coordinated legal advice and transactional capability to clients around the globe. Cross-border finance, banking and bank regulation, mergers and acquisitions, securities issuance and regulation, project and asset based finance, real estate, asset management, joint ventures, taxation, litigation and dispute resolution are important aspects of the Firm’s practice.

Graphic Designer

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Description/Job Summary

The Graphic Designer is responsible for supporting the Business Development team by designing and creating graphic solutions that translate marketing objectives into creative strategies, digital and print imagery, designs and plans, ensuring consistent representation of the Firm’s brand across all media. This role reports to the Director, Business Development and works with various departments within the Firm to develop innovative solutions in support of various domestic and global branding initiatives of the Firm.

Responsibilities/Duties

  • Work with the Business Development team and others in the Firm to create and design high quality visual solutions ranging from brochures, journal ads, presentations, newsletters, pitch materials and special event collateral including invitations, signage, presentation templates and other projects as required
  • Ensure that designs meet internal and external strategic brand requirements and are stylistically consistent with the Firm’s brand guidelines
  • Work collaboratively with the internal/external stakeholders to ensure that all design solutions meet objectives, project parameters and deadlines
  • Create comprehensive layouts, graphics, designs, promotional literature and marketing collateral utilizing a wide range of media
  • Responsible for photographing Firm events, attorney portraits, and directing photographs and photo shoots as needed; retouch and color-correct photos as required
  • Produce materials for print and web- related purposes
  • Coordinate with external printers and suppliers on multiple projects; establish and maintain vendor relationships
  • Prepare final layouts and oversee the production process internally or with vendors
  • Perform additional duties as required

Required Skills

  • Years of experience in graphic design in a corporate environment
  • Solid background in graphic design in a legal or corporate environment
  • Demonstrated experience in Desktop publishing and related software
  • Strong aesthetic sense and understanding of design principle
  • Sound understanding of design for print and print techniques/processes and online media
  • Proven aptitude for quick creative thinking with acute attention to detail within demanding deadlines and multiple components
  • Possess excellent time management and multitasking skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a highly competitive and demanding environment
  • Ability and willingness to work flexible and extended hours as needed
  • Highly organized, strong attention to detail and self-motivated to generate high quality work product
  • Excellent proofreading skills, ensuring accuracy of work
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in design programs such as Adobe CS6 family: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop
  • Proficiency in MS Word and PowerPoint
  • Proficiency in MAC and PC platforms

Preferred Skills

  • Experience in a law firm or other professional services environment preferred
  • Experience with photography using a DSLR preferred
  • Knowledge of HTML preferred

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, Fine Arts or related field

Preferred Qualifications

  • N/A
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