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Graphic Designer

Job Details

Hiring Organization LivCor
Post Name Graphic Designer
Qualification B.Tech/B.E.
Industry Private
Employment Type Full Time
Work Hours 8 Hours
Salary USD 3500 To USD 5000 Per Month
Location Chicago, Illinois, United States 60606

LivCor, a Blackstone portfolio company, is a real estate asset management business specializing in multi-family housing. Headquartered in Chicago, LivCor is currently responsible for a portfolio of over 400 Class A and B properties comprising more than 150,000 units in markets across the United States.

Our business is focused on making real estate more valuable. But for us, it’s more than that. It’s people first, the community always. It’s a life-filled career, not just a career-filled life.

It’s doing good work, with good humans, and making a difference. It’s excellence in all its forms. Ultimately, we create great places to work, live, and grow. We do that by focusing on leaving people – and places – better than we found them.

Whew! Still with us? Cool. Let’s talk about where you’d fit in:

 Are you sick of soul-destroying corporate design job descriptions? Are you thinking, “I’m a creative person, and I cannot think of anything worse than being trapped in a big, stuffy machine, but I also want to do big, important, challenging work?” Well, have we got the job for you.

Design and visual storytelling is a key functions of the Communications team, and their influence impacts every part of our business. You would be a collaborative member of our team, working on branding and design materials for LivCor.

Leveraging creativity and design best practices, this role will break down complex messages and transform them into a succinct, visual story. This role will touch a wide range of projects, including presentations, social graphics, email templates, infographics, branded merchandise, and an occasional cardboard cut-out of our CEO.

We need someone with a sharp eye and killer technical skills to produce a range of digital and some print collateral in our existing LivCor branding. Some of this will be as expected, and some of it will be things like, “Can we put sunglasses on that dog?” This is LivCor. We don’t really do standard.

If you think this is somewhere you’d fit in, we’d love to have a conversation. Blow us away. Show us your best work. Do what good design should do – tell a story and make us feel something. Read on for the standard stuff our colleagues recommend we put in a JD. We hope to hear from you!

Only read further if you are:

  • Kind
  • Humble
  • Honest
  • Relentless
  • Smart with Heart

You should be:

  • Authentic. You do you. Together, we’ll do something amazing.
  • A passionate person with a love for real estate and investing; and believe that helping others win is a noble cause, essential to our success.
  • An excellent team player who enjoys working with others and has strong interpersonal skills.
  • Highly motivatedenergetic, and organized
  • Gumby. Things change.

What you will do:

  • Develop concepts and designs for collateral materials, including digital (emails, social media, web) and some print (presentations, flyers, invites, wall art), from initial concept to final production.
  • Maintain brand identity and visual strategy by ensuring consistency across all designs.
  • Use human-centered design methods to bring compelling stories and complex concepts to life. 
  • Conceptualize and design corporate marketing collateral in support of the brand strategy.
  • Understand user interface and experience design pertaining to internal web pages.
  • Responsible for all photo editing and resizing for print and digital.
  • Update and enhance corporate brand guidelines.
  • Lead design for at least two all-company meetings a month, including presentation materials and accompanying graphics.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders and articulate and advocate for design decisions.
  • Responsible for in-house production requests and campaign iterations, including some highly sensitive projects with executive stakeholders.
  • Manage and maintain graphic files and archives, including logos, photos, etc.
  • Proof your work with attention to detail.

What you should have:

  • 5+ years of graphic design and visual communications experience with a proven track record of creative problem-solving.
  • Ability to conceptualize creative and original design ideas.
  • Expertise in Microsoft PowerPoint, our primary tool for presentation delivery.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite; both print and digital applications.
  • Creative data visualization/data storytelling experience is required.
  • Website and video editing experience are a huge plus.
  • Must be able to multitask and prioritize time to complete projects.
  • Must be flexible and able to handle change in a fast-paced environment.
  • An eye for data visualization.
  • Strong written and verbal skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Self-motivated, self-directed, and capable of working independently.
  • The high degree of integrity.
  • It would be especially great if you are funny.

What we offer:

We know that if we take care of our team everything else will fall into place. We aren’t perfect, but we will try to set very clear expectations, always let you know where you stand, and do everything in our power to help you get where you want to go.

Our culture and values matter to us. A lot. We’re definitely not serious but we take this stuff seriously if you get what we mean. We want a place that is an ego-free zone. A place where good people do good things together.

It shouldn’t be rocket science in workplaces, but for some reason it still is. We’re absolutely determined to be different, and we think we’re doing a pretty good job at it. We have a CEO who makes fun of himself, and who will encourage you to tell him when he is wrong. In fact, he needs people too – we all do.

The supportive challenge is good, it’s how we get better. We like getting better. We also love diversity, of all kinds. We need people who look, sound, speak, love, and exist differently from one another. This isn’t at the end of this paragraph because it’s an afterthought. It’s SO important to us we want it to stand out.

Right. On to the technical stuff that we know matters to you. We offer competitive pay that is commensurate with the market and relevant experience and a full slate of benefits that even includes things like paid parental leave.

If any of this sounds interesting, then maybe we are a fit. Life is too short to work with people you don’t like. So whatever you do, don’t make that mistake.

The LivCorian Values

  • Be you. Be Real. Be Open. You do you. Together, we will do something amazing.
  • Care, Always. We don’t want to let anyone down.
  • Courageously Curious. We love to learn, even when it hurts.
  • Help Others Win, Be A Good Neighbor. This is about ‘We, not Me.’
  • Relentless Hustle, Heart & Humility. Work hard. Be Kind. Make Better.

A few of the people you will work with:

  • Clark Hennessy
  • Madeline Spellman
  • Elisabeth Klisser
  • Huyana Pour

EEO Statement

Our company is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Our employment decisions are based on individual qualifications, job requirements, and business needs without regard to race.

Color, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, religion, disability, citizenship status, national origin, pregnancy, veteran status, and or any other legally protected characteristics.

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