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Graphic Designer

Company: Link Logistics
Location: Des Plaines
Posted on: February 12, 2024

Job Description:

Link Logistics Real Estate ("Link") is the largest U.S.-only owner and operator of last-mile industrial real estate. Established by Blackstone in 2019, Link Logistics leases warehouse space to thousands of customers of all sizes. The firm's scale, cutting-edge technology and logistics expertise serve a portfolio that comprises more than 500 million square feet in dynamic markets across the nation. Each year, more than 5 percent of U.S. GDP flows through the company's state-of-the-art facilities.

We believe good business is synonymous with doing good, making environmental, social and governance (ESG) foundational to the firm. ESG initiatives at Link Logistics include setting ambitious goals to combat climate change, partnering with local nonprofits, and prioritizing diversity, equity and inclusion. Link Logistics has the scale, footprint and proprietary insights, as well as a heightened focus on sustainability, to drive value for all stakeholders, including employees. Just as we give our customers space to grow, we give our people space to grow-and thrive.

Link is seeking a highly motivated and proactive Graphic Designer with impeccable attention to detail
and a robust design sense to join our dynamic in-house studio. The successful candidate will work
closely with our Group Design Director while collaborating on creating visually appealing designs that
align with our company's brand identity and objectives. Additionally, they will be responsible for
designing artwork, campaign deliverables, motion/animated graphics, and finding practical solutions for
designing across various formats. The position will also include having solutions-oriented interpersonal
skills, working directly with our Marketing and Communications teams and other stakeholders to
provide visual storytelling, data visualization, and creativity for our various channels. We are looking for
a designer who is passionate about their craft and eager to grow and develop their skills.
RESPONSIBILITIES
---Design Creation: Assist in creating various design materials, including but not limited to logos,
brochures, flyers, social media graphics, website elements, animation and motion graphics, and
other marketing collateral.
---Design Modifications: Collaborate with the design team to make necessary modifications and
revisions to existing designs based on feedback and requirements.
---Brand Consistency: Maintain brand consistency throughout all design projects, ensuring
adherence to established brand guidelines and standards.
---Layout and Composition: Apply principles of design, typography, and color theory to create
visually compelling and aesthetically pleasing designs.
---Asset Editing: Perform basic image editing tasks, such as cropping, resizing, retouching, and
color adjustments, to enhance the visual appeal of designs.
---Collaborative Approach: Work closely with the design team and other senior stakeholders to
understand project objectives and strategies, gather requirements, KPI's and deliver high-quality
designs within established deadlines and budget.
---File Management: Organize and maintain design files, ensuring proper version control and
accessibility for the team.
---Research and Inspiration: Stay updated with industry trends, design techniques, and emerging
technologies to bring innovative ideas and fresh perspectives to the team
---Brainstorm and communicate effectively with marketing, communications, and other teams and
collaborate with various teams to conceptualize creative communications fulfilling project
objectives.
---Stay current on the latest industry standards and trends for programs, hardware, and design to
better develop creative and innovative ways to make graphic assets visually engaging.
---Creates motion/animated graphics for the company's promotional videos, trailers, and other
media channels.
---Other design requirements and responsibilities as necessary.
QUALIFICATIONS
---2 -3 years of proven work experience as a designer
---Bachelor's degree in graphic design, digital marketing, or related field from a prominent design
school
---Previous agency experience (internships, etc.) strongly preferred.
---Proficiency in industry-standard design software such as Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop,
Illustrator, InDesign) and familiarity with design principles, layout, motion, and typography.
Proficient Mac user
---Exposure to Figma
---Intermediate hierarchy, layout, and typography skill set
---Knowledge of color theory and balance
---Demonstrated ability to think creatively and develop unique design concepts that effectively
communicate messages and evoke desired emotions
---Strong eye for detail and the ability to deliver accurate and precise designs, ensuring alignment
with brand guidelines and project requirements
---Excellent attention to detail and possesses strong organizational skills
---Experienced in reformatting and resizing digital and print files to multiple dimensions and file
format
---Sketching, illustration ability, and growing skills in photo retouching, photo manipulation and
compositing.
---Effective organizational and time management skills to handle multiple projects simultaneously
and meet deadlines and budgets
---A team-oriented, positive, solutions-oriented mindset with excellent communication and
interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams
---Willingness to learn and adapt to evolving design trends, technologies, and project requirements
---A strong portfolio showcasing your design capabilities and demonstrating your understanding of
design principles and techniques
---Must be motivated with an "Everything is possible" attitude
---Must be an active problem solver, instilled with a sense of urgency for projects large and small
---Video, Motion, and Animation skills are a HUGE plus.

EEO Statement

The Company is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with applicable law, we prohibit discrimination against any applicant, employee, or other covered person based on any legally recognized basis, including, but not limited to: veteran status, uniformed servicemember status, race, color, caste, immigration status, religion, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation or related medical conditions), age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), protected leave status, domestic violence victim status, or any other consideration protected by federal, state or local law. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations, if you need an accommodation to complete the application process, please email People@linklogistics.com.

Keywords: Link Logistics, Des Plaines , Graphic Designer, Design, Graphic Design & CAD , Des Plaines, Illinois

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