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Branding & Creative Assistant

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Job ID: 4469

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Location: Chicago, IL, United States

Category: Business Development


About Kirkland & Ellis

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is a preeminent, full-service law firm with offices around the world and a staff as diverse as the practice areas we support. Our clients range from Fortune 100 companies to medium and small corporations, financial institutions, and private equity firms.  Known for our commitment to excellence, Kirkland strives to provide superior service to our clients as well as our fellow employees. From Information Technology to Human Resources, Paralegal Services to Business Development, Kirkland offers non-attorney professionals challenging careers in a variety of functional areas. Whether starting or growing your career, Kirkland can offer a performance-driven culture filled with bright and innovative teams of co-workers.

Essential Job Functions

We are looking for a Branding & Creative Assistant to join our growing in-house design team within the Firm’s Business Development/Marketing Department. The assistant will support the associate creative director in external and internal branding and marketing initiatives. S/he will also communicate and collaborate daily with nearly 100 diverse problem-solvers and advisers dedicated to the broader business development, marketing and communications efforts of the Firm. Our international business development team provides seamless service to our attorneys with a focus on quality, innovation and responsiveness.

The ideal candidate will have strong graphic design, production and problem solving skills to help create engaging print and digital marketing materials that align with Kirkland’s corporate aesthetic. S/he will be an adept team player who is comfortable receiving constructive feedback, executing designs from concept to completion. Having a passion for exploring emerging design and marketing trends is a must. We encourage our designers to pursue professional development opportunities.

The assistant will have the exciting opportunity to be part of a large and on-going rebranding effort, helping to define new brand standards, create brand assets and change the face of the Firm’s visual communications. They will actively contribute ideas and help execute the redesign of our materials and expand upon the existing core brand.

The assistant should understand how the Firm’s brand strategy plays into the broader marketing ecosystem and will collaborate closely with the Communications and Digital Marketing teams and other internal clientele to meet requirements and deadlines for a wide array of projects spanning all offices.

SPECIFIC JOB DUTIES

  • Create engaging print and digital marketing materials including brochures, invitations, advertisements, templates, presentations and other media
  • Collaborate with the communications and digital marketing teams to create supporting graphics for the Firm’s social media posts and website content
  • Help to brainstorm, design, implement and analyze A/B tests for our email marketing efforts
  • Help maintain the branding style guide and Firm’s templates
  • Help manage the digital asset management library and licensing
  • Develop working relationships with existing vendors to deliver quality products and troubleshoot as needed
  • Assist with special requests through the Document Services team
  • Other projects as assigned 

Qualifications & Requirements

  • A B.A. or B.F.A. in graphic design required, with coursework in marketing/communications a plus
  • Up to 3 years of agency or in-house experience
  • Thorough understanding of composition, balance, typography and color theory
  • Working knowledge of UX/UI principles and best practices
  • Excellent client service orientation with strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines while juggling multiple projects
  • Strict attention to detail — proofreading/editing skills required
  • Experience preparing print materials for press with knowledge of image quality and resolution, and color profiles
  • Strong portfolio that illustrates the ability to deliver designs from concept to completion
  • Highly proficient in Adobe CC (specifically Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator) and not shy about translating designs into PowerPoint for our general users
  • Experience working in an email marketing platform
  • Comfortable in both Windows and Mac environments
  • Working knowledge of HTML/CSS and responsive design
  • Experience with audio and video editing, and digital asset management are desirable but not required

How to Apply

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