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Senior Presentation Designer

Job ID: 7794

Updated: Apr 29, 2024

Location: Chicago, IL, United States

Category: Information Technology


About Kirkland & Ellis

At Kirkland & Ellis, we are united in our ambition and drive to move forward. We share core values that help us achieve excellence: collaboration, talent empowerment, service, inclusion, respect and gratitude. Our people are our greatest asset, and we invest in the brightest talent and encourage a diversity of perspectives and strengths to create dynamic teams that operate at the pinnacle of their field. Our talented professionals show up every day knowing they will engage in meaningful work, continuous learning and professional development.
As one of the world’s leading law firms, we serve a broad range of clients with market-leading practices in private equity, M&A and other complex corporate transactions; investment fund formation and alternative asset management; restructurings; high-stakes commercial and intellectual property litigation; and government, regulatory and internal investigations. We handle the most complicated and sophisticated legal matters because we don’t just meet industry standards, we create them. We bring innovation and entrepreneurialism to every engagement and, as a result, have long-standing client relationships with leading global corporations and financial sponsors. With 6,500 employees (including 3,500 lawyers) operating from 20 offices across the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we are one of the largest law firms in the world and a top financial performer.

Essential Job Functions

The Senior Firmwide Presentation Designer will deliver superior graphical production support and consultation to attorneys, legal assistants and expert witnesses.  They are experts regarding the use of specialized graphics as visual aids to assist juries, judges, arbitrators and mock juries in matters involving complex litigation.  This position requires at least 5 years of technical experience providing some combination of graphics creation, support at pre-trial and at-trial functions. 

The Senior Firm-wide Presentation Designer must be self-motivated, diligent, disciplined, resourceful, organized, be able to multi-task, and operate especially well under time constraints and similar demanding influences.  Superior written and oral communication skills are required, as are the abilities to cultivate customer relationships and foster collaborative relationships with attorneys, legal assistants and colleagues. 

Proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud and Microsoft Office Suite required; working knowledge of 2D/3D animation and modeling software a plus.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented and changed as necessary.)

  1. Work closely with trial teams to develop graphic recommendations for effective visual communication of case themes.
  2. Conceptualize, design, revise, and oversee completion of high-level graphics, illustrations, and animations.
  3. Create, revise and reformat PowerPoint presentations, developing and maintaining litigation-specific formatting, style, and consistency.
  4. Provide on-site trial support, serving as point of contact and directing workflow when multiple designers present.
  5. Assist with marketing and promotion of Firm’s internal trial resources.
  6. Build and maintain strong working relationships with attorneys, legal assistants and colleagues.

This position is 70% billable. (35 or 37.5 hours).

Qualifications & Requirements

Education, Work Experience, Skills

  • Minimum required and preferred qualifications needed to effectively perform the job.
  • Education. Bachelor of Arts or Science from accredited College or University, preferred.
  • 5+ years of Legal Technology experience, required.


Proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud and Microsoft Office Suite required; working knowledge of 2D/3D animation and modeling software a plus

How to Apply

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