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Branding & Creative Coordinator

Job ID: 5233

Updated: Dec 4, 2019

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 Coordinator to join our growing in-house design team within the Firm’s Business Development/Marketing Department. The coordinator will support the associate creative director in branding and marketing initiatives with a focus on litigation marketing. They will also communicate and collaborate daily with design team members and the 100+ diverse problem-solvers and advisers dedicated to the broader business development, marketing and communications efforts of the Firm. Our global 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 clean and modern aesthetic. They 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 coordinator will have the exciting opportunity to be part of an 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 coordinator should understand how the Firm’s brand strategy plays into the broader marketing ecosystem and will collaborate closely with the litigation business development/marketing teams and other internal clientele to meet requirements and deadlines for a wide array of projects spanning all offices.


  1. Create engaging print and digital marketing materials including brochures, presentations, infographics, templates, advertisements and other media, working closely with our litigation and IP litigation teams
  2. Collaborate with the business development/marketing teams to design event collateral (email invitations, signage, seminar materials, etc.), to help create a consistent event experience across all offices
  3. Help maintain the branding style guide and Firm’s templates
  4. Help manage the digital asset management library and licensing
  5. Develop working relationships with existing vendors to deliver quality products and troubleshoot as needed
  6. Assist with special requests through the Document Services team

Qualifications & Requirements

Applicants must provide a link to your portfolio in your resume.


  • A B.A. or B.F.A. in graphic design or related field, with coursework in marketing/communications a plus
  • Strong portfolio that illustrates the ability to:
    • Deliver designs from concept to completion
    • Distill complex information into clean, clear and engaging infographics
  • Thorough understanding of composition, balance, typography and color theory
  • Experience preparing print materials for press with knowledge of image quality and resolution, and color profiles
  • Strict attention to detail — proofreading/editing skills required
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines while juggling multiple projects
  • Excellent client service orientation with strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly proficient in Adobe CC (specifically Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator) and PowerPoint


  • 3-5 years of agency or in-house experience
  • Working knowledge of UX/UI principles and best practices
  • Experience working in the legal industry
  • Experience working in an email marketing platform Comfortable in a Windows environment
  • 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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