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Branding & Creative Coordinator

Job ID: 6004

Updated: Sep 21, 2021

Location: New York, NY, 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 in-house design team within the Firm’s Business Development/Marketing Department. The mid-level designer will support the branding & creative manager in global branding and marketing initiatives for external and internal audiences. They will also communicate and collaborate daily with approximately 135 diverse problem-solvers and advisers dedicated to the broader 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 marketing materials that align with Kirkland’s corporate aesthetic. They will be an adept and proactive team player who is comfortable receiving constructive feedback, executing designs from concept to completion. Having a passion for learning new skills and exploring emerging design/marketing trends is a must. We encourage our designers to pursue professional development opportunities.

The designer should understand how the Firm’s brand strategy plays into the global marketing ecosystem and will collaborate closely with the Investment Funds, ESG and broader transactional practices along with the Communications and Digital Marketing teams to meet requirements and deadlines for a wide array of projects spanning all offices.


  1. Create engaging digital marketing materials including invitations, video, advertisements, templates, brochures, presentations and other media in support of the transactional, restructuring, recruiting, diversity & inclusion, and internal communications teams
  2. Collaborate with the communications and digital marketing teams to create supporting graphics for the Firm’s social media posts and website content
  3. Know our brand guidelines inside and out — they will be a key brand evangelist
  4. Help maintain the Firm’s templates and guidelines
  5. Help manage the digital asset management library and licensing
  6. Develop working relationships with existing vendors to deliver quality products and troubleshoot as needed
  7. Coordinate on special requests with the Document Services team
  8. Other projects as assigned


This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets.

Qualifications & Requirements

Education, Work Experience, Skills

  • A B.A. or B.F.A. in graphic design or related field, with coursework/experience in marketing/communications a plus
  • 3-5 years of agency or in-house experience
  • Thorough understanding of composition, balance, typography and color theory and the ability to communicate these concepts to stakeholders
  • Working knowledge of UX/UI principles and best practices preferred
  • 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
  • Strong portfolio that illustrates the ability to deliver designs from concept to completion — Must include link to portfolio in resume


    • Required: Highly proficient in Adobe CC (specifically Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator) and not shy about translating designs into PowerPoint for our general users
  • Experience with audio and video editing (Adobe CC After Effects, Premiere Pro), and digital asset management preferred
    • Experience working in an email marketing platform preferred
  • Working knowledge of HTML/CSS and responsive design preferred
    • Experience preparing print materials for press with knowledge of image quality and resolution, and color profiles are preferred
    • Comfortable in a Windows environment working with Microsoft Office

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