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Senior Firmwide Presentation Designer

Job ID: 6102

Updated: Oct 25, 2021

Location: Chicago, IL, United States

Category: Information Technology

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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

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Senior Firmwide Presentation Designer will deliver superior graphical services support to attorneys, legal assistants and expert witnesses.  They are experts regarding the use of specialized graphics as a visual aid to assist juries, judges, arbitrators and mock juries in matters involving complex litigation.  This position requires at least 7 years of technical experience providing some combination of graphics creation, support at pre-trial and at-trial functions.  The incumbent may also be required to provide, courtroom/war room setup or ‘hot-seat’ support. 

The Senior Firmwide Presentation Designer must be organized, be able to multi-task, delegate assignments, monitor work flow and operate well under time constraints and similar influences.  Superior written and oral communication skills are required, as are the abilities to cultivate customer relationships, and relationships with attorneys and legal assistants. 

Proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud and Microsoft Office Suite required; working knowledge of animation/2D or 3D modeling software and HTML/CSS/JavaScript/ActionScript Coding a plus

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS 

  • Work closely with trial teams to develop graphic recommendations for effective visual communication of case themes.
  • Conceptualize, design, revise, and oversee completion of high-level graphics, illustrations, and animations.
  • Create, revise and reformat PowerPoint presentations, developing and maintaining litigation-specific formatting, style, and consistency.
  • Provide on-site trial support, serving as point of contact and directing workflow when multiple designers present.
  • Assist with marketing and promotion of Firm’s internal trial resources.
  • Mentor junior designers, providing instruction, feedback, and guidance relating to graphic/animation production; serve as internal resource for skill improvement.
  • Build and maintain strong working relationships with attorneys, introducing overflow of work to junior designers.

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.

Technologies/Software

Adobe Creative Cloud and Microsoft Office Suite required; working knowledge of animation/2D or 3D modeling software and HTML/CSS/JavaScript/ActionScript Coding, OnCue and Trial Director  a plus

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets.

How to Apply

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Equal Employment Opportunity

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