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Graphic Designer (Remote)

Company: Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc.
Location: Fort Worth
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

With a culture of recognition and reputation for excellence, ELS is the ideal organization in which to develop a long and successful career!ELS is hiring for the position of Graphic Designer for our MHVillage/Datacomp subsidiary.Company:Founded in 1987, MHVillage/Datacomp is a subsidiary of ELS and a national leader in the manufactured housing industry based in Grand Rapids, Michigan Our business units include MHVillage.com, the largest online marketplace for manufactured housing with more than $3 billion in home sales and rental transactions annually; Datacomp Appraisal Systems, the nation's leading provider of market-based manufactured home valuation and inspection services; Datacomp/JLT, the most trusted source for market data on the manufactured housing asset class; and the MHInsider magazine, the industry's trade publication for manufactured housing professionals.Position:Working in collaboration with internal departments and senior leadership, the Graphic Designer will use their conceptual thinking and creative talents to translate strategic marketing initiatives into compelling, effective, conversion-optimized designs for digital and print campaigns to support the needs of the marketing team, as well as both internal and external clients. Under the direction of the Marketing Manager and Vice President-Marketing, you will work hands-on with several projects at a time and will be involved in all phases of creative development. You will be responsible for executing projects with guidance from the senior marketing staff and key stakeholders.And although creativity and artistic talent are needed for this position, we're looking for someone who loves to create purpose-driven designs that increase conversions, not just someone who likes to do art for art's sake just to make things look pretty.The Graphic Designer should have exceptional attention to detail, be pro-active, have a strong work ethic, good customer experience / people skills in line with our company's core values, the ability to multi-task under ever-changing deadlines; have a creative eye for design, composition, typography, and photo selection with the ability to edit and touch up images. You will be involved in conceptualizing and executing new creative for projects including:

  • Print and online advertising
  • Websites and landing pages
  • User interface and app design
  • E-mail campaigns
  • Social media graphics
  • Direct mail
  • Brochures and print collateral
  • Print magazines
  • Trade show banners, displays and swag
  • E-books and digital publications
  • Videos, webinars and presentations
  • Other traditional and digital marketing collateral as directedIntermediate-to-advanced knowledge of the following tools and skill set is required:Proficient in WordPress website design, Adobe Creative Suite (including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, Xd), Figma, typography, illustration, design layout, prepress print preparation, and photo editing on a MAC computer.Working knowledge of Premiere Pro, After Effects, video editing, animation, as well as website and email design best practices including responsive design, HTML / HTML5 / CSS / Bootstrap.Experience with email marketing platforms such as Mailchimp or Klaviyo is a plus.Primary Responsibilities Include:Responsibilities and essential functions of this position include but are not limited to: Conceptualizing, designing, developing, implementing, and A/B testing email marketing promotions, social and digital display ads, remarketing / retargeting display ads, designing logos and branding, designing and building WordPress websites, UI/UX design for websites and apps, publication design and layout, along with other various informational and promotional collateral with quality assurance of outbound campaigns and assets.
    • Producing attractive and effective designs for all media platforms
    • Design and execution of various marketing campaigns (new creative as well as branded templates)
    • Supporting the team throughout the execution of digital campaigns and printed projects
    • Liaising effectively with internal clients and other team members
    • Offering input at marketing meetings and sharing ideas
    • Communicating with senior team members to receive feedback
    • Liaising effectively with printers, sign companies, and other third-party vendors to prepare art for print, adhere to necessary production specifications, ensure the finished product meets the highest standards of quality, and manage production deadlines.
    • Contribute to and execute the creative aspects of a project from concept to completion, while demonstrating strong business acumen with an understanding of the sales and revenue requirements of the finished product.
    • As one of the essential functions of this role, this position assists with the coordination of the organization's promotional presence at industry events including display management, shipping, swag inventory management, staff registrations, travel arrangements, sponsorships and marketing collateral. This function also involves attending industry events and conferences to unpack, assemble, disassemble, pack and ship the organization's trade show displays (moving around large event venues, lifting and moving items weighing up to 75 lbs), and works the organization's booth to understand the needs of customers and prospects, and identify market opportunities (subject to travel restrictions and applicable public health guidelines).
    • Miscellaneous responsibilities as requested by executive management and required by the business needs of the organization.Successful candidates will strive to produce work to the highest standards offering variations and creative options and are passionate about design, trends, social media, and website design, advertising and print design, and evolving technology. Communication is a big part of the job, so the Graphic Designer must feel confident enough to contribute to the entire creative process. Keeping a finger on the pulse of current and competitive trends and going above and beyond is also necessary to be successful in this role.Required Qualifications:
      • Minimum 2-5 years of multi-disciplined, hands-on design experience including print, digital, and website design
      • Strong portfolio demonstrating mastery of traditional, website and digital design
      • Exceptional conceptual thinking, design and creative problem-solving skills
      • The ability to meet deadlines in a high-pressure, result-driven environment
      • The ability to see projects through from inception, production, and completion
      • Strong verbal, written, proofreading, and communication skills with attention to detail
      • Good organizational and time management skills that support the rest of the team
      • The motivation to maintain and improve design standards while having an inquisitive and investigative mind
      • Desire to continually learn and innovate
      • Proactive, self-starter capable of working independently to launch and advance projects, obtain required information, and meet project deadlines with a high degree of professionalism, quality assurance and attention-to-detail
      • Ability to travel to the corporate office and industry conferences and events approximately 6-10 times annually for periods of 3-5 days (subject to travel restrictions and public health guidelines); the ability to lift and move 75 lbs; and the ability to move about event venues, assemble trade show displays, work the organization's trade show booth for extended periods of time, and interact with current and prospective customers to identify market opportunities are essential functions required

Keywords: Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc., Fort Worth , Graphic Designer (Remote), Design, Graphic Design & CAD , Fort Worth, Texas

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