Emerald Expositions

Senior Graphic Designer – Imprinted Sportswear Shows (ISS)/Impressions

Graphic Designer

The Graphic Designer will create designs that engage, attract and sell our Imprinted Sportswear brands. Creative projects will include: magazine layout & design, print and digital advertisements, emails, direct-mail pieces in various formats: sell sheets, presentations, website creative assets as well as onsite signage.

Designs may integrate typographic, photographic, illustrative and other elements that will also require a strong sense of concept development.

The Graphic Designer will collaborate with teams to plan, analyze, organize and execute assigned projects for the following shows:

ISS TRADESHOWS

Responsibilities:

  • Using creative assets from show campaigns, design engaging emails to complement messaging.
  • Create print and digital advertisements to fulfill various advertising schedules.
  • Develop printed collateral to support exhibitor sales and audience acquisition in the form of: direct mail, sell sheets and various other printed communications.
  • Design website assets including header graphics, banner ads, and buttons.
  • Maintain brand consistency among all show-related collateral.
  • Design onsite signage that communicates the brand and creative campaign that include, aisle banners, directional signage and collateral for distribution.

IMPRESSIONS MAGAZINE

Responsibilities:

  • Layout of magazine
  • Cover concepts
  • Photo retouching and resizing
  • Chart/graph creation
  • House Ad design/Classifieds
  • Special Section/Advertorial design
  • Some Marketing design (ie: Media Kit)
  • Keep brand consistent across all platforms including print, web and tradeshows
  • Logo design
  • Handle printing stationary for brand (including business cards, mailing labels, etc.)
  • Create Directory Production Schedules

Job Requirements:

  • 5+ years experience in graphic design role.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design or a related field.
  • Strong communication skills—ability to interface with marketing, sales and operations teams internally and outside creative agencies.
  • Manage several projects both small and large in scope (e.g. print ads, web ads, HTML emails, PDF forms, brochures, postcards, directories, show signage).
  • Strong conceptual thinking, design skills and upscale aesthetic.
  • Brief and manage external suppliers and internal clients to ensure deadlines and requirements are met. • Highly organized with excellent communication skills.
  • Highly focused attention to detail.
  • Professional demeanor with exceptional interpersonal and customer-service skills.
  • Work independently and as a team player.
  • Very clean, forward design aesthetic.
  • Self-directed and able to prioritize multiple projects.
  • A great attitude and a strong work ethic.
  • Travel at least 2 times per year for up to a week is required.
  • Design samples may be requested.

Software Requirements:

  • Adobe InDesign CS6 or higher
  • Adobe Illustrator CS6 or higher
  • Adobe Photoshop CS6 or higher
  • Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 or higher
  • Adobe Acrobat Pro CS6 or higher

Desired Skills:

  • Background in HTML, CSS
  • WordPress
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Quark Express 8.0