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Graphic Designer Relevant Educational Qualifications Job

1 week ago Graphics Design / Video Editing / Animation Birmingham   36 views
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Whether it's in accounting, claims, IT, investments, legal, marketing, sales, or another department, come be part of a company where you can accomplish your goals while contributing to our social mission of becoming America's most protective insurance company.

Position Objective:

Creates high-impact designs intended to engage, attract and fulfill project specifications. Responsible for the design, layout and formatting of materials, including all prepress work and print production coordination. Designs may integrate typographic, photographic, illustrative and other elements. Position supports various Protective Life distribution channels: Independent Marketing Organizations, Broker Dealers and Financial Institutions across all annuity and life product lines. This position requires timely and effective internal and external communication and collaboration, including high-quality interaction with project managers and vendors. Is the designated back-up for the digital designer on the digital team with approximately 20-30% of job responsibilities being digital projects.

Responsibilities:

Provides creative services that align with concepts, messages and corporate identities as determined by defined marketing plans and corporate identity/brand standards.

Supports various creative elements for electronic marketing initiatives.

Develops and/or acquires the images used in a variety of creative projects, including, but not limited to: advertisements, brochures, direct mail, identity design, presentations, electronic marketing, promotional display and signage.

Manages projects from initial concept to final prepress preparation.

Works closely with print vendors on both the front end collaboration of a project as well as on the back end print preparation.

Supports various creative elements for electronic marketing initiatives.

Stays current on industry trends through industry publications, research and participation in internal/external activities, conferences and events.

Collaborates with team members (fellow designers as well as project managers) regarding projects, workload, deadlines, etc.

Partners with the digital designer and writers to translate new or current print concepts into interactive experiences.

Conceives and assists with the creation of innovative digital solutions in tool sets new to Protective

Demonstrates knowledge of Web standards, layout, typography, image optimization, and branding.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Strives to develop and drive initiatives that align with key corporate values:

  • Do the Right Thing
  • Serve People
  • Build Trust
  • Simplify Everything

    Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years experience in creative services role, preferable in an in-house corporate design department.
  • Bachelor's degree or Associates degree in graphic design required
  • Experience within life insurance and/or annuity marketing a plus, but not required. Ability to collaborate and partner with a variety of sales and marketing constituents to identify, prioritize and deliver on marketing initiatives.
  • Demonstrated artistic ability in developing creative and innovative design concepts to differentiate Protective in the marketplace.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple high visibility, high urgency projects in a fast-paced dynamic environment.
  • Strong communication skills, including ability to effectively present ideas - both verbally and visually.
  • Solid research and problem-solving ability: Selecting a balanced design composition while simultaneously conveying the appropriate meaning for a range of complex products and services.
  • Strong technical skills: experience and knowledge of various software applications, including but not limited to: Creative Suites Platform (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, PowerPoint, Flash, Dreamweaver, Adobe Acrobat, Flash, Fireworks, Premiere Pro and Web Premium)
  • Expertise in hand coding cross-browser compliant, valid XHTML and CSS. Experience with coding JavaScript, JQuery and AJAX. Preference given to designers who can code with HTML 5 and CSS3.
  • Expertise in information architecture and visual design principles.
  • Ability to span both the artistic and technical, and to work collaboratively with cross-functional, cross-disciplinary teams, including sales, marketing and IT constituents.

    At Protective, we are committed to providing an inclusive culture where all employees fully contribute and thrive. We have always been a values-driven culture. Doing the right thing and serving people are part of our DNA, and we believe that valuing and embracing different backgrounds and perspectives is what makes us unique.

    We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to being inclusive and attracting, retaining, and growing the talents of a diverse and inclusive workforce.

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Company Description
Protective Life Corporation offers a broad range of life, asset protection, and retirement products. We trace our roots to the Corporation’s flagship company, Protective Life Insurance Company – founded in 1907. Throughout our more than 110-year history, we have been a company driven by values. Our growth and success can be largely attributed to our ongoing commitment to serving people and doing the right thing… for our employees, our distributors and most importantly, our customers. The company is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, and its more than 2,800 employees are located in offices across the United States.