Senior Digital Designer

About this role:

The Senior Digital Designer (SDD) is responsible for conceptualization and implementation of digital design solutions that align with our clients’ marketing strategies from concept to completion, specifically in regard to business-to-business marketing. The SDD collaborates with the account management, design, development and content teams to determine the appropriate creative solutions for a variety of creative projects and can carry a visual theme across a wide set of client deliverables.

We are looking for a self-starter, not an order-taker. As such, the ideal candidate has experience with ­– and is excited by ­– team collaboration. The selected candidate will be a creative, analytical thinker who can tell a story using all the design tools currently available in the industry. Specific activities include:

  • Develop concepts, designs and innovative ideas for digital deliverables that reflect our clients’ marketing needs and that fit within their existing brand standards
  • Design creative digital deliverables that stand out in the market and enrich our clients’ experience with DeanHouston
  • Collaborate with account and project managers to help our clients select effective designs and deliverable options, accurately assessing project requirements, identifying and resolving issues, communicating project scope and estimating project costs and deadlines
  • Work with design team to grow DeanHouston’s capabilities to create new web and digital content using interactive applications, animation and videos, including redesigning/repurposing print media for use in a digital environment

What we’re looking for:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, Interactive Design, Web Design or related discipline
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in digital, interactive, video, mobile, web, responsive, interface, or user experience design
  • A strong digital portfolio displaying your creative, conceptual design skills in various digital platforms
  • Demonstrated business acumen with the ability to persuade decision makers towards the use of dynamic design
  • Effective oral and written communication, interpersonal and team-based skills
  • Excellent work ethic and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, time-sensitive environment
  • Innovative mindset with ability to research, learn and use the latest digital software and related platforms
  • Acknowledged expert in Adobe Creative Cloud: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and XD
  • Verified working ability in: After Effects / Premier Pro
  • Ability to contribute, as a designer, to discussions regarding deployment of everyday digital tools such a HTML, CSS and JavaScript (but without the need to write code)
  • Ability to quickly gain in-depth knowledge of our clients’ brands and marketing strategies

Why you’ll love working at DeanHouston:

  • DeanHouston is a growing company. We have made Inc. 500’s list of “5,000 List of Fastest Growing Private Companies in America” for the past five years
  • Full health, dental, vision insurance package (PPO and HSA options)
  • Company-paid life insurance, Paid Time Off policy
  • 401K participation with 4% company match
  • Located in a suburban location, DeanHouston has an inspiring and productive culture — different from the hectic bustle of a typical downtown creative agency
  • We are committed to employee development. We invest in the latest tools, training and software so our employees are on the cutting edge of the creative process
  • DeanHouston has 70 employees worldwide, but the Orland Park, IL, office is a small, tight-knit group (18 employees) who are able to react quickly to clients’ needs
  • We enjoy a small, open-office environment (no cubicles!) in a collaborative team setting flooded with natural light
  • DeanHouston promotes a healthy and happy workplace, from weekly flowers and fruit baskets to team lunches and other fun gatherings

About us:

DeanHouston, Inc. is a full-service business-to-business marketing communications firm with offices in Cincinnati, Ohio, Orland Park, IL, Ontario, CA, and Shanghai, China. At DeanHouston, we hire passionate, creative, and talented people who are not looking for a job, but for a place where their professional aspirations can be fulfilled.

DeanHouston has an outstanding reputation for providing exceptional integrated marketing and branding programs for our B2B industrial clients working in energy, industrial processing and transportation. A few of our key accounts include: Dover, FRAM, OPW, Auto-lite, and Prestone.


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