Associate Designer | Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
Posted on Oct 25, 2019
The Associate Designer will contribute substantially and creatively to CMAP’s communication efforts
as part of a high-performing team of communications and policy experts by translating the policy
and planning objectives of the agency into digital and print communications. This includes
concepting and executing integrated design pieces and iniatives for the CMAP website, print reports,
promotional materials, video, data visualizations, and maps. This position will work closely with
internal teams as well as CMAP’s design and web development consultants. The salary range
available for this position is $55,080 to $68,272.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
This role requires critical thinking and problem solving using graphic design as demonstrated by the
ability to translate complex concepts into engaging visuals and videos. The Associate Designer
should have excellent typography and layout skills, full command of graphic design theory,
experience developing infographics and data visualizations and demonstrated ability to articulate
design concepts and decisions. Technical skills should include full command of Adobe Creative Suite
and expert understanding of image resolutions and color formats, file formats, and their relationships
to print and web applications (note that CMAP is a PC-only environment). Finally, the successful
candidate should be comfortable contributing to an iterative design process, presenting materials to
clients and team members, and accepting and incorporating constructive criticism.
Experience working with print vendors and offset presses is recommended. Other recommended
skills include experience with geospatial design and maps (GIS and Mapox), experience
storyboarding and developing animated videos for a variety of uses, and finally experience and
comfort with creating, editing, and refining visual-heavy PowerPoints and PowerPoint templates.
Education and Experience
A Bachelor's degree in graphic design or visual communications with a minimum of two to five years
of experience working as a graphic designer either in the private or public sector, in-house, or as a
freelance consultant is required.
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$55,080 to $68,272
233 South Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606-7147