BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Senior Graphic Designer in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey

Job Description SummaryThe Senior Graphic Designer (SGD) will be a proactive self-starter who is obsessive about good design, but more importantly, who loves to create alongside other people who are passionate about what they do. The SGD must exhibit basic knowledge of clients’ business challenges to execute design requests as defined by the client. The SGD is responsible for the development and implementation of design solutions for campaigns ranging from very complex to simple. Reporting to the AD, the SGD partners with the creative services team in the timely development of creative work that is both compelling and on strategy. He/she provides leadership in the design and production of multichannel campaign materials to meet established business objectives and results within brand guidelines ensuring consistency and brand adherence. This role must exhibit expert design skills in achieving the highest quality standards appropriate for all assigned projects and tasks.

Job Description

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Provide design support for assigned client group(s), as well as projects from other clients as demand and scheduling requires

  • Primary design contact on campaigns assigned; work directly with account team as dictated by the scope of the project

  • Produce original designs, based on limited direction

  • Collaborate with Art Directors and copywriters to ensure a cohesive relationship between copy and design

  • Conceptualize, plan and design solutions per creative brief and/or project specifications on Tier A and higher Tier B (complex) projects

  • Regularly design Tier B projects; as business requires, work on Tier C projects as required

  • Brand Ambassador for the marketing department objectives and point of view on corporate brand and its visual identity

  • Ensure brand guidelines and directives are embraced and adhered to in all executions

  • Recommend, research and develop imagery to support creative strategy and execution

  • Engage with the AD in account/client meetings when applicable

  • Respond to requests and communications in a timely and thorough manner

  • Work to improve the team’s overall performance and embrace a collaborative approach

  • Mentor designers and production artists by offering support and counsel on various aspects of their role; also supports onboarding of new team members

  • Maintain awareness of new technology and trends in printing techniques to ensure the best possible solution for our clients

Skills and Knowledge Required:

  • Demonstrates expertise of design techniques, skills, tools and procedures for the applicable media

  • Demonstrates expert-level proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud software: InDesign and Acrobat. Adobe certification a plus

  • Demonstrates intermediate proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud software: Illustrator, Photoshop and quality control practices

  • Demonstrates intermediate proficiency in PowerPoint and presentation design

  • Sound understanding of MS Office

  • Some HTML proficiency a plus

  • Understands design applications in multichannel marketing

  • Demonstrates strong typographic skills in print and digital channels

  • Actively learns new techniques to be more proficient in their design skills

  • Effectively manages multiple projects at various stages simultaneously

Communication

  • Writes and speaks effectively and is able to clearly communicate with peers, leadership team and clients

  • States opinions clearly and can verbally describe visual concepts

  • Provides open and honest feedback to team members with the goal of striving to be the best

  • Respectfully questions direction from the AD to help clarify strategies or fill information gaps

  • Creates a collaborative mentality regarding client/creative points of view

  • Eager to share designs with team early in the process to gain alignment on execution strategy

Strategic Thinking and Analysis

  • Leverages data and trends in the competitive landscape to inform the design process

  • Reviews the briefs ensuring full understanding of the objectives

  • Is pragmatic with creative executions with a focus on the objectives of the assignment

  • Listens well and incorporates others’ viewpoints into the design process

Quality of Work

  • Maintains high quality standards despite pressing deadlines, always strives to do work right the first time

  • Embraces the notion every project is an opportunity to make an impact

  • Seeks appropriate support from other designers to help develop assets for specific projects

  • Executes design requests with accuracy, producing zero errors in work (all client edits are implemented correctly, spell check was run, specs were adhered to)

  • Supports peers by reviewing work to ensure zero errors in work per above

  • Pays attention to all details of a project and ensures they meet the requirements

  • Prideful and diligent in the final preparation of work, including production and presentation details

  • Works with minimal direction and can be counted on for accuracy

Reliability

  • Takes personal responsibility and accountability for their work

  • Always meets deadlines under normal circumstances

  • Willing to “roll up sleeves” and go above and beyond when needed

Problem Solving

  • Helps solve problems before they negatively impact the project, team or processes

  • Adapts well to changing priorities, deadlines and directions

  • Provides potential solutions when presenting challenges to leadership

  • Eager to jump in and help others in challenging situations even if out of their comfort zone

Education/Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required; preferably in Graphic Design or related field

  • Minimum of five years professional-level experience required in creative/graphic design within an external or in-house agency

  • Portfolio required

  • Adobe InDesign Certification a plus

Primary Work LocationUSA NJ - Franklin Lakes

Additional Locations

Work Shift1st Shift 830am-5pm (United States of America)

Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status