Senior Graphic Designer

Irvine, California | Freelance | Job ID #65586 |

As a Senior Graphic Designer on a long-term contract, you’ll join a culturally diverse group of 90+ strategic and creative explorers at an in-house advertising agency for a biopharmaceutical company with 30+ leading brands and 48,000+ employees.

You’ll collaborate face-to-face—and virtually, when necessary—with designers, web developers, motion artists, writers, editors, account managers, and creative managers—that partner with cross-functional stakeholders. Together, you’ll develop multichannel materials for affiliates in 80+ countries.

You’ll love working in a modern, eco-friendly building with bright, open interior spaces. Time for a break? Grab a coffee or snack in the on-site Starbucks, enjoy a full meal in the tricked-out cafeteria (sushi Wednesdays and make-your-own-omelet Thursdays!), work up a sweat in the spacious gym, or take a stroll along the nature path on campus. And you’ll find it all in Mettawa, with a free shuttle to and from Metra + convenient access to I94.

Senior Graphic Designer Responsibilities

  • Create digital and print materials: infographics, trade show graphics and engagements, journal ads, banner ads, user interfaces, emails, websites, interactive PDFs, and more
  • Collaborate with writers and creative managers to visualize complex data
  • Partner with web developers and video editors to create interactive materials
  • Conceptualize and execute materials that meet brand standards
  • Complete projects started by other designers or partner agencies
  • Develop creative solutions within the confines of FDA regulations
  • Source stock photos and video footage
  • Present to large teams and articulate design decisions clearly
  • Set priorities with traffic/project managers to meet critical deadlines

Senior Graphic Designer Must Haves

  • Education + experience: Bachelor’s degree in design, advertising, or related discipline; 5+ years’ experience developing professional digital and print materials; strong portfolio demonstrating creativity and related expertise
  • Technical skills: Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite software: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, XD; awareness of trends in graphic design and digital and print technologies
  • Soft skills: High degree of initiative to drive projects to completion in a fast-paced environment; ability to absorb and respond to constructive feedback and turn projects around quickly when off course
  • Portfolio: Must provide samples of work to be considered

Senior Graphic Designer Nice to Haves

  • Experience creating websites in Adobe Experience Manager
  • Experience creating emails in Knak and SFMC Email Builder
  • Expertise in creating digital mockups and retouching photos in Photoshop
  • Pharmaceutical experience: working in a highly regulated environment
  • Ability to work overtime when needed to complete time-sensitive projects

Fun Fact: Our client has made the DiversityInc Top 50 list, and has won numerous awards, including “World’s Best Workplaces” five years running, “Most Meaningful Company to Work for in America,” and “Best Places to Work for Recent Grads.”

Does this sound like you? Apply today! 

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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