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Graphic/Presentation Designer (5130)

Company: Latham & Watkins LLP
Location: Costa Mesa
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

Latham & Watkins, a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world, is currently seeking a Graphic/Presentation Designer to join our global New Business Team, located in London, Manchester, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, or Orange County. The success of our firm is largely determined by our commitment to hire and develop the very best and brightest, creating a team that provides our clients with the highest quality of work and service. We are driven by our core values: respect, innovation and collaboration.

As the global outbreak of COVID-19 continues to unfold, Latham has taken precautions to help protect our people, clients, and the communities where we live and work. This includes a shift to virtual work for the majority of our lawyers and staff. This role will likely start virtually while the firm continues to evaluate the situation.

The Graphic/Presentation Designer will receive a generous total compensation package. Bonuses are awarded in recognition of individual and firm performance. Eligible employees can participate in Latham's comprehensive benefit program including healthcare, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, a 401k plan, and more! In addition, employees receive 10 paid holidays per year, and a PTO program that accrues 23 days during the first year of employment and grows with tenure.

As a Graphic/Presentation Designer at Latham, you will be working closely with the Visual Strategy Manager. You will ensure visual consistency through the New Business Team and continue to develop innovative graphics for new opportunities. You will be responsible for producing and engaging designs for proposal documents/client meeting materials, using New Business Team (pitch) templates. It is crucial that you will remain informed of best practice and developments in design, ensuring the firm remains competitive and innovative in all markets while remaining firmly within the visual identity guidance, while accomplishing these and other critical functions:

  • Undertaking short form pitches
  • Supporting, advising, and training New Business Team members who use Microsoft PowerPoint and Word templates
  • Working closely with key stakeholders and partners to develop messages and visuals
  • Interpreting key messages and selling points into graphics, demonstrating information management, typography, and data visualization
  • Developing high-end printed, digital, and high specification designs for 'must win' opportunities using the latest version of the Adobe Creative Suite
  • Engaging well with external print vendors
  • Understanding key messages for client or pitch opportunities, providing creative, professional and impactful creative options that are aligned with our corporate identity tenets; enhancing our proposal and presentation materials
  • Maintaining graphic libraries consisting of icons, graphics, photography, and banners
  • Creating bespoke designs for high-end pitch materials
  • Educating and training New Business Team Specialists on day-to-day graphics use, and advising on best practices
  • Maintaining awareness of design trends
  • Evaluating requirements of internal clients and navigating the best cause of production
  • Managing projects from concept to production whilst effectively communicating project deadlines; balancing multiple priorities and schedules efficiently in order to meet client/lawyer deadlines
  • Maintaining proficient skill set with all necessary software including a deep knowledge of MS Office and the Adobe Creative Suite
  • Understanding, implementing, and strictly adhering to the corporate identity guidelines, quality standards, and procedures

As a Graphic/Presentation Designer, you will be expected to apply your organizational and communication skills while displaying a positive, high-energy attitude. The successful Designer must display the creative thinking needed to design effective visuals and the ability to create imagery that engages, attracts, and sells. The ideal Designer should understand the key drivers affecting the firm and our clients within the broader business environment. The ideal candidate should possess excellent concept-to-design skills, the organizational skills needed to manage time well, prioritize effectively, and handle multiple deadlines - whilst not sacrificing creative flair.

A Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design or a related field is required. A minimum of three (3) to four (4) years of production and design experience in a professional services organization is required. Pitch curation experience and experience preparing artwork accurately for external print suppliers is desired. Experience with color correcting, layout, and press checking is desired.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by clicking the 'Apply Now' link. Please include your portfolio with your application.

Latham & Watkins is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity, equal opportunity and sustainability enables Latham & Watkins to draw from a remarkable wealth of talent to create one of the world's leading law firms.

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Keywords: Latham & Watkins LLP, Costa Mesa , Graphic/Presentation Designer (5130), Other , Costa Mesa, California

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