Graphic Designer

Hilco Real Estate | Northbrook, IL

General Purpose of Position                                               

Seeking a skilled and enthusiastic individual interested in bringing their print and web graphic design expertise to a growing marketing team. This position is an excellent opportunity for someone with three+ years of experience looking to develop their passion for and skills in graphic design and branding while also assisting with other marketing production needs when required. The team supports a collaborative real estate sales team and is small, which means the occasional wearing of various hats.

Candidates will have a self-starter attitude, strong work ethic and willingness to learn/ grow their respective skillset. He/she will be joining a tightly knit team, so being a team player is of utmost importance, whether it means jumping in wherever needed or taking on something out of his/her wheelhouse. A positive attitude is a must along with strong organizational, time management, multi-tasking and business acumen in addition to skills specific to this role, as described below.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities                                                           

  • Property Marketing Production with a focus in graphic design/collateral development. Production will also include written and verbal communications, project planning, utilization/implementation of set procedures/processes/standardizations with active role in establishing templates and best practices
  • Coordinate property-specific tasks with marketing team (both ops and production)
  • Property-specific and departmental Trello board creation, utilization and/or management
  • Responsible for the layout, design and production activities to produce quality property marketing, business development and branding based graphic design artwork across both web and print mediums
  • Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous service to internal clients. Ability to effectively present information
  • Help brainstorm and identify new, creative and/or emerging design trends, strategies and insights (technologies and platforms) and assist with optimization of performance
  • Provide informal assistance such as technical guidance, and/or training to coworkers. Act as design subject matter expert
  • Provide thought leadership and design perspective for brand adoption where appropriate
  • Assist in planning and execution of branding initiatives and updates
  • Collaborate with agencies and other vendor partners, if/when needed
  • Print: coordinating print proofs, estimates and orders


Education and Experience                                                                             

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in design, marketing, fine arts or other creative field
  • Proven working experience (including portfolio for review) in graphic design - within CRE industry a plus
  • Advanced skills in MS Office Suite and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience with visual communication principles
  • Familiarity with web design and content management systems a plus


Other Qualifications                                                                                       

  • Excellent analytical and project management skills
  • Proficient in copywriting and editing with attention to detail
  • Interpersonal skills handling internal and external contacts
  • Ability to balance multiple, deadline driven tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Enthusiasm and motivation to complete special/creative projects as assigned, independently and with minimal supervision
  • Create and maintain client relationships; maintain positive department reputation
  • Highly creative with experience in identifying target audiences and contributing design campaigns that engage, inform and motivate


About the Company:

For more information on Hilco Real Estate and its profile, visit  For information on our diversified parent company (also Northbrook based, but with global operations), visit

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