Summary: As an integral part of the Strategic Marketing and communications department, the Graphic Design Specialist must be a skilled designer able to design, create and manage projects, be organized and self-direct their time. Our graphic designer must understand Cook Children's Promise to improve the health of every child in our region, and communicate that promise in innovative and creative marketing collateral pieces and web/digital designs. Responsibilities also include helping to maintain and evolve the Cook Children's brand and develop marketing specific materials and templates that can be used System wide.
The role will help oversee a team of freelance designers that assists us in meeting deadlines while maintaining our quality and brand standards. Individual must be comfortable presenting work to partners or speaking about brand to large groups.
Associates degree or art school certification in graphic design, web design, visual communication, advertising or related field required. Bachelor degree preferred.
Three to five years of related experience; creative agency background, health care and/or nonprofit experience a plus.
Knowledge of design programs including Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office and other industry standard software.
Proficient on both Mac and PC platforms.
Ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize work flow.
Ability to analyze information, prioritizes work, and make decisions.
Creativity, enthusiasm, flexibility, and ability to meet deadlines and manage a variety of projects simultaneously.
Must be diplomatic when dealing with challenging clients and teammates.
Able to understand and adhere to departmental and system processes.
Self-sufficient and able to handle multiple projects.
Comfortable working directly with interdisciplinary team.
Project management capabilities, including estimating and negotiating vendor costs, meeting deadlines, checking and approving of proofs and completing projects.
Fluent in Adobe Creative Suite - highly proficient in InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop.
Four-color print design background with experience in preparing digital files for print.
Flexibility to deal with unanticipated projects that have tight turnaround times by adjusting schedules for other projects and clearly communicating those changes to teammates.
Able to take direction from clients and teammates.
Confident in bringing ideas to the table. This is not a position where all ideas will be written down and handed off; the artist will be responsible for helping to bring projects to life.
Positive attitude, loves coming to work.
Internal Number: 41428
About Cook Children's Health Care System
Cook Children's Health Care System is a not-for-profit, nationally recognized pediatric health care organization comprised of eight entities – a Medical Center, Physician Network, Home Health company, Northeast Hospital, Pediatric Surgery Center, Health Plan, Health Services Inc., and Health Foundation.Cook Children's Medical Center Based in Fort Worth, Texas, the integrated system has more than 60 primary and specialty care offices throughout North Texas. Its service region includes Denton, Hood, Johnson, Parker, Tarrant and Wise counties, with an additional referral area encompassing nearly half the state.Cook Children's traces its roots back to 1918, but throughout its continual change and robust growth, it still embraces an inspiring promise – to improve the health of every child in its region through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury. To live up to this promise, Cook Children's combines the art of caring with the use of leading technology and extraordinary collaboration to provide exceptional care for every child, every day.History – Cook Children's has a rich history of nearly a century of caring for children.Our Promise – Knowing that every child's ...life is sacred, it is the promise of Cook Children's to improve the health of every child in our region through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury.Companies – Based in Fort Worth, Texas, Cook Children's is a not-for-profit organization that is comprised of eight nationally recognized companies.Community Health Outreach – Cook Children's Community Health Outreach works together with over 150 partner organizations to improve the safety and health of at-risk children through education, disease and injury prevention and support.Clinical Research – Cook Children's is home to a skilled team of research-minded physicians, nurses and health care professionals and administrators who drive our commitment to excellent clinical care and the search for medical advances.Public Relations – Cook Children's Public Relations works with national and local media outlets, produces Cook Children's publications, coordinates special events and helps develop key relationships within the community.Contractor & Vendor Information – Cook Children's contractors and vendors must ensure their employees are knowledgeable about working with our organization.Sponsorship guidelines – Cook Children's sponsors a select number of events that are strongly aligned with its promise to improve the health of every child in the region through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury.