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Sr. Graphic Designer

Company: CDKGlobal
Location: Hoffman Estates
Posted on: September 13, 2021

Job Description:

About CDK Global, Inc

CDK Global (NASDAQ:CDK) is a leading provider of integrated data and technology solutions to the automotive, heavy truck, recreation and heavy equipment industries. Focused on enabling end-to-end, omnichannel retail commerce through open, agnostic technology, CDK Global provides solutions to dealers and original equipment manufacturers, serving nearly 15,000 retail locations in North America. CDK solutions connect people with technology by automating and integrating all parts of the dealership and buying process, including the acquisition, sales, financing, insuring, parts supply, repair and maintenance of vehicles. Visit cdkglobal.com.

CDK Global is looking for a Senior Designer to join our in-house Creative team. The Senior Designer must be creative with a sharp eye for detail and have a deep understanding and foundation of design. They will work closely with other creatives, Marketing, and other internal teams to produce on-brand, multichannel pieces for Sales, Events and Human Resources. The ideal candidate will have strong insight and creativity, great time management and multitasking abilities, an engaging portfolio of work, an incredible work ethic and a commitment to embody the CDK Global vision, core values and personality. They will also have a strong background creating and providing production ready files for, but not limited to, custom landing pages for Pardot, websites, emails, and digital ads. Having a strong understanding of layout best practices for web development is also ideal. CDK Global offers a fast-paced environment with multiple projects and flexibility to present alternative or creative approaches to projects. From national customer-facing campaigns and internal initiatives to social media postings and editorial content, you will be instrumental in shaping a consistent voice and visual presentation for the CDK Global brand.


Past work samples are required. Please present samples as an online portfolio or equivalent.



Position Responsibilities & Essential functions


  • Lead Tier 3 (high profile, high visibility, complex)  projects while functioning as a mentor for other designers for Tier 1 and 2 projects (lower profile, mini campaign, production edits)
  • Flexibility to work on Tier 1 and Tier 2 projects when needed
  • Produce high-end, attractive and effective designs for all media, including but not limited to: print ads, digital ads, web banners, landing pages, direct mail, infographics, logo creation and video
  • Adept at following brand style guidelines
  • Broad understanding of current marketing trends and social media outlets
  • Strong understanding of creative briefs and strategy
  • Offer input to creative meetings
  • Communicate with senior team members to receive and contribute feedback
  • Collaborate effectively with clients and other team members
  • Support and lead the team throughout the execution of campaigns and projects
  • Flexibility in scheduling time as needed. Some extended weekday hours should be expected
  • Contribute new ideas, techniques and feedback
  • Communicate regularly with clients, Project Managers, and other Creative team members
  • Demonstrate attention to detail while working on multiple projects at different stages
  • Concept and lead high-level campaigns and projects with multiple deliverables while understanding the effect on the user experience and behavior
  • Excellent organizational skills


Qualifications & Job Requirements


  • 4-5+ years of experience in an agency, in-house agency and or marketing environment as an Art Director, Senior Designer or similar role
  • College degree in graphic design or marketing-related field preferred
  • A strong portfolio demonstrating relevant experience in user-centric interactive design, print and advertising
  • Strong understanding of web layout and providing organized and production-ready files for development
  • Ability to work independently and in a collaborative, team-oriented environment
  • Ability to think big picture
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Very strong understanding of creative process and design principles
  • Lead project plan and timeline expectations from the beginning of a job to completion. Responsible for making sure projects stay on specific deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail and production execution
  • Strong knowledge of creative copy
  • Well-versed in a Mac environment and Adobe CC software. Must know MS Office and other industry relevant software/tools
  • Expert knowledge of design and presentation applications, i.e. Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of web and digital trends, video concepts and email drip campaigns
  • Knowledge of social media, animation/video and photo
  • Expert knowledge of fundamental visual and user experience design disciplines and principles
  • Flexibility and willingness to adapt design ideas to meet technical criteria
  • Color theory/drawing skills


Preffered Atrributes & Qualifications


  • Accept feedback and is able to work positively
  • Encourage others to share and explore ideas
  • Keep up with industry trends and competitive output


CDK Global knows you have passions outside of work.  You have family, friends, sporting events, and lots of things going on.   That’s why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to not only take care of you but your family as well.   All of our benefits are effective the first day of employment including 401K matching, paid time off to re-energize, donate your time to volunteer in your community, and tuition reimbursement to name a few.

At CDK, we pride ourselves on having a diverse workforce. We value and celebrate the uniqueness of individuals and the different perspectives they provide. We offer equal opportunity employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, or protected veteran status.  

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