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Gianna Schuetz

Graphic Designer

Position Overview

Chicago Shakespeare’s Graphic Designer brings the Theater’s brand to life by translating business strategies into a wide breadth of visual assets that drive revenue, awareness, and connectivity. This vital member of our team develops initial design concepts, then carries them through final production files, collaborating closely with the Marketing and Communications team along the way. Through design/brand standard continuity and detail-oriented execution, the day-to-day work centers on understanding our audiences, and delivering creative that is meaningful and relevant to them.

Department/Organizational Context:

  • Reports to Director of Marketing and Sales
  • Collaborates closely with Director of Communications, Public Relations and Digital Media Manager, Digital Marketing Manager, and Marketing Assistant, as well as members of the Development and Education departments


  • Generate designs for productions, fundraising efforts, education programs, and institutional campaigns
  • Adapt designs into a wide breadth of collateral, such as direct mail, print ads, programs, invitations, digital display campaigns, animated GIFs, teaser videos, tv spots, in-house & out-of-home signage
  • Create digital assets for email, web, and social platforms
  • Manage project deliverables, from initial concept to final product—working closely with the Marketing Assistant who handles vendor logistics
  • Diligent archiving of all design projects, and maintaining organized image and font libraries
  • Monitor and help enact the Theater’s brand guidelines, with support from the Director of Marketing and Sales
  • Active engagement around the Theater’s communication strategies/challenges to better inform design decisions
  • Participate in staff meetings and brainstorming sessions—bringing fresh ideas and a new perspective


  • 3–5 years professional experience doing similar graphic/visual design work
  • A portfolio that demonstrates consistent and beautifully branded advertising, across various channels from print to email, web, and video

Skills & Abilities

  • Exceptional design skills including layout, typography, and photo retouching
  • A keen eye for layout, type, photography, and color
  • Expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite software, especially InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator
  • Proficiency in Premiere Pro and After Effects
  • Familiarity with WordPress a plus
  • Solid understanding of pre-and post-production process for print, digital, and multimedia
  • Experience sourcing and leveraging brand-relevant stock photography

Traits & Attributes

  • Thrive on solving design puzzles, successfully translating strategy into compelling communications
  • A commitment to collaborative teamwork with a positive, can-do approach
  • Work efficiently in a fast-paced environment without compromising quality
  • Effective communicator, eager to give and receive feedback
  • Foresight to anticipate demands and manage competing projects, shifting priorities to meet deadlines
  • Highly motivated, driven by curiosity, and up to date on industry trends and technology

To Apply

  • Please include a portfolio link with your application.
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Chicago, IL