Senior Designer

William Blair


William Blair is a premier global boutique with expertise in investment banking, investment management, and private wealth management. We are committed to building enduring relationships with our clients and providing expertise and solutions to meet their evolving needs. An independent and employee-owned firm, William Blair is headquartered in Chicago and, together with its strategic partners, operates in more than 20 offices worldwide.

Position Details

Senior Designer
Chicago Illinois
Chicago, IL


William Blair is seeking a Senior Designer within our in-house design team who will be an exceptional addition to the Brand Marketing and Communications department. As a Senior Designer at William Blair, you will be responsible for developing design solutions that adhere to brand standards while supporting our business units. You will work collaboratively with the team to develop immersive experiences across a variety of mediums, including print, digital, and environmental graphics. This includes all internal and external communications that help promote the William Blair brand to our B2B and B2C audiences. The Senior Designer plays a lead role on creative assignments; develop concepts and experiences that enhance the current brand’s vision and voice as well as mentorship of design team members. The right person for this role is someone who loves to develop visual solutions for internal clients, apply design thinking to solve problems, helps communicate strategies behind design ideas and executions. This position reports directly to the Design Director on the team.


  • Support the day to day design operations under the guidance of the Design Director. 
  • Develop design solutions (from concept to completion) for projects that include printed collateral, social media, events and environmental graphics, presentations, email campaigns, and other branded communications. 
  • Oversee and adhere to brand standards, conduct conceptual exploration, and communicate design solutions to key business and project stakeholders. 
  • Work directly with Design team to ensure work is aligned with design standards, delivers high-standard of design work, and an attention to detail. 
  • Collaborate with marketing colleagues, digital strategists, and key stakeholders on campaigns that create value for business solutions and lead-generation efforts. 
  • Be able to communicate and present effectively and apply design thinking to solve problems. 
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, able to work in a fast pace environment, and ensure work is completed by required deadlines. 
  • Provide mentorship to design team members and inspire them to consistently produce their best work. 
  • Partner with the Design Director on team initiatives and process development.


  • 5-7 years of professional experience in Design or working in an In-House creative environment. 
  • BA degree in Graphic Design preferred and/or related field. 
  • Excellent design, color, and typographic skills. 
  • Highly proficient with Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office Suite (e.g., Word, PowerPoint, Excel). 
  • Knowledge in After Effects is a plus. 
  • Ability to partner with clients and provide strategic solutions to projects. 
  • Ability to design exceptional brand experiences from concept to completion. 
  • Interact with firm-wide stakeholders, vendors, and partners in a professional manner, both written and verbal. 
  • Current on design trends, collaborative, problem-solver, and individual who loves a challenge. 
  • Must have a strong portfolio to submit upon request.

As a William Blair associate, you’ll enjoy Medical, Dental, Life and AD&D Insurance, along with a generous profit sharing program that includes a 401K plan in addition to a firm contribution. We also offer three weeks of vacation, flexible spending accounts, a business casual dress code, a 75% discounted commissions on trades, and discounts at restaurants, museums, parks and retailers.

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