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Senior Graphic Designer

CBRE Inc. - San Francisco, CA

At CBRE, you are empowered to take your career path into your own hands. Enjoy workplace flexibility in a global organization with tremendous scale. Work in an inclusive and collaborative environment with supportive teammates. Come experience the employee advantage at CBRE.

CBRE has a long-standing commitment to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, veteran status, political belief, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

As a Fortune 500 worldwide leader in real estate services, CBRE’s more than 70,000 professionals provide exceptional outcomes for clients in 60 countries. When it comes to real estate, CBRE sees potential everywhere. We turn scale into strength, expense into performance, and property into prosperity. Visit

The Senior Graphic Designer role is expected to consistently produce inspired creative, manage projects, keep informed of brand developments, and develop mentoring skills. This position goes beyond the ability to deliver tactical results – it requires an enhanced level of strategic planning, critical thinking, resourcefulness and the ability to sell your creative ideas. SGDs are able to perform their responsibilities with limited supervision, while maintaining in the highest levels of quality control and adhering to all deadlines. A SGD should have no less than three years of design experience in a business environment or agency.

This level is not only focused on the aesthetics of materials, but also ideation, conceptualization and strategy. A SGD understands the business side of our work and are able to craft decisions and designs that meet client requirements.

Strategy Focused

Has a solid, working knowledge of design applications/coding languages (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, HTML)

Has a solid, working knowledge of business applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)

Is accurate in their work and has the ability to quality control their own projects

Is efficient in programs and is able to produce work under tight deadlines

Takes direction well and is able to execute on other’s ideas

Understands how to pre-press items and able to build proper mechanicals

Keeps current in modern design trends and solutions

Is able to effectively design systems and layouts that maximize legibility and the communication of a message

Is comfortable and has experience designing to all product types (digital, print, large format, experiential, etc.)

Has a strong understanding of typography, photography, color, shape, balance and working within a grid system

Can work collaboratively with senior design team members and help them visually bring ideas to life

Is able to tell a story visually

Is able to carry a project from start to finish effectively and with confidence

Is a vocal and collaborative member of the design team. Is able to effectively convey concepts and rationalizations in group settings

Is adept at dealing with vendors in all capacities (bidding, negotiations, management, final output and quality control)

Is comfortable presenting to and having contact with clients

Is strategic in all their approaches and understands how their work relates to a larger system


Bachelor of Fine Arts or Masters of Fine Arts degree preferred with a minimum of five years related experience and/or training.




Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong organizational and analytical skills. Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous service to internal clients. Ability to effectively present information.


Requires ability to do project budgets and cost estimates.


Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret complex documents. Ability to solve problems involving several options in situations. Requires intermediate analytical and quantitative skills.


Must have a solid grasp of fundamental concepts of print and web publishing and graphic design principles. Intermediate skills with web design. Strong skills in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Familiarity with Adobe Dreamweaver. Strong skills in Microsoft PowerPoint and Word Familiarity with MS Excel. Basic project management, editing and writing skills required.


Decisions made with in-depth understanding and interpretation of procedures, company policies and business practices to achieve general results. Responsible for setting department deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause long-term impact to co-workers, supervisor, department and/or line of business. Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

Women/Minorities/Persons with Disabilities/US Veterans

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Location: San Francisco, CA

Company Profile:
CBRE Group, Inc. operates as a commercial real estate services and investment company worldwide. The company operates through Americas; Europe, Middle East and Africa; Asia Pacific; Global Investment Management; and Development Services segments. It provides advisory services, such as strategic advice and execution to owners, investors, and occupiers of real estate in connection with leasing, disposition, and acquisition of property; integrated investment sales and debt/equity financing services under the CBRE Capital Markets brand; and valuation services, including market value appraisals, litigation support, discounted cash flow analyses, and feasibility and fairness opinions, as well as originates, sells, and services commercial mortgage loans. CBRE Group, Inc. offers its commercial real estate services under the CBRE brand name; investment management services under the CBRE Global Investors brand name; and development services under the Trammell Crow brand name. CBRE Group, Inc. was founded in 1906 and is based in Los Angeles, California.