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Forrester Graphic Designer in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Our job is to be bold at work.

It starts with an insatiable curiosity about clients, colleagues, and the future. At Forrester, we believe curiosity powers progress. Forresterites bring a diversity of opinions and the courage of their convictions to collaborate on the ideas and initiatives that change the course of business. As a trusted advisor to the most influential companies in the world, we live at the nexus of what’s next.

About This Role:

Forrester is looking for a Graphic Designer who can translate Forrester’s leading-edge research into compelling visual stories. We are looking for experts who are dedicated to creating beautiful, compelling, and memorable materials to support our product offerings.

The successful candidate for this position will play an important role in ensuring that we present consistent and high-quality deliverables to our clients. Your expertise in visual design, graphics, and layout will make an immediate impact with both our clients and internal stakeholders. The deliverables Forrester creates get distributed among the top levels of the world’s largest firms and published broadly, giving your work unparalleled visibility.

  • Produce high-quality, cohesive visual representations of Forrester’s research that accurately reflect Forrester’s storytelling language and guidelines.

  • Collaborate with the publishing team to develop high-quality work on time and within budget.

  • Participate in collaborative brainstorming, concept development, and design mockups.

  • Present visual ideas, design rationale, and detail to the team and partners.

  • Interpret needs, objectives, and direction from multiple sources to ensure design concepts meet digital content planning goals.

  • Collaborate with authors on presentation design, create presentation templates, and manage freelance presentation designers.

  • Develop visual diagrams and graphics to explain research concepts.

  • Design infographics and data visualizations.

  • Contribute to a repository of graphics collateral and best practices.

  • Coach individuals to work within our brand guidelines and production standards.

  • Consult with authors on data visualization and storytelling and help colleagues tell a story visually.

  • Review and revise graphics created by others and provide feedback to improve the quality of graphics production.

  • A bachelor’s degree in graphic design or equivalent work experience.

  • At least four to five years of experience working in an in-house design team.

  • Great project management and communication skills to collaborate productively with analysts and research teams.

  • Great time management and decision-making skills; the ability to handle time-critical graphics creation requests in a fast-paced environment.

  • Strong typography and design aesthetic.

  • A current and evolving sense of design

  • High-quality execution and organization skills, with great attention to detail.

  • Excellent presentation, communication, and writing skills.

  • Expertise in design-related software such as Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop.

  • Proficiency in PowerPoint, Word, and Excel.

  • An ongoing interest in emerging technologies and global trends.

  • The ability in practice to be flexible, proactive, and dynamic.

  • Experience in managing freelance resources.

  • Experience in working with offshore resources is a plus.

  • Experience with After Effects and in creating motion graphics is a plus.

  • Experience in designing interactive graphics is a plus.

  • An understanding of the high-tech industry and related terminology is a plus.

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Forrester Research, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to equal employment opportunity for all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, genetic information, military service, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. Minorities, Women, Individuals with Disabilities, and Veterans are especially encouraged to apply.

External Company URL: www.forrester.com

Street: 60 Acorn Park Drive

Post End Date: 6/30/2021

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