Digital Design - Senior Marketing Associate

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Marketing & Communication


Chicago, Illinois

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Company Description:

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.

Job Summary & Responsibilities:

We are looking for a front-end designer/developer who is motivated to combine the art of design with the art of programming. We are undergoing an ambitious journey to modernize and transform our digital ecosystem, and this individual will play a critical role in bringing this to life. 

This will include re-imagining our presence across all digital channels, including our corporate website, microsites, email, mobile, and social media. This individual should be prepared to operate in a fast-paced, creative environment where all ideas are respected, welcome, and expected. This individual shouldn’t think of him/herself as being execution-focused in this role, but expect to gain creative oversight of our digital footprint over time.

Responsibilities will include translation of the UI/UX design wireframes to actual code that will produce visual elements of the application. He or she will execute UI/UX design and technical implementation, taking an active role on both sides and defining how the products/applications look as well as how they work.
  • Design leading and functional interfaces.
  • Take big picture ideas and turn them into useful and valuable experiences. 
  • Sketch, wireframe, user flows, visual designs, style guides, interaction prototypes, and other design specification materials.
  • Promote good information architecture, understand and solve for the nuances of content and interface design patterns. 
  • Partner with cross-functional teams to develop designs that meet client’s needs and engage the consumer.
  • Stay current on trends and user research to apply site design and user experience best practices and standards to all designs.


  • Degree in Design, Visual Arts, or related field/equivalent years of experience.
  • 5+ years’ experience designing for digital products. 
  • Experience in developing interactive prototypes a plus.
  • Proficient visual design applications – PhotoShop, Sketch, Illustrator, etc.
  • Intermediate to advanced HTML, CSS, and Javascript proficiency. Familiarity with SiteCore required and Ceros preferred. Experience using Tableau and other data visualization tools highly preferred.
  • Familiarity with front-end development; understanding of how designs impact or affected by the back-end.
  • Ability to take feedback and impart changes on work and deliverables.
  • Positive attitude with a willingness to jump into challenges with both feet.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and analytical skills.

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.

William Blair is an equal opportunity employer. It complies with all laws and regulations that prohibit discrimination in employment practice because of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, marital status, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, unfavorable discharge from the military service or on the basis of a physical or mental disability that is unrelated to the employee's ability to perform the duties of the job applied for.

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