Graphic Designer - CA - LA / Westwood Area
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Graphic Designer
CA - LA / Westwood Area

KB Home, a Fortune 1000 NYSE company and one of America's premier homebuilders, has an immediate employment opportunity available. The Company operates in 10 states across the nation from California to Florida.

KB Home is one of the largest and most recognized homebuilding companies in the United States. Since its founding in 1957, the company has built more than half a million quality homes. KB Home's unique homebuilding approach lets each buyer customize their new home from lot location to floor plan and design features. As a leader in utilizing state-of-the-art sustainable building practices, all KB homes are highly energy efficient and meet strict ENERGY STAR® guidelines. This helps to lower monthly utility costs for homeowners, which the company demonstrates with its proprietary KB Home Energy Performance Guide® (EPG®). KB Home has been named an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award winner for five straight years and a WaterSense© Partner of the Year for four consecutive years.

JOB Summary:   The Architectual Graphic Designer is responsible for a variety of graphic production projects for print and web mediums.

Describe the duty/responsibility*
Edit Renderings, Photographs and Marketing Materials

• Create renderings with templates for Design Review Board packages and brochures
• Ensure work meets any designated City guidelines
• Edit interior and exterior photographs for the KB Home website
• Pick up of in-house changes on 2D and 3D renderings
• Collaborate with various departments (Design, Production, etc) during design process
• Additional duties as assigned by manager
Color Selection and Color Material Boards

• Responsible for creating marketing collateral for KB Home Sales office, including material boards, color boards and color keys
• Coordinate with repographic vendor on printed materials
• Maintain master color palettes, current color schemes, etc., used by each Division
• Maintain color supply inventory and material samples
Outsource Renderings and Marketing Materials

• Coordinate with outsource company to create 2D and 3D color renderings, web publications, city presentations and special projects, etc.
• Audit finished materials and review materials with management for approval
• Distribute finished materials to the corresponding division and/or architectural personnel
• Work with management to establish concise scopes of work, project budgets and maintain on-time billing

Education/experience requirements:
• BA or BFA in Visual Arts field or Architect Degree would be sufficient experience
• 1 year in Architecture, Interior Design or Graphics
• 1 year utilizing Photoshop to edit and create graphics
• Homebuilding industry a plus
• Advanced experience in Photoshop and color design and/or selection preferred

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
• Thorough knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office
• Must have a good eye for typography, style and detail
• Sense of urgency and the ability to work effectively with a team to meet deadlines
• Must be quick, efficient, skilled in the use of design software (Adobe Creative Suite), and able to successfully multiple projects and timelines.
• Creative flair with ability to conceptualize and visualize finished product
• Willingness to learn and take on additional responsibilities

Find out why KB Home is attracting and retaining the best employees! If you are interested and qualified, please apply now. KB Home provides above average compensation packages and earnings potential, full benefits, an outstanding 401K matching program, bonus plans and amazing promotional opportunities. KB Home is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse work team. Diversity is important to KB Home!