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Visual Designer
Chicago
Chicago

Visual Designer salary in Chicago

Average Base Salary in Chicago

$65,140
$2,588
Additional Cash Compensation
$67,728
Total Compensation
Median: $65K
Min: $45K
Max: $125K

How Much Does a Visual Designer Make in Chicago?

The average salary for a Visual Designer in Chicago is $65,140. The average additional cash compensation for a Visual Designer in Chicago is $2,588. The average total compensation for a Visual Designer in Chicago is $67,728. Visual Designer salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In Chicago from anonymous Visual Designer employees in Chicago.

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Visual Designer jobs in Chicago

Visual Designer

Chicago
2 weeks ago
+39
The Visual Designer will lead the entire process of defining requirements, visualizing and creating graphics, illustrations, logos, infographics, layouts and photos. You’ll be the one to shape the visual identity / execution of all visual mediums such as: digital/web, ebooks, advertising, tradeshow displays, employer branding, apparel/swag, etc.

Graphic Designer

Chicago
1 week ago
+24
Drive Stats Perform's visual identity and design strategy for all market segments and channels (including, but not limited to: website, email, webinars, newsletters, marketing and sales collateral, events and conferences). Ensure Stats Perform visual identity accurately reflects the company's vision and culture. Design engaging graphics and infographics for use on social media and web surrounding major sporting events and stories. Ideate, develop and design presentations for customers and prospects including Requests for Proposal (RFP). Work collaboratively with other designers throughout the organization to ensure all graphics are the highest quality, on-brand, and consistent.

Visual Designer/Senior Visual Designer

Chicago
3 weeks ago
+40
As a Visual Designer/Senior Visual Designer at Rightpoint you are responsible for translating ideas and concepts into useful and engaging solutions-mainly websites, intranets, mobile and responsive frameworks. You'll be working with other visual designers, user experience designers, front-end developers, content strategists all while under the direction of the lead (Creative Director, Associate Creative Director and/or Art Director). We are looking for people who are passionate about design and eager to collaborate with other individuals to solve problems. Attention to detail and ability to uphold and deliver work at the highest quality standards is essential.

Digital Visual Designer

Chicago
1 day ago
+37
Design the colors, typography and form of website pages & smart phone apps. Work within brand guidelines to create layouts that reinforce our brand’s style and voice. Design user-centered interaction models, wireframes or screen mockups. Design logos, posters, swag, icons and infographics. Create and organize production assets. Resize assets for different devices — tablet, mobile and web. Source images (stock photos and video footage). Work with a component library. Work on email marketing items, presentation materials and interactive event materials.

Visual Design Lead

Chicago
2 days ago
+40
As a Visual Design Lead at Rightpoint you are responsible for translating ideas and concepts into useful and engaging solutions-mainly websites, intranets, mobile and responsive frameworks. You'll be working with other visual designers, user experience designers, front-end developers, and content strategists. We are looking for people who are passionate about design and eager to collaborate with other individuals to solve problems. Attention to detail and ability to uphold and deliver work at the highest quality standards is essential.

Visual Design Manager

Chicago
2 months ago
+20
West Monroe is seeking an experienced design manager to lead our visual design team in Chicago. The person filling this position will work closely with members of West Monroe’s executive leadership, marketing, communications, and business development teams, as well as individual key stakeholders (practices/practice leaders), to drive clarity and consistency in our internal and external messaging via excellent visual design. Specifically, this position will serve in a leadership role, working with a team of designers, occasionally partnering with practices to deliver well-designed and brand-correct proposals to our high profile clients, strategizing with internal stakeholder leadership to deliver messages that create impact in the market, and guiding the Visual Design team to create tools, templates and processes to enable resources at all levels to better communicate messages to their clients. 

Senior Visual Designer

Chicago
6 months ago
+31
We are looking for a brand-obsessed visual designer with an extensive digital background to contribute to our business, it’s growth and success, while helping anchor and grow our design team. You’ll be responsible for delivering high-performing, on-brand creative work for web, email, social media, and digital acquisition ads. You’ll also help redefine our brand, giving the team and entire company the confidence to take Tock to the next level.

Graphic Designer

Chicago
1 week ago
+39
Reporting to the Director, Design you will produce high quality static and HTML5 assets for creative testing on all major Social & Display platforms. Collaborate with the marketing team to flesh out concepts and quickly build prototypes to be tested. Understanding and experience with various creative types as well as design best practices for Facebook, Google Display Network, and YouTube a must.

Graphic Designer

Chicago
2 weeks ago
+40
In this role, you will own the FourKites visual direction. You will own creation of visual messaging for all FourKites marketing assets and be able to visually convey a particular message, idea or concept. You will be able to work with a variety of stakeholders to understand their needs, and handle the conception and execution of design through your knowledge of and proficiency with current graphic design programs to produce graphic art and visual materials for promotions, advertisements, websites and other media. 

Spec I Graphic Design

Chicago
2 weeks ago
+35
Effectively collaborate with key stakeholders to translate user needs and business goals into actionable designs  and engaging content.  Work with UX Designers, Business Analysts and Developers to develop and iterate a visual design that  exceeds goals of each project.  Partner with Creative Services Lead to design and implement on-going A/B testing and consolidate test results;  summarize and cascade insights to broader team to improve in-house, institutional knowledge. Recommend and implement updates to the design style guide to ensure delivery of consistent, on-brand design  principles across all channels and categories.  Maintain JIRA system expertise, providing guidance to other business users as needed.  Share subject matter expertise with the broader team via formal and informal means to help drive a mindset of  'design matters'.  Assist executive team members with occasional presentation preparation and general support. 

Associate Director - Graphic Design

Chicago
1 month ago
Lead multidisciplinary teams across all phases of projects from strategy to design to launch. Define the process, in partnership with other team leads, to deliver successful projects that are creative, compelling, and impactful for our clients’ business. Assist Graphic Design Directors in providing oversight and direction for the quality/execution of design output across multiple projects. Deliver distinctive client service and authentic client experiences to build long-term relationships that grow the business. Take a lead role in new business pitches, proposal development, and project initiation. Lead efforts to attract, retain, and grow design talent . Partner with other senior leaders within the organization to develop new initiatives to create opportunities to advance an open and inclusive environment that empowers team members and develops the culture of IA Collaborative. Understand current trends in design and business and bring strategic thinking to insights and solutions.

Graphic Design Intern

Chicago
1 month ago
+23
Create visual content for social media, presentations, email templates, infographics, and more. Uphold X Company brand standards to ensure consistency and quality of all graphics and marketing packages. Work directly with Director of Marketing and Communication to continuously improve our marketing and aligned design strategy for reaching our target demographic.

Visual Designer Salary ranges

The most common Visual Designer salary in Chicago is between $60k - $70k.

Average Visual Designer Salary by Company Size

People with the job title Visual Designer make the most at companies with 500+ employees, earning $68,377 on average.

Visual Designer Salary by gender

The average Visual Designer salary for women is $62,389 and the average Visual Designer salary for men is $63,771.

Visual Designer Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Visual Designer with 7+ years of experience is $82,286. The average salary for <1 year of experience is $58,000.

Average Design + UX salaries in Chicago

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
Visual Designer $65,140
Min: $45K
Max: $125K
UI Designer $79,300
Min: $53K
Max: $120K
Art Director $81,492
Min: $56K
Max: $135K
UX Designer $81,555
Min: $52K
Max: $125K
Product Designer $88,832
Min: $53K
Max: $184K
UX Researcher $89,130
Min: $72K
Max: $116K
Senior UI Designer $100,875
Min: $75K
Max: $137K
Senior UX Designer $104,921
Min: $65K
Max: $130K
Creative Director $140,637
Min: $101K
Max: $170K
Design Director $143,159
Min: $95K
Max: $220K
CCO (Chief Creative Officer) $164,083
Min: $104K
Max: $200K

Skills that affect Visual Designer salaries in Chicago

1
Visual Design
15% have this skill
2
Adobe Creative Suite
14% have this skill
3
Graphic Design
14% have this skill
4
Typography
11% have this skill
5
Responsive Design
8% have this skill
6
Prototyping
7% have this skill

Recent Visual Designer salaries in Chicago

$66,000
Yearly Salary
A Associate Designer reported a yearly salary of $66,000 with +$3,000 in additional cash compensation
5-7 Years of Experience
Female
11-50 Employees
Chicago
$70,000
Yearly Salary
A Visual Designer reported a yearly salary of $70,000
5-7 Years of Experience
Female
201-500 Employees
Chicago
$60,000
Yearly Salary
A Visual Designer reported a yearly salary of $60,000
1-3 Years of Experience
Female
11-50 Employees
Chicago
$60,000
Yearly Salary
A Visual Designer reported a yearly salary of $60,000
1-3 Years of Experience
Female
11-50 Employees
Chicago
$48,000
Yearly Salary
A Graphic Designer reported a yearly salary of $48,000
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$62,000
Yearly Salary
A Designer reported a yearly salary of $62,000
1-3 Years of Experience
Female
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$53,500
Yearly Salary
A Graphic Designer reported a yearly salary of $53,500 with +$1,000 in additional cash compensation
3-5 Years of Experience
Female
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$60,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior Production Artist reported a yearly salary of $60,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Chicago
$53,000
Yearly Salary
A Visual Designer reported a yearly salary of $53,000
3-5 Years of Experience
Female
201-500 Employees
Chicago
$50,000
Yearly Salary
A Designer reported a yearly salary of $50,000 with +$500 in additional cash compensation
3-5 Years of Experience
Female
1-10 Employees
Chicago
5-10 Reports
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