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Senior Graphic Designer in San Diego, CA at Plaza Home Mortgage, Inc.

Date Posted: 11/8/2018

Job Snapshot

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    San Diego, CA
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Job Description

Plaza Home Mortgage, Inc., a national wholesale mortgage company headquartered in San Diego, California, has a full-time opportunity for a Senior Graphic Designer with our Corporate Office. 

Plaza Home Mortgage, Inc. was originally founded in December of 2000 to serve the San Diego area mortgage market. Due to our growth and success, we now have branches throughout the United States and we are continuing to grow and expand in anticipation of market demands. Plaza is privately owned and operates as a full-service Mortgage Banker.

Plaza’s mission is to become the premier provider of mortgage loans by developing a distinct, sustainable competitive advantage through superior execution of a business philosophy that combines knowledge, technology, and service. Plaza Home Mortgage, Inc. is dedicated to building long-term relationships with both customers and employees through quality training, and excellent customer support.


The Senior Graphic Designer is responsible for designing, developing and producing graphic and digital design, to support marketing and sales objectives, for both internal Plaza Associate and external client and prospect audiences.
Must comply with all BSA/AML requirements as well as any mandatory changes. The following job functions are not all-inclusive.  The associate will be required to perform other job-related tasks/responsibilities requested by the manager.  Job duties may change as required by needs of company.  Must complete all required industry and compliance training as required by Plaza Home Mortgage.

An Overview of the Role:

Plaza is taking its marketing to the next level and we are looking for the right person to help make it happen. This is an opportunity to be a part of a transformation. To help shape the company’s marketing programs and elevate our brand within the industry.
We’re looking for someone who has experience in both print and digital media and can take direction from written or verbal ideas and convert them seamlessly into images, layouts, videos, emails, newsletters, social media, website content, printed collateral and other designs. The successful candidate should have an intimate understanding of how marketing campaigns work, especially in the Business to Business (B2B) sector, to support our internal and external clients. This role is very fast-paced and high-energy – and we’re not just saying that. You have to love being busy…and be able to manage and meet multiple deadlines without sacrificing the quality of your work.
Being able to understand and meet objectives, and a passion for getting results – having these attributes will ensure you shine and are recognized for your contribution to the team and company goals. 
Good judgement, attention to detail, the ability to rationalize/prioritize and a great attitude are also necessary to succeed and excel in this role.  Having a background in mortgage, financial services or the real estate industry will help you to ramp-up quickly and be more effective in the position. We prefer the background, but it’s not a requirement if you are an eager and quick learner.
Some examples of the daily projects you’d be working on:
  • Creating or curating imagery and/or HTML for client-facing marketing emails, weekly newsletters, printed collateral, etc.
  • Creating imagery for B2B social media posts and campaigns
  • Updating the corporate website design and imagery, blog posts, new collateral, product updates, events, etc.
  • Updating and creating visuals for the internal website, Plaza’s intranet
  • Producing or helping to produce and edit product, corporate, internal and sales videos and/or motion graphics, as well as leadership communications
  • Coordinating with other teams and business units (i.e. Sales, Client Training, others) on the production of marketing and communications assets
  • And there’s plenty more…

About Plaza and Our Team:

There’s always a place for great talent at Plaza Home Mortgage and we look for professionals that are bright, driven and have a “do-what-ever-it-takes-to-get-the-job-done-right” mindset.
The Plaza Marketing and Communications team is lean and mean. We create marketing programs that support our corporate objectives as well as the sales goals of our Wholesale, Mini-Correspondent, National Correspondent, Reverse and Renovation lending units. We also partner with Human Resources and other departments to create and execute internal messages and programs. Because we support so many teams and divisions, multi-tasking is in our blood and needs to be in yours too. We love our jobs and have fun while we do it.
Here’s the position at a glance:

The Senior Graphic Designer
  • Supports Marketing and Communications Team to contribute conceptual, strategic and tactical skills to projects.
  • Produces concepts, layouts, and comprehensive art for either web or print related projects.
  • Design a variety of web-based mediums including email templates, websites, landing pages, multimedia presentations.
  • Handles projects on a wide variety of industry-standard graphic design and layout software packages, i.e. Adobe Creative Suite products (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat), FrontPage or Dreamweaver.
  • Responsible for designing HTML emails, web pages, banner ads and developing print collateral, print media layouts and converting printed materials to web.
  • Design and produces print collateral, such as flyers, ads, brochures, events exhibits, and/or displays.
  • Producing and editing videos in Adobe Premier and AfterEffects or similar software
  • Creation of client facing sales PowerPoints, internal PowerPoints and executive presentations and presentations for sales, tradeshows and events.
  • Consults with Marketing and Communications team to identify their graphics needs, budget constraints, and reasonable deadlines for the project; serves as a liaison between staff and printers/publishers and agencies.
  • Coordinates the printing production process to ensure quality: writes printing and other reproduction specifications (selects ink, paper, and print quality); inspects proofs for accuracy.
  • Coordinate a graphics or photo library and/or maintain digital records.
  • Plays an integral role in planning and implementation of print and Web-related projects.
  • Ability to rapidly implement campaign and design concepts into working prototypes and work to deploy.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

• 5+ years of experience as a Graphic Designer for both web and print
• Advanced in Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
• Advanced hands-on knowledge of Dreamweaver and CSS
• Proficient in creating and updating HTML email templates and landing pages in Act-On, Hubspot or similar email distribution platforms and content management systems
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
• Experience directing, shooting, editing and producing business videos
• Must be detail-oriented with the ability to multi-task while having a high sense of urgency on projects
• Must be adaptable and flexible within a fast-paced and ever-changing environment
*Cannot be color-blind

  • Client Focus
  • Attention to Quality and Detail
  • Initiative
  • Interactive Communication and Teamwork
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Self Confidence
  • Work Ethic
  • Using technology
  • Creativity and Innovation
Plaza offers a great work environment. Plaza is an EEOC employer and follows all federal, state, and local laws relating to fair employment.

Plaza Home Mortgage, Inc. is committed to preventing, stopping and remedying all forms of discrimination that occur in its workplace. Managers are accountable for keeping Plaza’s workplace free from discrimination and ensuring that Plaza provides equal employment opportunity for all in the workforce and for those seeking to become members of Plaza’s workforce.

Plaza’s employees are protected by laws designed to protect employees from discrimination on the bases of race, religion, color, sex, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or any other non-merit based factor. These protections extend to all management practices and decisions, including recruitment and hiring practices, appraisal systems, promotions, and training and career development programs. Plaza’s employees are also protected against retaliation if they engage in a protected activity, whistleblowing, or the exercise of any appeal or grievance right provided by law.


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