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Technical Illustrator II / Graphic Designer
Broomfield, Colorado  |  Hybrid
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Applied on January 28, 2022
Job Id #52402 Posted December 2, 2021

Job description

Technical Illustrator II

What You’ll Do

  • Create new or update existing marketing and branding materials for internal and external use, such as brochures, trade booth designs, advertising, employee communications, events, posters and more.
  • Analyze and decide the best way to illustrate technical data and concepts for business proposals, program reports, hardware specifications, user manuals, white papers and other documentation.
  • Develop data plots, tables, infographics, functional block diagrams, technical graphics, and other illustrations to support business pursuits and processes.
  • Interview subject matter experts to understand their technical solutions, then create compelling visual representations – including 2- and 3-dimensional stills and animations – to effectively illustrate their concepts.
  • Apply company-specific publication standards, branding elements, style guides, and best practices to create high-quality, company-branded professional content in all materials developed.
  • Collaborate with the Marketing & Branding specialist to ensure consistency of design with company branding guidelines.
  • Provide additional internal and external communications support, as assigned.
  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the SBU/SSU and the Company. Interact appropriately with others in order to maintain a positive and productive work environment.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.

What You’ll Need

  • BS/BA in a related field plus 2 or more years related experience.
  • Each higher-level related degree, i.e., Master’s Degree or Ph.D., may substitute for two years of related experience. Two years of related experience may be substituted for each year of education. Degree must be from a university, college, or school which is accredited by an agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education, US Department of Education.
  • Exceptional visual communication skills.
  • Expertise in graphic design and/or illustrating technical documentation.
  • Experience working under brand guidelines.
  • Attention to detail, organized and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to engage with technically minded subject matter experts, grasp key concepts, and analyze and distill information into technically accurate, understandable visual representations of data.
  • Experience with, and the ability to, collaborate with individuals and teams at all levels, including senior-level executives.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to work multiple projects simultaneously, under deadline pressure with fast turnarounds.
  • Ability to coordinate with project personnel, support functions, and subject matter experts.
  • Ability to review the scope of documents against program objectives or proposal requirements to ensure compliance and completeness of information.
  • Ability to work well with people as well as independently, and with little or no supervision after initial briefing.
  • Ability to maintain a predictable work schedule with occasional flexibility for evening or weekend work to meet deadlines, as needed.
  • Excellent skills in Microsoft products, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Teams, Planner, SharePoint, Project and Outlook.
  • Excellent skills in Adobe Acrobat Pro, Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign.
  • Familiarity with 3D software, such as Maya or SketchUp.
  • Familiarity with Visio.
  • Ability to identify and implement visual design elements to improve readability and understanding.
  • Ability to apply information mapping concepts to organize complicated topics.
  • Ability to incorporate accessibility considerations for those with disabilities.
  • Ability to quickly learn new skills, new products or technical knowledge; stay current on new trends, ideas, technologies.
  • General interest in science and technology is preferred.
  • Previous experience developing proposal graphics is preferred.

HIRING SALARY RANGE: $29.09 per hour - $39.42 per hour (Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data.)

Horizontal facilitates valuable and productive conversations between you and potential employers. We can assist you in growing your career by partnering you with employers that offer challenging assignments. For those that join the team, we offer competitive compensation and benefits including medical, dental, vision, and retirement. Check out all we have to offer and how you can become part of the Horizontal Talent Team. In compliance in compliance with state laws and regulations related to job posting requirements, the salary range for this role is $15.00 -$115.00 per hour (hourly rates in other locations could differ). This is not a guarantee of compensation, as final offer amount may vary based on factors including but not limited to experience and geographic location.


Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

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