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Graphic Designer

New York Life Insurance Company (“New York Life” or “the company”) is the largest mutual life insurance company in the United States*. Founded in 1845, New York Life is headquartered in New York City, maintains offices in all fifty states, and owns Seguros Monterrey New York Life in Mexico.


New York Life is one of the most financially strong and highly capitalized insurers in the business. The company reported 2016 operating earnings of $1.954 billion. Total assets under management at year end 2016, with affiliates, totaled $538 billion.  As of year-end 2016, New York Life’s surplus was $23.336 billion**.  New York Life holds the highest possible financial strength ratings currently awarded to any life insurer from all four of the major ratings agencies: A.M. Best, A++; Fitch AAA; Moody’s Aaa; Standard & Poor’s AA+. (Source: Individual Third Party Ratings Report as of 8/17/16).


Financial strength, integrity and humanity—the values upon which New York Life was founded—have guided the company’s decisions and actions for over 170 years.


New York Life is looking for designers to transform often complex insurance, investment, and/or other financial information into easily understood, branded, visually engaging, print and digital marketing content. Ideally, you are just as comfortable laying out brochures, updating sales collateral, and discussing print production specs as you are animating PowerPoint presentations, creating motion graphics, concepting graphics for social media, and taking a lead production role on a variety of print and digital marcomm work. In addition, you will be interacting with external vendors and production teams, including giving direction, sending and managing files, and reviewing for quality. The role requires that you execute final designs that are print-ready and pixel perfect.


General Responsibilities: Work as a collaborative member of our in-house Creative Services team across numerous projects including print collateral, promotional material, social media, motion graphics, and a wide variety of print and digital marketing content. Must be comfortable working on multiple projects simultaneously. Must be comfortable working collaboratively in a team environment and interacting closely with project managers, designers, writers, external vendors, and internal clients to meet multiple daily deadlines. Maintain quality and consistency by strictly adhering to established brand guidelines. Must be able to interpret briefs into visually appealing, on-brand layouts and graphic assets to promote marketing and financial concepts (i.e., data visualization, infographics, presentation decks, motion graphics, and more). Image research.


Basic Qualifications: Candidate must have an online portfolio demonstrating mastery of fundamental design concepts and experience creating a variety of design solutions. Solid written and verbal communication skills needed, along with the ability to present a strong rationale for design decisions. Insurance, financial services, professional services, or experience in any other regulated industries is helpful. Must be amenable to a highly collaborative work process with frequent interaction with your supervisor and internal clients.


Requirements: Minimum of 5 years of related work experience. A degree in design, visual communications, or a related field. Demonstrate knowledge of offset print and digital print processes and production methods. Able to work effectively in a fast-paced environment. Demonstrate knowledge of producing content for web and mobile. Strong attention to detail, quality, and process. Ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively. Flexible; able to address rapidly changing requests. Problem solver. Good communication skills. Ability to work within brand guidelines while remaining fresh and unique.


Highly competent in Adobe Creative Suite, particularly InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop with some experience in After Effects and/or Animate. Highly competent in Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, and Excel.  Proficient on both Mac and Windows Platforms. Up-to-date with current design trends.


Additional Desirables: Experience in the financial industry. Knowledge of HTML/CSS. Experience working with project management software.

All submitted candidates must have a portfolio available for review








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*Based on revenue as reported by “Fortune 500, ranked within Industries, Insurance: Life, Health (Mutual),” Fortune Magazine, June 17, 2016.  See  for methodology.

**Total surplus, which includes the Asset Valuation Reserve, is one of the key indicators of the company’s long-term financial strength and stability and is presented on a consolidated basis of the company.


1. Operating earnings is the key measure use by management to track Company’s profitability from ongoing operations and underlying profitability of the business. This indicator is based on generally accepted accounting principles in the US (GAAP), with certain adjustments Company believes to be appropriate as a measurement approach (non GAAP), primarily the removal of gains or losses on investments and related adjustments.


2. Assets under management represent Consolidated Domestic and International insurance Company Statutory assets (cash and invested assets and separate account assets) and third party assets principally managed by New York Life Investment management Holdings LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of New York Life Insurance Company.