The Creative Manager is responsible for: serving as the Creative Manager for all of the materials the office produces printed or digital; providing a cohesive creative and visual direction for all deliverables; and reinforcing the University s branding, working with all units across the Department of Residence Life to develop, manage, and ensure brand and visual standards printed, digital, social media and multimedia.
Education and Experience:
Bachelors degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Five years professional experience in graphic design, marketing or art/creative direction.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Experience in brand implementation and maintenance as well as making supporting communications-related product recommendations. Project management from conception to delivery in a timely manner and on budget. Working knowledge of print processing equipment and software, as well as design. Proficiency or mastery of related applications, including Adobe CreativeSuite (Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) and Microsoft Office. Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.
Master's degree in graphic design.
Preferred Special Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:
Ability to use SLR digital camera to produce professional quality photographs in accordance with the Texas A&M University Brand Guide.
VISUAL MEDIA, SOCIAL MEDIA, AND MULTIMEDIA: Work with appropriate personnel in the department and across campus to create engaging artwork, photography, and other multimedia components to enhance the strategic goals of the department, along with the department website, department social media outlets and videos produced. Responsible for managing the overall direction and quality of all visual media, leading development of related concepts and creative strategies, and ensuring consistency with brand and communication goals.
BRANDING: In coordination with the University and the Division of Student Affairs, develops and implements a brand strategy and marketing plan.
VISUAL CREATIVE IDENTITY AND MESSAGING: Provide cohesive creative direction and messaging in all projects and deliverables to integrate, align, and reinforce department and university branding across all mediums in collaboration with the director, marketing committee, and website committee. Acts as point of contact for media inquiries.
GRAPHIC DESIGN: Design, print, and produce promotional materials and collateral in a variety of mediums, including traditional print, electronic, social, and multimedia for a variety of internal and external audiences. Work with printing companies and related vendors to deliver high-quality, cost-effective solutions within branding requirements.
SPECIAL EVENTS: Assists in the planning and implementation of special events, as well as coordinates and develops the promotional materials of events such as, but not limited to, Aggieland Saturday, New Student Conferences, prospective student events and resource fairs.
SERVICE/OUTREACH: Serve as a liaison, resource, and mentor to the department s units and as an advocate within the University design community to ensure effective representation and implementation of the department s branding initiatives and overall communication strategy. Serves as the chair of the Marketing Committee and the Website Committee. Serves on the Division of Student Affairs Marketing Committee.
OTHER DUTIES: Other duties.
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Texas A&M University is dedicated to the discovery, development, communication, and application of knowledge in a wide range of academic and professional fields. Its mission of providing the highest quality undergraduate and graduate programs is inseparable from its mission of developing new understandings through research and creativity. It prepares students to assume roles in leadership, respons...ibility, and service to society. Texas A&M assumes as its historic trust the maintenance of freedom of inquiry and an intellectual environment nurturing the human mind and spirit. It welcomes and seeks to serve persons of all racial, ethnic, and geographic groups, women and men alike, as it addresses the needs of an increasingly diverse population and a global economy. In the twenty-first century, Texas A&M University seeks to assume a place of preeminence among public universities while respecting its history and traditions.