The Graphic Designer will assist the Creative Team in completing design for a wide range of communications materials, spanning print, social media content to multimedia and digital for University clients. The Graphic Designer will use Adobe CC Design Suite as well as presentation software such as Keynote and PowerPoint. Digital design skills, including familiarity with email development software such as Emma and Mailchimp and a working knowledge of web development, a plus. Position reports directly to the Director of Design and Identity.
Work in partnership with clients, directors, writers, editors, and project managers to develop marketing-communications solutions that best meet the clientâ™s needs as well as University objectives.
Produce effective, goal-driven and audience-focused work that reflects University brand.
Design and implement projects across platforms (print to digital) for a wide range of University projects.
Ability to manage projects from concept to completion as required, including meeting with clients, establishing goals, providing executions and estimates, and tracking time and costs.
Ability to provide input on, when necessary, all aspects of the execution phase and production process of projects, including budgets, materials and processes, and timetables.
High level of creativity with a sophisticated sense of brand identity development, typography, applied color, composition and visual hierarchy.
Creative problem-solving abilities with strong communication skills.
Experience in articulating and explaining visual approaches.
Talent and skill in working with a creative team in a fast-paced, detail-oriented environment.
Effectively manage relationships with University clients and partners, fellow team members, and vendors.
Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, juggle priorities, and meet deadlines.
Excellent management and organization skills.
Ability to carry out assignments with little supervision required.
Ability to estimate and work within budgets.
Excellent knowledge of best practices and technical trends within an evolving social media landscape with an understanding of web development and other digital applications preferred.
Education, Experience, or Certifications:
Bachelor's degree in graphic design, art or a related field required.
One or more years of graphic design experience or other related experience required.
Higher Education experience a plus.
Marketing, public relations, and general business administration experience a plus
All required documents must be submitted to be considered for this position
Portfolio of samples; a PDF or URL are required for consideration
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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