Reporting to the Director of Creative Services within University Communications & Marketing (UCM), the Graphic Designer is responsible for creatively conceptualizing, designing, and producing visuals for a wide variety of print and electronic media, including but not limited to publications, brochures, advertisements, signs, banners, displays, emails, and web pages. In addition to a strong attention to detail, the candidate must be adept at juggling multiple assignments and producing quality work under tight deadlines.
Design compelling, current, visually appealing print and digital marketing, promotion, and communication materials, following Miami University’s brand guidelines
Understand the “bigger picture” in a creative way, keeping in mind the mission and strategic goals of the department and University
Properly analyze, assess, and respond to client needs and deliver exceptional service as well as bold concepts with a keen eye for a simple, strong design
Align design, visuals, and messaging across all media, campaign efforts, and in alignment with Miami’s brand guidelines
Create mood boards, storyboards, and visual concepts for campaigns, which may include digital ads, video assistance, and social media assets
Create digital mock-ups and presentations as part of the UCM team and effectively communicate to all stakeholders
Partner closely with all teams to identify problems and translate them into creative solutions that support recruitment efforts
Create new design and photo concepts, maintaining a unified look across print and web pieces
Develop new image concepts and assist in the direction of photo shoots as assigned by the Director of Creative Services
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Bachelor’s Degree and at least three years of digital and print design experience
Expert working knowledge of Adobe software (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, After Effects, and Dreamweaver) and HTML5 and CSS3 experience
Strong understanding of typographic, photography, composition, and illustration principles and foundations
Strong multitasking skills and the ability to carry projects from conception to completion within assigned timelines
Ability to work in a fast paced environment with constantly changing needs
Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development that helps maintain knowledge about best practices and contemporary design
Ability to view work across media holistically and while applying brand consistency
Internal Number: 495723
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“Miami University, a student-centered public university founded in 1809, has built its success through an unwavering commitment to liberal arts undergraduate education, with complementary quality graduate programs, and the active engagement of its students in both curricular and co-curricular life. With a student body of 16,000, Miami effectively combines a wide range of strong academic programs with faculty who love to teach and the personal attention ordinarily found only at much smaller institutions. Faculty and staff are highly valued for their contributions toward the Miami experience. Employees enjoy a competitive benefits package and stable work environment as they work to support the university’s educational mission. Miami’s main campus is located in Oxford, Ohio, 35 miles northwest of Cincinnati, with regional campuses located in Hamilton and Middletown, Ohio, and a center in Luxembourg. Known as one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation, Miami, the nation's tenth oldest public university, is recognized for its striking red brick Georgian-style architecture and tree-shaded lawns. Take a Virtual Tour from our website.”