The University Libraries Communications Office seeks a Graphic Designer to join its growing team.
Under the direction of the Multimedia and Visual Communications Specialist, the Graphic Designer will conceptualize and produce a wide range of print and digital materials to support the University Libraries' programs, services, events activities and marketing initiatives.
The Graphic Designer will build relationships with clients around the Libraries to determine needs and desired outcomes; will recommend design approaches based on goals and budget parameters; and will ideate and implement creative and technically proficient graphic solutions in consultation with the position supervisor and with other members of the Library Communications department. The Graphic Designer will help sustain the Library's and the University's visual brand and will ensure the correct implementation of brand guidelines.
The Graphic Designer will participate as an integral member of the Library Communications office and will contribute to departmental planning for creative projects, campaigns, and communications activities. Depending on areas of expertise, the Graphic Designer may contribute photography, videography, motion graphics, illustration and/or another specialized skill to the work of the department.
Education and Experience:
High school diploma or equivalency and two years of visual/graphic arts experience related to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience.
Thorough knowledge of graphic design and visual art concepts, principles, trends and practices for both print and electronic environments.
Demonstrated successful application of graphic design and visual art principles in both print and electronic environments for purposes of organizational communications, public relations, or marketing.
Demonstrated expertise in use of Adobe Creative Cloud products (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat).
Strong typography skills.
Familiarity with print and production processes.
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
Ability to multi-task, to meet deadlines and to work within budget parameters.
Attention to detail.
Customer service orientation and ability to work productively and collaboratively with teammates and a wide range of internal clients.
Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and in the work of communications.
Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
Ability to work in a large, diverse and rapidly transforming organization.
Candidates must submit a portfolio of print and electronic design work that demonstrates innovation, creativity and excellent design execution across a range of projects, formats, and media.
Bachelor's degree in graphic design, visual arts, or a related field, or completion of additional coursework, training or certifications beyond minimum recruitment standards.
Photography, illustration and/or video production skills (Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, Lightroom).
Experience designing for accessibility standards.
Work experience in higher education and/or library environment.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Internal Number: 167601
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