A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position, along with a portfolio of their design work to be considered.
Under general supervision, the Graphic Designer Intermediate leads efforts to determine design needs. Uses current graphics applications to create original designs for print and electronic promotional materials for legal professionals. Ensures adherence to brand standards. Completes HTML templates and schedules marketing emails. Obtains original copy and edits as needed. Coordinates efforts to fulfill artwork needs including managing photoshoots. Coordinates and tracks projects along with other administrative tasks. May include contributions to website design.
50% - Support the success of various communication/promotional campaigns by creating original designs and modifying and/or directing the modification of templates in a variety of media. Includes communication, collaboration, and copyediting:
Design and produce print collateral including: brochures, ads, flyers, letters, and signs. Coordinate final output with service providers (internal and external)
Ensure designs adhere to established brand guidelines. Work with Multimedia Designer Brand and Development Design to identify needed variation and document decisions
Design and produce electronic collateral to support communication/promotion campaigns including social media pages, web pages, online ads, photo carousels, and microsites including HTML and CSS
Create and edit original copy for style, content, organization, effectiveness, and parameters of associated delivery platform
Produce and send email to support assigned campaigns
Ensure accuracy and effectiveness of collateral. Includes proofreading, cross-checking, and coordinating proofing and planning process with multiple other departments
Ensure budget compliance on assigned projects. Communicate schedule to vendors
Communicate and coordinate with others as needed to obtain original copy. Edit or ensure the timely editing by others to fit style, voice, audience, and length requirements following direction and samples. Create headlines.
Communicate and collaborate with key stakeholders, discuss drafts, and gain approvals
Track and report progress of assigned projects
30% - Lead efforts to determine design needs for specific campaigns to support product sales:
Understand the project audience, purpose, and strategic goals
Work collaboratively with the Marketing department to determine design needs to support campaign goals. Lead design meetings for individual projects
Seek feedback and approval through presentation of concepts
Coordinate with Multimedia Designer Brand and Development Design to effectively plan for associated web components
Collaborate in the creation of project schedules.
15% - Lead and coordinate efforts to fulfill artwork needs to support campaign, website, and other projects as needed:
In collaboration with the Marketing department and Multimedia Designer Brand and Development Design, determine photography and other artwork needs for various projects
Choose or supervise the selection of appropriate stock photography
Determine needs, plan for, arrange, and direct photo shoots. Includes attending events to capture photos
5% - Other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or equivalent, in addition to 4-6 years of experience in Web and print design
Proven ability to create concepts for marketing campaigns that apply marketing/design principles in print and electronic media
Demonstrated ability to lead design meetings, discuss concepts, and drafts directly with clients, and document decisions
Understanding of marketing/design principles and principles of corporate identity for print and web
Expert level proficiency in industry graphics software, such as InDesign and other Adobe products including Dreamweaver
Experience outputting files for printing
Experience arranging and directing photographers and photoshoots
Proficient in HTML and CSS
Ability to set priorities and manage multiple projects; excellent organization and time-management skills
Excellent written and oral communication skills, and ability to work well with others
Knowledge of Web-based technologies
Understanding of database integration with web
Able to successfully complete a work sample administered by ICLE
Professional experience in advertising or marketing-related environment is preferable
Familiarity with University of Michigan structure, resources, and policies or development setting
Working knowledge of digital marketing
Experience with UI/UX design
Website development and authoring experience
Creative copywriting skills a plus
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Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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