Suffolk's Division of Communications, including its Offices of Marketing & Communications and Public Affairs, consists of storytellers, professional strategists, writers, designers, and multimedia producers offering a depth of expertise in a variety of media. We tell the story of the University across a range of audiences and media producing everything from news and feature pieces, to long and short form videos, collateral and advertising, and web and social media content.
Summary of Position: The Graphic Designer will play a critical role in helping to drive Suffolk University's institutional brand forward through the development of innovative and targeted design. Under the guidance of the Art Director, this position will be responsible for creating compelling designs across the marketing spectrum, from digital, to print collateral, and other advertising and communications platforms.
The qualified candidate will be a creative, detail-oriented designer who will work closely with a cross-functional team to develop strategically-inspired and creatively-led ideas. He/she will conceptualize, execute and design creative digital and print projects that drive and support the brand vision and deliver against strategic institutional goals.
Primary/Principal Responsibilities: * Conceptualize, design and execute high quality work appropriate to content and intended audience, and exists within the framework of the institution's overall visual identity *Design visuals for marketing campaigns from concept to execution that deliver on strategy and meet project objectives * Design cohesive creative assets for web properties, landing pages, emails, e-newsletters, social media, digital advertising and print materials * Work with vendors to coordinate estimates, distribute files, review proofs and oversee the final quality control of projects * Work collaboratively with a team of project managers, designers, copywriters, photographers, and developers to ensure institutional branding and strategic objectives are achieved * Have and maintain a solid working knowledge of the digital space and all creative mediums and seek to continually learn new programs and technologies that can enhance or improve the creative work
Requirements/Qualifications: * Bachelor's degree in Design, Visual Arts or relevant field preferred * 3+ years experience designing for a variety of mediums, preferably in an agency or in-house environment * Advanced knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator) and other visual design tools * Familiarity designing/executing design within an online environment (HTML, CSS, and UX best practices) * Experience working with responsive design, with an emphasis on a mobile-first approach * Familiarity with digital asset management systems, and online collaboration and project management software * Experience preparing files and working with offset and digital print vendors * Excellent oral, written, and visual communication skills * Highly organized, flexible and able to manage multiple projects under tight deadlines while maintaining a high level of quality and accuracy * A strong portfolio demonstrating an elevated sense of layout, form, color, typography, and digital design skills
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About Suffolk University
Located right in the heart of downtown Boston, Suffolk University gives its students unparalleled access to the city and all it offers.Our college green is the Boston Common. We are steps from dozens of historic sites like the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, and the Massachusetts State House. We have no real boundaries to our campus' Boston and Suffolk blend together. That means our students have incredible access to a wealth of opportunities, whether it's museums and restaurants or internships and co-ops. At the same time, we also take pride in being a personal, student-centered school, where faculty and administrators know students by name. We take the time to recognize each student's promise, figure out what makes him or her tick, and build important mentoring relationships.As we have done since our founding, we strive for one thing at Suffolk: give students the tools they need to be successful, smart, and satisfied at whatever they choose to do.