The Creative Services team of USC University Relations seeks a talented and experienced design professional to work as Senior Design Manager working directly with the University Creative Director managing creative digital and print projects for the university. The Senior Design Manager will assist in keeping design team projects moving forward successfully from concept to completion, as well as manage his/her own portfolio of projects. Under the direction of the University Creative Director, the position will co-manage and direct a team of in-house designers, freelance staff and outside agencies in the creation, development and approval of design and graphic identity.
___ Oversees and upholds the University identity. Coordinates appropriate use of University
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â logos, emblems and indicia assuring compliance university wide.
___Conceptualize, design, produce and deliver creative assets for a wide range of projects
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â social media, websites, animation and branded materials and print collateral.
___ Excellent communication skills both written and oral.
___ Manages day-to-day operations and supervises staff.
___ Develops, produces and distributes publications and other promotional materials for
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â department marketing and public relations purposes.
___ Develops, produces and distributes social media assets for department marketing and
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â public relations purposes.
___ Collaborates with the Creative Director to initiate and drive new creative concepts.
___ Optimize assets for the web.
___ Attend press checks as needed.
___ Establishes and maintains contacts with internal and external vendors such as illustrators,
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â photographers and printer representatives.
Preferred Job Qualifications:
Bachelorâs Degree with a concentration in graphic design, visual arts, visual communication or related creative field.
5 years experience as a graphic designer.
3 years experience as a design manager.
Direct experience managing a team.
Must submit a portfolio of design work, including a range of creative projects from presentations, front-end web or mobile projects and print design.
Direct experience in print production processes.
Experience with animation a plus.
Deep experience with the following programs: Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, PhotoShop.
Experience with Salesforce, Mail Chimp, Constant Contact, CSS + HTML, Wordpress.
Advanced HTML and CSS skills.
Excellent typography skills and attention to detail.
Minimum Education:Bachelor's DegreeCombined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience:3 YearsCombined education/experience as substitute for minimum experience
Internal Number: REQ20090788
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.