Western Carolina University is looking for Digital Designer with an impeccable visual eye and design sensibility. This position is responsible for supporting the overall design and visual elements of the university website, wcu.edu, including the digital spaces for the university magazine and brand campaign.
They'll spin up custom websites and applications to support marketing, communication, branding, and advancement goals and partner with other UCM teams for work in email marketing, paid media, and social media campaigns.
Reporting to the Director of Content and Digital Strategy, the Digital Designer will be a part of the Web Team. They will collaborate closely with the Senior Web Developer, CMS Administrator + Developer, Media Planning Specialist, and Social Media Strategist.
Bachelor's degree in a discipline related to the area of assignment, or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
- Bachelor's degree in graphic design, web design, computer science or a related field or equivalent training and experience and one (1) to three (3) years' related work experience. - Experience designing websites, applications, digital ads and social media graphics to support marketing and communication goals. - Understanding of accessible design, or willingness to learn, including designing W3C standards-compliant HTML and CSS, and WAI-ARIA. - Strong portfolio showcasing successful design work for a range of audiences, channels, and industries – including multiple examples of websites and other digital work. - Ability to clearly articulate design solutions developed for nontechnical stakeholders. - Knowledge and interest in emerging technologies; openness to new approaches in design; solid understanding of latest graphic and web design principles and aesthetics. - A creative thinker who enjoys work independently and as a collaborative member in a diverse team of creative individuals.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Application must be made on line. Please submit the following with your application: cover letter, resume, portfolio and a list of three to four references with complete contact information.
For more information, please contact Amelia Bryan, Search chair at email@example.com
As the westernmost institution in the University of North Carolina system, WCU provides comprehensive educational opportunities to residents in the state’s western region and attracts students from around the globe to explore the region’s vast natural diversity. Founded in 1889 as a teaching college, Western Carolina now provides an education to more than 10,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs.