Graphic Design Specialist


Website Union University

Job Summary:
This position serves as the second design position for the university and is responsible for creating printed and digital promotional/marketing materials for various on-campus departments. This position also oversees the design, production, and ordering of all campus signage.

Essential Job Duties:
• Oversee the design and production of all campus sign requests.
• Work with the Director of Creative Services to supervise the student designer(s) position.
Assign and delegate tasks, provide direction, and ensure the quality of work.
• Meet with internal clients (university departments) to discuss marketing and promotional needs.
• Brainstorm with colleagues from various departments to generate ideas for special projects.
• Work with other Office of University Communications staff to develop design concepts, improve works in progress, and find additional creative ways to effectively tell the Union story.
• Conceive ideas, concepts, and campaigns.
• Create designs and layouts for print, web, on-screen, and other mediums. Provide proofs to internal clients for review.
• Provide desktop publishing for University publications (academic catalogues, applications, and forms).
• Stay current with design trends, and participate in professional organizations as production schedules allow.
• Coordinate relationships with printing and sign vendors and manage all printing contracts for services.
• Monitor production of print and sign projects to ensure proper and timely completion.
• Complete other duties as may be assigned by the Assistant Vice President for University Communications, Associate Vice President for University Communications, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, or University President.

Required Qualifications:
~Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree and at least one year of professional design experience with a company, agency, publication, or institution.
~Capacity to work in a deadline-oriented, fast-paced environment; knowledge of the printing industry and ability to provide purchasing expertise for print and promotional materials; proven skills in working with colleagues and students; professional work habits; a team-oriented attitude; and a willingness to represent Union University to its constituencies in a professional and effective manner.
~Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat) and knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) is also required.
~Preference will be given to a candidate with a degree in design or digital media

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