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Graphic Designer

Basic Position Information

Job Code: 2042

Title: Graphic Designer

Department: Various

Essential Personnel: N

Job Family: External Relations

Job Sub-Family: Communications & Marketing

FLSA Classification: E

Job Grade: 13

Grade Min: $47,731

Grade Mid: $57,277

UHD Succession Plan: N/A

Criticality of Position: N/A

Career Ladder: In-Range

Campus Security Authority: Y

Screening Committee: N

Motor Vehicle Record Check: N

Job Summary

The Graphic Designer conceptualizes and creates imagery for electronic, printed, and multimedia materials to enhance their communication and overall quality, while maintaining the university's aesthetic branding.

Duties

  • Designs and produces high quality images, for internal and external constituents, for print and digital projects
  • Designs and draws mock-ups for new or large projects as required
  • Assists with the design and creation of marketing materials
  • Coordinates with external agencies, services and printers by acquiring quotes, maintaining relationships and overseeing various print jobs
  • Assists with the development of visual resources
  • Selects designs, including colors, images, text styles, and layout, which maintain the university's brand standards
  • Maintains creative flexibility while staying within the parameters of the university's graphic standards

Marginal Duties

  • Performs all other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities

Direct Reports:

  • None

Delegation of Work:

  • N/A

Supervision Given:

  • N/A

Qualifications

Required Education:

  • Associate's degree in Digital Media, Graphic Design, Fine Arts, or a related field

Required Experience:

  • Minimum of one (1) year of related job experience, and must be able to show a portfolio of projects or work completed

License/Certification:

  • None required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Digital Media, Graphic Design, Fine Arts, or a related field is preferred;
  • Minimum of three (3) years of related job experience is preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of video editing and design software and the related trends, issues, and accepted practices

Skills:

  • Good design skills; strong technical skills, including proficiency in Adobe Software and photo and video editing software;
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; good project management skills

Abilities:

  • Ability to meet deadlines; ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse university community

Work Location and Physical Demands

Primary Work Location:

  • Works in an office environment

Physical Demands:

  • Work is performed in a typical interior work environment which does not subject the employee to any unpleasant elements; individual has discretion in relation to walking, standing etc., and has minimal exposure to physical risks
  • Must have precise hand-eye coordination, good spatial awareness, and the ability to identify and distinguish colors
  • Must have the ability to move items of up to 50lbs

Position Specific Competencies

Commitment to Excellence - UHD

  • Demonstrates a commitment to competently perform his/her job duties and responsibilities within established time frames.
  • Continuously strives to improve work performance.
  • Accepts responsibility for his/her commitments to the university.
  • Contributes to the success of the university by consistently providing quality results in the performance of his/her job duties and responsibilities.

Dependability

  • Takes responsibility to accomplish job assignments within reasonable deadlines.
  • Willing to accept new projects and/or commitments.
  • Does due diligence to complete projects within specified timeframes and/or fulfill commitments.
  • Arrives to work on time prepared and ready to contribute.

Flexibility

  • Willingly adjusts to changing work assignments or conditions.
  • Open to changes in operational procedures, technology, and/or organizational structure.
  • Views changes as opportunities for learning and professional development.
  • Displays a positive attitude to encourage others.
  • Promptly responds to changes in work priorities and/or unexpected circumstances or situations.

Integrity

  • Demonstrates high ethical standards of conduct in the performance of his/her job duties and responsibilities.
  • Accepts responsibility for his/her actions.
  • Respects and complies with department and university policies, procedures, and work rules.

Proficiency

  • Possesses required job skills and knowledge.
  • Demonstrates the ability to apply those skills and knowledge to competently perform his/her job duties and assignments.

Respect and Cooperation

  • Treats others with courtesy, respect, and dignity in the workplace.
  • Promotes cooperation through open and honest communications and consideration of others ideas, thoughts, and opinions.

Focus on Customer Service

  • Focuses on customer's needs and expectations. (Customers can be students, external constituents, employees, or university guests.)
  • Respectfully ascertains customer's needs and determines appropriate response.
  • Promptly responds by providing requested information, takes appropriate action, or refers customer to appropriate individual or department.
  • If further actions need to be taken, advises customers of realistic timeframes for a response to their request.
  • Follows up with customers on outstanding requests in a timely manner.
  • Tactfully explains to customers why their needs and/or expectations cannot be met if the university does not provide the requested information or services.

Writing Proficiency

  • Demonstrates the ability to express information clearly and concisely in writing.
  • Formulates and writes information to effectively communicate messages, ideas, and/or concepts for the intended recipient or audience.
  • Uses appropriate words and tone, and correct grammar.

This job description may not encompass all duties and responsibilities associated with the position.

Last updated 4/27/2022 6:11 AM