Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,300 students in nine schools and colleges across three campuses.
Located in Albany, New York, New York State's capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City and the Adirondacks.
The University at Albany's Office of Communications and Marketing is seeking an experienced graphic designer to design and produce high-quality visual communications that inspire, inform and captivate audiences. The Graphic Designer will work independently and with colleagues to foster creative collaboration as well as to ensure project understanding, goals and adherence to brand identity.
Please note that this is a 6-month temporary position.
The Designer will:
Manage incoming projects and work closely with the other designer on staff to share work for effective completion of projects on time and within budget
Develop a thorough understanding of the University's brand standards and strategic goals
Incorporate and elevate the University's brand and strategic goals within all projects
Suggest best practices and creative solutions for marketing and communications projects
Manage design consistency, from initial concept to completion, across all media including print, web, email, digital, social, video, etc., utilizing a solid knowledge of digital and print production processes
Maintain and organize digital files within a shared network and project management system
Design and produce visual communication from initial concept to completion using a variety of medium, including print, web, email, digital, social, video, etc.
Create data visualization and information graphics
Create innovative designs using elements such as typography, photography, illustrations, graphics and white space
Attend and provide creative direction for photo shoots
Initiate and maintain solid relationships with external vendors; this will include writing and compiling work estimates
Work with a variety of University community members on all three campuses, including faculty, staff and students
Work in partnership with the directors and staff inside OCM to bring projects to successful completion on time, within budget and to the expectations of the client and brand
Work well in a fast-paced, creative team environment, with close attention to detail
Possess technical problem-solving skills and be capable of identifying file/project design challenges while driving appropriate solutions
Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design or a related field from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education or internationally recognized organization
At least 5 years' experience in graphic design
Experience in project management with proven success in planning and delivering complex projects
Experience in art direction for photo shoots
A portfolio of self-produced work demonstrating expertise in graphic design
Proficiency with InDesign CC, Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC and Bridge
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Knowledge of Mac platform OS X and Microsoft Office applications
Excellent understanding of typography, layout and production
Experience with both print and digital production processes
General knowledge of social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube and LinkedIn
General knowledge of responsive web design
Experience meeting multiple, dynamic deadlines
Applicants must address in their application their ability to work with a culturally diverse population.
Experience in working in this capacity for a large organization
Experience in higher education
Professional Rank and Salary Range: Staff Associate, SL-4
Special Note: This is a 6-month temporary position.
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