The Graphic Designer uses imagination, talent, and skill to create visual concepts, layouts, graphics, photos and other design materials for a variety of print and electronic media. The Graphic Designer is expected to proactively plan and execute compelling visual concepts that meet marketing objectives and strengthen the University brand and image. The Graphic Designer also takes provided conceptual work and moves it through the finishing processes to arrive at a finished piece with proper formatting for digital distribution or print production. The Graphic Designer works collaboratively with all units within the Division of Marketing and Communications as well as numerous campus colleagues.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Utilizes imagination, talents, and skills to conceptualize and design layout proofs that creatively meet communication, marketing and branding goals. Revise proofs in collaboration with creative services director, marketing communications team and colleagues in order to solicit approvals. Prepare files for numerous print and electronic formats, creating final print production files and/or digital assets and attending press checks when applicable.
Meets regularly with the creative services director, fellow designers, marketing communications team members and colleagues in order to kickoff projects and brainstorm workable solutions to issues that arise.
Manages twice-weekly open studio time, taking high-quality headshots of faculty, staff and students for use in promotional materials for the University.
Provides project management and relations services on specific assigned jobs, including Mass programs for Campus Ministry, registration policy documents and commencement programs for the Office of the Registrar, and The Administrative Policies documents for Human Resources.
Manages, organizes, and archives photos on the DMC server and online photo management system
Performs other related job duties as assigned by the Director.
Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design
Minimum of 1 to 3 years of experience in a fast-paced market-focused office environment, designing around messaging and brand presentation. Preferred experience working in creative services and design in higher education or similarly multifaceted non-profit in a metro media area.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities required for the position are as follows:
Fluency with design principles for print and digital media
2-3 years of experience in Adobe Creative Cloud, especially InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat on a Mac platform, or relevant best-of-breed design solutions.
2-3 years of experience in in MS Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) on a Mac platform
Familiarity with DSLR camera operation, photographic principles, and basic lighting techniques
Familiarity with Social Media Platforms
Familiarity with Adobe Premiere and Adobe Aftereffects, or comparable best-of-breed design solutions.
Familiarity with web content management systems; experience in CMS preferred.
Working knowledge of higher education landscape, trends, and issues desired.
Accurately and effectively meets demanding deadlines for multiple projects.
Strong colleague-collaboration attitude
Valid Driver’s License
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references.
Catholic in its mission and ecumenical in spirit, Duquesne University values equality of opportunity as an educational institution and as an employer. We aspire to attract and sustain a diverse faculty and staff that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic goals and enriches our campus community. We particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and support dual-career couples through our charter membership in this region's HERC (http://www.hercjobs.org/oh-western-pa-wv/).
We invite applicants for this position to learn more about our university and its Spiritan heritage by visiting http://www.duq.edu/about/mission-and-identity/mission-statement. Those invited to campus for an interview may be asked about ways in which they see their talents contributing to the continued growth of our community and furthering its mission.
Duquesne University, a private, Catholic institution, prides itself on being mission-centered and mission-driven. Our employees contribute to our culture of academic excellence and our mission of serving God by serving students. In turn, they enjoy a supportive working environment that values individual talents, encourages teamwork and rewards accomplishments.
A nationally ranked top-tier university, Duquesne has established a legacy of excellence in liberal and professional education. Our 14:1 student-faculty ratio allows our students to work closely with expert faculty. Duquesne has also won accolades and recognition among the nation’s top 20 small research schools for our research initiatives and faculty productivity.
Situated on a 50-acre campus within the city, Duquesne provides a small-town feel in an urban setting. The Pittsburgh region offers a variety of cultural, education and professional opportunities, as well as a safe and affordable lifestyle.
We strive to attract, recruit and retain a dynamic, diverse workforce. Our employees benefit from an array of campus resources that provide convenience and cost savings, including a variety of dining options, a full-ser...vice Starbucks, a retail bank and credit union, a fitness center and year-round wellness programs and onsite parking. Employees also may take advantage of the many educational, cultural and sporting events sponsored by the university.