Graphic Designer II, (Communications & Marketing Professional 1 - MR09) UTC Communications & Marketing University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
Graphic Designer II The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is looking for a seasoned, self-driven on-site graphic designer to inspire and collaborate with the creative services team in the Division of Communications and Marketing. Graphic Designer II conceptualizes, produces, and leads strong design work to support university marketing and communications initiatives. This position reports to and assists the Creative Services Director with workflow, project distribution, brand management, art direction and team leadership. Graphic Designer II will lead and inspire creatives from the design, photography, video, and web teams. This position deals primarily with print and publication work but will also support digital requests such as social media, website, and email graphic assets when necessary. This is NOT a remote position.
Essential Job Functions
* Creative leadership and art direction: Work with Creative Services Director to execute direction across multiple platforms from conception to completion while leading the Creative Services team; complete assignments efficiently and on time * Design work: Create print publications, campaigns, marketing components, digital assets and other university and divisional needs, including signage, wayfinding, and environmental graphic design * Brand management: Enforce established brand guidelines through all channels, communicate compliance to internal and external brand asset users, find viable solutions to branding challenges and work with UT System licensing officials to approve retail and promotional branded items * Project workflow and archiving
Minimum Qualifications and Job Requirements Education
* Bachelor's degree in graphic design or related field
* 5 years' experience in graphic design in a collaborative, creative, fast-paced agency, or in-house environment
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
* Able to produce compelling, top-notch layouts across multiple platforms efficiently and effectively * Highly creative and can successfully produce, evaluate, and edit concepts * Clearly communicate with client during intake, concept presentation and production to ensure successful project outcomes * Strong ability to communicate a cohesive design vision * Ability to analyze recruitment insights for a creative perspective * Understand and keep up with design trends and format changes * Solid command of Adobe Creative Suite * Strong organizational skills--project management, delegating and completing projects on time * Contributes to a collegial, collaborative, and respectful workplace environment
Application Requirements To be considered, applicant must submit a single PDF attachment that includes a cover letter, resume, and a clearly identified link to an online portfolio that contains at least 10 items produced in the past 24 months. Final candidates may be asked to visit campus and participate in a skills assessment exercise as part of the finalist interview process.
Review of applications will begin January 3, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by this date will receive priority consideration.
The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is an engaged, metropolitan university committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service, and dedicated to meeting the diverse needs of the region through strategic partnerships and community involvement.