This creative, problem-solving individual will offer visual communication solutions for a range of strategic projects undertaken by the Office of Communications. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to: creative design and overall creative concepts; branding and visual identity leadership and support; image curation, creation, and selection; and production for the execution of projects. Reporting to the Director of Creative Services, the Graphic Design Manager will play a lead design role in cross-functional teams that include writers and editors, videographers, web designers and developers, project managers, and others. He or she will manage a team of designers, including delegating, directing, and assessing work. The person in this position must have excellent interpersonal communication skills, the ability to work collaboratively on creative projects, and have strong design skills and an aesthetic that demonstrates an understanding of current and emerging trends.
Work independently and in cross-functional groups on a variety of strategic communications projects that require creative problem-solving and concepting. This includes taking a lead design role on cross-functional teams, ensuring that all related print and digital design work is of highest quality, consistent, and supports the goals of the individual project.
Serve as brand steward by adhering to and promoting visual and identity guidelines and ensuring guidelines are up-to-date and responsive to university needs.
Partner with editors, writers, web and video professionals, and others to develop holistic communications solutions.
Assign and direct work of senior and junior designers to ensure that the team is producing superior creative work, including providing creative direction, training, and coaching, and following up on work results.
Manage a system of internal approvals and feedback to ensure each designer’s work is vetted at the design team, creative team and senior management levels.
Create a wide range of visual materials. Examples include logos, signage, annual reports, ads, publications, branded collateral, direct mail pieces, event promotions, image creation, and motion graphics.
Direct photo shoots and illustration assignments.
Work on multiple projects concurrently while meeting deadlines and following schedules.
Research and share best practices and emerging technologies in design and visual communication as they pertain to specific projects and objectives.
Contribute to creative concept presentations to leadership and others.
Work to ensure proper balance of form and function in all materials.
REQUIREMENTS and SKILLS
Ten years of experience in a design field.
Experience contributing to collaborative projects.
Ability to meet deadlines consistently.
Ability to work independently and in groups to offer design solutions to communications problems.
Ability to use feedback from managers and clients to improve the team’s work.
Ability to supervise designers, including organizing, prioritizing, and assigning, and assessing work.
Proficiency on a Mac using Adobe Creative Suite and emerging technologies.
Understanding of production process; capable of taking design from concept to production.
Strong leadership skills.
Strong oral presentation skills.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
A cover letter and links to a portfolio of your most recent work are required.
Direct supervisor of design team members
Classified Title: Sr. Graphic Designer Working Title: Graphic Design Manager Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PC Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F 8:30am-5pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 45-MD:JH at Keswick Department name: 10000091-Communications and Marketing Personnel area: University Administration
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