Description: Emerson College's Office of Marketing seeks an exceptionally-talented Senior Designer to support a wide range of intensely high-profile marketing efforts spanning the globe. The Senior Designer is a crucial member of the Marketing staff, and brings a wealth of design experience and a dynamic perspective, working to continuously keep the College's visual identity on the leading-edge. The Senior Designer is not just a practitioner, but a leader with the ability to inspire internal teams, clients, and external partners to think differently about the role of design and its importance to growing and sustaining the reputation and prominence of the institution. The Senior Designer possesses exceptional design talent and impeccable attention to detail, and is capable of both strategic planning and rapid execution across a diversity of media, audiences, and environments.
Campus Location: Boston Campus
Required Knowledge: -Bachelors degree in related field. -Unparalleled design ability across a diversity of platforms, including print collateral, digital advertisements, web sites, premiums, and social media. -Excellent design judgement -Experience in a design role in which the incumbent was solely responsible for final design product. -Experience in environmental graphics and/or signage, with special attention to branded experiences. -Exceptional attention to detail, including the tracking of projects from concept to completion. -Highest-level knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite. -Proven collaborative approach, including exceptional ability to take in, strategize present, and defend concepts for and by colleagues, clients, and partners. -Expertise establishing, assessing, and communicating brand standards.
Preferred/Desirable Knowledge: -Masters degree in related field a plus. -Expertise with HTML, CSS, and other web tools a plus. -Expertise with accessible digital design standards a plus.
Required Prior Work Experience: -4-7 years professional experience in the corporate, agency, non-profit, or higher education sectors.
Diversity Statement: Emerson College believes diversity enriches the educational experience by providing students with the opportunity to learn from individuals who may have different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Engagement with diversity in the curriculum, in our co-curricular offerings, and all other aspects of the College enhances the personal and intellectual growth of all members of our campus community. Emerson is committed to strengthening communities, including our workplace, by fostering the development of the intercultural competencies necessary for meaningful citizenship in an increasingly complex, pluralistic society.
Classification Title: Manager 3
Salary Grade: 17
Job Family: Manager
Design -Provide leadership for the development and implementation of a new design paradigm for the College, including the implementation of a new institutional brand. -Intake, strategize, develop, and implement design across a variety of media to achieve crucial College goals. -Establish a cohesive design framework for the institution, including print collateral, digital advertisements, web sites, premiums, and social media. -Partner with the Video Production Manager to establish a unified design methodology for dozens of video projects annually. -Provide leadership for the development and implementation of branded experiences/environmental graphics both on-campus and off.
Brand standards -Assess, establish, and convey visual identity standards that apply across the institution. -Manage regular updates to the institutions visual identity system. -Work with colleagues, vendors, and clients to enforce visual identity standards.
Partnerships -Partner with external vendors, internal colleagues, and clients to elevate the role and importance of design across the institution. -Serve as an ambassador of the Marketing staff with colleagues and clients across the institution. -Manage vendors to exact cost-efficient, timely product production and delivery that meets rigorous institutional standards for quality.
Emerson College is the nation’s premier private college dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. It is located in the theater district in the dynamic multi-cultural city of Boston in close proximity to major arts institutions, media outlets, and research centers. The College enrolls 3,783 undergraduate students and 641 graduate students from 71 count...ries and 48 states. Emerson College is committed to an active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversity – in its people, in the curriculum, and in the College’s intellectual, social, cultural and geographical communities. Our inclusive excellence framework recognizes that institutional excellence comes from fully engaging with diversity in all aspects of institutional activities. Members of historically under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.