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Under general supervision, the senior graphic designer provides concept, design, and production of custom printed collateral and web-based communication pieces for all seven Advancement units using Adobe Creative and other desktop publishing software. Examples of pieces to be produced range from but are not limited to brochures, invitations, proposals, programs, flyers, newsletters, posters, presentation materials, and information graphics.
The senior graphic designer cultivates and maintains productive working relationships within a diverse, higher education environment. Must possess strong design and typography skills, the ability to work independently and as part of a creative team, as well as the ability to prioritize projects in a fast-paced, service-oriented environment. The graphic designer is responsible for project management, including coordination of production schedules, final art production, development of quality control standards, and other responsibilities as needed. Must follow established university brand style guides/guidelines, and be able to create and repurpose documents and collateral to those guidelines, as well. Applies skills as a seasoned, experienced professional with a full understanding of industry practices, marketing, and organizational policies and procedures; resolves a wide range of issues. Demonstrates good judgment and an interest in understanding client objectives in order to develop effective marketing and/or communications deliverables in support of Advancement and the Campaign for UC San Diego.
For a complete application, please include a cover letter with a link to your online portfolio or a cover letter with 2 - 5 work samples that are relevant to the qualifications listed for this position.
Occasional evenings and weekends may be required. Must have access to reliable transportation.
Strong skills to effectively produce visual materials that meet and satisfy the needs of the client. Demonstrated understanding of basic design concepts.
Thorough knowledge of applicable publishing software applications. Advanced technical skill and knowledge to utilize Macintosh hardware and related publishing software—InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, among others—to produce publications.
Working knowledge of marketing principles. Demonstrated experience in providing graphic solutions to design problems/projects appropriate to audience/budget/time-frame requirements. Related ability to apply appropriate marketing concepts to publication development.
Demonstrated experience in development and production of high-quality publications. Knowledge of the publication process with proven ability to develop and implement production schedules and establish priorities.
Demonstrated creative ability and skill in planning the layout and organization of various types of material and formatting text for delivery to graphic artists and printers.
Demonstrated ability to use and interpret standard proofreader notations based on knowledge of the language and in accordance with the most current style manual.
Time and project management skills to effectively establish priorities and meet competing deadlines.
Strong skills in interpersonal communications to interact effectively with a variety of clients, support staff and vendors.
Strong skills in collaboration to best meet project goals and objectives of clients. Demonstrated ability to collaborate with and follow direction/input from supervisory/editorial/support staff members and clients to complete projects as prescribed.
Ability to handle small to large multiple projects simultaneously. Ability to organize projects and work flow to produce publications in a deadline-determined working environment. Ability to complete design requirements within project budget/cost limitations.
Strong problem solving skills with the ability to research, analyze, recommend, communicate and implement solutions.
Bachelor's degree in design or a related field, or equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience.
Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on Background Check results.
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