Salary is commensurate with experience and education
Priority consideration given to applications received by August 20, 2017
The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is a dynamic organization at the University of Washington. Our mission is to monitor global health conditions and health systems, as well as to evaluate interventions, initiatives, and reforms. We are also building an audience of interested policymakers, researchers, donors, and other decision-makers in health who are interested in learning more about how to apply, use, and derive better evidence in global health.
IHME has an outstanding opportunity for a Graphic Designer to join our team. In this rewarding role, the graphic designer will create and implement designs that affect billions of lives. As an integral component of IHME's global engagement strategy, the graphic designer will contribute to the execution of communications such as reports, infographics, and gifs that represent the Institute. The designer will help ensure the development, implementation, and adherence to a consistent creative look, feel, style, and tone of communications that clearly convey project objectives for multiple audiences. This position reports to the Publications Manager.
The graphic designer will develop publications and collateral to disseminate IHME's research findings in an accurate, attractive, and accessible manner for a wide range of audiences, from researchers to donors to policymakers to the general public. This position executes the design, layout, and final production of visual communications projects, including but not limited to policy reports, social media assets, infographics, flyers, event collateral, and illustrations. This job is part production and part creative. 70% of the work is for print and 30% is for digital outputs. Much of the work involves creating graphics for and laying out reports, creating animated gifs and infographics, and developing graphics for other uses at the Institute.
For print, develop and provide original graphic design work, from conceptual to layout to printer-ready art.
For websites, work closely with Global Engagement team members, data and IT teams, and other staff to design and implement clear, correct, and visually compelling representations of complex data in multiple formats.
Maintain and adhere to IHME branding guidelines while exercising creativity in visualizing narrative and data.
Work with external vendors to secure quotes and ensure that projects move smoothly through the production process.
Assist with checking proofs as required. Attend press checks as needed.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
Bachelor's degree in graphic design/arts or related field plus at least three years of print and digital graphic design experience
Strong ability to collaborate and communicate with stakeholders throughout the organization
Strong understanding of the principles of design, typography, photography, and color management for print and web
Demonstrated stylistic breadth and attention to detail
The ability to work at high standards in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
Knowledge of printing processes, paper stocks, and proofing methods
Highly proficient with Adobe Creative Cloud products (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects) and other Mac-based applications, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; IHME Global Engagement uses Asana for project management
Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment
Interest in public health, global health, and health policy
Animation skills a plus but not necessary
Strong organizational skills and proficiency maintaining design files using version control
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Portfolio of reports or layouts (20-60 pages)
Experience converting complex data to graphics
Personally motivated to support the Institute's mission and goals
Multicultural sensitivity, knowledge of additional languages a plus
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
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