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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.
Our Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has an outstanding opportunity for a Graphic Design/Illustrator.
This position reports to the Creative Director and creates, conceptualizes, designs and produces professional publications and other graphic solutions meeting the needs of the Washington Athletic Department, from the point of design and layout through final production.
Under general direction from the Creative Director, the Graphic Designer/Illustrator is responsible for the design, layout and preparation of original artwork for a variety of communication purposes, including print material as well as for web and digital. Projects may include, but are not limited to, posters, promotional giveaways, brochures, ads, emails and web graphics.
This position will plan, coordinate, and organize multiple projects at once. Create print layouts, designs, and execute artwork for Athletic Department needs including, but not limited to, posters, schedule cards, program shells, trading cards, brochures, fliers, and advertisements.
Execute and design digital graphics related to the athletics website, email campaigns, online ticketing, online banner ads, in-stadium graphics, and social media platforms. Select the most appropriate techniques and output available within the project budget.
Exercise independent judgment in the production of complex graphic design materials from concept to final execution. Collaborate with Marketing and Creative staff to develop brand and sales campaign style guides and taglines.
Work in consultation with Athletics ticket sales staff to produce print and digital collateral designed to increase ticket sales and generate new revenues. May sign off on electronic and mechanical proofs, and attend press checks.
Maintain the comprehensive archive system of all previous and current graphic projects, including regular file back-ups on different drives. Serve as a production resource to the Manager of Video Production, and the Manager of Internet Services.
Supervise student interns to help in the production of multiple projects. Maintain a professional level of communication with all internal and external stakeholders. Perform miscellaneous duties as assigned to achieve the goals and objectives of the department.
Compliance with the rules and regulations of the University, the NCAA, the Pac-12 Conference, the State of Washington and any other governing body is of paramount importance to the University. The overall responsibility of this position is for the successful operation of the program in full compliance with all such rules and regulations. As a condition of employment, the Employee shall be required to participate in rules education programs offered by the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.
High school diploma or equivalent. One year of applicable college level training in graphics design, or equivalent art school training and one year of experience as a graphic illustrator, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Additional Skill Requirements
Must be proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator) or higher on a Mac OS platform. Must be detail-oriented and possess superior organizational skills to coordinate several major printing projects simultaneously. Must be able to work long hours (evenings and weekends) when necessary to meet multiple deadlines.
A minimum of one year of previous full-time graphic design experience is strongly preferred. Additional experience in motion graphics, video production, web design, illustration and or photography will be given added consideration but is not required. Proficiency in Microsoft Office products such as Word, Power Point and Excel is helpful but not required. Candidates who are sports knowledgeable will be given added consideration but it is not required.
Conditions of Employment:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check
Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Criminal Conviction History, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select Apply to this position. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your My Jobs page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergra...duate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.