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The UW Information School (iSchool) has an outstanding opportunity for a Web and Print Designer. This position is responsible for the design and production of communication print materials and responsive website design, from conception to finished product. The Web and Print Designer also designs and visually refreshes the iSchool main website and associated research and/or faculty websites and works with the Web Content Manager and Web Developer to reflect the iSchool and University of Washington brand and optimize user experience. This position works directly with staff and faculty of the iSchool on communication efforts that convey the School's strategic goals and plans, research, and academic programs. The successful candidate will have training and experience as a graphic and web designer, with excellent project management, verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks.
The iSchool is a community of diverse disciplines, professional fields, and areas of expertise engaged with the study of information and its use by people and organizations. We conduct rigorous research and create challenging learning environments that make a difference throughout the region, the state of Washington, the nation, and the world.
We are an open, ethical, highly engaged and collaborative community based on trust, transparency and mutual respect. We believe in the importance of quality of life, embracing diversity, making a difference and having fun.
A sustained engagement with global communities of practice allows our work to remain relevant and cutting-edge. We are dedicated to attracting and nurturing a diverse group of students, faculty, and staff and we are committed to helping all members of our community to achieve their fullest potential.
In the iSchool there is an expectation that all faculty and staff will step up where they see an opportunity to apply their special expertise or talents, speak up when they identify opportunities or concerns, and lead by taking actions that exemplify the iSchool's core values. Leadership within the iSchool is expressed in diverse ways reflecting the variety of styles and cultures that are represented by our faculty and staff.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Graphic Design and Media Production
Use understanding of audience to ensure websites and print materials reflect the characteristics consistent with the qualities we want associated with the iSchool brand.
Design and produce print and other visual materials including necessary formatting for reproduction needs of Creative & Communications and outsourced vendors. The Web and Print Designer is expected to demonstrate mastery of the pre-production and production process, including the ability to use appropriate software to handle responsibilities such as color correction and any other skills needed to deliver polished final products across all media.
Utilize a variety of creative design software programs (CS6 for Windows or Mac) including Sketch, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks, and Adobe Bridge as well as Excel, Word, and Outlook.
Collaborate with the web strategist and development team to assure integrity of the design decisions for the iSchool website and social media properties, including fully responsive website design standards.
Serve as the iSchool photographer for images used on the website or in promotional materials.
Maintain an accurate and up-to-date production schedule.
Maintain and enhance a digital asset management system.
Continual incremental design strategy for refreshes and additions on the iSchool website, including layouts, infographics, photos, and video.
Manage interdepartmental communication within the University and with outsourced agencies to implement/produce communication materials. Travel to local outsourced agencies to attend press checks, examine proofs, and approve final products.
Research various media available to create future productions. Develop awareness of peer institutions' recruiting materials and methods to position the iSchool as a leader in the information school movement.
Attend School meetings and University meetings as needed.
Participate in professional development opportunities to expand knowledge base for the position.
Other duties as assigned.
WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU
Full benefits, including medical and dental insurance and retirement plan.
Paid vacation and sick leave, as well as 10 paid holidays a year and one personal day.
Work for an exciting, cutting-edge school within the University of Washington.
| Bachelor's Degree in graphics design, or equivalent art school training AND two years of experience as a Graphic Designer OR an equivalent combination of experience and training. |
Experience with full website design, including responsive design and image management.
Complete understanding of the technical aspects of both web and print design and print production.
Experience with social media property design and integration of visual brand elements.
Ability to shoot photograhs and use them as a key element of all print and website design.
Prior project management experience in design field.
Demonstrated ability using design and production software, specifically InDesign, Photoshop, and Sketch or another industry standard web design tool.
Experience in all aspects of print production from design to final physical product.
Fluency in MS Office to include Word, Excel, SharePoint and Email.
Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills to include the ability to work comfortably and professionally with a diverse population.
Ability to prioritize tasks and projects with minimal supervision.
Demonstrated success in working with diverse populations.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
| Five years progressive training and/or experience in graphic and web design. |
Experience as the lead or sole designer for a fully responsive website from start to finish.
Previous experience with design in an academic environment.
Experience and/or interest in video production and editing.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
A satisfactory outcome of a reference check of previous employment.
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check
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.