Graphic Designer

Graphic Designer II
Location
LOGAN, UT, 84321
Description
The Graphic & Web Designer II works in support of the Marketing Director for the Caine College of the Arts (CCA). This job involves working as a member of the CCA Production Services team to ensure the smooth execution of marketing and promotional materials for college and outside events. The Graphic & Web Designer II conceptualizes,designs and produces print,online and multimedia projects consistent with CCA and University standards. + Conceptualizes,designs and produces training and marketing materials such as flyers,posters,ads,brochures,logos,signage and displays needed by the CCA,consistent with the University’s graphic identity standards. + Plans,designs and manages projects and content for the CCA website,including graphics,still images,video,audio,animation and 3-D models. + May assist the webmaster with maintaining,creating and designing web content. + May be called upon to communicate ideas and concepts visually by drawing,sketching and mocking up physical examples. + Consults with CCA faculty and staff to identify their graphics needs,budget constraints and reasonable deadlines for requested projects/events. + Ensures that marketing materials visually communicate the mission of the CCA. + Develops relationships with the members of the college to create confidence and encourage using the services of the CCAPS marketing team. + Designs and places events on the video marketing stations around the Fine Arts Center using Brightsign Player. + Handles suggestions,changes,edits,compliments and complaints from clients in a professional and collegial manner,reporting necessary issues to the Director of CCAPS. + Works with various printing vendors on achieving the best quality of promotional materials within timelines and budgets. + Other miscellaneous duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications + Bachelor’s degree plus two years of experience or an equivalent combination of education plus experience is required. + Ability to work as part of a highly motivated team in a fast-paced environment,to analyze situations and to respond appropriately with minimal supervision. + Excellent oral,written and interpersonal communication skills,including the ability to give clear,concise and accurate instructions verbally and in writing. + Demonstrated organizational and planning skills. + Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with constituents such as faculty,students,other employees and volunteers,and patrons and customers of the CCA. Preferred Qualifications Experience in supporting theatrical,music,visual or other arts-related events. Knowledge,Skills,and Abilities + Skills in the utilization of computer programs such as InDesign,Photoshop,BrightSign and Illustrator. + Knowledge of core design elements such as typography,contrast,alignment,proximity and layout. + Knowledge of principles and practices of graphic design. + Ability to create and produce graphic materials using a range of media,methods,techniques and equipment. + Knowledge of graphic layout and photographic requirements and procedures. + Ability to analyze graphic and technical information and create interpretive illustrations. + Knowledge of printing procedures and requirements. + Ability to analyze and interpret user graphic requirements. + Meticulous attention to detail. + Ability to complete multiple assignments and meet deadlines in a fast-paced work environment with minimal supervision. Core Characteristics As representatives of Utah State University and primary contributors to its mission,all employees are expected to demonstrate the following characteristics: + Take initiative. + Maintain confidentiality. + Be accountable. + Behave ethically. + Be honest and trustworthy. + Demonstrate a strong work ethic. + Be inquisitive. + Be detail oriented. + Be self-motivated. + Efficiently manage multiple tasks. + Be a team player. + Be committed to improving USU. Along with the online application,please attach: 1. Resume/CV to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in Your Profile under “Resume/CV”. 2. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application. **Document size may not exceed 10 MB.** Commensurate with experience,plus excellent benefits Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants,but not necessarily occasional temperature changes. The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions. The Department of Production Services is comprised of 10 full-time staff members,as well as many student workers. The department works with the Caine College of the Arts with marketing and various shows put on throughout the year. Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,800 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,140 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 165 undergraduate majors,138 graduate programs,and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah,USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here. A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development,improvements to quality of life,and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge,the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state,nation,and world,preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good. The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan,Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region. USU recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the university’s academic mission of learning,discovery,and engagement. USU is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in any of its programs and activities based on race,color,religion,sex,national origin,age,genetic information,sexual orientation or gender identity/expression,disability,status as a protected veteran,or any other status protected by University policy or local,state,or federal law (https://equity.usu.edu/non-discrimination). The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding USU’s non-discrimination policies: Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac,alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu,Old Main Rm. 161,435-797-1266; Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw,hilary.renshaw@usu.edu,Old Main Rm. 161,435-797-1266. For further information on the notice of non-discrimination,you may contact the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights,303-844-5695,OCR.Denver@ed.gov. Learn more at: https://equity.usu.edu/. USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.