Detailed Job Description
The Graphic Designer Senior works to further the strategic initiatives of The University of Alabama through the creation and execution of audience and mission appropriate graphic design. All of their design serves to project, strengthen, and sustain a positive image of the institution. The position requires the ability to think and plan strategically as part of a team and the ability to take responsibility for projects, following through from conception to completion and exercising leadership in the interpretation and implementation of the University's unifying graphic standards.
Additional Department Summary:
This position will create visual concepts using computer software, (such as Adobe Design Suite) to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, or captivate the desired target market of the Culverhouse College of Commerce and its various units (e.g. departments and outreach programs). They develop the overall layout and production design for advertisements, brochures, magazines, reports, evites, web and social media, and other products keeping in mind Culverhouse branding rules as well as UA guidelines.
Required Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's degree or higher in art, commercial art, graphic design, visual communication, or other relevant field and three or more years relevant experience in design OR an associate's degree in art, commercial art, graphic design, visual communication, or other relevant field and five or more years relevant experience in design.
Skills and Knowledge:
Experience in using both Mac and PC, use of Adobe Design Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Flash, Dreamweaver, Acrobat, etc.). Analytical skills. The graphic designer must be able to look at their work from the point of view of their target market and examine how the designs they develop will be perceived to ensure they convey the desired message.Artistic ability. The graphic designer must be able to create designs that are artistically interesting and appealing to the target market, but keep within the Culverhouse branding and University guidelines. They produce several drafts to give the project managers more than one option and keep an open mind. The graphic designer is a service provider; therefore, the creative process must adhere to Culverhouse branding, University guidelines as well as the project manager's input.Communication skills. The graphic designer must communicate with other departments, outreach programs, student programs, and the dean's office, to ensure that their designs accurately reflect the desired message and effectively express information.Computer skills. The graphic designer must be able to use specialized graphic design software to prepare their designs.Creativity. Graphic designers must be able to think of new approaches to communicating ideas while staying within the Culverhouse brand and University guidelines. They must develop unique designs that convey a recognizable meaning on behalf Culverhouse College of Commerce, The University of Alabama and the audience that will be receiving the printed or digital work.Time-management skills. The graphic designer often works on multiple projects at the same time, each with a different deadline. 57 Monthly (exempt): - Minimum - $ 32614.44 Midpoint - $ 47299.20
Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made. EOE/AA
The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.