Art Director - Utah Valley University in Orem Utah

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Utah Valley University

Orem, Utah

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Under the direction of the Senior Director of Production and Graphics, the Art Director is the lead/chief designer for the central marketing and communications office, which serves as a full service agency to the campus. Manages a team of full and part-time designers and gives art direction for both print and digital media, including for web and interactive platforms. Direct reports include an Assistant Art Director and Assistant Director of Web and Interactive Design.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited institution with a bachelor’s degree in a related discipline plus three years of staff level experience or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience related to the Summary of Duties totaling seven years.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working in a higher education environment.


Intimate knowledge of best design practices and concepts.

Fluent knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite and other relevant design applications.

Strong knowledge of color theory, color relationships, and typography.

Strong knowledge of web design principles.

Working knowledge of web development.

Knowledge of the print production process.

Knowledge of budgeting principles.

Knowledge of higher education policies and procedures – preferred.


Demonstrated creative and design skills.

Master composition skills.

Excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills.

Excellent time and people management skills.

Strong leadership and decision making skills.


Demonstrated ability to create brand-unified, high quality products.

Ability to lead and manage a team.

Ability to balance creativity and production.

Ability to accept feedback.

Ability to manage a production schedule, meet and enforce deadlines.

Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects simultaneously.

Ability to stay on the cutting edge with the regard to styles and design best practices.

Ability to assess and hire talent.

Pay Range

$50,427 to $67,236

Special Instructions to Applicants

Under “Reference’s Letter” Please list a minimum of three contacts. References may be contacted at some point during the screening and selection process.

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Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Director
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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