The graphic designer is responsible for maintaining graphic standards in internal and external print and web publishing. This position is part of the Advancement Communications & Marketing staff within the Division of University Advancement and reports to the Associate Director, Creative Services under the direction of the Senior Director Advancement Communications, Marketing and Events.
Serves as in-house graphic designer for the Division of University Advancement, serving the areas of alumni relations, development, and stewardship and donor relations.
Under the direction of the Associate Director and Senior Director, create engaging design for websites, email templates, social media, videos, and multimedia graphics; design, layout and package for production print materials. Print materials include but are not limited to: newsletters, invitations, brochures and other promotional materials, print advertising, mailings, event collateral (signs, name badges, programs, etc…) and event displays.
Create original artwork, as needed, for University Advancement publications, while working within both the division and university brand frameworks and guidelines.
Adhere to a fast-paced, multi-client production schedule to ensure timely delivery of creative for client deadlines.
Work with outside vendors to complete University Advancement projects, including printing and mailing vendors, marketing and graphic design vendors, and freelance artists.
Art direct photography and video production shoots as needed.
B.A.: 1 year graphic design experience. A combination of education and experience (including internships, co-ops and freelance work) may be considered.
Expertise in Adobe Creative Suites (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator)
Creativity, organization, deadline-driven, enthusiasm, and an ability to articulate the mission of Miami University in print and online graphic design.
Ability to work independently as well as part of a team, especially in relation to clients and bringing their ideas to life through design.
Strong typography, layout design, and production skills.
Fine art, drawing, photography or other specialized skill expected.
Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal, problem-solving, and organizational skills. Ability to handle constructive criticism and client preference in a professional manner.
Provide a online portfolio of samples indicated above.
Proficient in Microsoft Office, particularly Power Point.
Willingness to work on weekends and/or extended hours as necessary.
Masters of Fine Arts
Letter press experience.
Professional experience as an in-house graphic designer for ad agency, marketing firm, or printer.
Special Instructions to Applicant
Must provide a link to an online portfolio. Please include that link in your cover letter.
Miami University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with smoke- and tobacco-free campuses, is committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities.