Graphic Designer, Athletics

Newark, DE
Jan 24, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Delaware

Job Title: Graphic Designer, Athletics
Job ID: 104332
Location: Newark, DE

Pay Grade: 30E


The Graphic Designer at the University of Delaware is a valued member within the University and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation Services (DIARS), upholding and embracing the departmental mission of "Inspiring Greatness Together."

The Graphic Designer supports areas across the athletic department. This individual is responsible for creating print and digital promotional materials for athletic teams, and areas within Athletics such as ticket sales and service, event presentation, event management, development and communications. This individual creates inspiring, innovative visuals that must balance the needs of all Delaware Athletics' audiences and will collaborate with the External Relations team to set direction on annual creative themes to carry across all departmental and multimedia assets.

Materials developed should highlight a compelling and holistic view of Delaware student-athletes while representing the University brand appropriately, maintaining UD production standards, style and requirements, including publication, web, video, vehicle and environmental in conformance with UD Brand Style Guide and in partnership with the Office of Communications and Public Affairs.

All members of the External Relations team commit to exemplifying the values of the Athletic Department. The External Relations team prioritizes collaboration and communication in order to achieve the highest levels of both efficiency and effectiveness.


Ticket Sales Promotional Materials (20%)

Create internal and external web site and social media advertisements to promote season, individual game and group sales Delaware's ticketed sports.

Design hard-copy collateral to supplement group and season sales initiatives.

Publications (15%)

Manage official UD football and basketball game day programs, and annual department wide publications, working with internal and external entities to compile, update and create fresh editorial content and art.

Athletic Team Collateral (15%)

Generate season promotional materials for each of the 21 athletic teams, following a unified concept across the teams and across all items.

Design season tickets and associated items in alignment with season collateral concept.

Digital Asset (15%)

Create all templates, graphics and promotional ads for use on athletics web sites, social media outlets, and electronic correspondence.

Support the Communications and Digital Strategy staff to create a consistent branded representation across our communication channels.

Advertisements (15%)

Create ads, including digital, print and outdoor, for external usage that market events and support department branding.

Produce department recognitions for various special programs as requested.

Additional Athletic Department Support (10%)

Fulfill requests from departments within athletics, such as Human Resources, Development, athletic teams, etc.

Design various in-house event logos.

In partnership with the Senior Associate Athletic Director ensure consistent and appropriate logo usage and branding implementation across the department.

Oversee department correspondence material branding and production, including managing relationships with vendors.

Event Management (5%)

Support event management functions by providing templates for credentials, parking passes, event staff guides.

Other Duties (5%)

Please note this job description is not designated to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

Supervisory Responsibilities



No travel is required



Bachelor's degree in fine arts, graphic design, art or related field.

Minimum of three years in graphic or illustrative experience

Knowledge of the current techniques and materials involved in various reproduction processes, working knowledge of the equipment and materials used in graphic illustration, knowledge of all current graphics applications--Quark, In-design, PhotoShop, Illustrator, and basic HTML, as well as MS Office. Must be comfortable with web interfaces.

Knowledge of the principles of artistic design, the use of color, and typography.

Ability to develop creative and innovative ways to solve a problem, ability to design, lay out and do finished art work utilizing a variety of graphics software, ability to work on both PC and Mac platforms.

Ability to prepare materials for reproduction, and communicate clearly with printers and production vendors, ability to establish cooperative working relationships with others, strong customer service skills, ability to meet deadlines in a productive manner and ability to make arithmetic computations where required; working in a networked way, emphasizing collaboration in a complex environment.

Knowledgeable of current and new technologies to assist in offering design and graphic direction as well as knowledge of procurement, copyright and other relevant business policies and procedures.

Open to receiving feedback and constructive criticism, and able to integrate it into projects.

Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, and at times under tight deadlines.


Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Ability to work with a wide range of constituents and possess outstanding interpersonal skills.

Schedule flexibility - willing to work nights and some weekends as scheduled.

Knowledge of After Effects and Final Cut Pro video software programs.


Interested applicants should send resume, cover letter, and list of three references along with their official application for this position.

An equal opportunity employer, The University of Delaware seeks to hire outstanding and diverse staff who work together toward the school's and department's mission.


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