Graphic Designer I

Gainesville FL
May 15, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Classification Title:

Graphic Designer I

Job Description:

Responsible for designing original art, drawings, and graphics materials using computers or other media for UF/IFAS publications, reports, stationery, marketing materials, special projects, multimedia presentations/publications, graphical elements, exhibits, banners, proposals, etc.

Prepares work to be accomplished by gathering information and materials. Develops concept by reviewing information and materials provided by clients. In collaboration with faculty and staff, determines the type of graphics and printed pieces best suited for projects. Illustrates original graphics and concepts by designing rough layout of art and copy regarding arrangement, size, type size and style, and related aesthetic concepts. Obtains approval of concept through and electronic proofing process. Prepares finished layouts by utilizing the latest graphics software available. Completes projects by working with outside print vendors on behalf of the client.

Ensures all layouts for print and multimedia follow UF/IFAS Brand Guidelines while being inventive and imaginative in developing original and creative documents. Advises clients on effective visual communications and use of UF/IFAS Branding Guidelines.

Write bid specifications for print publications and work with vendors to assure the timely completion of projects and proper billing procedures are followed. Works within a set print budget provided by clients for printed materials. Works directly with fiscal unit staff to ensure that proper fiscal policies are followed for all purchases.

Contributes to team effort by constructively critique other in-house graphic designer’s work. Create printed mockups of work. Assist in setting up displays at offsite locations.

Advertised Salary:

$30,000.00 - 35,000.00; commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area and one year of relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Proficiency in the latest versions of InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat, Photoshop, Outlook, Microsoft Word, and PowerPoint.

Knowledge of layouts, graphic fundamentals and typography; must have the ability to illustrate and translate ideas to designers and develop innovative graphics solutions for both print and Web.

• Good understanding of typesetting

• Ability to meet tight deadlines

• Organized and detail-oriented

• Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously

• Intermediate knowledge of commercial printing

• Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team toward organizational objectives.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please apply online and upload a copy of your resume. Please also upload work sample files or a link to view your portfolio online if possible.

Applications must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. of the posting end date.

This requisition has been reposted. Previous applicants do not need to reapply.

Health Assessment Required: