Graphic Design Specialist - Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology (A1700362)

Champaign, IL
Jun 15, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Graphic Design Specialist

Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Description: Provide design and support services at the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB), a research institute that is home to multiple research themes and external partnerships. As part of a creative team, develop print and electronic materials for a number of different marketing, media, and outreach initiatives that support IGB research.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

PRINT DESIGN: Create designs, concepts, and sample layouts based on knowledge of design principles using professional page layout and graphic design software tools; consult with commercial printers regarding format and print processes utilizing preflight and prepress best practices; and assemble final layouts to prepare files for printer.

WEB SITE DESIGN: Develop, design, and create layout, graphics, animation, video, and sound content for the various web sites hosted within the IGB. Stay current with latest trends in web site design, accessibility, and usability, and makes recommendations for incorporating new features into the sites.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Use photographic equipment to perform custom and specialized photography in-house or on location for use in publications, exhibits and displays; determine site setup, camera settings, lighting requirements, and location considerations to ensure quality results; edit and manipulate photos; and manage digital photograph library.

Position Requirements and Qualifications:


Required: Bachelor's degree.

Preferred: Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design or related field


Required: Minimum of three years of applicable experience, in a Macintosh-based environment.

Preferred: Experience in the marketing of higher education is beneficial.

Knowledge Requirements:

Required: Applicants should have strong artistic ability and proficiency with industry standard software, including Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator) and Microsoft Office products (particularly Powerpoint). Superior client-relation skills, teamwork, and attention to detail are essential. Possess strong organizational skills and a thorough knowledge of all aspects of print and web production. Demonstrated ability to perform in a professional demeanor in a diverse and fast-paced work environment consisting of mulitple and changing priorities, under minimal supervision.

Preferred: Multi-media design experience is helpful but not required.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. This position is a 12-month, 100% time academic professional appointment with regular University benefits. The proposed starting date is negotiable after the close date.

Please create your candidate profile at and upload your letter of interest (including email address), resume and contact information for three professional letters of reference by July 5, 2017. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. For further information regarding the application procedures, you may contact Jacinda King,

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit To learn more about the University's commitment to diversity, please visit

College Name or Administrative Unit: Vice Chancellor for Research
Category: Academic Professional
Title: Graphic Design Specialist - Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology (A1700362)
Open Date: 06/14/2017
Close Date: 07/05/2017
Organization Name: Institute for Genomic Biology


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