Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education in Fine Arts, Graphic Design, or related field.
Purpose of Job
The Graphic Designer is responsible for the planning and execution of the creation and assemble of images and graphics to produce designs for websites, print media, product design, displays, productions, and promotional materials. This position is responsible for the day-to-day oversight of all activities and policies governing the School of Agriculture and Applied Sciences image and product marketing by developing strategies that best positions the School with various audiences, including small- and limited-resource farmers, ranchers and their families. In addition, he or she will work collaboratively with the Media and Communications Director in deciding what graphic design services Media can provide in the promotion of all School of Agriculture and Applied Sciences programs, events and activities. Also, the Graphic Designer will provide assistance when needed, in the areas of website content management and photojournalism.
Scope of Responsibilities
The Graphic Designer has responsibilities in the following areas: (1) the planning and execution of all graphic design, including brochures, posters, displays, fliers, website, and promotional materials that will professionally promote the School of Agriculture of Applied Sciences, (2) working collaboratively with the Director of Media and Communications to ensure that all graphic design tasks are carried out in a timely and professional manner, and 3) designing and developing image and brand identity for the School of Agriculture and Applied Sciences.
Essential Job Functions
•Work in a collaborative effort with the Director of Media and Communications for the School of Agriculture and Applied Sciences in the production of various organs, including brochures, promotional materials, etc.
•Design School of Agriculture and Applied Sciences displays, and marketing materials (i.e. table throws, product labels, etc.).
•Maintain the brand and image of the School of Agriculture and Applied Sciences by utilizing graphic design skills that are appropriate for the activity/event as well as the University.
•Coordinate and monitor assignment timelines so that designed items can be completed on time.
•Develop a standard evaluation instrument that will be utilized to review and analyze all graphic design products based upon the University’s Identity Standards Manual and Editorial Stylebook.
•Serve as proofreader to all design products, and alter changes to design when requested.
•Coordinate and facilitate preparation of printed materials, displays and programs for special events.
•Develop and monitor budgets for all promotional materials.
Assist the TV Producer/Director with photojournalism (i.e. serving as back up for photographer for various events and activities).