CREATIVE DESIGN SPECIALIST
Position Summary: This position provides local governments in Georgia with community design (visioning) assistance that specifically focuses on creating strategic visions with illustrative design and specific implementation plans and coordinating project design and research. The position exercises independent judgment in providing community design layouts that include illustrative and graphic design for Institute clients. Community design, an integral part of land use planning, involves the creation and management of the built environment ; buildings, streets, transport systems, parks and natural spaces that collectively help shape the form and pattern of cities, counties, coastal areas, and rural areas. This position provides high quality, professional architectural and interior designs/illustrations. The position coordinates meetings and site visits with clients. This position develops and maintains collaborative partnerships focused on community design with community, local leaders, and local government staff. This position requires travel to conduct site visits, public input sessions, and deliver presentations to clients. The position provides program support by managing the daily downtown design, research, and outreach efforts of the program, including supervision of graduate and undergraduate interns.
Responsibilities: Community Design: provide high quality, research-based, context-sensitive professional architectural designs/illustrations; space planning including reutilization and programming, interior design; creative placemaking and tactical urbanism. Illustrations must visually communicate the overall goals and strategies of planning projects. Illustrations must take into account economic development and environmental planning initiatives including adherence to the existing codes and ordinances within communities.
Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college or university in graphic design or a closely related field and 5 years of previous graphic design experience; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.
About UGA: The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (http://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.
Full time/Part time: Full Time
EEO Policy Statement: The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.