Graphic Design Specialist - College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Office of Communications and Ma...

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Graphic Design Specialist

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Office of Communications and Marketing

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Graphic Design Specialist is a member of the Office of Communications and Marketing and is responsible for using design—with a focus on digital design—to market the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (LAS) and its units. This person will bring a creative perspective to the team. He or she will work closely with team members and unit partners to produce creative and effective designs that increase outcomes for the college and its units. This person will conduct all work with college goals in mind, and work within the college brand and messaging framework.

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


  • Create original concepts and designs for digital marketing channels including e-newsletters, websites, video, social, digital signage, and email.
  • Contribute to ongoing development, implementation, and evolution of the college brand and adhere to brand guidelines in all work.
  • Assist with print and other design projects, including conceptualization, design, and production.
  • Stay abreast of current marketing and design trends across all media, especially web, email, social media, and mobile.
  • Contribute to and work within project management systems used by the office.
  • Perform other duties as needed to further the goals of the college.


Required: A bachelor's degree in marketing, business administration, communications, public relations, graphic design, visual arts, or a related field to the position. One year of work experience in graphic design or a closely related field.

Preferred: Experience working in or with higher education. Experience professionally communicating and marketing to teenagers and college students.

Successful candidates will have strong artistic ability, including demonstrated ability to use design to impact marketing outcomes. Knowledge of Web and email design including HTML. Ability to work independently. Collaborative approach to problem solving. Attention to detail. Strong oral communication skills. Ability to manage time and meet deadlines. Excellent organizational skills. Proficiency with industry standard software, including the Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator). Experience working with Microsoft Office products (particularly PowerPoint).


This is a full-time, twelve-month, Marketing Associate position. The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.


Applications must be received by June 27, 2019. To apply for this position, create a candidate profile at If you already have a profile, you will be redirected to that existing profile via email notification. To complete the application process:

Step 1) Submit the Staff Vacancy Application.

Step 2) Submit the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability forms.

Step 3) Please make sure that your cover letter and/or resume clearly articulates how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position. Upload your cover letter, resume (months and years of employment must be included), and academic credentials (unofficial transcripts or diploma may be acceptable) and names/contact information for three references.

In order to be considered as a transfer candidate, you must apply for this position at Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137. For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact the search committee at [email protected].

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

College Name or Administrative Unit:College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Category:2-Administrative Title:Graphic Design Specialist - College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Office of Communications and Marketing (115028) Open Date:06/06/2019 Close Date:06/27/2019 Organization Name:LAS Communications and Marketing




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Posted: 6/12/2019
Application Due: 6/27/2019
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