Reporting to the Assistant Director, Outreach and Communications, the Web/Graphic designer oversees and implements design projects for units in the University Libraries and University Press. The Web/Graphic Designer is responsible for design projects related to library promotional materials, the website, and digital and print publications such as newsletters, annual reports, and mailings; provides input and expertise on policies and procedures related to design and user experience, and takes initiatives to identify problems and seek solutions. Works with colleagues in various departments to create and produce website designs and interactive web animations using audio and video segments and specialized software and digital production equipment. Provides technical advice and guidance, and serves as liaison to production staff, authors, publishers, clients, and/or printing representatives on University graphic standards, copyright requirements, design, and technical graphics issues. Performs other duties as assigned.Temple University Libraries serves the Temple community and beyond, including more than 37,000 students; over 2,000 full-time faculty; and researchers and visitors on Main, Center City, and Health Sciences Center campuses in Philadelphia and on our Ambler and Harrisburg campuses. We are committed to providing research and learning services, offering open access to our facilities and information resources, and fostering innovation and experimentation. Our collections total more than four million physical and digital titles, over 275,000 print and electronic journal subscriptions, and more than 700 research databases. We also collect, preserve, and provide access to a broad universe of special collections, including rare books, manuscripts, archives, photographs, and more. As part of our library enterprise, the award-winning Temple University Press supports our mission to advance learning and scholarship.Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design or related field and at least one year of related experience. Experience with concept, design and file prep for printed materials, brochures, newsletters, etc. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.Required Skills and Abilities:
•Proficiency using graphics design software (e.g., Photoshop, Flash, QuickTime); desktop publishing software (e.g., InDesign, Illustrator).
•Proficiency in MS Office software (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
•Familiarity with design for open source content management systems.
•Proficiency in HTML5 and CSS3.
•Knowledge of the equipment, principles, and techniques of artistic design and display, as well as current techniques and materials used in graphic illustration.
•Knowledge of the printing industry for preparation and layout of artwork for specific printing and bindery requirements.
•Understanding of communications technologies and production, including but not limited to printing, exhibit production, and website development.
•Ability to prioritize multiple projects to meet critical deadlines.
•Must be detail and deadline-oriented.
•Must possess strong organization/communication skills.
•Must have strong proofreading skills.
•Demonstrated ability to use and maintain digital equipment.Preferred:
•Familiarity section 508 and WCAG2.0AA/AAA web accessibility standards
•Knowledge of front-end website performance optimization and SEO.
•Familiarity with user testing, user needs assessment, and user experience (ux) based design principles. Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.To obtain additional information about Temple University please visit our website at www.temple.edu. Temple University's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains statistics, policies, and procedures related to campus safety and can be found at: https://safety.temple.edu/reports-logs/annual-security-reportYou may request a copy of the report by calling Temple University’s Campus Safety Services at 215-204-7900.
Primary Location: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Main Campus-Charles Library
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular