Work Schedule: Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., occasional evenings and weekends as needed.
The Graphic Designer is a broad classification with three position skill levels. Positions in this classification are responsible for the artistic and graphic design and creation of print and multimedia materials. Incumbents use both design and production elements to organize ideas visually to convey the desired impact and message to the target audience. Incumbents design and create a wide range of materials including, but not limited to printed materials, classroom lectures, exhibits, training sessions, television broadcasts, videos, web sites and public information projects. Work is used both in classroom instruction and to reach a variety of internal and external audiences. In addition to aesthetic judgement and project management skills, incumbents provide expertise in the development and evaluation of effective communication strategies and techniques.
Under lead direction of the Administrative Analyst/Specialist in the Deans Office of Undergraduate Studies, the Graphic Designer will be responsible for the following:
Work independently on a variety of small to medium scale projects, producing designs and prints using emerging tools to meet the diverse communication needs of the Undergraduate Studies departments.
Assist with overall artistic direction, strategically integrating the UGS graphic communication efforts; provides creative design and layout for brochures, newsletters, posters, flyers, banners, print, web and other forms of advertising; utilizes illustration, photography, typography, and stock art to enhance print material; prepares charts, posters, signage.
Communicates effectively with faculty, staff and students, interpreting and translating their needs into effective visual pieces; and tracks and communicates project status with clients through regular meetings, phone, email, along with providing feedback to the other designers on their team.
Create high-level visual communications, executes and coordinates multimedia or component communication projects and develops graphic identity or templates; troubleshoots, upgrades, and
Applicants must possess the following minimum qualifications:
Education and Experience
Equivalent to graduation from college or university with a bachelor's degree with coursework in graphic design/art, fine arts or related field. Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.
Equivalent to two years of graphic design experience. Experience working in higher education is a plus.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Comprehensive knowledge of graphic design and production principles and communication theory including a basic understanding of marketing and promotion concepts.
Advanced graphic design skills and artistic ability in order to translate communication needs into an artistic design.
Solid working knowledge of applicable graphic design software packages and hardware systems and peripheral (i.e Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign).
Thorough knowledge of current campus documents and university-wide publication needs.
Thorough knowledge and understanding of design, pre-press, printing and other vendor services to prepare specifications for printing and other services.
Knowledge of offset printing and file preparation for print production.
Working knowledge of copyright laws applicable to design work and creative properties.
Ability and Specialized Skills
Use interactive technologies; address communication and visual product goals; create effective, well-organized design pieces; understand university level curriculum concepts and convey them graphically.
Prepare materials; plan, coordinate and direct graphic art communications projects and handle multiple priorities; consult and communicate effectively with faculty, staff and students and to interpret and translate their needs into effective visual formats; work independently.
Review the work of others; adhere to deadlines; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships in a diverse and multicultural environment.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
The person holding this position is considered a `mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.
This position may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information: http://hrd.csusb.edu/conflictInterest.html
This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)
California State University, San Bernardino offers a challenging and innovative academic environment. The university seeks to provide a supportive and welcoming social and physical setting where students, faculty and staff feel they belong and can excel. The university provides students the opportunity to engage in the life of the campus, interact with others of diverse backgrounds and cultures, as well as participate in activities that encourage growth, curiosity and scholarly fulfillment. Through its branch campus in Palm Desert, the university mission extends to the Coachella Valley.
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