The Graphic Designer participates in the planning, design, development and production of a variety of creative projects including, but not limited to, print and digital mediums for BU Global Programs. This role will be required to maintain an integrated design approach, inclusive of print and digital formats, while serving as the main print designer responsible for conceptualization and delivery of print collateral and other design projects including, but not limited to, brochures, invitations, posters, premium items, etc. Additionally, this role is responsible for understanding the strategic marketing and communication goals of Global Programs and for executing creative strategy into end-products that visually align with the Boston University vision, brand guidelines and best practices for achieving results. The Graphic Designer will collaborate with subject matter experts across all Global Program Units (including Study Abroad, Center for English Language and Orientation Programs and The International Student and Scholars Office) to transfer objectives for an initiative into clear, actionable, concise design work for various projects and in multiple design channels and target audiences.
Key Responsibilities/Essential Job Functions:
Create and design professional electronic and print publications for Global Programs with significant emphasis on all Study Abroad marketing and communications materials.
Work collaboratively with all communication teams and manage the creative and design aspects of brochures, catalogs, handbooks, newsletters, flyers, posters, presentations and digital content as well as other aspects of the production of printed materials created through MAC- and PC-based desktop publishing.
Produce press ready documents, assist in writing copy for various marketing materials, support the web in the content management system with graphics and content. Create and update ads. Plan and design promotional campaigns for events. Design template documents for staff use. Attention to detail and careful review of all work for accuracy before it goes to print or live.
Manage day-to-day operations of specific year-round communications programs.
Stay informed of University communications and publication standards through regular contact with Creative Services and other departments on campus. Adhere to strict branding standards in all relevant communications. Share updates regularly with Global Programs team.
Supervise student workers and contribute to other projects as required.
Required Qualifications, Skills, Abilities: -Relevant B.A/B.S required -Three years of relevant professional experience in graphic design or related field. -Excellent graphic design skills, with a thorough knowledge of layout principles and aesthetic design concepts, including color theory and composition, as well as marketing trends and rationale. -Ability to develop creative publications and design that will spark interest in the programs and services. -Ability to produce high-quality work reflecting attention to detail and accuracy. -Experience managing relations with creative vendors. -Experience working with printers: proficiency with pre-press, file configuration, and graphic vendor supervision. Experience developing and maintaining files, archives and tracking systems. -Highly organized, with the demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and priorities effectively both independently and as part of a team. Able to meet tight deadlines. -Technical knowledge of the entire creative and production process, including reproduction, offset printing, various forms of specialty imaging, secure printing techniques, and photography. -Exceptional communication skills including verbal communication, writing, editing, and proofreading. -Proficient in, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and PowerPoint. Experienced using Mac operating systems. -Basic HTML and video editing a plus.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
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