The Creative Consultant is part of theMarketing Solutions team at Vanderbilt University and is an individualcontributor responsible for overseeing and facilitating the production of awide array of creative materials for print and digital materials. This rolewill create designs and art elements for high-level projects, provide directionand quality control checks to vendors on work produced externally, and updatetemplates for the on-line design template system.
Vanderbilt University Marketing Solutions, adivision of University Communications, provides university clients withprofessional photography, editorial, and graphic design services. Our work helpsto brand programs, departments, centers, and institutes by enhancing theirvisual identity.
Duties and Responsibilities
Design communicationmaterials in a variety of formats.
Produce concepts, designs,layouts, and illustrations for a variety of communications materials for print,with particular expertise for producing for digital platforms.
Present and produce new andinnovative ideas for utilizing design in the digital space.
Edit and refine designs andrelated art and text until a successful product is achieved.
Collaborates with projectmanager, clients, and others to discuss ideas, note any alterations, budgetlimitations, deadlines, etc. before beginning production of materials.
Works with printers toprepare itemized written estimates for clients including specifications relatedto, design, layout, and cost of project materials including, paper, ink,printing, and other vendor related costs, ensuring that financial resources areeffectively utilized.
Report time and work progresswithin the divisional project management tool.
Follow all departmentworkflow and procedures for the editing, storage, transfer, and archiving offiles.
Initiate and art directphoto shoots to produce art for inclusion in designs.
Produce infographics andrelated spot art
Adhere to project deadlinesand maintain clear and constant communication with project managers.
Color correcting images andprepare art for print or digital applications.
Experience designing forvideo and motion graphics capabilities
Guide and review workproduced by external vendors.
In conjunction with theDirector of Creative Strategy, provide consult to university clients during thestartup phase of a project, offering input and guidance on the creativeapproach and deliverables.
Provide quality controlchecks on work received from vendors, ensure technical specifications andproject goals are achieved.
Provide pre-press supportand press checks for vendor work.
Archive materials and workproduced by vendors.
Maintain on-line designtemplate system.
Build and maintain designtemplates using Adobe InDesign for on-line design template system.
Regularly produce or adaptdesigns for inclusion in the on-line design template system. Respond to clientfeedback and adapt designs as necessary.
This position does not have supervisoryresponsibility. This position reports administratively and functionally to theDirector of Creative Strategy.
Profile of an Ideal Candidate
* Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of highereducation is necessary. * Knowledge of pre-press and printing procedures is necessary. * 2 to 3 years of experience in graphic design, marketing or withan agency is preferred. * Knowledge of principles and practices of graphic design isstrongly preferred. * Ability to create and produce graphic materials using a range ofmedia, methods, techniques, and equipment is strongly preferred. * Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing isstrongly preferred. * Knowledge of graphic layout and photographic requirements andprocedures is strongly preferred. * Skills in the utilization of specified computerized graphicdesign programs is strongly preferred.
VanderbiltUniversity, located in Nashville, Tennessee, is a top-15 private researchuniversity offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professionaldegrees. Vanderbilt is situated on a 330-acre campus near the thriving citycenter, serving more than 12,000 students and employing almost7,000 faculty and staff. The university's students, staff, andfaculty frequently cite Nashville and the surrounding area as one of the manyperks of being a part of the Vanderbilt community. Vanderbilt Universityis a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded, andyour abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity is sought andcelebrated. Vanderbilt was recently named as one of "America's Best LargeEmployers" and the top employer in Tennessee and the Nashville metropolitanarea in 2019 (Forbes).
About Vanderbilt Benefits
Vanderbilt University offers a competitive, flexible benefitspackage including health, dental, vision, life, accidental death &dismemberment, disability insurance, paid time off, and a 403(b) retirementplan with employer match. Vanderbilt offers tuition assistance to employees,spouses, and dependent children.
Commitment to Equity,Diversity and Inclusion
Vanderbilt University iscommitted to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic communityof faculty, staff, and students. We seekindividuals who are committed to this goal and our campus values.
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About Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt University is a center for scholarly research, informed and creative teaching, and service to the community and society at large. Vanderbilt will uphold the highest standards and be a leader in the quest for new knowledge through scholarship, the dissemination of knowledge through teaching and outreach, and the creative experimentation of ideas and concepts. In pursuit of these goals, Vanderbilt values most highly intellectual freedom that supports open inquiry, equality, compassion, and excellence in all endeavors.