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Michigan Creative, a unit of the Office of the Vice President for Communications, is seeking an inspired creative for a full-time role as a Web Designer.
The University of Michigan’s academic excellence, history, diversity, campus culture, and public nature make it an extraordinary institution as well as an enormously influential brand. This position will be part of the marketing enterprise and as such will deliver high-caliber, award-winning websites for the University of Michigan’s Office of the Vice President for Communications, as well as for other clients across the University’s 19 schools and colleges and multiple institutes and centers.
The ideal candidate is a team player who is intelligent, collaborative, and passionate about beautiful design and trends in technology.
As a Web Designer, your designs should be sophisticated, dynamic, and modern. Your concepts will communicate client business goals through creative means. As a collaborator, you will help raise awareness and help solve the unique challenges of modern web and application design. Under the mentorship of the Senior Web Designer and Web Development Manager, you will not only hone your craft but help guide our team to design amazing works. This role is multifaceted, with tasks that involve web, application, and digital marketing design.
Provide creative concepts and ideas on the overall look, feel, and functionality of web design projects and related digital projects (emails, video, audio (podcasts), motion graphics, infographics, data visualization, illustration, and presentations)
Stay current on web design trends and techniques
Conceptual brainstorming in visual and interactive design
Designing primarily for digital & interactive (think apps and web)
Provide expertise to design team while communicating expectations, progress, and feedback
Collaborate with the Creative, Digital, and Development directors to maintain U-M brand standards
Meet with internal and external stakeholders to discuss and define digital objectives and develop creative concepts to meet those objectives
3+ years of design experience in an agency or studio
Knowledge of graphic design principles and practices: layout, typography, and use of tone and color
Experience in branding and design for both print and digital, with a thorough understanding of UI/UX principles
Strong portfolio demonstrating excellence in ideation and design
Strong team player and an excellent communicator
Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills
Prototyping (Sketch, Adobe XD, or similar)
Pulse on new and emerging design trends and capabilities in the web and digital marketing space
Design various social media and display assets for a wide variety of digital marketing campaigns.
Knowledge of digital marketing creative, such as specs, file size requirements, and technical requirements
Reports to the Web Development Manager
Works within the Office of Michigan Creative
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Internal Number: 175167
About University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
A great university is made so by its faculty and staff, and Michigan is recognized as one of the best universities to work for in the country. The Michigan culture is known for engaging faculty and staff in all facets of the university to create a workplace that is vibrant and stimulating.For two consecutive years, the Chronicle of Higher Education has placed U-M in its "Great Colleges to Work For" survey. In particular, the university earns high marks for strong relations between faculty and administrators, a collaborative system of governance, strong pay and benefits, and a healthy work/life balance.