St. Lawrence University invites applications for a Senior Graphic Designer position. Reporting to the Director of Visual and Creative Strategy, the senior graphic designer develops a variety of graphic design, illustration and layout work for print and digital media as assigned by the director. The senior graphic designer serves as a lead designer and produces quality design work under tight deadlines with multiple projects and shifting priorities.
Within the University Communications office, this position:
Demonstrates a strong ability to conceptualize, design and create design solutions that uphold the University personality and identity for a diverse set of audiences as directed by the director of visual and creative strategy
Demonstrates creative problem-solving skills and strong artistic design, color and typography sensibilities in all media
Supervises the creative services specialist position
Works with the on-campus and off-campus printing facilities, assuring that all projects are completed with high quality and within desired timeframes and budgets
Designs materials that reflect St. Lawrence University’s style, standards and branding
Assists with the maintenance of a strong visual brand identity and brand personality for the University and serve as a campus resource for questions about the visual brand.
Consult with campus partners on all aspects of projects, including planning, content, layout, turnaround time, corrections, approvals, and project estimates.
Work in close collaboration with other members of the communications team to recommend visual and creative solutions.
Utilize with project management software to ensure projects stay on time
Performs other duties as assigned
Interested applicants must apply online at http://employment.stlawu.edu uploading all required materials which are defined in the “special instructions to applicant” section. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position may be directed to Tara Freeman, Director of Visual and Creative Strategy (email@example.com).
All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.
Minimum of 3 – 5 years of work experience as a graphic designer, with a focus on the development and production of print materials
Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, marketing, advertising or related field
Higher education experience preferred
Creative thinker with experience using Adobe Creative Suite for Mac OS, particularly InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop to design print and digital materials
Proven ability to bring each project from initial concepts to final printed piece
Ability to think ‘editorially’ as a designer, demonstrating an understanding that words as well as images are crucial to the overall function of good visual storytelling
Understanding of four-color press and digital printing processes, and preparing and packaging design files for print
Self-starter who excels at working independently, but also works nimbly and calmly in a highly collaborative, deadline-driven environment
Ability to give and receive constructive design direction
Superior attention to detail and thoroughness
Ability to make excellent design decisions that align with copy and other aspects of communications projects
Strong organizational skills to manage several projects simultaneously, and ability to bring each project from initial concept to completion
Strong interpersonal and team skills to interface with a broad range of college administrators, staff, and external vendors, printers, and designers
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive Salary and Comprehensive Benefits Package
About St. Lawrence University
Located at 23 Romoda Drive, Canton, NY, St. Lawrence University is a coeducational, private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,400 students from more than 40 states and 40 nations. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global.
The University is committed to and seeks diversity among its faculty, staff and students. Such a commitment ensures an atmosphere that is diverse and complex in ways that are intellectually and socially enriching for the entire campus community. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups, as well as from individuals with experience teaching or working in a multicultural environment, are encouraged. St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
For additional information about St. Lawrence, please visit http://www.stlawu.edu.