The graphic design manager serves as media specialist and project manager. This position is responsible for researching, conceptualizing, and creating artwork and digital images that promote Radford University to local, national and global audiences, and among campus constituencies. Additionally, this position is responsible for maintaining client-partner accounts to ensure excellent communications, timely delivery of projects and appropriate resource allocation within University Relations. This position works directly with the Director for Creative Services to ensure objectives are being advanced in accordance with the goals of University Relations and moreover, the goals of Radford University.
Experience reviewing design projects with a meticulous eye for detail to ascertain compliance with supplied standards. Adept at juggling multiple projects, often under intense deadline pressure. This position requires a demonstrated ability to prepare complicated publication designs and prioritize work tasks, often under intense deadline pressure. In addition to proficiency with software applications in the Adobe suite (PhotoShop, InDesign, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, etc.), experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) in a Macintosh environment is required. Because the designer also may approve press and prepress proofs, write printing specs and award printing contracts within a prescribed budget, print production knowledge or management experience is a must. The position demands excellent organizational, oral and written communication skills.
The ideal candidate will have broad experience creating brochures, advertisements, logos and product brand images, illustrations, posters, digital signs, magazine layouts, and other visual materials. Proficiency with digital photography is a plus. Experience in a collaborative setting such as an advertising agency or design house is preferred. Knowledge of working with or designing graphics for web and social platforms is a plus. Experience with mailing requirements. Web and email design experience. Experience producing custom illustration. Photo editing experience. History of brand implementation and oversight.
Work Location: Radford
Posting Number: AP00116P
Position Number: FA2690
Department: University Relations-60001
Application Review Date: 10/15/2019
Internal Number: 7792
About Radford University
Radford University serves the Commonwealth of Virginia and the nation through a wide range of academic, cultural, human service and research programs. Radford University is committed to creating and supporting a highly productive, diverse and qualified workforce. As one of the largest employers in the region, Radford University seeks employees who support teaching, research and the public service mission of the university.