USC Auxiliary Services, one of the largest divisions at The University of Southern California, is focused on making a difference for over 65,000 students, athletes, faculty, staff, and guests who visit our campuses each day. Through our innovative services, our six central business units (USC Bookstores, USC Hospitality, USC Housing, USC Transportation, the USC Hotel and the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and Sports Arena) collectively create the best USC experience for future leaders, scientists, filmmakers, engineers, and doctors alike. Auxiliary Services works tirelessly to welcome all visitors into the Trojan family and we are driven to succeed by our commitment to USCâs core values.
We are seeking a Graphic Designer to join our rapidly growing team.
The Graphic Designer works closely with the Creative Director and Project Manager to combine art and technology to conceptualize, design, and execute digital and print products. Projects include designing apparel, catalogs, eBlasts, certificates, menus, websites, logos, and other client requests. The Graphic Designer is responsible for creating the visuals to ensure our guests and employees have the best USC experience.
Assists with quality control by proofing artwork for submission, identifying the size and arrangement of layout using knowledge of layout principles and design concepts.
Designs art and copy layouts for materials such as illustrations, publications, graphs, charts, brochures, certificates, flyers, posters, slide presentations, etc. to be presented by visual media
Prepares presentation graphics for slides, overheads, etc. Uses computer software packages to manipulate images. Produces a variety of freehand artwork (e.g. drawings, illustrations, logograms, etc.)
Prepares computerized typeset documents using publishing and page layout software
Works with clients to advise, create modify and execute design standards and solutions to visual media objectives and/or requirements
Works with advertising and/or marketing representatives to integrate copy and graphics most effectively. Determines size and arrangement of illustrations and copy. Selects type style and size. Arranges layout according to space availability and using knowledge of layout principles and design concepts
Studies illustrations and photographs to plan presentation of materials, products or services. Creates samples of finished layout and presents to client and/or supervisor for approval, as required
Prepares specifications for work to be performed by others. Reviews and proofs production work and suggests improvements. Assists with coordination of work performed by freelance artists, vendors, student workers and/or other departments
Leads others performing similar work on a project basis
Sets production schedules and meeting deadlines for design projects. Develops and manages budget for specific projects
Provides exception customer service to all faculty, staff, students and other Design Studio partners
Assists with quality control by proofing artwork for submission, identifying the size and arrangement of layout principles and design concepts
Responsible for establishing and maintaining good working relationships with key members of Auxiliary Services and other University offices
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
Education: Associateâs Degree
Experience: 2 years
1-2 years of related experience in photography, social media, web design and video editing.
Education in graphic or industrial design.
Artwork preparation and printing.
Typography, printing processes, selection of paper or other printing surface.
Paper folding, binding and finishing.
Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills. Experience interacting with and assisting clients.
What We Prefer:
Work experience emphasizing retail sales/promotion design
The Trojan Family Rewards:
We pride ourselves in creating the BEST USC EXPERIENCE, and that begins with our employees! We offer a wide variety of benefits and programs that support our staff and their families including:
Benefits:Â dental and vision plans, tuition assistance for our employees and their families, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, 2:1 retirement plan contributions, child care centers and up to $50,000 housing subsidy. And because we are a qualifying public service organization, you may qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) for educational loans. Donât believe us? Visit benefits.usc.edu.
Perks: discounts toÂ USCÂ sporting events,Â USCÂ Bookstores, wireless plans, travel, accommodations, and local entertainment.Â
Career Growth: We are the largest private employer in Los Angeles offering tremendous development opportunities in multiple fields and industries. The Trojan Network connects current and previous members of the Trojan family to create an endless professional network.
This support advocates work-life balance and employee well-being. As members of the Trojan family, employees are connected by the traditions and history that make us proud to be Trojans!
As an equal opportunity employer, USC values and promotes diversity and inclusion in the workplace. The work culture thrives on mutual respect, trust, and synergy amongst all of its members.
USC has great minds that transform the world with their talents and research. Will you be one? Join us!
Minimum Education:Bachelor's degreeMinimum Experience:2 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise:Understanding of design issues, including browser usability and cross-platformcompatibility. Solid foundation in studio design, typography, printing and layout. Workexperience as a visual/graphic designer covering all aspects of artwork preparation,printing, and website creation. Requires thorough knowledge of typography, printingprocesses, selection of paper or other printing surfaces, and paper folding, binding andfinishing. Knowledge of desktop publishing systems and specialized equipment related toperiodical production.
Internal Number: REQ20085236
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.