The Portland State University Office of Admissions is excited to hire a graphic designer to support our team in promoting Portland State to prospective students and the broader community of college-seeking individuals. We produce hundreds of different designed materials every year and we need an experienced graphic designer to help us update old materials to the new brand.
We are looking for a candidate who is excited about Portland State and has experience building a social media brand and can help us enhance our brand through organic outreach and promotion. We seek to develop materials that will attract new students and be visually and aesthetically appealing and accessible to a diverse population. Portland State is the most affordable, diverse, and innovative public research University in Oregon and we need high-quality design to help spread this message.
Design and lay out a variety of print and digital materials and templates based on knowledge of layout principles and aesthetic design concepts while adhering to brand standards. Can include copy creation and editing. Examples include event collateral, infographics, ads, reports, brochures, mass mailings and email, web graphics and miscellaneous other projects.
Use established design templates and brand styles, and develop original design and quickly come up with creative solutions to visually represent a concept.
Utilize all technical aspects of production, including laying out copy and images using Adobe CC (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator).
Coordinate with team members and partners to organize, track and store work in shared web-based project management systems (Asana, Teamwork, and shared drive).
Ensure strict adherence to established university identity/brand standards.
Assist with updating and selecting photos and visuals for digital communications, including the website and mass email.
Have experience designing print and digital materials to adhere to a specific brand.
Have Adobe Creative Suite and expert knowledge of these tools.
Experience sourcing images
Has excellent writing and communication skills.
Comfortable working on a team in a remote capacity.
Experience using HTML for design a plus!
PSU graduate a plus!
Internal Number: 32888
About Portland State University
Located in Portland, Oregon, one of the nation's most livable cities, the University's innovative approach to education combines academic rigor in the classroom with field-based experiences through internships and classroom projects with community partners. The University's 49-acre downtown campus exhibits Portland State's commitment to sustainability with green buildings, while many of the 124 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees incorporate sustainability into the curriculum. PSU's motto, "Let Knowledge Serve the City," inspires the teaching and research of an accomplished faculty whose work and students span the globe. PSU seeks talented individuals who understand our values and strategic goals and enjoy sharing ideas and collaborating in an environment of mutual respect to achieve those values and goals. We are committed to leading through engagement and seek individuals who support this strategy. Engagement describes Portland State's collaborative approach to the exchange of knowledge and resources with local, regional, national, and global partners for mutual benefit of students, faculty, and the community. As a component of the Diversity Action Plan and the President's... Strategic Mission of achieving global excellence, Portland State University strives to become an institution that is recognized nationally and internationally for the accomplishments of its faculty, the reputation of its programs, and the preparation of it students as world citizens. For more information visit http://www.pdx.edu/about-portland-state