Bachelorâs degree and 5 years of related experience
Masterâs Degree in Graphic Design UI/UX (User Interface/User Experience) designer with coding experience Brand and identity development experience Adobe Create Suite - illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro experience GUI (Graphical user interface builder) experience Video production and editing experience College bookstore or retail graphic and marketing experience Supervisory experience as it relates to graphic design and marketing
The Iowa State University Book Store is seeking a Senior Graphic Designer & Sales Strategist. The Senior Graphic Designer & Sales Strategist will plan, analyze, and create visual solutions to communicate products or services. In addition, the Senior Graphic Designer & Sales Strategist will prepare a variety of skilled graphic design and layout work in preparation of various posters, exhibits, advertisements, slides, brochures, books, newsletters, flyers, etc. using various production techniques and computer graphic systems and software. This position will supervise a team of graphic design and marketing employees.
The Senior Graphic Designer & Sales Strategist will possess professional, technical, and extensive knowledge of the following responsibilities in the program specific duties:
Extensive knowledge of current graphic design equipment, tools, and techniques
Use HTML, website design, and graphic computer programs like UI/UX and entire Adobe Creative Suite and experience with Word Press, Java, and CorelDraw
User Interface and User Experience (UI/UX) to deliver the best online user experience by utilizing the latest technology
Investigates user experience design requirements of digital assets; develops and conceptualizes a comprehensive UI/UX design strategy for the brand
Produces high quality UX design solutions
Designs and tests UI elements and tools
Provides guidance on UX research methodologies
Develops high quality design work including graphic arts, copywriting, photography, videography, web design, automation, and sound
Contributes to marketing, strategic and business planning
Coordinate, prepare and administer departmental design budget
Develop and maintain business relationships with ISU faculty, staff, administration, and external contacts when working on design initiatives
Designs and schedules marketing, website, and publicity materials
Oversee adherence to Trademark Licensing compliance and other relevant Federal, State, and University regulations when creating design images
Manages different marketing design strategies and how they may be best used to increase sales
Develop multifaceted reports of complex data and methods
Develop a reporting interface between bookstore system provider and bookstore staff to deliver cutting edge reporting tools (SEO, email marketing)
Creation and oversight of graphic design marketing department
Assists with designing of social media marketing
Meets with, plans, reviews changes, and presents final designs to the University Book Store Director
This position will be responsible for interviewing, hiring, training, scheduling, supervising, evaluating, disciplining, and dismissal as it relates graphic design and marketing staff. The Iowa State University Book Store is open 7 days a week, therefore duties of this position require the ability to work nights and weekends on a rotating schedule as Manager on Duty. The successful candidate will have extensive knowledge of retail business and proven experience as a Product Designer, UX Designer, UI Designer, or similar role.
Regular with Term Appointment (Fixed Term)
Proposed End Date or Length of Term:
May 10, 2022
Number of Months Employed Per Year:
12 Month Work Period
To apply for this position, please click on âApplyâ and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following: 1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae 2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter If you have questions regarding this application process, please email [email protected] or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com).
Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.
Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.