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St. Lawrence University Senior Graphic Designer in Canton, New York

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Position Title Senior Graphic Designer

FLSA Exempt

Primary Responsibilities

Primary Function: 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.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities: 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

Minimum Qualifications

• 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

Preferred Qualifications

• 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

Status (FT, PT, Seasonal, Temp) Full-time (12 months)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number ST00614

Desired Start Date

Open Date (to accept applications)

Close Date (date applications will not be considered)

Open Until Filled Yes

Special Instructions to Applicant

Interested and qualified candidates must submit a letter of application, resume and a Portfolio URL. These documents can be uploaded in the “Applicant Documents” section of your application. Professional reference contact information should be provided in the application form.

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 (tfreeman@stlawu.edu).

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application

  • Design Portfolio (URL)

Optional Documents

  • Multi Media

  • A List of 3 Professional References

  • PDF Portfolio

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