A&S Graphic Designer

University Of Kentucky Lexington , KY 40598

Posted 1 week ago

Job Summary

Graphic designers for the College of Arts & Sciences are supervised by the college's art director as a part of the creative and technical services unit called The Hive. Projects are spread among a variety of media: print production and design (for fliers, posters, brochures, etc.), with a focus on web and interactive design (from simple web graphics to the potential for full web page/site design), and motion graphics (in collaboration with the video team). Projects are usually shared by a team (with the marketing and communications director, the art director, two other student designers, and the client). Our clients are primarily the College of Arts & Sciences itself and any number of its 25+ programs and departments.

A successful candidate will be able to contribute fresh ideas and concepts as well as take direction and criticism well. They must also exhibit a positive attitude and willingness to work directly with clients to express and defend their concepts and designs but also be willing to make edits and revisions based on direct feedback. A successful candidate must be eager to learn about the graphic design profession, best practices, standard processes, software, etc.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Understanding of design principals and at least a year of experience with Adobe Photoshop. Limited experience with Adobe Illustrator is required.

Successful candidates must demonstrate a willingness to learn new software and concepts on the job. Functional knowledge of Adobe InDesign, knowledge of photography, and understanding of technical procedures (image manipulation, color theory, suitable file formats and color space for print, etc.) Students with a background or major in visual art, design, or related field are preferred.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No Preferred Education/Experience

Functional knowledge of Adobe InDesign, knowledge of basic HTML and CSS, understanding of workflow for web and video production, understanding of technical print procedures (process vs. spot color, suitable file formats and color space for print, etc.). Students with a background or major in visual art, design, or related fields are preferred. Please submit 3 samples of visual work (illustration, design, etc).

Deadline to Apply 04/30/2019 University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome.

We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

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A&S Graphic Designer

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