Graphic Designer

Miami University
Oxford, Ohio (US)
Jul 25, 2019
Metro Area
Full Time

Graphic Designer

Miami University

Oxford, OH

Job Summary:  Job ID: 495723 - FT - Unclassified (salaried)

Reporting to the Director of Creative Services within University Communications & Marketing (UCM), the Graphic Designer is responsible for creatively conceptualizing, designing, and producing visuals for a wide variety of print and electronic media, including but not limited to publications, brochures, advertisements, signs, banners, displays, emails, and web pages. In addition to a strong attention to detail, the candidate must be adept at juggling multiple assignments and producing quality work under tight deadlines.


  • Design compelling, current, visually appealing print and digital marketing, promotion, and communication materials, following Miami University’s brand guidelines
  • Understand the “bigger picture” in a creative way, keeping in mind the mission and strategic goals of the department and University
  • Properly analyze, assess, and respond to client needs and deliver exceptional service as well as bold concepts with a keen eye for a simple, strong design
  • Align design, visuals, and messaging across all media, campaign efforts, and in alignment with Miami’s brand guidelines
  • Create mood boards, storyboards, and visual concepts for campaigns, which may include digital ads, video assistance, and social media assets
  • Create digital mock-ups and presentations as part of the UCM team and effectively communicate to all stakeholders
  • Partner closely with all teams to identify problems and translate them into creative solutions that support recruitment efforts
  • Create new design and photo concepts, maintaining a unified look across print and web pieces
  • Develop new image concepts and assist in the direction of photo shoots as assigned by the Director of Creative Services

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and at least three years of digital and print design experience
  • Expert working knowledge of Adobe software (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, After Effects, and Dreamweaver) and HTML5 and CSS3 experience
  • Strong understanding of typographic, photography, composition, and illustration principles and foundations
  • Strong multitasking skills and the ability to carry projects from conception to completion within assigned timelines
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment with constantly changing needs
  • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development that helps maintain knowledge about best practices and contemporary design
  • Ability to view work across media holistically and while applying brand consistency

Submit cover letter and resume via the link provided.

Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.  Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of sex/gender (including sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking), race, color, religion, national origin (ancestry), disability, age (40 years or older), sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, status as a parent or foster parent, military status, or veteran status in its recruitment, selection, and employment practices. Requests for all reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.

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