Senior Visual Designer and Art Director (SJSU ONLY)
San Jose State University
San José
hace 3 horas

Senior Visual Designer and Art Director (SJSU ONLY)

Location : San José

Categories : Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Probationary, Full Time, Marketing / Communications

Job Summary

  • This position is open to current SJSU employees only.*
  • Reporting to the Senior Director for Creative Strategy, the Senior Visual Designer and Art Director is a key member of the strategic communications and marketing team (Stratcom), involved in making recommendations and developing the direction and campus-wide adoption of the university brand identity.

    The position provides design expertise, creative skills, and awareness of the university’s brand identity, mission and vision.

    Working independently, under general direction, the incumbent is responsible for day-to-day graphic design operations and for the execution and development of communications and marketing materials.

    The incumbent develops, designs and produces a wide range of concepts and materials, which involves a variety of integrated steps and processes, and requires extensive knowledge of specialized, multi-faceted design theory, processes and media.

    Part of the Office of the President, Strategic Communications and Marketing is responsible for the university’s overall marketing, communications and branding initiatives.

    A highly visible and important aspect of our work is the compelling and consistent presentation of the university and its key messages in print and electronic media.

    Stratcom creates marketing, communications and publications strategies, develops and implements plans and objectives, sets style guidelines for university communications, produces high-level university publications, works with campus offices and departments to advise and assist them in producing appropriate multimedia materials, and monitors campus-wide compliance with the objectives and guidelines.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Planning, art direction, design, and production including University magazine and Creative Strategic Support Services
  • University Branding
  • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Expert knowledge of visual design theory including composition, color, hierarchy and typography
  • Expert skills and knowledge in graphic design practice, including project planning, art direction, layout, prepress production, ink and paper selection, digital and offset printing, etc.
  • Extensive knowledge of offset and digital printing, paper selection, press checks, and color correction
  • Advanced proficiency with InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator (Adobe Creative Suite expert)
  • Knowledge of marketing principles and practice as they relate to print and electronic communications
  • Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, HTML
  • Ability to create complementary print and online materials
  • Strong consultative and persuasive skills in presenting branding and design concepts to clients and partners
  • Strong art direction, project planning and project management skills
  • Expert knowledge of multi-page publications with a variety of audiences
  • Expert ability to conceptualize and execute integrated print and web elements of hybrid projects
  • Ability to collaborate with other designers and creative team members
  • Ability to compose and appropriately format correspondence and reports
  • Strong portfolio of visual work skills
  • Required Qualifications

  • A bachelor's degree and / or equivalent training
  • Six years of administrative work experience involving study, analysis, and / or evaluation leading to the development or improvement of administrative policies, procedures, practices, or programs
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • BFA design degree, MFA, marketing or project management certificates or the equivalent graphic design degree program
  • Creative brand / identity management experience
  • Type design, visual storytelling, storyscaping / event experiential, advanced design directorship, collaborative relationship management, management of freelance designers / illustrators experience
  • Experience creating graphic resources and designing across multiple digital environments including web, mobile, digital and video;
  • mentoring junior designers

    Compensation

    Classification : Administrative Analyst / Specialist - Exempt III

    CSU Hiring Range : $5,908 / month - $11,481 / month

    San José State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package typically worth 30-35% of your base salary. For more information on programs available, please see the Employee Benefits Summary .

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