University of Denver

Graphic Artist

Type of work: Full-Time
Location: Denver
Company URL:
Date Posted: January 29th, 2014

The Division of Marketing & Communications (MarComm), which was transformed from the former University Communications office, will focus on leveraging DU's uniqueness and strengths to create a relevant and compelling positioning/value proposition; create a clear and consistent brand message; and build visibility nationally and internationally, as well as in the community and region.

Another key focus will be driving awareness of DU and what it has to offer and employing marketing and branding initiatives to facilitate growth. MarComm will embrace DU's overall strategy, and will be responsible for developing and implementing marketing strategies to build brand equity and to help take DU's image to the next level.

The key deliverable from the Division of Marketing and Communications is successful strategic, brand focused marketing communications.

The incumbent will work under the supervision of the Director of Brand and Marketing and will lend his/her considerable creativity, design skills and energy towards, print, publications, signage, digital advertising, pamphlets, and logos, typically under tight deadlines. The incumbent will clearly demonstrate the ability to define and analyze complex problems and make sound decisions independently and/or under minimal supervision, as well as the ability to anticipate the needs of the project/department and show proactive leadership in planning to meet specified goals and deadlines. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required, as well as flexibility and the ability to adapt to quickly changing priorities along with a commitment to the highest standards of journalism, marketing and public relations.

Specific duties include but are not limited to
Designing print ads, web banners, signage, and banners
Production work on print and digital assets
Graphic design and layout for print magazine

Required Skills:
Excellent written and spoken English language skills and the ability to communicate clearly in oral and written form
Ability to operate standard office equipment such as computer, calculator, phone, printer, copier and fax required
Solid competency with Microsoft Office products, including Excel and Word
Ability to work in a fast-paced, team environment
Ability to be flexible with assignments and multiple priorities
Good at building relationships and strengthening ties across multiple departments

Required Experience:
Demonstrated career success, with supporting design portfolio. A minimum of 2 years’ experience in graphic design
Bachelor’s degree in Design or a related field
Demonstrated ability to collaborate with peers, subordinates, and senior leaders in achieving objectives
Proficiency with design software
Proficiency with social media programs and WordPress
Track record of success in a highly matrixed environment with multiple constituents; able to integrate thinking across divergent points of view
Ability to generate creative ideas and also lead execution of these ideas
Creative design skills and a meticulous attention to detail

How to apply:

Instructions for candidates:
Candidates must apply online here: to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please click "New Resume/CV" at the bottom of the page to begin application.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LBGT community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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