The Designer is a production staff member and part of an integrated, multidisciplinary creative team that produces the university's signature and award-winning creative. This position is responsible for creating visual concepts to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate. This position develops and executes creative solutions that integrate with the university's visual identity, brand platform, and design standards. Designer works with assigned colleagues and communicators in University Advancement and across disciplines to assess needs, design and prototype ideas, and produce/deploy solutions that reflect excellence and elevate the university's image. This position is an integrated member of Advancement Communications and the university's creative and design teams.
Typically a Bachelor's degree in graphic design, visual arts, or advertising.
Minimum 3 years of related graphic and/or web design experience. The incumbent will be expected to continue upgrading knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to keep abreast of regulation/policy changes.
Must be able to follow direction from an art director and work collaboratively with graphic artists, marketing, and communications team members.
Experience brainstorming ideas and concepts for new design projects and execute them within the context of an institutional brand, communication, and marketing strategy.
Experience working within a comprehensive graphic identity preferred.
Expert level experience in Adobe Creative Suite. Deep understanding of best practices in print and web design and production.
Demonstrated experience managing creative projects and executing across multiple communications and marketing channels and media;
Highly collaborative style with experience developing and implementing design strategies successfully; a background that demonstrates relationship-building, consensus-building, flexibility;
Self-starter, able to work independently and entrepreneurially; experience creating, developing and implementing new initiatives;
Ability to produce high quality deliverables with meticulous attention to detail. Must be metrics-driven and results-oriented with demonstrated analytical skills.
Experience with WordPress and web content management systems preferred.
Ability to provide quick turnaround and updates for multiple requests while maintaining a strong reputation of high quality work.
Must be able to perform successfully in a fast-paced, intellectually intense, and service-oriented environment. Experience working successfully within a complex organization. Willing and able to adjust to changing demands and shifting priorities.
Founded in 1911, LMU is a premier Catholic university rooted in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions. Our enrollment includes 5,962 undergraduate, 2,129 graduate and 1,278 law school students. Our 142-acre bluff-top campus is located in West Los Angeles and is among the nation's most beautiful and green campuses.