Senior Graphic Designer â Fixed-Term Position (To be re-evaluated annually)
USC University Communications is seeking a Senior Graphic Designer to join the Creative Services team. This is a Fixed-Term, full-time position with competitive benefits. The initial Fixed-Term engagement is effective until June 30, 2020. This Fixed-Term position will be re-evaluated annually. Working closely with the Creative Director, Senior Design Manager and fellow designers, the candidate will help to uphold the USC graphic identity system in addition to working on creative new approaches in the digital environment. This position is as much communication-focused as it is creative. The ideal candidate has excellent time management, client services and communications skills, both verbal and written, with a strong understanding of layout, typography and composition in the print and digital realms. Must be very familiar with CSS and HTML languages. Information graphics and data visualization capabilities are a plus.
The ideal candidate will be responsible for:
Conceptualize, design, produce and deliver creative assets for a wide range of projects including newsletters, social media, website, animation, branded materials and collateral.
Active role in the migration of the USC Alumni magazine print content to web.
Collaborate with key stakeholders across the University to ensure consistency with USCâs brand and identity standards.
Develops, produces and distributes social media assets for department marketing and public relations purposes.
Create information graphics for USC News.
Supporting senior staff in assigned project-based work.
Participate in creative brainstorms for design projects.
Optimize assets for web.
Attend press checks as needed.
The ideal candidate for this role:
Bachelorâs Degree in in graphic design, visual arts, visual communication or a related creative field.
4-5 years of professional experience working in a creative environment such as a design firm, advertising or digital agency, or in-house creative department.
Proficiency with Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.
Advanced HTML and CSS skills.
Familiarity with Wordpress and Mailchimp.
Excellent typography skills and attention to detail.
Working knowledge of After Effects and Photoshop timeline in the creative of GIFs and animations for social and web.
Experience creating information graphics and data visualization a plus.
Candidate Must Submit:
Portfolio of design work, including a range of creative projects from print design and presentations to front-end web and mobile projects.
Minimum Education:Associate's DegreeCombined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience:3 YearsMinimum Field of Expertise:Education in graphic or industrial design. Work experience as graphic designer covering all aspects of artwork preparation and printing. Requires thorough knowledge of typography, printing processes, selection of paper or printing surface and paper folding, binding and finishing.
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