The Designer assists with digital and print design as well as production for the Colgate University Communications department.
Accountable for creating high quality visual communications and accessible designs that engage relevant audiences, including campus students, faculty and staff, as well as prospective students, alumni and University supporters, and the general public.
Accountable for conceptualization, and the design of various print materials, websites, emails, mobile apps, and other communications and marketing initiatives.
Responsible for design and production of cross-platform creative communications, delivering content on time, within budget, and according to established visual standards.
Provides input on visual work of colleagues and works collaboratively as part of a team.
Minimum 3–5 years of professional work experience as a designer.
Demonstrated ability to collaborate with editors, illustrators, photographers, developers, and campus clients/partners.
Understanding and experience in responsive design principles.
Knowledge of design, user interface, and best practices for digital media, including social media, web, mobile apps, and email.
Knowledge of print production and other print processes.
Bachelor’s degree preferred.
UX/ UI & UX/UA conceptual understanding is preferred.
Knowledge of accessibility practices in web design (WCAG 2.1 Level AA) is preferred.
Knowledge of Drupal a plus.
Knowledge of responsive CSS frameworks (such as Bootstrap), PHP, and HTML5 a plus.
Experience with formal and informal usability testing using design prototypes, and responding to results a plus.
Experience with BaseCamp a plus.
Experience in a college or university communications office a plus.
Associates Degree, and a portfolio that demonstrates executed creative communication design.
Applicants are required to include a link in their cover letter or resume to their professional online portfolio.
It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
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