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Senior Designer

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 100244
Title: Senior Graphics Art Designer
Functional Title: Senior Designer
Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 1.000
Unit: VPUR-Univ Communicat-Marketing
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The University of Maryland seeks an experienced, versatile and creative Senior Designer to join the team in University Creative. This person will imagine, coordinate and develop a variety of high-priority and high-profile visual communications, including recruitment publications, branding campaigns, special event packages, microsites, HTML emails, online features and other products to meet the university’s marketing and communications needs.

This position also serves as a senior project manager and designer for high profile university campaigns and projects. The Senior Designer assists the associate director and executive director of University Creative with budgets, resource allocation, staff assignments, scheduling and vendor relations for marketing and campaign initiatives.

The outstanding candidate will be a problem solver, a strategist, a team player and an innovator who enjoys having no two days look alike.

University Creative is committed to high-quality design, efficient service and client satisfaction. Well-qualified candidates for this position will exhibit outstanding creativity, design expertise and the ability to organize and schedule multiple assignments. He or she will also have excellent communication skills and the ability to give technical advice and guidance to campus clients preparing project plans and budgets.

Applicant is required to submit a portfolio that demonstrates exceptional skill and creativity in typography, layout, color, form and composition along with all application materials.

Applicants must provide 3 PDF samples of their work or a portfolio link.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education (include licenses, certifications, etc.):
Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or related field required.

At least five years of experience with proven excellence in design skills required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Design and design management expertise on a senior level.
• Exceptional portfolio of professional projects demonstrating creativity and unique graphic solutions.
• Expert knowledge of methods, procedures, techniques, and media available for design production.
• Procedures, pricing and techniques applied in the preparation, layout of finished art and presentation of visual material for printing and other purposes.
• Organizational and planning skills, acute attention to detail.
• Client relation skills.
• Command of the English language in grammar and usage.
• Expertise in typography.
• Expertise in Macintosh, Photoshop, Illustrator and related software and hardware and the ability to train interns in these areas.
• Familiarity with sheet-fed and web printing processes and quality control.
• Familiarity with cost-saving techniques and procedures related to pre-press and printing processes.


• B.F.A. is preferred.
HTML/CSS knowledge preferred.
• Digital Publishing Suite experience a plus.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:

Physical Demands of the Position: Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Repetitive motion. Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.

For best consideration, please apply by Monday, July 17, 2017.

Benefits offered: The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including 22 Days Annual Leave; 15 Days Sick Leave; 3 Days Personal Leave; 15 Paid Holidays; Tuition Remission; Health, Dental, Vision and Prescription coverage.

Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the USA. No Visa sponsorship is offered for this position.

Posting Date: 07/03/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 07/17/2017
Physical Demands

Sedentary work.
Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
Repetitive motion. Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Supplemental Document 1
  4. Supplemental Document 2
  5. Supplemental Document 3
  6. List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents

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