Miami University — University Marketing Graphic Designer

Looking for a fast-paced creative environment in one of the most beautiful settings you can find? Then, look no further and apply to be a part of the University Communications and Marketing team as a graphic designer. You will need to be a thinker, creator, problem solver, and visual storyteller.  Sometimes you’ll capture a teen’s attention through a viewbook. And other times you will imagine a postcard that will speak to them when they see it. And of course, you will work on pamphlets, posters, digital ads, badges, ads, video graphics, and brochures.

Under the direct supervision of the Director of Creative Services, The University Marketing Graphic Designer will support the Sr. Director of Marketing and Communications and the Chief Marketing and Communications Officer and collaborate with other team members as appropriate to design, edit, and produce a variety of university marketing materials, primarily directed toward external audiences. The successful candidate will demonstrate the difference between designing for print, environmental graphics, websites, and multimedia.

They will be expected to embrace our project management system to assist and adhere to project management timelines to complete projects on time. The successful candidate will be able to take/deliver feedback from/to colleagues who do not report directly to them and will drive results while keeping projects on track.

This position is approved for remote work on a hybrid basis. Remote work is not a right, but a working arrangement that can be modified or revoked by Miami University at any time for any reason.

Physical Duties or Demands:

  • Collaborate with the operations team, content creators, editors, other designers, photographers, videographers, web, and digital teams, and appropriate staff to produce publications and other materials for university marketing and communications, recruiting, and events. 
  • Brainstorm visual ideas with other members of the creative team
  • Interact with outside printers to establish relationships and ensure high-quality products and services 
  • Consult with clients/partners as necessary to determine expectations and resources 
  • Design, present, and modify art for clients 
  • Research methods, styles, images, and graphics appropriate for the content 
  • Follow the process and utilize appropriate software/tools to monitor the progress of projects providing support as needed to ensure timely completion
  • Participate in professional development activities 
  • Work in cross-functional projects
  • Perform other duties as required or assigned
  • Keen attention to detail

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • At least one complete internship required.

This position is available to persons who are currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time and indefinite basis. (Persons authorized to work on such a basis include US citizens, lawful permanent residents (“green card” holders), asylees, refugees, and temporary residents under IRCA.

Desired Qualifications:  

  • One to two years of experience in an advertising agency setting
  • Highly creative, curious, and imaginative 
  • Demonstrated experience in layout for digital and offset printing 
  • Knowledge of and experience in web email design 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Two or more internships preferred
  • People skills, diplomacy, and ability to build positive working relationships
  • Knowledge of Google products (docs, sheets) 
  • Self-motivated and well organized 
  • Ability to show discretion and maintain confidentiality 
  • Perform well under pressure 
  • Work well independently and with team members 
  • Time management, prioritization, and work on various projects at the same time 
  • Keen attention to detail

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated experience in graphic design software, such as InDesign, Photoshop, and illustrator

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Miami University is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all.

For more information on Miami University’s diversity initiatives, please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion webpage. For more information on Miami University’s mission and core values, please visit the Mission and Core Values webpage.

Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.

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Benefits eligible:  Yes