Graphic Designer

Posting Details

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Working Title

Graphic Designer

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Advancement and External Relations Division

Description of College / Department / Program / Division / Unit

Position Summary

As a crucial member of the office of University Communications, the Graphic Designer is a print and digital designer who can capture the spirit of our vibrant campus, and share that story through print, web and other digital media. The position demands strong design concept creation and implementation skills, and an ability to strategize and work with University Communications staff and other campus clients.

Required Qualifications

• Associate or bachelor’s degree in graphic design or related field
• Minimum two years of graphic design experience

Preferred Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Visual Communications and/or five years professional experience
• Proficiency with Apple computer hardware and Adobe Creative Cloud –InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop
• Basic experience in HTML, Web design, and UI/UX principals
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a customer-service focus
• Customer-focused branding and promotion skills
• Demonstrated understanding of the relationship between traditional print design and digital/multimedia.
• Strong organizational skills, particularly planning, managing deadlines, and evaluating project progress
• Ability to meet and work effectively with people across multiple levels of the organization and to convey complex subject matter in an understandable and interesting style.

Physical Demands

Working conditions and environment

Miscellaneous Information


These are the job duties required for the position.

Responsibility Statement

Graphic Design

Duties to Support Responsibility

• Work in a strategy-oriented environment to meet graphic design and creative needs of the institution and internal campus clients. Work includes flagship university publications and marketing collateral of a wide variety.
• Work closely with University Communications staff and other campus clients regarding the development of visual concepts for various campaigns and interactive media.
• Create promotional materials for a variety of audiences, ranging from prospective students and parents to current students, alumni, friends and community members.
• Assist with design and production of motion graphics and animations for a variety of media including social media, web and video.
• Work on campus-wide initiatives to further the university mission.
• Participate in campus committees, especially those directly related to the work of the University Communications department.
• Continually evaluate and improve client-friendly processes and procedures that ensure the highest quality of work.

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Responsibility Statement

Institutional Branding

Duties to Support Responsibility

• Collaborate with University Communications staff and other campus clients in the development of university branding and identity standards and ensure their consistent implementation throughout various media platforms.
• Work in a collaborative environment to develop, maintain and update the visual branding assets for the campus.
• Educate campus clients to support institutional visual identity and branding standards in their communication and design efforts. Conduct informational sessions regarding best practices related to institutional branding and successful promotional materials.

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Responsibility Statement

Professional Development

Duties to Support Responsibility

• Continually update technical skills by attending live and virtual/online workshops.
• Research and make recommendations regarding the professional development training opportunities. Attend conferences or training programs for communications professionals as appropriate.

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Posting Detail Information

Special Instructions

Posting Date

Close Date

Continuous Recruitment

Continuous Recruitment First Review Date


Position Contact Name

Jacob Speer

Position Contact Email
Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Reference Contact Information
Optional DocumentsSupplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Were you ever found to have engaged in any sexual violence or sexual harassment in a previous work assignment? (Required under UW System Administrative Policy 1275)
    • Yes
    • No
  2. Are you an alum of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. After you retire from a Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) employer, you may return to work with a WRS employer as a rehired annuitant, provided certain requirements are met. There are no restrictions on what type of position a rehired annuitant can hold. Under the WRS, there is no limit to how much you may earn as a rehired annuitant. (Learn more: Are you currently collecting an annuity from the Wisconsin Retirement System, (WRS)?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. Are you currently employed by or have you been employed by a UW System institution or a State of Wisconsin agency during the last seven (7) years? Please answer yes or no. If yes, provide the institution or agency name, your supervisor and contact information, including phone number and email address.
    • Yes
    • No
  5. Please provide your most recent employer, supervisor name and contact information, including phone number and email address. (Pursuant to UW System Administrative Policy 1275, UW System requires reference checks related to sexual harassment and sexual violence to be conducted at a minimum with a final candidate’s most recent employer and with all previous UW System institution and State of Wisconsin agency employers from the past seven years. UW-L will notify you prior to contacting your supervisor).

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. Will you now or in the future require visa sponsorship for employment at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse? (UW-L and UW System institutions pay for some or all of the sponsorship costs. Some candidates may require an H1B or another form of employment sponsorship to work in the US. This question is asked so that if you are the successful candidate, Human Resources can work with your work unit to begin the process of obtaining this visa).
    • Yes, I will require sponsorship prior to employment.
    • Yes, I will require sponsorship for continued employment if hired.
    • No, I do not require sponsorship and am eligible to work in the US.
  7. The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identities of finalists must be revealed upon request. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).
    • I wish for my name to remain confidential until the university is no longer able to do so.
    • I waive my right to keep my name confidential through the application process.
  8. Are you currently under investigation or have ever left employment during an active investigation in which you were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment? (Required under UW System Administrative Policy 1275)
    • Yes
    • No