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Sr. Graphics Designer - (STA011414)

University of Houston
Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 19, 2022

Researches, conceives and designs university and department publications and other print and electronic communication vehicles. Manages design projects and serves as university liaison for outsourced communication projects.

  1. Manages publication and other communication projects from concept to completion; translates marketing objectives into creative strategies as assigned.
  2. Creates and executes design concepts; develops artwork for materials such as brochures, invitations, and identity programs.
  3. Monitors university advertising for adherence to university graphic and branding standards.
  4. Consults with clients to evaluate individual project needs; prepares cost and time estimates for projects; and reviews printed materials to ensure quality control.
  5. Collaborates with writers, editors, marketing, photographers and other designers on communication projects to meet strategic objectives.
  6. Serves as primary liaison with vendors for communication projects to ensure quality, customer satisfaction, and adherence to university graphic and branding standards.
  7. Provides art direction as needed for internal and outsourced projects, and makes recommendations for the most effective method for meeting client's objectives.
  8. Serves as team lead on design projects as assigned.
  9. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.


Qualifications :

Bachelors and 3 years experience

Requires a thorough understanding of both theoretical and practical aspects of an analytical, technical or professional discipline; or the basic knowledge of more than one professional discipline. Knowledge of the discipline is normally obtained through a formal, directly job-related 4 year degree from a college or university or an equivalent in-depth specialized training program that is directly related to the type of work being performed. Requires a minimum of three (3) years of directly job-related experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Minimum of 2 years of graphic design experience required.

This position will be housed in the Administrative Core that is executed by the NIH/NIMHD funded Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) U54: HEALTH Center for Addictions Research and Cancer Prevention ( The RCMI is advancing strategies for addressing health disparities in undeserved communities by translating scientific breakthroughs into culturally-informed and community-centered dissemination and implementation strategies. We are looking for an employee with a demonstrated record of (1) knowledge of layouts, graphic fundamentals, typography, print, and the web, (2) use of digital illustration, photo editing software, and layout software to create designs for brochures, logos, signs, advertisements, multiple websites, and social sites such as, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube, (3) advanced knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Photoshop, WIX, MailChimp, InDesign and Illustrator, and (4) a commitment to health-equity science. A strong candidate should have original ideas, be open to learning more, create impressive designs, and have a keen eye for detail to support research supported by a national center in addictions and cancer prevention. Necessary qualifications for success in this position are the capacity to be a self-starter who operates with urgency, focus, and discipline, the ability to multi-task between assignments (i.e. organizational skills), detail-oriented: quality and precision-focused, and excellent communication skills (written, verbal, presentation, and interpersonal).

Additional Job Posting Information:
- Department is willing to do education in lieu of experience.
- Department is willing to do experience in lieu of education.

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