Senior Graphic Designer

Millikin University
Decatur, Illinois
Posted Date
Oct 2, 2023

Division of Enrollment and Marketing

Job Description


Position Title:  Senior Graphic Designer         

Department:  Marketing and Media Relations Office

FLSA Category:  Exempt                  

Working Relationships:

Reports to:  Executive Director of Marketing

Works closely with the Executive Director of Marketing, Marketing & Media Relations Team, Alumni and Development Communication Team, and other internal clients throughout campus.


The Senior Graphic Designer is a full-time position responsible for the creative development and production of marketing and communication materials within the guidelines of established brand standards. The Senior Graphic Designer works in a supporting role to execute creative concepts and provide creative solutions to meet the marketing needs of the University. Responsibilities include but are not limited to collateral material, advertisements, publications, signage, and other promotional items. Designing digital platforms, including web, social media, and email is expected. Some photography may be required.


All employees are expected to uphold the values of the University. At Millikin University, we value:

  • Commitment to the discovery of knowledge Civil debate Passion and enthusiasm Dignity and respect for individuals A diverse and inclusive community Integrity and responsibility Advancement of the greater good


  1. Design and prepare final production-ready artwork for a variety of media for various constituent groups. Have the ability to handle many projects at once while communicating effectively with clients. Work with printers to attain cost estimates, execute jobs, and resolve problems or disputes. Communicate project status, updates and meet deadlines. Work as a collaborating team member of the Marketing and Media Relations Team.


1. Additional job-related duties as requested by the Executive Director of Marketing


1. Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or related field

2. At least 5 years of professional graphic design experience

3. Portfolio demonstrating design acumen

4. Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop

4. Experience designing for print and digital platforms

5. Excellent written and verbal communication skills

6. Organizational skills, with accuracy and attention to detail.

7. Professional demeanor and a positive, team-oriented attitude.


Manual Dexterity:

  • Dexterity to operate a keyboard

Physical Effort:

  • Occasionally sitting at a desk or table Occasionally standing or walking Intermittently sitting/standing/stooping Occasionally lifting 25 lbs. or more

Working Conditions:

  • Typical working conditions found in most administrative work areas Alternative or flexible work schedules

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information of three professional references to Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Employment and first day of work is contingent upon successful completion of a background check. Millikin University is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups in this field are encouraged to apply. Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Millikin University is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive. Millikin offers a competitive salary and full benefit package, including eligibility for tuition waiver.


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