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Graphic Designer

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Position Description

Are you a creative and organized graphic designer? Are you looking to join a dynamic, warm, community-focused team at a growing university? Eastern University is looking for a Graphic Designer to join our vibrant, energetic team!

In this role, you'll:
  • Craft print and digital designs, sharing our brand's story.
  • Join a passionate and warm Marketing team, creating compelling design pieces that align with our brand.
  • Focus on projects for the Office of the President, Office of Advancement, and the Office of Marketing & Communications, including fundraising campaigns and leadership communications in both print and digital formats.
Position Responsibilities
  • Collaborates with the Marketing Team and other offices to develop design solutions and then translate those solutions through a variety of channels (annual reports, brochures, flyers, pitch decks, digital communications, etc.)
  • Stays current to industry trends and maintains cutting edge design knowledge.
  • Works with the Brand Design Director to ensure that a brand style and look is maintained throughout the creative process.
  • Creates graphics and artwork to enhance the visual effects and style of presentation and convey the project's message effectively.
  • Proofreads artwork at all stages of production with meticulous attention to detail, working in collaboration with others to ensure accuracy and implement changes.
  • Participates in conceptualization meetings designed to generate new ideas through discussion, and to develop these ideas into viable projects or promotions.
  • Collaborates with staff to develop new, creative concepts for each project, including visual effects and style of presentation. Makes creative decisions concerning graphics and artwork.
  • Communicates directly with managers in the Office of University Marketing & Communications, Office of the President, and Office of Advancement to keep them updated on the progress of current creative projects.
  • Demonstrates a consistent positive attitude to support a productive work environment. Cooperates, communicates, and works well with coworkers. Treats all employees and customers respectfully.
  • Coordinates all the details of the production process, including creating job folders and production schedules; obtaining competitive bids from printers and other vendors; monitoring scheduling and delivery; troubleshooting problem areas of production. Coordinates approvals, revisions, and billing with campus clients.
  • Embodies values of caring and compassion, justice and integrity, competence and affirmation.
  • Seeks to treat each member of the campus community with fairness, dignity and respect seeking a spirit of unity and harmony as we join together to achieve our common mission.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • A college degree or equivalent experience, with continuing education in relevant software preferred.
  • 2-3 years of experience in graphic design using software including InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop. Thorough knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite. Experience with Apple software is preferred. HTML skill is a plus.
  • Strong creative, communication, organizational, problem solving, and time-management skills. Works well with tight deadlines in a team environment.
  • Experience working for a university or creating content for fundraising campaigns is an asset.


 Eastern University

About Eastern University 

Eastern University is a Christian university of the arts and sciences that integrates faith, reason and justice for students in its undergraduate, graduate, Seminary, urban, professional and international programs. Applicants should have a Christian commitment compatible with its mission and be willing to endorse by signing Eastern University’s doctrinal statement. The university complies with federal and state guidelines of nondiscrimination in employment; members of protected classes are encouraged to apply.

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