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Graphic Designer, Marketing and Communications

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Overview of Graphic Designer

This position is located on our Hammond, IN campus

The Marketing and Communications team is seeking a Graphic Designer. The Graphic Designer is a key team member and brand ambassador responsible for developing the creative design work for the institution’s Office of Marketing and Communications. As a creative, driven, innovative and flexible team member, this lead role is responsible for conceptualizing, designing, and producing strategic creative. This position works with numerous departments from across the university with the primary focus of creating compelling content that promotes the PNW brand.

  • 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Duties and Responsibilities of Graphic Designer

  • Lead the creation of compelling visual design projects that best represent the university brand, messaging and voice, including (but not limited to) advertisements, social media graphics, publications, visual concepts, graphics, and marketing materials for the university and its various departments
  • Works closely with the marketing and communications team members to create work that exemplifies the university brand through attention grabbing visuals that meet the needs of various platforms
  • Work with external vendors on production; research and implement best practice digital and print products for the university
Brand Standardization:
  • Assist with ensuring the institutional brand is accurately represented across the university and with external parties
Benefits of Graphic Designer
  • Full benefits – Medical, Dental, Vision, Short Term Disability, Retirement, Life Insurance and more
  • Accrue 15 days’ vacation your first year, then 22 days’ vacation your 2nd year plus rollover
  • University contribution of 10% to retirement (3 year waiting period)
  • University contributions to Health Savings Account –
    • Plus a chance to earn more through participating in University Wellness Initiatives
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Employee Wellness Programs
  • Paid Parental Leave after one year of service
  • Tuition remission for you, your spouse and dependent children at any Purdue campus
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Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is a premier metropolitan university dedicated to empowering transformational change in our students and in our community. We offer two campuses serving approximately 8,800 undergraduate and graduate students. At PNW, we value academic excellence, support growth, and celebrate diversity.

PNW sits between Chicago’s skyscrapers and Lake Michigan’s sandy shores. You can have all the perks of a world-class city just a short drive away or enjoy the natural beauty of the Indiana Dunes National Park and Lake Michigan just 15 miles away.

Education of Graphic Designer
  • Bachelor’s Degree required in Graphic Design, Visual Communication, Computer Graphics, or related field
Experience of Graphic Designer
  • Two years of professional & versatile digital & print design experience required
  • Highly qualified candidates will have experience in a marketing or advertising agency, corporate or higher education communications department, or related field
  • Experience designing for digital mediums; working with video, animation or motion graphics, preferred
Core Competencies of Graphic Designer
Fully competent and productive professional contributor . Work to achieve day-to-day objectives with moderate impact on the area . Set objectives and work independently on large, moderately complex projects or assignments under general supervision . Problems may span a range of issues which are typically solved through prior experience and analysis of the issue . Responsible for minor changes in systems and process to solve problems or improve effectiveness of area . Communicate with parties within and outside of area to influence others regarding facts, policies and practices . May provide guidance and assistance to entry level professionals or support employees . Requires practical knowledge of area to apply fundamental concepts typically obtained through advanced education and experience.

Additional Information

Professional references will be verified prior to any offer of employment. Employment is contingent upon completion of successful background check along with a motor vehicle records check if applicable.

Purdue University Northwest is an EOE/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Purdue University Northwest

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is a premier metropolitan university located in Northwest Indiana that is dedicated to empowering transformational change in our students and in our community.

PNW sits between Chicago’s skyscrapers and Lake Michigan’s sandy shores. Diverse, hardworking, and innovative, we’re where academic excellence meets real-world experience. At PNW, students from next door and students from halfway across the world come together to learn, grow, and connect.

At Purdue University Northwest, we go beyond the classroom, walking the extra mile with students to empower confidence and encourage real-world experiences. We push beyond the boundaries of innovation to drive engagement and make an impact in Northwest Indiana and the world at large.

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