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University of Alaska System
  • Position Number: 3474407
  • Location: Fairbanks, AK
  • Position Type: Fine and Applied Arts - Graphic Design

Graphic Designer

  • Job No: Join the sophisticated creative team that leads UAF's brand and design projects. Design digital ads, online magazine articles, student recruitment materials, environmental graphics for campus spaces and much more.


    100Design production, print preparation and archive Develop sophisticated publications, promotional and marketing materials using independent creativity and in consultation with lead designer: generate ideas and develop creative concepts for effective, professional print publications and presentations. Aggressively pursue awareness of design trends and styles, continually building a resource file of ideas obtained through publications and web searches. Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein. Keep abreast of new ideas and strategies in digital design and production. As part of the UAF brand evolution, push boundaries on special projects and initiatives while remaining consistent with UAF objectives. Prepare computer files for print production. Troubleshoot hardware/software errors and cross- platform conflicts, and ensure accurate color from workstation to printing press. Research emerging design-related technology. Resolve technical design, software, hardware, output and printing problems. Monitor and adhere to production schedules; ensure print quality and delivered jobs. Maintain advanced working knowledge of design platforms to include Macintosh-based Adobe Creative Cloud products. Assist with trademark reviews; provide backup as needed. Assist with creating presentations using Google slides and/or Powerpoint. Storage and accessibility, archiving projects: Maintain digital archives of projects on shared drive. Maintain workstation files for easy access by other members of the creative team. Relay original scans of photos, including their digitally enhanced versions, to the photo archive system for processing.Essential
    • Graphic design and advanced computer graphics, color theory, high-level imaginative skills.
    • Verbal communication and listening skills.
    • Training/skills using industry-standard desktop publishing software including Adobe Creative Cloud products, Microsoft Office and Google applications. Working knowledge of html, xml, CSS, XSLT.

    • Advanced graphic design software skills within a Macintosh environment, including Adobe Creative Cloud.
    • Comprehensive working knowledge of graphic design, web design, multimedia principles and marketing.
    • Working knowledge of video production and Final Cut Pro preferred.

    • Degree in design (or related field) and a minimum two years of experience, or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
    • Professional training and work experience in graphic design and production is required.
    • Advanced training in art, illustration preferred.

    Position details:

    This is a full-time, Grade 78, minimum $23.84 hourly, DOE, 12-month position complete with a competitive salary and minimum $23.84 hourly, DOE, 12-month position complete with a competitive salary and UA employee benefits package. UA employees receive excellent benefits including participation in State of Alaska PERS retirement, 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision care coverage.

    *To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction. Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.

    Applicant instructions:

    Please attach a resume, cover letter, design portfolio with five (5) items showing breadth and depth of experience, and the names and contact information (email and phone number) for three (3) professional references with your application.

    Review Date:

    This position is open until filled with the initial applications review taking place on August 4th, 2022.

    Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

    The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

    Affirmative Action Statement:

    UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

    Background Check:

    The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

    Probationary Period:

    Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment. During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason. Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

    Public Disclosure Statement:

    Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

    University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace.

    Training Policy:

    It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

    Contact Information:

    If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

    Applications Close: Open until filled

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