The Assistant Director of Marketing Design, under the direction of the Director of Creatives Services is responsible for the development and implementation of marketing content design and creation, visual brand identity, and production aspects for a wide variety of print, digital/web, social media, and outdoor advertising projects that support University strategic and integrated marketing and branding initiatives.
Develops concepts, designs, publications, advertisements (for both print and web), environmental graphics, social media graphics and website graphics. Participates in design critiques by presenting work for approval, capturing feedback, and revising to deliver an approved solution on-time and on-budget. Assists the Creative Director in creating and concepting original marketing direction, messaging, look, and production of marketing materials. Translates marketing goals into tangible design solutions throughout the overall campaign and in the various deliverable mediums. Works closely with the department's editorial/copywriting team, web/online communications, multi-media and social media teams to coordinate, align and integrate affiliated publications, branded campaigns, and departmental resources into coordinated marketing communications. Works closely with University photographers. Enhances and manipulates images for optimum results and ensures quality control at every stage of marketing project development and proofing. Assists with coordination and direction of photo shoots and illustration as requested. Adheres to and monitors marketing project deadlines, procedures, and budgets. Works directly with senior administrators, faculty, and staff, as necessary, in order to ensure accuracy, relevance, and appropriateness of design concepts and materials. Secures approvals and maintains documentation, as necessary. Reports progress and status of projects at expected times to customers and department managers. Maintains detailed and accurate project records. Assists with maintaining departmental photographic and electronic file libraries and archives, and the creation and maintenance of departmental electronic print project files and resources into organized libraries and archives in accordance with design studio guidelines. Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree required, preferably in graphic design, creative design, marketing design, communications or related field, or related equivalent work experience. Five (5) years of relevant graphic design or related experience, supported by a portfolio of design samples, as requested. Demonstrated high-level proficiency in print, web, social, and multimedia design software applications, such as Adobe Creative Suite. Background in graphic design, creative design, marketing design or similar fields.
Advanced degree, preferably in graphic design, creative design, marketing design, communications or related field, or related equivalent work experience. Experience in an advertising, graphic design or marketing agency. Experience in developing successful, high-quality, results-driven communications and marketing materials. Experience with template software (e.g. like Lucid Press). Experience with motion graphics. Experience working with higher education institutions clients. Multi-media skills, such as online publishing, social media, video, online photo presentation, etc. Experience working within multi-disciplinary teams. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: High-level proficiency in print, web, social, and multimedia design software applications. Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite. Strong knowledge of digital and traditional printing, including pre-press. Knowledge of photography, illustration and verbal and written communication. Positive, collegial and collaborative work style.
Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, and major.
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.
Open Until Filled: No
Internal Number: 13472
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With annual research expenditures in excess of $100M, the University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution committed to life-enhancing discovery, innovative instruction, and caring community engagement. A leading institution in the heart of the thriving North Texas region, UTA nurtures minds within an environment that values excellence, ingenuity, and diversity. With a total global enrollment of over 59,000 in AY 2018-19, UTA is one of the largest institutions in the University of Texas System. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solutions | Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research and teaching to enable the sustainable megacity of the future within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. UTA was cited by U.S. News & World Report as having the second lowest average student debt among U.S. universities in 2018. U.S. News & World Report also ranks UTA fourth in the nation for undergraduate diversity. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2018 Best for Vets list.
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