Graphic Designer

American Public University System
Manassas, VA
Apr 20, 2017
Apr 21, 2017
Full Time
**Requisition Number** 17\-0049 **Post Date** 4/4/2017 **Title** Graphic Designer **Location** Manassas, VA **Company** APUS **Description** **Please scroll all the way down and click "Apply On\-Line" to apply for this posting\.** ? Reports To: Vice President, Marketing ? Department: Marketing ? Office Location: Manassas, VA ? FLSA Status: Exempt ? Date Posted: April 4, 2017 ? Date Closing: Open Until Filled **Synopsis of Role:** The Graphic Designer conceptualizes and executes creative solutions that support the overall marketing strategy and creative vision\. This role brings fresh, innovative ideas that meets brand strategies, and positions our brand uniquely against the competition\. The incumbent develops and refines concepts, and has the ability to organize, prioritize, and accomplish multiple tasks with attention to detail\. **\*\* Samples of work are essential for consideration; please include an array of work that best represents you\. Online portfolio is preferred\.\*\ **Essential Functions:** ? Brings creative vision to life across integrated marketing channels including print, web, email, mobile, social media, and video\. ? Conceptualizes and executes interaction and user experience design as part of a multi\-disciplinary team\. ? Applies conceptual strategy; incorporates new design elements based on business objectives, user feedback, reporting analysis, industry trends, etc\. to successfully implement a high\-impact, customer\-focused marketing strategy\. ? Works with outside design and photography/videography vendors when appropriate on projects\. ? Performs other duties as assigned\. **Work Environment and Physical Demands:** ? Standard office environment in Manassas, VA\. **Requirements** **Required Skills:** ? Expertise in the Adobe Creative Suite applications; particularly Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign\. ? Thorough understanding of current trends in typography, color theory, photography, and page layout\. ? Ability to operate independently, yet contribute in a collaborative environment, working with senior designers to develop concepts, comps, layouts, and final art\. ? Ability to research technology and interaction design trends; make recommendations that balance business needs, customer needs and technological capabilities when designing the user\-facing aspects of new digital initiatives, features and/or enhancements\. ? Knowledge of all standard industry printing requirements including pre\-flight and file preparation\. ? Excellent organizational and time management skills; are able to juggle and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously\. ? Creative problem solver with exceptional attention to detail that thrives in a busy environment\. ? Ability and confidence to present ideas and concepts to a variety of internal clients and departments, communicate the graphic process, incorporate multiple ideas, and develop consensus\. **Required Experience:** ? Bachelor?s degree in graphic design; or equivalent combination of experience and training\. ? Three to five years of professional design experience in a creative department or agency\. ? Client and vendor contact experience required\. ? Knowledge of HTML and CSS preferred\. ? Experience with complex branding campaigns preferred\.

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