Graphic Designer, Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship

Washington D.C.
Oct 05, 2017
Dec 21, 2017
Full Time
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Graphic Designer, Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship

The Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS) at Georgetown University seeks a Graphic Designer to support the creative representation of the Center, as well as the projects, programs, and services that CNDLS develops with Georgetown faculty, staff and students across campus.

The Graphic Designer works closely with the Communications Manager, a Development Team consisting of web developers and designers, and the Senior Leadership of the Center to design web and print creative materials to support the Center's teaching and learning projects and initiatives and internal and external communications. S/he uses his/her creativity to design creative strategies for visualizing and communicating CNDLS' core mission of innovation in the areas of teaching and learning at Georgetown University. Specific responsibilities of this position include:

  • Designs, modifies, and creates unique graphics and other visual imagery for the web and print.
  • Designs website and application interfaces.
  • Produces drafts and mockups of visual concepts for communications, projects, and initiatives.
  • Works with existing and design new layouts for CNDLS publications and reports.
  • Designs print collateral materials for departmental and program-specific events.
  • Designs media elements for video, including artwork and editing.
  • Develops attainable timelines for production of products and liaise directly with professional printers to ensure delivery of impeccable product within established deadline.


  • Bachelor's degree in graphic design, visual or fine art, or related is required
  • At least 2-4 years of experience designing in a higher education environment 
  • A strong design sensibility and outstanding portfolio of work, with particular strength in use of layout, typography, and color in design
  • Thorough knowledge of the printing process, including an understanding of how to design and package files appropriately for printers
  • Expert proficiency with all Adobe Creative Suite software (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop); HTML/CSS experience is preferred, but not required
  • Excellent writing and visual communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Outstanding organizational skills
  • A commitment to quality

Preferred qualifications

  • An openness and enthusiasm for collaborative projects
  • A desire to work in a highly creative, innovative, design-focused environment
  • A passion for teaching and learning in higher education, including a strong sense of the unique design challenges and opportunities of designing for an academic innovation hub

The Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship is at the heart of Georgetown's effort to combine the best of its educational traditions with the tools, resources and opportunities of the new learning environments of the 21st century. Our programs promote active reflection and the development of learning experiences that effectively use technology to achieve defined teaching goals. CNDLS will be accepting nominations and applications until the position is filled. Please be sure to include a link to your portfolio in your resume. Resumes without portfolio links will not be considered. We look forward to hearing from you.

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EEO Statement:

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