Graphic Designer

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Jan 11, 2022
Mar 02, 2022
Full Time
Graphic DesignerThe College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) at George Mason University seeks qualified candidates for the Graphic Designer position. The Graphic Designer assists in the promotion of the activities of the College of Visual and Performing Arts, including the events at the Center for the Arts, the Hylton Performing Arts Center, and the activities of the academic departments of the College. This work includes the design of printed and digital materials and assisting all departments of the College with basic graphic design needs.George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.Responsibilities: Coordinate with supervisor and other marketing staff members to design and layout printed and digital materials such as posters, fliers, postcards, invitations, ads, and annual reports to promote the events at the Center for the Arts and the Hylton Performing Arts Centers; Create multiple versions/sizes of ads for various digital ad platforms. Make minor adjustments as necessary to work created by other designers to expedite the production process;Coordinate with external designer(s) to ensure design consistency with existing visual identity and marketing materials; Assist other departments in the College with graphic design needs, preparing designs and prepress layouts for small projects such as brochures, fliers and invitations; Create and modify graphic designs for digital use as website and digital programming assets. Resize images for optimal user experience in these platforms; Assist with asset management of finalized designs, logos, and imagery. Source stock imagery. Maintain current venue brand guides; and Occasionally, offer beginning-level tutorials to non-designer staff members. Required Qualifications: BA in Art, graphic design, or related area, or equivalent experience; Knowledge of the arts; Knowledge of industry standards for graphic design, including the use of standard graphic design software, e.g. Adobe Creative Suite; and Knowledge of current digital graphic design practices. Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated graphic design experience (typically 2+ years), preferably in a University or other arts environment; Experience designing for printed collateral as well as digital collateral (e.g. social media assets); and Knowledge of and experience illustrating original artwork such as infographics is preferred.

For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, portfolio, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education. Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create. If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at! George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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