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22 Jun 2021

Full-Time Senior Graphic Designer

University of North Texas – Posted by University of North Texas Denton, Texas, United States

Job Description

Department Summary

The Division of University Advancement pursues the mission to promote the University of North Texas through inspiring the public to become involved with the growth and progress of the university.

The division accomplishes this by establishing, and continuing, mutually beneficial relationships that result in donations of time and financial resources that support and empower the future leaders of our generations.


Position Overview

The Sr. Graphic Designer/Web Content Editor works collaboratively with all areas of the Advancement team, especially the Communications team, to align design work with strategic objectives and audience-based research. This position will help drive fundraising and stewardship through advanced professional and skilled technical work involving creative, artistic and graphic designing skills for graphics/media production and online communication and marketing materials.

The position reports to the Sr. Director of Advancement Communications. The position works in conjunction with the leaders and staff of UNT’s Division of Advancement.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in graphic design or related field and four years of professional graphic arts work experience in print, video, and/or electronic media production, or related field; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Collaborative skills and ability to handle shifting priorities.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to conceptualize and develop original ideas for media production.
• Considerable knowledge of the methods, practices and techniques used in the production of graphic and advertising design materials for print and digital media.
• Mastery of Adobe products including InDesign, Photoshop (including basic animation), and Illustrator.
• Knowledge of printing processes.
• Knowledge of InCopy Workflow. Knowledge of project management workflow.
• Ability to understand target audience research and implement it within the design work is strongly preferred.

Job Duties

Participates in the creation and execution of Advancement’s content strategies and makes recommendations for improvement.


Meets with clients to conceptualize design, produces and reviews proofs, and prepares print-ready and digital art.


Conducts visual research on trends related to industry, audience, and university peers. Applies findings to print and digital projects. Suggests ways to incorporate advances into departmental products and processes.


Participates in applying audience-specific research and behavior when planning the concept, hierarchy and design of print and digital projects.


Develops collateral projects from concept to finished product. Participates in all stages of production including bids, specifications, material selection, and approving proofs.


Visually inspects projects and proofs to ensure accuracy, quality and consistency.


Adheres to University graphic and branding standards and assists stakeholders and vendors with the same.


Collaborates on the selection and placement of photos within print and digital projects. Attends photo shoots and acts as a partner to ensure a quality outcome.


Work collaboratively with all units to provide communications materials on, or before, agreed upon deadlines.


Support Advancement’s web content strategy by assisting with content management.

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

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Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: adobe, arts, design, graphic design, and media production.

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