The Visual Designer will create, compelling and impactful visual design deliverables that align with Bentley University's marketing efforts to maintain the institutional brand while evolving the visual aesthetic. This is an integrated print and digital role that works within a larger creative team reporting to the Creative Director. The Visual Designer will partner with our in-house digital team to provide UI design, landing page design, infographics, and miscellaneous digital assets for our web properties. They will create feature spread and cover design concepts for the Bentley Magazine, as well as materials for various Bentley department partners (including Undergraduate, Graduate, Alumni, University Advancement, Athletics, etc.) This position also includes some print and digital production (ie flowing and formatting content, sourcing photography, creating digital assets, etc.) This role requires producing a high volume of final deliverables, ensuring that all elements meet high design standards, follow brand guidelines, and are delivered on time working independently or with senior designers, editors and marketing managers.
Digital Design and Asset Production (40%) · Design various digital elements for Bentley web and social media properties, including banner ads, landing pages, social media assets and infographics. · Follow current digital trends, innovative technologies and modern UX/UI principles. · Social media savvy is a plus.
Editorial Design and Production (30%) · Design compelling cover concepts and spreads for our university/alumni publication, Bentley Magazine, published three times per year. · Working within templated files, work with editors and other designers in production of 40-48 page magazine.
Print Collateral Design and Production (30%) · Design new and branded print items including brochures, postcards, posters, invitations, direct mail and environmental graphics. · Assist in production for items listed above using style sheets for layout and brand consistency. · Develop a strong understanding of the brand standards and act as brand ambassador with internal partners.
· Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 3 years Graphic/Visual/Web Design experience required. · Previous experience as a graphic designer is required
· Campaign and concept development skills · Superior typographic, color sense, and great photography aesthetic. · Ability to work within established brand standards while pushing the boundaries of innovative creative. · Excellent verbal and presentation skills. · Understanding of traditional offset and digital printing technologies. · Understanding of modern digital technologies and modern, responsive web design, UI and UX. · Expert in Adobe Creative Suite: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator (including style sheets, master pages, etc.) and other software as required. · Strong organizational and file management skills required. · Must be a team player and creative collaborator. · Ability to multi-task in a fast moving studio environment.
Posting #: FY181P12573
Bentley University requires reference checks and may conduct other pre-employment screening.
Bentley University is one of the nation's leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader and one with the deep technical skills, the broad global perspective and the high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. To achieve our goal, we infuse our advanced business curriculum with the richness of a liberal arts education. The results... are graduates who are making an impact in their chosen fields and turning their passions into success stories. Located on a classic New England campus just minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers.