Salary is commensurate with experience and education
Priority consideration given to resumes received by Monday 05/08/2017.
The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
Our College of Arts & Sciences Dean's Office, has an outstanding opportunity for a part-time (60% FTE) Web Visual Designer.
The Web Visual Designer is responsible for the creative concepts, layout, and UI design on a variety of communications projects in web and digital formats. These projects include, but are not limited to: websites, newsletters, online advertising, and other projects as developed/assigned. The Web Visual Designer collaborates closely with web developers, marketing communications specialists, faculty and administrative staff throughout the project to produce final products. This position helps plan, create, develop and disseminate digital assets, including websites, e-communications, multimedia, and collateral materials designed to support the College of Arts & Sciences.
The Web Visual Designer may also work in partnership with the Marketing and Communications team to execute non-digital marketing communications projects, and may supervise the work of student interns, as required. This person works together, as assigned or as appropriate, with other constituent communications colleagues in the creation and development of on brand, effective and consistent visual communications.
This position reports to the Managing Director of Marketing and Communications.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Provide web design as needed, including wireframes, prototypes, mockups, UI design, and image assets, for use within a content management system. The College's websites operate on the Drupal platform. Includes developing and implementing creative project plans, individual components and timelines. Manage the visual design process by ensuring adherence to schedules, project specification selection and budget limitations; advise clients and partners on the practical applications of design and production techniques as tools of visual communications. (65%)
Provide original graphic design, from concept to layout to production of projects within approved brand guidelines, including but not limited to digital/electronic communications such as newsletters, web ads, event invitations and presentation materials. From time to time may work on print projects that could include large format signage/banners and managing the print production process. (25%)
As requested, participate on committees, and other forums that address the role of visual communications, publications, and design within the University of Washington. (5%)
Other projects as assigned by the Managing Director. (5%)
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
REQUIREMENTS Minimum of 2 years of diverse experience in web design, digital, electronic and print production.
Experience designing for front-end frameworks, such as Bootstrap or Foundation, and with wireframing, prototyping, and responsive, mobile-first design.
Demonstrated experience of working in an environment that is customer service focused from start to finish in every project.
Excellent time management skills, able to work independently while staying on schedule. Able to multi task and stay calm under pressure.
Demonstrated artistic vision with the ability to take projects from conception to implementation/completion and meet schedules and deadlines; experience with organizational competence, including the ability to prioritize work and pace, collaborate with clients, and help direct design content and style.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to present work and be able to professionally represent the College of Arts & Sciences with a variety of constituencies (staff, faculty, alumni, donors, friends, vendors, etc.). Must also be familiar with standard proof reader's marks.
Must be proficient with Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Bridge, etc), Invision, basic HTML and CSS; Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and have the ability to adapt to new tools and technologies as needed.
Experience with content management systems such as Drupal or WordPress.
Experience creating and optimizing images for the web.
Ability to occasionally lift 20-to-30 pound cartons.
Familiarity with principles of universal design and accessibility standards.
Experience collaborating directly with web developers and marketing communications professionals.
Experience in photography and videography is not required but a plus.
Experience conducting user research or usability testing.
Condition of Employment:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Criminal Conviction History, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select Apply to this position. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your My Jobs page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
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