The Graphic Designer works with internal clients as part of the Marketing & Communications' Creative Services team to produce and implement print, digital, web, email, multimedia, marketing, and other design projects for California College of the Arts. The Graphic Designer produces compelling marketing collateral that reflects CCA's brand and aesthetic. The ideal candidate will have experience implementing brand guidelines and thrive in a work environment that requires strong problem-solving skills, solid visual design skills, and a good balance of independent self-direction and team collaboration. Experience and interest working in a fast-paced and innovative environment is a must.
Creates original and derivative CCA-branded marketing collateral (such as postcards, brochures, posters, packet material, campus signage, swag material)
Creates web graphics (such as homepage banners, HTML email, and internal page banners)
Creates graphics for social media channels such as Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and YouTube
Produces highly stylized presentations in Keynote, PowerPoint, and for use on tablets
Designs online advertising and other marketing projects, as needed
Accountable for assigned project tasks that range from ideation through design completion
Effectively communicates conceptual ideas and design rationale to clients
Troubleshoots and corrects files (edit, resize, crop, retouch) and prepares them for both print and online publishing
Implements approved designs to build a variety of print and digital templates
Assists in review of design pieces produced outside of the MarCom department for alignment with CCA's new branding
Motion graphic design is not required but is a plus.
Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design, Visual Design, or other relevant major
2-4 years professional design experience including: layout, typography, color, and composition
Proven experience using the graphic design tools in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator), and Keynote and PowerPoint software in Mac-based environment
Experience using G Suite applications for file sharing and communication
Self-starter capable of working both independently and as a member of a team
Abilityto take direction, as well as conceptualize, design, and organize marketing projects
Ability to prepare, preflight, and proof files for print, including exporting and packing files for printers
Familiarity with production requirements and working with outside vendors, i.e. printers, exhibit/signage vendors, other firms/agencies
Experience using a project management tracking tool such as Teamwork a plus
Location San Francisco
Application Instructions Applicants are required to attach a cover letter and resume. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Recommended document file formats are Word or PDF. If there are multiple attachments, we recommend compressing/zipping your files into a zip format file. There is also a place in the application for you to provide a link to large documents. Please submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions.
Application Deadline For staff positions, screening begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.
EEO Statement As an educational and cultural institution, California College of the Arts has a responsibility to provide access and opportunities for all people, with special attention to supporting groups historically underrepresented in higher education.
We believe that a culturally diverse campus is integral to academic excellence, and our student, faculty, staff, and trustee bodies should reflect the diverse world in which we live, with attention to race, ethnicity, religious creed, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and ability.
California College of the Arts is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.
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Founded in 1907, California College of the Arts (CCA) is an independent art college with 21 undergraduate programs in architecture, design, fine arts, visual studies, and writing. The college also has graduate programs in architecture, comics, curatorial practice, design, design strategy, film, fine arts, visual and critical studies, and writing. Through these programs, the college has created a dynamic and interdisciplinary environment. Diverse cultural perspectives enrich the CCA community and the college believes that continuing to expand the horizons of the students and faculty is essential to achieving its educational objectives. With campuses in Oakland and San Francisco, CCA currently enrolls 1,950 full-time students.