The Marketing Communications operation at Brown University is dedicated to providing value and expertise to campus units by delivering tailored solutions that align with unit goals and the institutionâ™s mission. Reporting to the Art Director, the Visual Designer is a key member of the Creative Services team within the Office of University Communications (OUC), and works to deliver compelling, innovative designs for integrated, multi-platform use across Brownâ™s web, digital and print media. The Office of University Communications offers cohesive marketing strategies, visual identity and multi-platform visual design; web and digital communications strategy and front-end development; photography; video production; and print production and mail services.
The Visual Designer works closely with a team of designers within an integrated team of more than 40 marketing and communications professionals to support the marketing and communications needs of a range of campus partners. The Visual Designer executes design work from concept through production and often serves as the creative lead for projects, establishing look and feel across digital and print channels. The Visual Designer exhibits a high level of creativity in generating original design concepts within an established visual identity system. The Visual Designer develops creative for a range of mediums including web, social media, video, and print through the strategic use of photography, iconography, colors, and type treatment. The ideal candidate has an understanding of accessible design principles and application.
The Visual Designer possesses strong interpersonal and organizational skills and demonstrates initiative and flexibility. The ideal candidate is highly collaborative and works well in a fast-paced environment. The Visual Designer excels at managing several projects simultaneously and is able to meet deadlines while delivering high-quality creative services to a range of constituents.
Required: Bachelorâ™s degree in visual design, digital arts or related field, or equivalent professional experience
Minimum 3 years of design experience, including branding, visual identity, web and digital design, and/or print design
Demonstrated expertise in design fundamentals and proven aesthetic judgment
Proficiency in managing multiple projects with competing deadlines
Experience with online collaboration tools for project management a plus
Extensive knowledge of print and digital design principles
Superb verbal and written communication skills
Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced, high-volume environment
Strong visual aesthetic
Proficiency with Apple OS, Adobe Creative Suite including After-Effects, Sketch, and Microsoft Office Suite
Knowledge of HTML, CSS and Drupal and related tools
Knowledge of web and digital strategies and standards to improve communications, usability and user experience, accessibility/508 compliance
Knowledge of print production processes and best practices
Broad interest in and understanding of higher education issues
Interested candidates must submit an online portfolio that includes cross-channel designs, brand identity work, event collateral, and/or creative in support of integrated marketing campaigns.
All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal and education records check satisfactory to Brown.
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Internal Number: REQ151765
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Located in historic Providence, Rhode Island and founded in 1764, Brown University is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Engineering, Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership and the IE Brown Executive MBA.