Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) is seeking an experienced Graphic Designer to join the Information Technology Division. As part of the Creative Service Group, this position will design and produce publications, printed materials, and web pages for a broad range of clients. Projects include but are not limited to brochures, magazines, web pages, newsletters, packaging, displays and posters.
What You Will Do:
Conceptualize, design and produce complex publications, printed materials, presentations and web sites on the Macintosh platform for a broad range of clients under direction. This includes annual reports, proposals, brochures, magazines, newsletters, displays and posters, web pages and websites. Website design will include the design of user interface and user experience, from a best-practices and current web standards standpoint
Ensure the correct use of LBNL's styles, logos, and fonts where applicable.
Present creative concepts and work to clients in a professional manner.
Consult and advise clients to meet their communication goals.
Participate in team meetings with updates on assigned projects.
Coordinate design and layout selections of photos, paper stocks, and other materials for execution of projects.
Prepare 4-color electronic files for the printer using the Adobe Creative Suite, and other software programs as necessary, and screen-ready files for web and other applications.
Work closely with the Printing Coordinator in preparing documents for printing.
Write clear and concise printing specifications and evaluate a variety of printers' proofs.
Create scientific illustrations for academic journals.
What is Required:
Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts, Computer Graphics, or a relevant field and 6 years of experience with current software and other tools used by graphic artists, illustrators, and designers; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Advanced skills, knowledge, and abilities in graphic design principles, including branding, typography, technical illustration, color theory, digital file color management, and industry standards of printing, including offset process and spot colors.
Ability to appropriately estimate time necessary to produce work, and be able to work within budgeted hours.
Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and manage projects from concept to completion.
Proficient in Adobe Creative Cloud applications (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat), Microsoft Office, and the Google suite of products.
In-depth knowledge of digital tools and production technologies, including current best practices in WordPress administration, basic knowledge of HTML/CSS, mobile/tablet, wireframes, and prototyping.
Excellent communication and presentation skills and the ability to interact effectively and diplomatically with a broad range of personnel and other contacts, including scientists and administrators.
For full consideration, please provide a link to your portfolio or upload samples of your work.
This is a full-time career appointment, non-exempt (hourly paid) from overtime pay.
This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.
Salary will be determined based on range by collective bargaining agreement.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
This position will be remote initially, but limited to individuals residing in the United States tentatively due to COVID-19. Once the Bay Area shelter-in-place restrictions are lifted, work will be performed onsite at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA and remotely.
Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4. Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."
Internal Number: 92797
About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.