Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) is seeking a Graphic Designer to join the Information Technology Division. As part of the Creative Services 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:
Under general supervision, design and produce moderately 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, templates, digital publications, 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.
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 simple scientific illustrations for academic journals and other publications.
What is Required:
Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts, Graphic Design, and 2 years of experience with current software and other tools used by graphic artists, illustrators, and designers; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Intermediate 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 from concept to completion.
Proficient in Adobe Creative Cloud applications (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat), Microsoft Office, and the Google suite of products.
Knowledge of digital tools and production technologies, basic knowledge of HTML/CSS, wireframes, and prototyping. Wordpress experience is a plus.
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.
Work may be performed on-site, hybrid, or full-time telework. Work schedules are dependent on business needs. The primary location for this role is Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
Based on University of California Policy - SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program and U.S Federal Government requirements, Berkeley Lab requires that all members of our community obtain the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as they are eligible. As a condition of employment at Berkeley Lab, all Covered Individuals must Participate in the COVID-19 Vaccination Program by providing proof of Full Vaccination or submitting a request for Exception or Deferral. Visit covid.lbl.gov for more information.
Berkeley Lab is committed to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) and strives to continue building community with these shared values and commitments. Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We heartily welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans, and all who would contribute to the Lab's mission of leading scientific discovery, inclusion, and professionalism. In support of our diverse global community, all qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.
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.