Graphic Design Specialist

Buffalo, NY

Graphic Design Specialist Overview

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Unit: Communications & Marketing

Purpose

The individual will create content and provide consultation in support of D’Youville’s programs and departments, including but not limited to ads, factbooks, social media, digital displays, billboards, reports, event invitations, etc.

Job Description

Reporting to the Director of University Marketing, Graphic Design Specialist will provide support for institutional marketing and communications functions. The position will perform professional graphic design and artwork for camera ready printed and digital material for the institution. Individual should also be comfortable cross training the marketing and communications team in graphic design tools and techniques.

Level Scope

Applies skills and job knowledge in area of specialization; may adapt procedures, operations, techniques, tools, materials, and/or equipment to meet needs of area of specialization; may work on non-routine tasks; resolves issues/makes working decisions within area of specialization or responsibility with minimal supervision.

Minimum Qualifications

Good knowledge of computer graphic design techniques; design software.

Experience:

Conceptualizing ideas and translating into camera-ready copy or digitally equivalent pre-press work via computer and traditional methods; creating design proofs for customers to approve; advising customers on publication design, artwork, multimedia projects, costs, and completion time.

*Experience & Knowledge of Adobe products (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop) are required. *

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of promotion and marketing concepts
  • Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods
  • Ability to convey information effectively
  • Essential Functions
  • Confers with and advises clients on graphic design and multimedia projects; creates design concepts and makes recommendations to clients; determines format, layout, art work, photography, paper type, colors, typeface, typesetting specifications, ink selections, size, and finish; estimates project costs and production times; creates illustrations, digital output, line drawings, sketches, and related artwork; performs digital imposition; coordinates printing; utilizes graphic design software in developing marketing/information materials.
  • May perform web design.
  • May provide training and work direction.
  • Capture and process photos of campus events, programs, and ceremonies.
  • Assist the Brand Management Director with web updates, utilizing new graphics and visuals.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment

We utilize open office concepts with ergonomic sit-to-stand desks allowing for you to develop and complete your task while also working collaboratively as a team. D’Youville is currently functioning with a 32-hour workweek, so employees are asked to stagger their shifts across four business days.

Work Remotely

No

Travel Requirement

Not applicable for Graphic Design Specialist (currently).

Career Path

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


D’Youville University continues to grow its commitment to Diversity, EQUITY, and Inclusion. Remaining true to the teachings of our Patroness, St. Marguerite d’Youville, we seek to selflessly and compassionately contribute to humanity by improving the lives of individuals and society through education. D’Youville University was founded to extend a hand to those in need and equip them, through education, with the skills necessary to change the world. 


About the Institution:

D’Youville is a highly regarded private university and research institution with a rich history located on the vibrant West Side of Buffalo adjacent to a growing downtown with year-round cultural events and outdoor recreation. While preparing students for the 21stcentury, D’Youville excels at helping students reach their career goals as change agents, doing well for themselves and their communities by doing good. Under the leadership of President Lorrie Clemo, the university is moving boldly forward through a dynamic and integrated planning process to strengthen the institution and positively impact the student experience and surrounding community.

Founded in 1908, the Grey Nuns named the college after the Patroness Saint Marguerite D’Youville and committed to making it a compassionate place of learning for those from underrepresented populations. That commitment and tradition continue today. D’Youville was the first college in Western New York to offer baccalaureate degree programs for women. With a long Catholic history, D’Youville welcomes students of every culture, background, and faith and is a place where different faith traditions can be openly shared and respected. Coeducational since 1971, D’Youville strives to expand opportunities for diverse learners, including adults, first-generation, low-income, and other students historically underrepresented in higher education. In February of 2022, D’Youville College was approved to change its name to D’Youville University.

Today, D’Youville features an urban, growing campus community of 3,000 students and offers more than 50 majors in undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral studies including advanced certificates and accelerated learning programs. Featuring degrees in healthcare, business, and the liberal arts, D’Youville encourages students to balance their learning with activities that integrate community service with coursework. D’Youville’s proud graduates have the academic strengths necessary for careers that make a difference and the skills to be leaders for the world. To learn more about D’Youville, please visit www.dyc.edu