The College of Arts and Humanities (ARHU) at the University of Maryland (UMD) seeks a Senior Graphic Designer to join the college’s Marketing and Communications (MarCom) team. Reporting to the Assistant Director of Creative Strategy and in collaboration with MarCom colleagues, this position supports a wide range of campaigns and projects for the college’s schools, departments and centers including arts and academic events, festivals and high-profile initiatives. The team is committed to high-quality, equitable design, smart strategies and collaborative processes.
The Senior Graphic Designer brings strategy to life via captivating campaign art and visual identity for a range of programs and initiatives with primary target audiences of UMD students (current and prospective), faculty and staff and the surrounding community. The projects are part of greater marketing, branding and storytelling efforts that support event attendance and audience engagement, student recruitment, fundraising and showcase academic research.
The Senior Graphic Designer is inventive and passionate about visual storytelling and research, digital-first design and industry trends. The designer is responsible for conceptual exploration and methodical development of print, digital/web, signage and merchandise design. Outstanding candidates will exhibit passion for arts and humanities along with talents around contemporary design styles and techniques. They will also have excellent communication and collaboration skills and the ability to give technical and project planning advice.
The Senior Graphic Designer is versatile in artistic and technical ability, analytical and organizational skills and has solid knowledge of best practices for print and digital applications. Candidates must be able to thrive in a fast-paced, high-volume environment and balance big picture thinking while knocking out quick creative deliverables. The designer will support making data-informed decisions and identify areas of advancement for digital design, motion and interactivity.