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Graphic Designer

Posted: 12/18/2022

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Job no: 501163
Department: University Communications and Marketing
Location: Hamilton, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: PR, Media, Graphics, Communications
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No



Job Summary:
Reporting to the Regional Director of Marketing & Communications in partnership with the Creative Director the Graphic Designer within University Communications & Marketing (UCM), is responsible for creatively conceptualizing, designing, and producing visuals for a wide variety of print and electronic media, including but not limited to publications, brochures, advertisements, signs, banners, displays, emails, video, merchandise, environmental graphic, presentations, and web pages. In addition to a strong attention to detail, the candidate must be adept at juggling multiple assignments and producing quality work under tight deadlines.

This position was previously approved for remote hybrid work: three days on campus, two days remote. Remote work is work that can be done alone or via technology from a remote work site. Remote work is not a right, it is a working arrangement that can be modified or revoked by Miami University at any time for any reason, including convenience of the University.

Essential Duties:

  • The Graphic Designer will design compelling, current, visually appealing print and digital marketing, promotion, and communication materials, following Miami University’s brand guidelines. Understand the “bigger picture” in a creative way, keeping in mind the mission and strategic goals of the department and University. Properly analyze, assess, and respond to client needs and deliver exceptional service as well as bold concepts with a keen eye for a simple, strong design. Align design, visuals, and messaging across all media, campaign efforts, and in alignment with Miami’s brand guidelines. Create visual concepts for campaigns, which may include digital ads, print, and social media assets. Create presentations for campus partners. Video post-production including motion graphics, lower thirds, and title screens. Create new design and photo concepts, maintaining a unified look across print, digital, and web pieces. Assist with photography including events, head shots, and promotional imagery for marketing pieces.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, fine arts, new media, visual arts, media design, computer graphics technology, communication design, or closely related field and at least two years of digital and print design experience OR associate degree in graphic design, fine arts, new media, visual arts, media design, computer graphics technology, communication design, or related field and at least three years of digital and print design experience. Expert working knowledge of Adobe software (Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator). Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States on a fulltime and indefinite basis.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Consideration may be given to candidates with 2-4 years of digital and print design experience. Expert working knowledge of After Effects and Premiere Pro. Experience working in higher education or designing for student recruitment. Working knowledge of project management tools such as Wrike, Basecamp, etc. An understanding of printing techniques and options, paper sourcing, and file preparation and the ability to press check high-level printed material. Excellent ability to explain and support your thinking. Ability to take design direction and positively respond to feedback. Excellent communication skills both written and verbal. Strong asset management and organization skills for file management. Strong understanding of typographic, photography, and composition principles and foundations. Strong multitasking skills and the ability to carry projects from conception to completion within assigned timelines. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with constantly changing needs. Ability to view work across media holistically and while applying brand consistency.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Submit a cover letter, resume, a portfolio demonstrating typography, composition, design, and/or illustration skills and a 1-page statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion to (insert PageUp). Inquiries may be directed to Ruth Orth at Screening of applications will begin December 21, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Diversity Statement:
Miami University is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all.

For more information on Miami University’s diversity initiatives, please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion webpage. For more information on Miami University’s mission and core values, please visit the Mission and Core Values webpage.

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.

As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at:, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223.

Labor Law Posters for Applicants:
Miami University is committed to providing up-to-date information from the Department of Labor to our applicants for employment. Here, you will find links to the current information regarding the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), and the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA).


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A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

Advertised: 23 Dec 2022 Eastern Standard Time

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