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Classification Description

This is a description of a staff position at the University of Wyoming, not a job opening announcement. Current job openings can be found at the Prospective Employees page. The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities required.

Graphic Artist

Reports to: Designated Supervisor

UW Job Code: 3870

UW Job Family: 3D

SOC Code: 27-1024

Pay Grade: 17

Date: July 01, 2008

Job Purpose:

Performs graphic artwork by designing and/or by preparing digital files of various illustrative materials for use in publications, exhibits, reports and visual aids. 

Minimum Qualifications


Associate's Degree in Graphic Arts, Commercial Arts, or a related field


2 years work-related experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Graphic design principles, methods, and practices.
  • Graphic art techniques including design and layout.
  • Personal computer software/hardware application graphic design programs.
  • Communication concepts, methods and techniques.
  • Creative and interpretive analysis of different art forms theory, principles and techniques.
  • Time management principles, practices and techniques.
  • Printing and production requirements, processes, and procedures.
  • Applicable University, state, and federal laws, regulations and policies.

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Creatively use computer graphic arts application programs and/or instruments and equipment.
  • Use a range of media, methods, and techniques for graphic illustrations and drawings.
  • Perform high quality sketching and lettering.
  • Effectively communicate with interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Analyze and interpret customer's graphic arts design request.
  • Create alternate graphical arts solutions when required.
  • Develop print and reproduction specifications.
  • Meet demanding project work deadlines.
  • Work as a team member and foster a cooperative team work environment.

Characteristc Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Design, layout and prepare various media illustrations by hand or electronically with computer digital files.

Letter posters, booklets, charts and maps free-hand or through the use of lettering equipment or computer graphic arts application programs; may sketch free-hand, and/or scan and format with computer graphic arts programs different designs, drawings, and images.

Design, prepare and illustrate exhibits and visual aids.

Perform camera-ready production by marking color overlays; identify photos for enlargement, reduction and cropping.

Consult with clients regarding design, media, and associated costs.

Supplemental Functions:

May train others in the use of graphic software and techniques.

Working Conditions:

Standard office environment; routinely exposed to vapors, dust and fumes; occasional work in confined area.

Distinguishing Features:

Graphic Artist performs graphic artwork; emphasis is on design, layout and preparation of various media illustrations by hand or electronically with computer digital files; letter posters, booklets and materials free-hand or by the use of lettering equipment or computer graphic arts application programs; perform camera-ready production by marking color overlays; identify photos for enlargement, reduction and cropping. 

Graphic Designer coordinates the layout, design and production of promotional materials, newsletters and educational publications through the pre-press stage for a specific department or college; emphasis is on design, preparation and evaluation of the layout of publications by hand or electronically with computer digital files; determine the look and feel of department or college publications; supervise all aspects of the production at the pre-press stage; develop ideas for illustrating material and publications.

Authorized by Classification/Compensation, Human Resources

Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Participating in the University's hazardous waste minimization program is part of the job of each employee who uses (or may come in contact with) hazardous materials. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. University of Wyoming actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.

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