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Mail: Dept 3422

1000 E University Ave

Laramie, WY 82071-2000

Phone: 307.766.2377

Fax: 307.766.5607

Email: c-comp@uwyo.edu

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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 Designer

Reports to: Designated Supervisor

UW Job Code: 3797

UW Job Family: 3D

SOC Code: 27-1024

Pay Grade: 19

Date: July 01, 2008

Job Purpose:

Coordinate the layout, design and production of promotional materials, newsletters and educational publications through the pre-press stage for a specific department or college.

Minimum Qualifications

Education:

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

Experience:

1 year work-related experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Graphic design and production layout principles, concepts, and methods.
  • Graphic art techniques.
  • Graphic layout and photographic requirements and procedures.
  • Personal computer software/hardware application graphic design programs.
  • Creative and interpretive analysis of different art forms theory, principles and techniques.
  • Communication concepts, methods and techniques.
  • Printing and production requirements, processes, and procedures.
  • Time management principles, practices and techniques.
  • Customer service methods and practices.

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Effectively communicate with customers.
  • Supervise and coordinate production functions including type and ink specifications, electronic scanning, four-color separations, and paper stock.
  • Creatively design and layout publication project work.
  • Use computer graphic arts application programs and/or instruments and equipment for graphic design.
  • Meet demanding project deadlines.
  • Discuss design or changes in design with customers.
  • Develop design with the inclusion of photograph copies as well as illustrations.
  • Review and approve proofs.
  • Train others in the use of the graphic arts software and techniques.
  • Work as a team member and foster a cooperative team work environment

Characteristc Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Design, prepare and evaluate the layout of various marketing, recruiting, informational and educational publications by hand or electronically with computer digital files.

Design and determine look and feel of department or college publications; supervise all aspects of the production of overall and individual page layouts at the pre-press stage, including type and ink specifications, electronic scanning, four-color separations, and paper stock.

Develop ideas for illustrating materials and publications including the selection, integration and manipulation of photos as well as artist's illustrations.

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

Supplemental Functions:

May review and approve blueline proofs with others to detect errors and indicate corrections. 

May design logos for department or college use.

May prepare newsletters, marketing materials and educational bulletins for department or college use on the World Wide Web.

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

Working Conditions:

Standard office environment, regular exposure to video terminal displays; no major sources of discomfort.

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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