Graphic Artist/Creative Coordinator

General Responsibilities:
Plans and directs the artistic aspects of college information projects including the creation of multiplatform advertisements and program publication templates.
Develops, creates and implements the construction and arrangement of artistic elements of projects including typography, photography, illustrations, color, lettering and paste-up.
Designs and creates multimedia presentation as directed.  Proofs and provides final approval for all college marketing and branding materials prior to production and release.
Assists appropriate administrator in formulating, implementing and monitoring artistic standards for college information projects.
Serves as resource person having technical expertise and/or administrative experience to deal with complex graphics problems.
Serves as liaison within the department for communicating with related vendors and printers regarding graphic elements.
Collaborates with appropriate colleagues regarding photography and video shoots for specialized college publications/productions.
Prepares departmental reports, fiscal reports and budget recommendations for graphics projects as required.
Recommends graphics purchases in the area of equipment and of specialized graphics services including photographs, illustrations, lettering as they are needed by the college and serves as liaison for the supervisor for graphic reproduction purchases.
Collaborates with appropriate staff regarding the review of information related to graphic presentations.
Keeps current on design trends, software and hardware.
Performs related duties as required.
These essential job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed; employees will be required to perform other job related duties as required.  An employee with a disability is encouraged to contact the Human Resources Office to evaluate the job in greater detail in order to determine if she/he can safely perform the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodation.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Minimum Qualifications
A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in Graphic Design, Fine Art, Graphic Art or related field with major course work or training in computer assisted graphics.
And
Two (2) years full-time related professional work experience in a field related to the arts or computer graphics.
Appropriate professional work experience may be substituted for the degree on a year for year basis.
Knowledge in state of the art computer graphics equipment, software and systems applications, which may include but is not limited to equipment and software such as Amiga 2000, Macintosh II, Compaq 386 with sketch table, Quark XPress, Illustrator, Front page, Dreamweaver, KurtaBoard, Digitizing camera, waveform monitor, Vectroscope; Professional Paint; Deluxe Photo Lab, Draw 2000. Sculpt 3D, Ultra Paint, SUM Tools, SAM Antivirus Protection and others.
Skilled in creativity, manual layout, computer graphics techniques, production, and design.
Experience using a personal computer, office software such as MS Office and electronic mail.

Demonstrated ability to:
* Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
* Establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff, students and the public.
* Work in a fast-paced, demanding environment.
* Gather and analyze data, reason logically and draw valid conclusions.
* Interpret and apply laws, rules, standards and procedures pertinent to the professional operations.
* Multi-task, set and meet work flow deadlines, and provide assistance to a variety of constituencies.
* Maintain confidentiality.
Critical Skills/Expertise
All employees are expected to:
* Promote a common purpose consistent with stated College goals and demonstrate a commitment to students and the learning environment.
* Possess the knowledge of general written standards and procedures utilized, and have the ability to read, interpret, and follow procedural and policy manual related to the job tasks.
* Demonstrate the ability to respond to supervision, guidance and direction in a positive, receptive manner and in accordance with stated policies.
* Provide quality customer service by creating a welcoming and supportive environment.
* Present a professional image in word, action and attire.
* Demonstrate professionalism in dealing with a diverse population while understanding and respecting each other’s view of the world, personalities and working styles.
* Conduct oneself in a manner consistent with the College’s standards of ethical conduct.
* Apply effective techniques to create working relationships with others to achieve common goals; successfully communicates and collaborates with others to achieve goals.
* Demonstrate skills necessary to look at situations and processes critically to make recommendations for improvement.
Work Conditions/Physical Demands/Special Conditions

Physical: Routinely requires the ability to see, hear, and speak. Routinely requires sitting, bending, stooping, walking. On occasion, incumbents may be required to lift 20 or more pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Environmental:  Normal general office
Mental:  Routinely requires the ability to interpret, analyze and perform critical thinking skills.

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