Graphic Designer - Intercollegiate Athletics

University of Illinois Chicago

About the University of Illinois Chicago:

UIC is among the nation’s preeminent urban public research universities, a Carnegie RU/VH research institution, and the largest university in Chicago. UIC serves over 34,000 students, comprising one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation and is designated as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPSI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Through its 16 colleges, UIC produces nationally and internationally recognized multidisciplinary academic programs in concert with civic, corporate and community partners worldwide, including a full complement of health sciences colleges. By emphasizing cutting-edge and transformational research along with a commitment to the success of all students, UIC embodies the dynamic, vibrant and engaged urban university. Recent “Best Colleges” rankings published by U.S. News & World Report, found UIC climbed up in its rankings among top public schools in the nation and among all national universities. UIC has nearly 260,000 alumni, and is one of the largest employers in the city of Chicago.

Position Details

Graphic Designer - Intercollegiate Athletics
Chicago Illinois
Chicago, IL

Under minimal supervision, and reporting to the Associate AD – Creative Services & Broadcasting, the Graphic Designer leads the graphic design efforts for the UIC Department of Athletics and assists in supporting the creative needs of the entire department, including athletic communications, marketing, development, ticketing, and academic units. The role will also assist in the graphic design efforts for all 18 varsity programs and athletics fields and facilities.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with athletic communications, marketing and additional external and internal departments on graphic and promotional content including programs, posters, signage, and social media assets. 
  • Continually developing the strategy and goals of UIC’s graphics efforts to enhance the Flames’ brand both in the city of Chicago and nationally. Meet deadlines in an efficient manner. 
  • Work within established brand guidelines to create content that is both creative, yet consistent throughout the Department of Athletics 
  • Create and manage templates to be used on social media by various external departments and athletic programs. 
  • Assist with the archiving and logging of creative assets including but not limited to photos, videos, and graphics. 
  • Stay up to date on current graphic design, creative and social media trends. 
  • Works alongside Associate AD – Creative Services & Broadcasting regarding the cost estimates from printing/reproduction vendors, for approval. 
  • Serve as primary point of contact for UIC’s logos, design elements and other Flames branding-related assets. Consults and assists printers and typographers to ensure successful and timely completion of publicity designs. 
  • Perform Game Day and other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications Required:

1. Any one or any combination that equalsthirty-six (36) monthsfrom the categories below (1):

A. Credit for progressively more advanced college or art-school course work that would lead to a major in graphic/visual arts communication and/or design

  • 60 semester hours equals 12 months
  • 90 semester hours equals 24 months
  • 120 semester hours or a Bachelor's Degree equals 36 months

B. Work experience and/or on-the-job training that provided knowledge of progressively more advanced, generally accepted principles, theories, practices, and methods used in graphic designs and their applications to visual communications problems that are/is comparable to the training provided in the programs such as graphic/visual arts communication and/or design

2. Twenty-Four (24) monthsof graphic design experience comparable to that performed at the Graphic Designer Associate level of this series

(1) A Master's degree in visual design, with emphasis in visual arts communication or a closely related field, meets the requirements of this Minimum Acceptable Qualification.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least 1-2 years of professional work experience in a division 1 athletic department, athletic conference, national governing body, or professional sports organization. 
  • Ability to balance multiple projects at once and work closely with multiple departments. 
  • Strong interpersonal communications skills. 
  • Ability to write with minimal spelling, syntax and grammar mistakes.

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