Graphic Designer

Concordia University Wisconsin

Concordia is a Lutheran higher education community committed to helping students develop in mind, body and spirit for service to Christ in the Church and in the world.

Position Details

Graphic Designer
Southeast Wisconsin
Mequon, WI

The role of Graphic Designer will contribute to the brand’s creative expression, helping Concordia Wisconsin and Ann Arbor tell a clear and compelling story through world class design across

  • Print
  • Tradeshow assets
  • Billboard & outdoor
  • Digital advertising (primarily static banner ads)
  • Assisting with video and photo shoots

They will collaborate with partners in Admissions, Advancement and Academics, and within the Marketing and Communications team to raise the public profile of the university and to present its case in the most compelling and favorable terms to prospective students and stakeholders.

They will collaborate with both internal and external creative teams, freelancers, and vendor partners and participate in a range of daily activities and projects within an existing portfolio of work as well as working with the Director of Web and Design to create new work. This full­time, exempt position reports to the Director of Web and Design located in the Office of Marketing on the Mequon, Wisconsin campus.

  • Strategize, design, and evaluate exceptional creative design work that interprets the University's mission and key initiatives to multiple external audiences in order to market the university's distinctiveness, achievements and key initiatives; 
  • Set priorities, gathering and generating resources, and ensuring project goals are achieved;
  • Participate in strategic design sessions, creative brief development and project planning; oversee simultaneous projects; 
  • Assist the marketing and strategic communications teams to utilize the best and latest brand design and creative methods and tools/technology; identify and implement process improvements to meet project and team needs; 
  • As requested, support specific projects required by other University departments such as one-sheets, whitepapers, case studies, presentation slides, video interviews.
  • The ideal candidate must possess a well­-developed understanding of the Concordia mission and demonstrate an ability to express our mission with authenticity, accuracy, and vibrancy.
  • Familiarity with faith-­based/mission-­driven organizations 
  • Ability to work effectively on teams and in a culture that requires collaboration, teamwork and trust. 
  • Professional experience in digital, social, and video. 
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills, including the ability to communicate effectively in small and large groups at all levels of anorganization; 
  • High attention to detail with drive for continuous improvement. 
  • Ability to travel to campuses and offsite venues, and to work some weekends and evenings. 

Successful candidates will possess a bachelor's degree in fine arts, graphic design, film, illustration, media arts or some other creative field, and will have a minimum of three (3) years of experience in the field (freelance or firm), preferably in marketing/advertising. Portfolio giving evidence of work across mediums, particularly print and digital is required.

This is a full-time position. Starting range is dependent upon individual qualifications and experience. Concordia health, disability and retirement plan enrollment is available to full-time employees and their eligible dependents. Tuition benefits are available for employees and their qualified dependents. A flexible, hybrid (in office/remote) work schedule may be offered to the right candidate provided that it would work for the needs of the department.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee frequently is required to sit, reach with hands and arms, and talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the position. It is not intended to be all-inclusive. Administration reserves the right to adjust the duties and responsibilities. 

Concordia University Wisconsin does not discriminate in the employment on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, gender or age. However, Concordia University Wisconsin is a Christian educational institution operated by The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and, in compliance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, reserves the right to give preference in employment based on religion.

Concordia University Wisconsin is a Higher Learning Commission accredited, co-educational, liberal arts school offering 90+undergraduate majors of study, 40+ master’s degrees, 10+doctoral programs. Concordia’s attractive campus is located on approximately 200 acres on the shore of Lake Michigan, just 20 minutes north of downtown Milwaukee. Founded in 1881, the Mequon campus and its 10 Concordia centers are home to over 7,200 undergraduate and graduate, traditional as well as nontraditional students from 46 states and 28 foreign countries. Concordia is a Lutheran higher education community committed to helping students develop in mind, body and spirit for service to Christ in the Church and in the world.

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