Graphic Designer

Millikin University

Millikin is an independent, four-year university that is privately funded and has an enrollment of approximately 2,000 students in traditional and non-traditional undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Located in Decatur, Illinois, you will quickly discover that the signature of a Millikin education is a unique experience we like to call Performance Learning.

Since its founding more than 110 years ago, Millikin has operated under the philosophy of providing an education that combines theory with practice. While this was a radical idea at the time, we know today that practice is not enough.

Today's students must perform their knowledge in order to be truly prepared for a successful career after college. Through immersive experiences such as internships, co-teaching, running a business, presenting research to expertsand performing in front of audiences–students find new ways to live out their learning and reapthe rewards of their hard work.

Position Details

Graphic Designer
Central and Southern Illinois
Decatur, IL


The Graphic Designer is a full-time position responsible for the creative development and production of marketing and communication materials within the guidelines of established brand standards. The Graphic Designer works in a supporting role to execute creative concepts and provide creative solutions to meet the marketing needs of the University. Responsibilities include but are not limited to collateral material, advertisements, publications, signage, and other promotional items. Designing in digital platforms, including web, social media, and email is expected. Some photography may be required.


All employees are expected to uphold the values of the University. At Millikin University, we value:

  • Commitment to the discovery of knowledge 
  • Civil debate 
  • Passion and enthusiasm 
  • Dignity and respect for individuals 
  • A diverse and inclusive community 
  • Integrity and responsibility 
  • Advancement of the greater good


1. Design and prepare final production-ready artwork for a variety of media for various constituent groups.

2. Work with printers to attain cost estimates, execute jobs, and resolve problems or disputes.

3. Communicate project status, updates, and meet deadlines.

4. Work as a collaborating team member of the Marketing and Media Relations Team.


1. Additional job-related duties as required by the Art Director.


1. Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or related field

2. Professional graphic design experience

3. Portfolio demonstrating design acumen

4. Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop

5. Experience designing for print and digital platforms

6. Excellent written and verbal communication skills

7. Organizational skills, with accuracy and attention to detail.

8. Professional demeanor and a positive, team-oriented attitude.

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