Graphic Designer

Milwaukee School of Engineering

MSOE is located in the heart of downtown Milwaukee, known for its numerous festivals, beautiful lakefront, ethnic restaurants and cultural activities. In addition to being in a great location, MSOE offers a very competitive compensation package, including paid time off, and 13 paid staff holidays per year. MSOE also offers the following voluntary benefits: Very competitive insurance and compensation package including medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance. 403(b) retirement plan with company matching of up to 6% of employee salary and immediate vesting. Education reimbursement for employees. Tuition remission for dependents and spouses of full-time employees. Flexible spending accounts. On-site fitness center (free for employees to use!). Various wellness programs such as on-site flu shots, cholesterol screenings, and more.

Position Details

Graphic Designer
Southeast Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) invites applications for a full-time Graphic Designer to join our Marketing and Communications department.

Under the direction of the Creative Director, the Graphic Designer designs results-oriented, branded print, web and digital communications in collaboration with external vendors and internal business partners in support of MSOE’s strategic growth objectives. The Graphic Designer acts as a collaborative and supportive member of the Marketing Communications team to deliver a strong, consistent and cohesive brand; works collaboratively with key university stakeholders to develop creative, results-oriented marketing communications to support MSOE’s strategic priorities, builds the institutional brand and drives enrollment and fund-raising growth. The graphic designer is a creative who enjoys collaborating in a team environment and strives to develop innovative design solutions.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Work with in-house creative team and clients to develop visual concepts for print, web, digital signage, social media and other emerging platforms. Concepts and executions should be relevant to stated objectives, of high-quality and support the brand as well as the university marketing strategy.
  • Meet with internal partners to set expectations and help plan projects that meet their promotional objectives.
  • Coordinate production of artwork and other graphic elements of assigned projects to assure high-quality design and production of error-free materials.
  • Work with outside printers and producers to see projects through to completion.
  • Work with the Creative Director and Senior Graphic Designer to organize and maintain digital and non-digital files of artwork and originals so they are easily retrievable and kept in good condition.
  • Serve as a collaborative and supportive member of the Marketing Communications team to deliver a strong, consistent and cohesive brand.
  • Create design extensions and variations that build off the university brand, extending it both internally and externally.
  • Maintain knowledge of current and upcoming trends in design and design software.
  • Perform other tasks as necessary to achieve the university's mission. 

Other Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Communicate with internal and external audiences and vendors in a timely manner.
  • Be able to conduct a professional presentation.
  • Maintain an understanding of stated university overarching goals and objectives.
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Graphic Design, Digital Design or related field.
  • A minimum of 3 years of professional communications experience is required.
  • Good computer skills and technical expertise in Adobe Creative Suite: InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop.
  • Strong design, typography and layout skills as well as an understanding of successful photo selection. Illustration skills a plus.
  • Excellent time and task management skills required and ability to work collaboratively with internal and external clients and vendors.
  • Requires attention to detail, strong organizational competence, and the ability to coordinate multiple deadlines simultaneously in a fast-paced environment. Must be able to work with frequent interruptions and professionally respond to variations in schedules and plans. Must be self-directed with strong problem-solving skills including the ability to develop innovative approaches and ideas and meet challenges with resourcefulness.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Photography skills a plus.

Language Skills:

  • Must have the ability to read, interpret and write documents such as correspondence and guidelines. 
  • Communication skills to work with a variety of poeple such as project team members.
  • Ability to speak effectively before employees of the organization. 

Mathematical Skills:

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. 
  • Ability to deal with problems inolving few concrete variables in standardized situations

Reasoning Ability:

  • Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. 
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. 
Physical Demands:
  • While performing the duties of this job the employee is largely sedentary, the ability to move is required. The employee is occasionally required to traverse within their work area as well as other areas on campus. 
Work Enviornment 
  • The job operates in a professional office enviornment.  The role uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. 

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