Graphic Designer

Milwaukee School of Engineering

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Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) is an academic institution intrinsically tied to the real world—a confluence of industry knowledge, work ethic and an enduring desire to know more. The university offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering, computer science, machine learning, user experience, construction management, actuarial science, business and nursing. With about 3,000 students, faculty and staff, MSOE is large enough for big opportunities and small enough for personal attention.

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MSOE is a supportive environment where everyone is valued. Our method of learning by doing is our distinction: it is how we teach, how we learn and how we serve. Faculty bring their real-world experience into the classroom, and small class sizes keep instructors in close contact with students. MSOE’s top priority is serving our students. By joining our community, you are building the leaders of tomorrow.

Our Mission

MSOE is the university of choice for those seeking an inclusive community of experiential learners driven to solve the complex challenges of today and tomorrow. We are united by our six values—collaboration, excellence, inclusion, innovation, integrity and stewardship—which represent the core of our campus culture. Under the leadership of Dr. John Walz, MSOE has embarked on an ambitious strategic plan, Extraordinary Together, that propels the institution forward. MSOE fosters a welcoming and inclusive environment where diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) are central to all campus initiatives and guided by our DEIB Strategic Plan.

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 team. 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.

This list of duties and responsibilities is not all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities as management may deem necessary from time to time.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design, Digital Design or related field is required.
  • 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.

Skills and Abilities

  • Must have the ability to read, interpret and write documents such as correspondence and guidelines.
  • Communication skills to work with a variety of people such as project team members.
  • Ability to speak effectively before employees of the organization.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • 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 Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets. 

The above statements reflect the general details necessary to describe the principle functions of the occupation described and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the occupation. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. It is the policy of MSOE to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, ethnicity, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic characteristics, marital status or any other characteristic protected by local, state or federal law. This policy applies to all jobs at the University and to all the terms, benefits, and conditions of employment/enrollment.

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