Washington Athletics aims to inspire champions on the field and in the classroom. Operating with the four core values of growth mindset, committed service, humility and grit, the Huskies choose to lead by example. With over 650 student-athletes competing throughout UW's 22 sports programs, the department of Intercollegiate Athletics is committed to a leading-edge student-athlete experience, and offering student-athletes the ability to compete for NCAA and Pac-12 championships while working toward a degree from one of the world's leading public research universities.
This position reports to the Creative Director and will create, conceptualize, design and produce professional publications and other graphic solutions meeting the needs of the Washington Athletic Department, from the point of design and layout through final production.
Under general direction from the Creative Director, the Graphic Designer/Illustrator is responsible for the design, layout and preparation of original artwork for a variety of communication purposes, including print material as well as for web and digital. Projects may include, but are not limited to, posters, promotional giveaways, brochures, ads, emails and web graphics.
This position will plan, coordinate, and organize multiple projects at once. Create print layouts, designs, and execute artwork for Athletic Department needs including, but not limited to, posters, schedule cards, program shells, trading cards, brochures, fliers, and advertisements.
Execute and design digital graphics related to the athletics website, email campaigns, online ticketing, online banner ads, in-stadium graphics, and social media platforms. Select the most appropriate techniques and output available within the project budget.
Exercise independent judgment in the production of complex graphic design materials from concept to final execution. Collaborate with Marketing and Creative staff to develop brand and sales campaign style guides and taglines.
Work in consultation with Athletics ticket sales staff to produce print and digital collateral designed to increase ticket sales and generate new revenues. May sign off on electronic and mechanical proofs, and attend press checks.
Maintain the comprehensive archive system of all previous and current graphic projects, including regular file back-ups on different drives. Serve as a production resource to the Manager of Video Production, and the Manager of Internet Services.
Supervise student interns to help in the production of multiple projects. Maintain a professional level of communication with all internal and external stakeholders. Perform miscellaneous duties as assigned to achieve the goals and objectives of the department.
Compliance with the rules and regulations of the University, the NCAA, the Pac-12 Conference, the State of Washington and any other governing body is of paramount importance to the University. The overall responsibility of this position is for the successful operation of the program in full compliance with all such rules and regulations. As a condition of employment, the Employee shall be required to participate in rules education programs offered by the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.
High school diploma or equivalent. One year of applicable college level training in graphics design, or equivalent art school training and one year of experience as a graphic illustrator, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Must be proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator) or higher on a Mac OS platform. Must be detail-oriented and possess superior organizational skills to coordinate several major printing projects simultaneously. Must be able to work long hours (evenings and weekends) when necessary to meet multiple deadlines.
A minimum of one year of previous full-time graphic design experience is strongly preferred. Additional experience in motion graphics, video production, web design, illustration and or photography will be given added consideration but is not required. Proficiency in Microsoft Office products such as Word, Power Point and Excel is helpful but not required. Candidates who are sports knowledgeable will be given added consideration but it is not required.
FOR COMPLETE DETAILS AND TO APPLY, please visit the UW Hires employment website at: www.washington.edu/jobs and apply to Req #148861.