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Graphic Designer
Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts
 
 
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Date Posted October 14, 2019
Category
Admin-Public Relations, Marketing and Communications
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 

The Mount Holyoke College Office of Communications and Marketing serves as the official voice of Mount Holyoke College and works to elevate the College’s reputation by promoting the accomplishments of its faculty, students and alumnae. The Office leads the planning, coordination and execution of integrated marketing and communication plans that support the mission of Mount Holyoke College. The Office is also responsible for the oversight and development of the College website, mtholyoke.edu, and delivers a wide range of traditional, digital and social media services.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Office of Communications and Marketing is seeking a graphic designer to help steward the Mount Holyoke brand through engaging and elevated design platforms across print and all digital applications. Under the direction of the director of branding and creative services, the graphic designer conceptualizes, designs and produces materials for a variety of communications channels, including print, digital, social media and video. The graphic designer works within the College’s established brand aesthetic across all communication channels, while bringing a fresh and innovative approach to the work.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

Serves as one of the primary design resources for the College, working on a range of projects for print, digital, social media, video and other forms of digital multimedia
Leads large and small projects from concept to completion with oversight from Director of Branding and Creative Services
Helps to manage the office’s photo library, including uploading, tagging and organizing all new and existing photo assets
Collaborates closely with other members of the creative services and communications team to support a wide range of marketing and communications needs
Interfaces routinely with other College offices throughout all aspects of a project’s development
Works directly with and helps manage student workers assigned to projects
Works directly with print vendors and other external production resources
Works directly with external creative partners such as freelancers, photographers, videographers and writers
Maintains a thorough knowledge of design and branding trends within and outside of higher education
Other duties as assigned
REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES

Minimum of a BFA in graphic design from an accredited arts college or design program
3-5 years of experience in graphic design with strong conceptual, design and typography skills
Thorough knowledge of full Adobe suite, in particular InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Lightroom
Experience with website design and UX, mobile design experiences, and email and newsletter design best practices preferred
Foundational knowledge of CSS and HTML a plus
Print production experience preferred
Photography and/or videography experience a plus
Illustration and/or video animation experience a plus
Experience with video post-production tools such as Premiere or Final Cut Pro a plus
Familiarity with digital signage platforms and related technologies a plus
Strong project management skills and attention to detail
Excellent communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills
Ability to work independently and in a team environment
Ability to meet tight deadlines, manage multiple priorities and learn quickly in a fast-paced environment
Proactive attitude and approach to problem-solving and addressing client feedback
Ability to take creative direction and feedback in a constructive manner
Occasional weekend and evening work required

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