Visual Designer Summary:
Provides leadership to entire Health Sciences Center in graphic arts and visual standards. Shapes the visual image of the institution. Designs major institutional publications. Assures the high quality appearance of publications, advertisements, and Internet communications.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
1. The graphic designer is responsible for providing leadership and advice to all components of the Health Sciences Center including WVU Healthcare, and WVU. Projects include publications, advertisements and other printed pieces, digital billboard, signage, and other art production, and photo acquisition. This position is an integral part of the Planning and Marketing Communications team.
2. The graphic designer determines how multiple elements including text and art can best communicate the message of a particular piece. The designer arranges selected elements to communicate the messages of WVU Healthcare and the WVU Health Sciences Center in a literate, well-organized, and attractive manner. Audiences include the public, internal and external physicians, patients, and employees. Placements of the designer’s work include 4-color magazines with statewide circulation, newspapers, television, internal communications vehicles, and the Internet.
3. Because of expertise with type and legibility, the graphic designer also offers advice to institutional leaders on signage and wayfinding issues.
4. Produces and designs publications, advertisements, and other pieces that reflect and further the image of the institution.
5. Produces and designs products that meet the highest national standards.
6. Assist other department in achieving and maintaining standards of excellence in design.
7. Must coordinate work of external service bureaus, photographers, and printers to ensure high quality products.
Performance Standard: Adheres to the established Performance Expectations for WVUH Employees in the areas of People, Service, Performance Improvement, Shared Values & Culture.
Supervisory Responsibilities: None
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Other Skills and Abilities: None
Education and Experience:
Education and Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree in graphic design.
• Two years of experience with design, imaging, and other multi-media programs (specifically must include two years of experience with Adobe print and imaging software (e.g. InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator)).
• Knowledge of and skill using Macintosh computer preferred.
• Skill in the acquisition and processing of digital images preferred.
• Knowledge of printing process and pre-press technology preferred.
• Knowledge of web design and video editing programs preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities section
• Strong creative, oral, and written skills
West Virginia University Hospitals - 15 months ago