Graphics Designer
University of Texas at Austin - Austin, TX

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Purpose Design and typeset all Texas Performing Arts performance programs. Provide highly creative graphic design for Texas Performing Arts and contribute to marketing strategies.

Essential Functions Gather content, to include copy and images, typeset, design, conduct proofing and execute printing of all Texas Performing Arts season performance programs. Manage program book groupings and schedule, serve as primary contact with program printing vendor, meet program print deadlines, work with ticket office and booking area to determine estimated program quantities per performance, and ensure printed programs are delivered to correct venue. Create and design advertising and collateral for Texas Performing Arts and its departments, to include print and web ads, posters, signage, brochures, and related graphic design components. Follow projects through printing phase to ensure timeliness and accuracy of completion. Effectively communicate with printing vendors throughout entire production process, to include acquiring bids and placing orders based on established budget, prepare electronic files for pre-press, and perform press checks. Prepare internal requisitions for projects as assigned. Develop successful professional relationships with internal and external clients, suppliers, printers, and vendors that will allow for effective project execution. Other related graphic design tasks as assigned.

Marginal/Incidental functions Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications Bachelor's degree. One year of experience in print design. Experience managing details of concurrent projects. Experience using Adobe Creative Suite. Demonstrated ability to maintain a strong attention to detail. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design, Art, Communications, Illustration, or Advertising. More than one year of experience in print design. Experience in electronic pre-press production and press checks. Advanced communication skills. Experience with new media, including web design or Adobe Flash. Demonstrated ability to produce effective designs and successfully multitask. Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team while managing positions workload independently. Ability to be flexible with working assignments and to work within a large, complex environment. Ability to balance several projects with tight deadlines simultaneously. Related work experience in a multi-purpose performing arts center.

Working conditions May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Climbing of stairs Occasional weekend, evening, overtime work. Work with sensitive and confidential information, under pressure of deadlines, and with overlapping projects. Work in shared office space. Accepts supervision. Professional demeanor.

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas ( TRS ), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, citizenship status, Vietnam era or special disabled veteran's status, or sexual orientation. Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, disability accommodations will be provided, as needed.

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification form, I-9. You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.

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