Graphic Designer

10 hours/week

Hourly Rate: $14/hour

Commonwealth Honors College seeks a creative and detail-oriented student experienced in graphic design to join the communications team. A large focus of this position is designing digital and print material, while providing general support for CHC communications efforts.

Duties

  • Assist in conceptualizing, designing, and producing digital and print material, including web and email graphics, digital templates, signage, event flyers, social media images, postcards, and brochures.
  • Assist in maintaining the Honors College’s image, identity, and communication style across all creative platforms
  • Handle requests for promotional material and, as assigned, work with faculty and staff to ascertain needs and explain possible options available
  • Provide general support to CHC communications projects
  • Work under general supervision of the Director of Communications
  • Other duties as necessary

Qualifications

  • Proficient in graphics and publishing software, specifically Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign
  • Understanding and knowledge of graphic design and desktop publishing standards
  • Strong eye for design and attention to detail
  • Ability to give and receive constructive criticism
  • Proficiency with social media (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook)
  • Ability to communicate effectively and interact professionally
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work independently
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines
  • Previous work experience in graphic design, marketing, and/or communication desirable
  • Work-study preferred
  • Must provide a portfolio of original design projects/layout
  • Membership in Commonwealth Honors College is not required

To apply, submit a resume and links to a maximum of three original designs to: Natalie Georges, Director of Communications, natalie.georges@honors.umass.edu.

Review of applications begins on September 20, 2019