Art Director The University of Virginia's College at Wise invites applications for an Art Director.
This position provides design services for UVa-Wise communications initiatives in support of the College's mission and strategic priorities.
The position uses graphic design and visual art to conceive and execute creative concepts for UVa-Wise marketing projects while working within the College's brand identity, including making strategic choices around the use of typography, color, photography, illustration and motion graphics/animation to enhance print and digital communications.
The Art Director reports to the Marketing Director and works as part of an internal marketing team, collaborating with colleagues across the College and interacting with external vendors as projects require.
Duties include creating and designing visual content for digital, multimedia and print applications for a range of marketing audiences and purposes; utilizing design techniques, tools and principles, and advanced layout and typography to articulate the College's brand in fresh, effective and accessible ways; translating communications strategy into clear, effective and on-brand design approaches in digital and print mediums; ensuring work applies the highest design standards, achieves the desired effect and outcome, and incorporates new and evolving design approaches; and collaborating with creative professionals to provide art direction and assisting in the creation of projects, campaigns and initiatives.
A bachelor's degree is required. In lieu of a degree, three or more years of relevant work experience may be considered.
The successful candidate will also be conversant with current design and digital trends with experience executing advertising and marketing concepts across various print and digital platforms; be collaborative, deadline-driven, and able to manage several projects at once; be a highly creative, conceptual thinker with knowledge of design techniques, tools and principles including competence in graphic design software including Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop) as well as Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel); have a demonstrated understanding of page layout, typography, color theory and choice/application of assets such as photography, illustration and other digital graphics; experience in the creation of marketing materials that are in keeping with an established brand identity, articulate creative strategies and maintain high visual standards; and familiarity with the creative process including the development and ownership of a project from concept through final production and knowledge of prepress and printing processes/procedures.
To apply, please visit https://hr.virginia.edu/careers-uva, search for Art Director, and complete an online application process attaching a cover letter, resume, contact information for three references, and a sampling of graphic design work that spans digital and print brand implementation.
UVa-Wise is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity.
Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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Location/Region: Wise, VA