Visual Graphic Designer | University of Southern California (USC) - Military Veterans

at HERC - Southern California

Los Angeles, California

The University of Southern California??s (USC??s) HREC Strategic Communications unit is looking for a talented Visual Graphic Designer to join its team. As a Graphic Designer, you??ll be an integral part of the UX and Creative team, collaborating with strategists, writers, and designers to implement the division's communications and creative strategy. Reporting to the Sr. Visual Designer, the Visual Graphic Designer will work on a range of projects, including infographics, presentations, digital and printed materials, and website assets. The ideal candidate has impeccable design skills, is detail-oriented, and has a strong understanding typography, color theory, and layout. Job Responsibilities: Create concepts and execute ideas for projects across a range of formats (digital, web, print) Design and edit presentations Produce assets from concept to completion (with an emphasis on color, composition, typography, iconography, and imagery) Build assets and campaign artwork from existing style guides and artwork Collaborate with team and stakeholders to implement/ensure consistency with USC??s brand and identity standards Stay up to date on design trends, techniques, and technology Build files to specifications with great accuracy and attention to detail Minimum Qualifications The candidate for the position of Visual Graphic Designer must meet the following qualifications: Bachelor??s Degree in graphic design or related field 2 years of relevant experience Demonstrate a solid sense of design, layout, and typography Proficiency with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign (After Effects and Premiere is a plus) Proficiency with Microsoft PowerPoint Strong communication and problem-solving skills Excellent time management skills with the ability to set priorities, meet deadlines and work independently and collaboratively A portfolio of work that demonstrates a passion for design, typography, conceptual thinking, and visual communication Preferred Qualifications The ideal candidate for the position of Visual Graphic Designer has the following qualifications: Experience with animation, motion graphics, and/or video editing Basic understanding of HTML/CSS Required Documents: Resume + Cover letter Portfolio About USC USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles??a global center for arts, technology, and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family??the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work??you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance. The University of Southern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minimum Education: Bachelor's degreeMinimum Experience: 2 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise: Understanding of design issues, including browser usability and cross-platform compatibility. Solid foundation in studio design, typography, printing and layout. Work experience as a visual/graphic designer covering all aspects of artwork preparation, printing, and website creation. Requires thorough knowledge of typography, printing processes, selection of paper or other printing surfaces, and paper folding, binding and finishing. Knowledge of desktop publishing systems and specialized equipment related to periodical production.

Los Angeles, California

Southern California HERC, established in 2003, is a non-profit organization composed of a diverse group of colleges and universities, and research, medical, and cultural institutions. Our institutions are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the recruitment process and providing a work environment sensitive to work/life balance. We also understand that employment decisions often involve two careers and offer state of the art dual career resources and solutions. SoCal HERC includes members from the Central Coast, Los Angeles, Orange County, Inland Empire, and San Diego.

HERC is a gateway to more jobs in higher education and related fields than any other website. HERC provides job seekers with comprehensive and transparent access to job opportunities, daily job alerts, career advice news and webinars, dual career support, and regional multicultural resources to help with relocating to a new community.

SoCal HERC Member Institutions:

Antioch University, Azusa Pacific, University Cal Tech

CSU Fullerton, CSU Northridge,  CSU San Bernardino 

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Chapman University, Citrus College

Concordia University Irvine, Grossmont-Cuyamaca CCD, Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine 

Loyola Marymount University, MiraCosta Community College, Mount St. Mary’s University

North Orange County CCD, Occidental College,  Pacific Oaks College & Childrens School 

Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego State University, Soka University of America

The Claremont Colleges, The Salk Institute for Biological Sciences, UC Path Center

UC Irvine, UCLA, UC Riverside

UCSD, University of Redlands, University of San Diego

University of Southern California, Vanguard University, Whittier College

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