The Director - Graphic Design will lead the creative process at the direction of the Assistant AD for Marketing & Branding and be responsible for designing high impact visual assets for the department, building brand awareness and affinity for the Cowboys & Cowgirls. S/he will work on a wide variety of projects for print, digital and social media, and help lead the branding look & design for the department and individual programs.
Primary role is to lead projects from creative conception to final deliverable
Design a wide range of creative assets including but not limited to:
Posters, program covers, game tickets, newspaper ads, magnets and other print items
Web, digital, email and social media graphics and advertisements
Unique event logos, t-shirts and large-format signage
Manage and prioritize all incoming graphic requests at direction of Assistant AD of Marketing & Branding and keep yearly calendar of graphic projects
Ensures brand guidelines are adhered to internally and externally, develops a consistent identity and tone per year and program
Prioritize a high volume of requests appropriately to maximize quality output
Oversee internship program of talented UW graphic design students, including delegating, reviewing and approving all creative developed by interns
Exhibit a solution-based attitude and the ability to work with people with diverse skills, backgrounds and motivations
Think creatively to develop new design concepts, graphics and layouts
Develop proofing standards per project to review designs for errors prior to publish
Show consistent willingness to go above and beyond for project deliverables
Actively looks for emerging trends in design and branding in sports
Handles sensitive/confidential information appropriately
Working knowledge of copyright law related to design and digital media
Serves as a department resource for all questions related to design
Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, marketing or related field OR a certification from a specialized design school
Demonstrated experience in developing branded design work, preferably for a collegiate athletic program or other sports organization
Sharp eye for layout design and awareness of design trends; exceptional attention to detail
Strong knowledge of the Adobe Creative Cloud including InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator
Additional experience with motion graphics, font management and photography is preferred
Excellent time management skills, including managing long and short-term design projects
Self-starter who can work effectively in teams or on their own to complete projects
Thrives in an environment of continual feedback with an ability to accept constructive criticism and leverage it for professional growth
Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to clearly articulate idea
Passion for sports, branding & design
Submits portfolio of work (electronic or url preferred)
The University of Wyoming located in Laramie and nestled on Wyoming's high plains between Laramie and the Snowy Mountain Range. It is one of the most unique institutions of higher education in America. The University of Wyoming is the only provider of baccalaureate and graduate education in a state of some one-half million people and 98,000 square miles. Combining major-university benefits and sma...ll-school advantages, we offer our students a truly unique and quality educational experience. UW stands at the forefront in the exploration of emerging technologies and concepts, giving our students the types of hands-on involvement and one-on-one attention rarely found at other colleges and universities. And we also continue to be recognized nationally as one of the best values in higher education.
Welcome to Laramie The University of Wyoming is located in Laramie, a town of 30,000 in the heart of the Rocky Mountain West. Wyoming is investing in its university, helping to make it a leader in academics, research and outreach.
The university has state-of-the-art facilities in many areas and is a cultural center for the state. Located on a high plain between the Laramie and Snowy Range mountain ranges, Laramie has more than 300 days of sunshine a year and is near year-round outdoor activities that include skiing, hiking, camping, bicycling, fishing and climbing.
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