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Graphic Artist Duties and Responsibilities

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Purpose of Classification:

Produces graphics to be used in various publications such as university newspaper or events calendar according to established specifications. Prepares advertisements by producing layout and paste-up for printing. Incumbents in this classification are required to work within established deadlines inherent to publishing industry.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is first in a series of four classifications and is distinguished from the Graphic Designer in that work is typically performed according to established formats or specifications.

Examples of Duties:

  • Creates, designs and produces artwork for signage, posters and flyers from client specifications; determines most cost effective way to meet client requirements considering legibility and space requirements.
  • Mounts, mats, labels and frames photographs and other scientific visual materials for display and exhibit purposes following client specifications; makes composition material and type size decisions.
  • Creates, designs and produces charts, graphs, simple illustrations, cartoons and scientific exhibits from client specifications; makes effective compositional decisions for the specified display data and uses various production techniques which may include computer graphic systems and software.
  • Produces photomechanical transfer prints from artwork making appropriate exposure and enlargement/reduction decisions.
  • Coordinates with client to discuss ad specifications or other work orders as needed.
  • Prepares master calendar of events by receiving pertinent information and entering into computer; prepares camera-ready layout by cropping photos, providing logos and preparing paste up.
  • Assists with maintenance of art supply inventory by informing supervisor of supplies needed.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge and skill in graphic design and layout.
  • Skill in both verbal and written communication.

Minimum Qualifications:

Associate's degree in Graphic Art or related field; OR, Two years graphic or commercial art experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.


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