Supervisor Environmental Graphic Designer Duties and Responsibilities
Purpose of Classification:
Supervises the preparation of a variety of two and three-dimensional
graphics, maps, and signs that direct, warn and inform the public
using computer-assisted technology and materials common to the
environmental graphic design industry.
classification is the fifth in a series of five classifications and
is distinguished from the fourth level in that supervises the
day-to-day operations by planning, scheduling, assigning and
monitoring the work of assigned staff.
Examples of Duties:
- Monitors activities of subordinates to ensure polices and
procedures are being followed and makes recommendations in
policy and employee performance matters.
- Plans, schedules, assigns and monitors the work of assigned
staff in computer sign making, way finding, human factor and
- Develops work plans in accordance with established unit and
department objectives and funding limitations.
- Prepares budget proposals, recommendations and approvals
- Establishes and coordinates production schedules to ensure
achievement of finished product within requested time
- Researches and recommends equipment and resources for unit.
- Represents department and serves on various department and
- Acts as liaison with community, students, faculty and staff
in facilitating campus signage.
- Supervises, trains, and evaluates assigned staff.
- Confers with clients, architects, university administrators
and others regarding project specifications, policies and
graphic standards regarding graphic/signage content and layout
requirements; creates mock ups and develops concepts depending
on needs and budgetary considerations.
- Creates and designs campus signage.
- Coordinates production of signage and graphics to include
production of materials with staff and outside vendors; monitors
jobs in progress, resolves technical problems, proofs materials
and ensures deadlines are met.
- Operates various signage/graphic design equipment such as
computer assisted design and sign making equipment to prepare
effective communication of message and ensure accuracy and
effectiveness of final design for achievement of objective.
- Creates and designs graphic and signage layout of all forms
of printed matter using environmental graphic methods and
- Supervises and monitors department inventory by ordering and
requesting graphic supplies and equipment according to
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of computer sign making, way finding, human
factors and environmental psychology.
- Knowledge of and skill in design, layout and illustration.
- Knowledge of computer operations.
- Knowledge of supervisor practices and principles.
- Knowledge of principles, practices and methods of
environmental graphic design.
- Knowledge of printing and digital output.
- Knowledge of budgeting and accounting principles.
- Knowledge of the principles, practices and methods of
- Skill in supervising, delegating and coordinating the work
- Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working
- Skill in written and oral communication.
- Skill in editing and proofreading.
- Skill in computer-assisted design and sign-making equipment.
- Skill in detail-oriented assembly and fabrication
- Ability to conceptualize needs, estimate costs and
communicate university requirements.
- Ability to work from blueprints, hand drawings or digital
- Ability to be accurate while meeting time constraints and
Bachelorís degree in Graphic Design, Graphic Arts, Visual Arts or
related field such as English, Journalism, Marketing, Psychology,
Advertising or Public Relations; and five (5) years experience in
Architectural Signage, Environmental Graphic Design, Graphic Design
or Industrial Design which includes one (1) year supervisory
experience; OR, Nine (9) years experience in Architectural Signage,
Environmental Graphic Design, Graphic Design or Industrial Design
which includes one (1) year supervisory experience; OR, any
equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which
comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved. This
classification requires a current Class D Arizona driverís license.
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