Graphic Designer Duties and Responsibilities
Purpose of Classification:
Prepares a variety of skilled graphic design and layout work in
preparation of various posters, exhibits, advertisements, slides,
brochures, books, newsletters and flyers using various production
techniques which may include computer graphic systems and software.
Incumbents in this classification are required to work independently
and within established deadlines inherent to graphic design
industry. Designs electronic and printed material for a variety of
university publications, displays and other media as appropriate.
the second in a series of four classifications and is distinguished
from the third level in that the Graphic Designer, Senior performs
more complex work and requires specialized knowledge of methods and
techniques of graphic design and layout.
Examples of Duties:
- Creates and designs graphics for layout of posters, slides,
overhead transparencies, newsletters, brochures, booklets,
flyers and logos as requested by client using traditional and
computer graphic methods. Performs required preparatory work
such as layout and paste-up in order to prepare camera-ready
artwork for production; may design books as a staff member of a
- Creates electronically designed page layouts and imports
word processing files into page layouts; may develop web-based
- Operates various graphic design equipment such as graphic
computers, cameras, printing and lettering equipment.
- Confers with clients, editors, marketing persons and others
regarding project specifications such as paper stock, graphic
content, layout and media requirements; may create composites
and develop concepts depending on needs.
- Writes bid specifications for jobs assigned to outside
vendors; coordinates production of material with outside vendors
by monitoring jobs in progress, resolving technical problems,
proofing material and ensuring deadlines are met.
- Performs location photography and may perform photo
- Creates and designs technical drawings and illustrations.
- Designs and constructs visual displays and exhibits.
Determines materials and equipment best suited for job.
- Maintains department files of completed assignments;
maintains accurate logs of work in progress such as time devoted
to project and materials used.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of computer-generated graphics programs.
- Knowledge and skill in graphic design and layout.
- Knowledge of printing procedures and requirements.
- Knowledge of photography and photo processing techniques.
- Skill in both verbal and written communication.
- Skill in the utilization of specified computerized graphic
Associate's degree in Graphic Art or related field AND two years
experience in graphic design and layout, illustration, or commercial
art; OR, Four years experience in graphic design and layout,
illustration, or commercial art; OR, Any equivalent combination of
education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills
and abilities have been achieved.
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