Principal Environmental Graphic Designer Duties and Responsibilities
Purpose of Classification:
closely and collaboratively with clients to conceptualize, prepare,
design and fabricate a variety of environmental communication
devices in concert with overall environmental designs/plans; leads
and coordinates graphic production activities and monitors
computer-assisted technology network operations; recommends
technology upgrades as appropriate.
the fourth in a series of five classifications. This position is
distinguished from fifth level in that the Environmental Graphic
Designer Supervisor supervises the day-to-day operations by
planning, scheduling, assigning and monitoring the work of assigned
Examples of Duties:
- Plans and designs a variety of two and three-dimensional
graphics, maps and signs that identify, direct, warn, inform,
interpret and visually enhance the campus environment.
- Coordinates and leads the work of others; participates in
the review and selection of applicants, development of work
schedules, establishment of performance outcomes and review of
performance; refers major human resource issues to Supervisor as
- Coordinates with clients requesting graphic design or layout
work; develops ideas, suggests and or modifies existing ideas to
ensure consistency with overall environmental, visual and
aesthetic plans for the University.
- Assists, develops, updates and/or revises content of
Environmental Graphics web pages to ensure ongoing availability
of timely and accurate information.
- Proofs for consistency and adherence to established printing
and quality standards/specifications.
- Maintains department inventory by ordering and requesting
graphic supplies and equipment according to departmental
- Prepares cost estimates for persons requesting graphics;
maintains accurate records of work in progress for billing and
- Operates computer-assisted design sign making equipment to
ensure visually appealing and effective communication of
message, accuracy and effectiveness of final design.
- Monitors network technology; applies updates, patches and
installs new technology solutions to ensure maintenance of
- Coordinates designs; cutting and routing of plastic, wood,
and metal signs and environmental graphics.
- Prepares photo visualizations and mockups of proposed
signage for placement, content and/or usage.
- Works closely and networks with vendors, planners and
clients as appropriate.
- Creates and prepares floor plans to determine the most
effective placement of signage.
- Reviews, revises and updates specifications and graphic
standards to ensure ongoing consistency and adherence with
established University requirements, specifications and
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of computer-generated signage/graphics programs
- Knowledge of sign industry cross-platform design software.
- Knowledge of procedures, requirements and sign industry
- Knowledge of signage standards and requirements.
- Knowledge of the principles, practices and methods of cost
estimating and project management.
- Knowledge of the principles, practices and methods
associated with way finding.
- Skill in computer-assisted design and sign making equipment.
- Skill in written and oral communication, editing and
- 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
- Ability to design within established university graphic
Bachelorís degree in Graphic Design, Graphic Arts, Visual Arts or
related field such as English, Journalism, Marketing, Psychology,
Advertising or Public Relations and four (4) years experience in
Architectural Signage, Environmental Graphic Design, Graphic Design
or Industrial Design; OR, Eight (8) years experience in
Architectural Signage, Environmental Graphic Design, Graphic Design,
Industrial Design; 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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