Carthage College
  • 04-Jun-2018 to 04-Sep-2018 (CST)
  • Kenosha, WI, USA
  • Full Time Employee

Graphic Designer
Join the team at our beautiful lakefront campus!


Job Summary:

Carthage College invites applications for an exciting opportunity to assist in the development and execution of Carthage College's visual identity and support long-term communications objectives that advance the positive image and reputation of the College. The Graphic Designer will assist in establishing and reinforcing Carthage branding and identity standards to ensure a creative, yet consistent, look and feel that adheres to and supports the Carthage brand, visual identity, and messaging.  Desired start date is July 2, 2018.

Description of Essential Duties:

  1. Responsible for maintaining and integrating graphic and brand standards across traditional, alternative, and online channels
  2. Participate in the planning and development of the College's central communications efforts, collateral materials, and creative services activities from development to completion
  3. Ensure timely completion of all assigned tasks, as well as efficiency/effectiveness in overall creative services operations
  4. Design key institutional materials including posters, exhibits, advertisements, presentations, brochures, newsletters, flyers and web elements
  5. Design in print or digital formats, using current production techniques, including up-to-date computer graphic systems, software, photos and fonts, for clients or projects as assigned
  6. Ensure the quality of communications messages and products produced by the Office of Communications for a wide range of audiences, including prospective students and families, faculty, staff, alumni, donors and the general public
  7. Maintain and improve upon the Carthage Style Guide, ensuring consistency and usability
  8. Perform photography and photo editing as required
  9. Manage and coach student designers to effectively evaluate work requests and set expectations of high quality work for mid-to-low level projects
  10. Create and distribute approved templates for use in the campus community
  11. Design and layout features and pages as needed for The Carthaginian publication

Minimum Education and Experience Required:  

  • Bachelor's degree in related field 
  • Minimum 1-2 years of design experience 
  • Experience with up-to-date computer graphic systems and software 
  • Photography and photo editing experience 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Strong organizational skills are required, particularly planning, managing deadlines, and evaluating project progress
  • Demonstrated ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage constructively with diverse cultures or backgrounds

How to Apply:  

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Please include a resume and cover letter.  Submit these materials in the form of a single PDF document at the Apply Now button.

About Carthage:

Founded in 1847, Carthage College combines an environment of reflection and self-discovery with a culture of high expectation, so that our students uncover and ignite their true potential. As a four-year private liberal arts college with roots in the Lutheran tradition, we place a strong emphasis on both moral and intellectual values. Our prime location in Kenosha, Wisconsin, midway between Chicago and Milwaukee, allows students the opportunity to learn in a professional context. Our beautiful campus, an 80-acre arboretum on the shore of Lake Michigan is home to 150 scholars, 2,600 full-time students, and 400 part-time students. Our rich academic experience equips students with foundational knowledge and skills, preparing graduates to be lifelong learners and to lead meaningful, productive lives.

Carthage College is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse community.  We welcome applications from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability.

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