Utah State University

Graphic Designer II

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 1 month ago(5/21/2022 6:42 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Marketing & PR
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
Extension Support Staff
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


Utah State University Extension and the USU Extension Create Better Health program are seeking a graphic designer to be responsible for developing and implementing creative design and layout for a wide range of projects both in print and online including marketing pieces, presentations, brochures, newsletters, digital and print ads, web design, print collateral, curricula and branding materials. This graphic design position is a split appointment between USU Extension and Create Better Health.


  • 50% of this position will be working on projects specific to Extension and College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences (CAAS) in developing creative concepts and designs for all marketing materials under the direction of the Extension and CAAS Director of Marketing.
  • 50% of this position will be working on projects specific to the USU Extension Create Better Health program under the direction of the Director of Create Better Health.
  • This position requires excellent communication skills especially over email. Most clients will submit an online request and the graphic designer is responsible for the completion of the project. The incumbent must provide exceptional customer service and accurate and quality deliverables.
  • Tasks may include design, layout, illustration, photo editing, prepress production, and concept development. The position includes communicating all design, layout, production, printing, and scheduling to managers and project managers. The graphic designer will deal directly with clients, project coordinators, designers, prepress staff, and other appropriate staff as required for successful creation and completion of projects.
  • Manage assigned projects with minimal supervision while meeting production deadlines.
  • Provide friendly, accurate and dependable support to all customers. Follow-up to ensure satisfaction with services and render solutions as needed.
  • Communicate ideas and solutions to team and supervisors.
  • This position may supervise part-time graphic design interns.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or a related field plus two years of experience OR an equivalent combination of education plus experience.
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign).
  • The ability to take direction and work independently in pressure situations with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Candidate must be computer and web savvy, and have solid computer and graphic design skills.
  • Excellent creative, graphic design, production, communication, organizational and teamwork skills are essential.
  • Must be detail oriented and have a proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two or more years of professional design experience.
  • Familiarity with designing e-publications and 508 compliance
  • Must be results driven, proactive, self-motivated and a team player
  • Expertise in Canva
  • Supervisory experience

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume/CV
  2. Below Documents to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-10”
    • Applicants are required to submit a link to online graphic design portfolio or website.
    • Cover Letter

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.


USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employees 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah, a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.


USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


*updated 04/18/2022


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