Utah State University

Graphic Designer

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 1 month ago(4/3/2024 12:27 PM)
Requisition ID
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Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
Marketing & Communications
University Marketing & Communications
Advertised Salary
$44,000 - $47,000; commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


This position (Graphic Designer I) works under the direction of the University Marketing and Communications Office (UMAC) Art Director and is responsible for creating and designing branded marketing materials including digital and print advertising, websites, and projects as assigned. The Graphic Designer needs to have a basic understanding of visual communication principles and of marketing and advertising.

This position is eligible for hybrid work within the state of Utah.


Design activities/projects include, but are not limited to:

  • Conceptualizing, designing, and producing print, digital, and multimedia projects consistent with the Utah State’s brand standards and mission.
  • Communicating and working with marketing managers to identify clients’ needs and engage in decision-making processes to implement proper creative and design strategies for projects.
  • Participate in developing creative strategy for marketing campaigns through brainstorming, meetings, conceptual mockups, vision boards, and other resources based on a project's needs.
  • Working with others on the design and marketing team to ensure all production materials are properly prepared for the vendor(s).
  • Using best practices with file management and organization in workflow management software and file storage archive database.
  • Managing and completing assigned projects with minimal supervision while meeting deadlines.
  • Coordinating design and marketing creative award competition entries.
  • Keeping up on current industry design standards, trends and professional development while supporting and developing the design team’s collective skillsets.
  • Accepting other general design responsibilities as assigned.

Reports to UMAC’s Art Director who is accountable for all designs created by the UMAC marketing team.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field; OR four years or related experience; OR an equivalent of combined education and experience is required.
  • Must have a knowledge of and experience with visual design theories, including the principles and elements of design, print and digital layout best practices, color theory, and typography.
  • Must be current and skilled in the utilization of Adobe Creative Cloud with an emphasis on InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator.
  • Must possess a basic understanding of printing and pre-press requirements for preparing artwork for production.
  • Must be detail oriented and have excellent design and communication skills with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Must have flexible work schedule for occasional projects that may go beyond traditional work hours as needed.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:
1. Resume/CV to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”

2. A link to an online design portfolio will be required as a part of the application. 


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

Advertised Salary

$44,000 - $47,000; 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.

College/Department Highlights

University Marking & Communications (UMAC) defines, strengthens, amplifies, and protects the Utah State University brand experience while leading a systemwide culture of collaboration to articulate our university strengths and opportunities. We are committed to telling the USU story, ensuring that our university's mission and values are collectively shared in ways that elevate our reputation and highlight our impact through a unified voice.

University Highlights

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant, public service university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion, empowering people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. Utah State provides high-quality education to 27,500-plus students locations throughout the state, including at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online educates students from all 50 states and 55 countries. For over 25 years, USU Extension has served and engaged Utahns in all of Utah’s counties. As an R1 research institution, Utah State is dedicated to advancing knowledge through research and scholarly activities, providing a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price.


Utah State is committed to cultivating a community of inclusive excellence where all perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Forbes recognized our commitment to employees when they named Utah State the best employer in Utah in 2023. Learn more about USU. 


The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 


About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 


*updated 04/2024

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, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Cody Carmichael, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

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

*updated 09/2023


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