Utah State University

Graphic Designer I

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 1 month ago(4/22/2024 5:52 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
100% Time
College of Engineering
Advertised Salary
Minimum $42,500; Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


The College of Engineering at Utah State University seeks an entry level or early career graphic designer to join our communications and marketing team. This position is part of the Office of the Dean and serves five academic departments, several research centers, and all other units within the college. The individual in this dynamic role develops assets that support communication and branding needs in areas of web, social media, research, recruiting, retention, student support services, special events, alumni relations, philanthropy initiatives, and more. Typical projects include recruiting campaigns, brochures, magazines, newsletters, web pages, digital signage, research proposals, and occasional video graphics, special event materials, etc. The work is extremely rewarding, and the environment is supportive and inclusive.


  • Create content for recruiting, webpages, social media, and college communications
  • Assist in developing media kits for press announcements and special events
  • Develop and manage visual assets for academics, research, student services
  • Develop graphics to support research grant proposals and philanthropic initiatives


Minimum Qualification:

  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, art, or related discipline; OR four years or related experience; OR an equivalent of combined education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Understanding of the principles of graphic design
  • Understanding of typography and experience with layout
  • Professional-level knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign
  • Illustration skills are highly preferred
  • Current online portfolio
  • Good writing and communication skills
  • Self-driven, dependable, and honest
  • Experience with motion graphics is a plus but not required
  • Highly organized

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please include:

  1. CV/Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Name and contact information for at least 2 professional references to be entered into Candidate Profile
  3. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application
  4. Link to online portfolio to be typed/pasted at the end of your application under "Other Documents"

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

Advertised Salary

Minimum $42,500; 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

The College of Engineering at Utah State University is a regional leader in teaching and research. We are home to the world-famous Utah Water Research Laboratory and the National Science Foundation-funded ASPIRE Engineering Research Center for sustainable electrified transportation. Each year, our college welcomes an average of 2,600 undergraduate and 375 graduate students from around the globe. The college offers six ABET-accredited undergraduate degrees and nine graduate degree programs. In 2023, the college generated $40 million in research expenditures. Our award-winning faculty regularly secure competitive funding, and our students excel at national design and scholarships challenges. For more information, please visit: https://engineering.usu.edu/.

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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