Graphics Designer - Communications & Marketing

Job Number
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Communications and Marketing
Creative Strategy
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Job Category
Marketing and Communications
Campus Location (For Posting) : City
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

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  • Reporting to the Senior Creative Director of Emory University Communications and Marketing the graphic designer coordinates and creates a variety of graphic design work.
  • Participates in the process to determine visual design needs, executes jobs from concept to design, and follows through to the final production of the project for print, web, or digital applications. This may include projects ranging from events, presentations, promotional products, signage, three-dimensional installations, publications, and advertising.
  • Plays a vital role in developing and maintaining a cohesive visual identity that aligns with Emory's mission, vision, values, and strategic framework.
  • Designs projects from conceptualization to execution, collaborating closely with creative leadership, copywriters, other designers, photographers, videographers, strategists, freelance artists, and other stakeholders.
  • Ensures deliverables meet creative briefs and aligns with Emory's business and brand goals, while also contributing to the design and execution of high-quality artwork in partnership with project managers, and experts across various disciplines.
  • Contributes to the creative process, including team brainstorms, and presentations.
  • Works in a collaborative and creative environment, fostering a culture of creativity, collaboration, inspiration, and continuous improvement.
  • Provides clear communication and articulates rationale regarding creative vision, strategy, and justifications.
  • Follows workflow processes and leverages the project management system to ensure projects are completed efficiently.
  • Keeps interested parties informed about projects on a regular basis.
  • May lead production for print projects, including vendor selection, spec sheets, estimations, proofing, and press checks when necessary.
  • Manages vendor relationships for quality, accuracy, and brand consistency.
  • Stays up to date on industry trends, including the latest skills, techniques, and best practices in the field of visual design, higher education, and marketing.
  • Builds relationships with colleagues to collaborate on projects and jointly recommends creative solutions.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.


  • Bachelor's degree in graphic design or a related field and two years of experience utilizing appropriate software.
  • Previous work experience at an advertising agency, corporate in-house organization, major media organization, or higher education in-house creative team is preferred.
  • Strong proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite applications.
  • A strong and diverse portfolio highlighting exceptional skills and proficiency in visual design, branding, print design, digital design, typography, color theory, and user-centered design principles preferred.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong project management and organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously.


NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home regularly but must be able to commute to Emory University on a flexible weekly schedule based upon business needs.  Schedule is based on agreed upon guidelines of department. This role requires residency in the state of GA. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.

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Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Department of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322.

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