By UW Sustainability | May 9, 2019

UW Sustainability is looking for a student graphic design assistant starting in mid-June 2019. This is a part-time position for a current UW student. The graphic design assistant will work closely with the UW Sustainability team to develop marketing communications materials that educate and engage the UW community regarding sustainability programs and initiatives. 

Full details below. To apply, go to Handshake and search for position 2716098 or email a cover letter, resume and portfolio (or link to online portfolio) to deklund@uw.edu.

Job Description

UW Sustainability is a central source for information and resources regarding sustainability practices and programs at the University of Washington. Our office promotes sustainability events, efforts, accomplishments, and more in print and online communication. At the University of Washington, diversity is integral to excellence. UW Sustainability values and honors diverse experiences and perspectives, while striving to create welcoming and respectful learning environments, and promote access and opportunity for all. UW Sustainability encourages individuals of all backgrounds to apply.

The Graphic Design Assistant will report to the Communications Coordinator and work closely with the UW Sustainability team to develop marketing communications materials that educate and engage the UW community regarding sustainability programs and initiatives. 

Please include portfolio examples or a link to an online portfolio with your application. 

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with creative concept planning for campaigns and outreach efforts.
  • Design posters, flyers, brochures, and other promotional materials.
  • Design graphic elements for web, newsletters, and emails.
  • Work collaboratively to guide creative concepts and make them a reality.
  • Concept and prepare social media images and infographics.
  • Assist in creative design and communications for Earth Day, Sustainability Fair, and other campus events.
  • Develop presentation slides for staff and executives.
  • Manage branding assets and updates.
  • Take photos and manage photo library.
  • Work with staff to submit orders to Creative Communications.
  • Provide general administrative support.
  • Participate in team meetings and discussions.

Required Qualifications:

  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite, especially Illustrator, Photoshop or InDesign.
  • Creative with strong organizational skills and ability to manage deadlines.
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to lead creative brainstorming and collaborative idea generation.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience creating and editing video.
  • Experience working on Mac computers.
  • Interest in environmental justice, social equity, ecological knowledge and/or environmental sustainability. 
  • Previous experience working in an office environment.

Salary: $16/hour