By UW Sustainability | May 17, 2021

 

UW Sustainability is looking for a student graphic design assistant starting in August 2021. This is a part-time position for a current 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. 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. Apply on Handshake (search job 4830781) or email deklund@uw.edu. Please include portfolio examples or a link to an online portfolio with your application. The position will pay $16.69/hour and the student will be expected to work 10-15 hours a week.

Diversity Statement: UW Sustainability holds a deep commitment to equity, inclusion, and diversity as core principles integral to the work we do. 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. 

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Responsibilities:

  •     Assist with creative concept planning for campaigns and outreach efforts.
  •     Design posters, flyers, brochures, and other promotional materials.
  •     Concept and prepare social media images and infographics.
  •     Design graphic elements for web, newsletters, and emails.
  •     Work collaboratively to guide creative concepts and make them a reality.
  •     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.
  •     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 sustainability, environmental justice, social equity, and/or ecological knowledge.
  • Previous experience working in an office environment.