Graphic Designer

Auburn University   Auburn , AL   Full-time     Design
Posted on July 18, 2022
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Job Summary

Auburn University and the Office of Advancement is currently accepting applications for the position of Graphic Designer. The Graphic Designer plans, designs, produces and/or creates printed and electronic artwork and graphic designs for the Auburn Alumni Association.


It is an exciting time to join Auburn Advancement which includes Operations and Strategy, Talent and Culture, Engagement, Philanthropy, and Communication. Led by Senior Vice President John Morris, an energetic, experienced, and respected advancement leader, this newly formed organization has a vision to lead and shape the future of advancement. It will embrace purpose, collaboration, innovation, and production as core values. Auburn Advancement is committed to a culture that fosters mutual respect, inclusion, accountability, and professional development. It offers a modern work environment where employees are trusted to realize their full potential and earn their pinnacle career experience.


About Auburn: At Auburn, our work changes lives. Ranked by U.S. News and World Report as a premier public institution, Auburn University is dedicated to shaping the future of the people of Alabama, the nation, and the world through forward-thinking education, life-enhancing research, scholarship and selfless service. Auburn is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, community outreach, positive work environment, student engagement, and thriving community.


Why employees choose Auburn: Auburn University was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the state of Alabama’s best employers, with employees staying an average of ten years. Employees enjoy competitive benefits that include top-notch health insurance, generous retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, flexible spending accounts and more!

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Our Commitment: Auburn University is committed to a diverse and inclusive campus environment. Visit to learn more about our commitment to expanding equity and inclusion for all.


Essential Functions    

  • Advises and consults with faculty and staff of departments and external entities concerning design projects and expected deliverables.
  • Demonstrates use and knowledge of the creative process.
  • Provides original creative ideas and artwork to support preconceived project requests.
  • Manages multiple projects and changing deadlines.
  • Works collaboratively with team advising on strategic objectives and marketing solutions using print, email, web and social media tools.
  • Designs features for Auburn Magazine as well as print and online advertisements for the alumni association.
  • Provides frequent design and UX updates to the website ensuring the content stays updated and on brand.
  • Works with print and web vendors to complete projects.

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Level: Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution

Field of Study: Graphic Design, Graphic Arts, Visual Communication, or other visual art subject.

Years of Experience: 5

Area of Experience: Design experience with increasing levels of responsibility; must be able to produce a well-rounded portfolio of client work that demonstrates a strong understanding of client objectives and strategies. Must have high level experience in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign.

Minimum Skills and Abilities: Thorough knowledge and understanding of digital and print graphic design production and printing processes. Knowledge of print production processes, quality control, and other techniques for maximizing the effective use of print and web materials. Thorough knowledge of appropriate software including Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign.

Desired Qualifications: Prior experience with editorial and marketing print collateral materials; strong digital design, a demonstrated knowledge of web design including social media and direct digital marketing; knowledge of print and production principles and best practices of the creative process; proficient with Wordpress, Adobe Creative Suite and Mac OS; strong organizational skills and attention to detail; an ability to remain flexible through a collaborative design process; experience working with a team in a fast-paced setting; the ability to multitask and transition easily among projects with little to no notice.

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EEO Statement          

Auburn University is committed to an inclusive and diverse campus environment. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.




AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.


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