Graphic Designer

Updated May 24, 2018

Southern Virginia University’s Branding & Creative Office is seeking a talented and motivated Graphic Designer to help elevate the University’s brand. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and portfolio to and

Employment Status: Full-time, Salary
Education: Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred
Experience: 2-3 years of work experience in graphic design or closely related field

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Excellent portfolio of design work
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Expertise in design elements and principles (typography, color, composition, branding, etc.)
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, etc.)

Preferred Abilities:

  • Interest and experience with UX/UI, front-end web design and development
  • Experience working with commercial printers


  • Design print and electronic marketing assets for internal and external audiences
  • Design brochures, booklets, emails, flyers, posters, t-shirts and other promotional materials
  • Help design, improve and maintain the University website and marketing emails
  • Produce copy and content for promotional materials informed by key University messages
  • Adhere to and help proliferate implementation of University brand standards
  • Bring visual unity to all University-branded materials
  • Assist with marketing efforts and social media outreach as assigned
  • Train a small team of part-time graphic-designer interns on basic design principles
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Creative Director and Vice President of Branding & Enrollment

About the Branding & Creative Office

Led by the Vice President of Branding & Enrollment, the Branding & Creative Office is the creative hub of the University. As a unified and motivated team, we work collaboratively to the elevate the University’s brand and communicate the value we deliver at every touchpoint. Our efforts overlap with and enhance the work of various offices across campus to attract, recruit, and retain students, and to fundraise.

Professional Expectations

We quote a lot of movies and TV shows in the Branding & Creative Office, but most importantly, we are kind and respectful to each other and provide excellent customer service to clients and other University departments. We foster a work environment in which we openly assess, critique, discuss, and revise projects and ideas with courtesy and diplomacy.

Creative team members are expected to demonstrate exceptional self-motivation and time management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects autonomously and simultaneously to meet strict deadlines. This includes the ability to move initial concepts from brainstorming stages to completion with minimal supervision.

Southern Virginia is an equal opportunity employer