Graphic Designer

Southern Virginia University’s Branding & Creative Office is seeking an über talented and motivated Graphic Designer to help elevate the University’s brand and visual identity. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and portfolio to hr@svu.edu and creative@svu.edu.

Employment Status: Full-time, Salary ($45,000-$55,000 based on experience)

Education: Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree is a plus

Experience: 2-3 years of work experience in design-related field

  • Minimum Qualifications:
  • Command of design elements and principles (typography, color, composition, branding, etc.)
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, etc.)
  • Professional design portfolio demonstrating first-rate skill and work
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Preferred Abilities:
  • Interest and experience with UX/UI, front-end web design and development
  • Experience working with commercial printers and vendors
  • Responsibilities:
  • Curate and develop University brand standards and visual identity
  • Create print and electronic marketing assets for internal and external audiences
  • Design brochures, booklets, emails, flyers, posters, t-shirts and other promotional materials
  • Improve the look and feel (UX/UI) of the University website and marketing emails
  • Train and supervise a small team of interns on basic design principles
  • Bring visual unity to all University-branded assets and materials
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Branding & Creative Director

Southern Virginia University Mission Statement
We are a private, self-reliant, residential university aligned with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its principles and values. Our mission is to gather faithful Latter-day Saints and like-minded students, lift them in intellect, character, and spirituality, and launch them into successful lives and careers.

About the Branding & Creative Office
Led by the Chief Marketing Officer, the Branding & Creative Office is the creative hub and engine of the University. As a unified and motivated team, we work collaboratively to elevate the University’s brand and communicate its value through every touchpoint. Our efforts overlap with and enhance the work of various offices across campus to attract, recruit, and retain students, and to raise funds for the University.

Culture & Environment
First and foremost, the Branding & Creative Office is a team. We believe in collaboration and honest feedback, and in being kind and respectful to one another while providing excellent customer service to the departments we serve across the University. 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 have exceptional self-motivation and time management skills with the ability to handle 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. We also play just as hard as we work and love a good joke or TV quote.