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Graphic Designer

Apply now Job no: 500570
Work type: Full-time
Location: Oshkosh Campus
Categories: Non-Instructional Academic Staff

Official Title: Graphic Designer
Business Title: Graphic Designer
Employment Class: Academic Staff
FTE: 1.0
Compensation: $38,000 - $45,000 per year
FLSA Status: Exempt
Terms of Employment: Fixed-term renewable
Position Summary:

The Graphic Designer conceptualizes, plans, and executes digital and/or print design to support the strategic objectives of the institution; creates on-brand, compelling visual assets used to inform, educate, inspire, and/or persuade.

UW Oshkosh provides a competitive benefits package for all benefit-eligible positions. Click here for more details.


Standard Job Description Responsibilities:

• Creates, designs, and produces artwork per project specifications through various mediums
• Analyzes and identifies cost effective options to meet project requirements
• Schedules logistics, secures resources, organizes, and monitors art production projects adhering to established timelines and expectations
• Answers questions and provides information and problem resolution options to clients and stakeholders
• Applies creative expertise within established brand and style guidelines
• Works collaboratively with other creative professionals, engages in and responds to creative feedback, manages project workflow and timing, maintains files, and follows established work unit processes

Detailed Responsibilities:

  1. Design and prepare high-quality layouts and designs for a variety of media used to enhance the institution’s visual image. 
  • Function effectively as part of a team to design various materials for print/digital collateral, promotional items, tradeshow displays and more.
  • Apply creative expertise within established UWO brand and style guidelines.
  • Participate in client meetings and collaborate with project managers to achieve client goals.
  • Prioritize and manage multiple projects within design specifications and budget restrictions.
  • Track and monitor status of assigned projects.
  • Ensure projects are completed with high quality and on schedule.
  • Answer questions and provide information and problem resolution options to project managers, clients and stakeholders.
  • Coordinate printing of marketing materials with on-campus print shop and external print vendors.
  1. Work collaboratively with the creative director and design team to ensure the delivery of high-quality marketing materials in a timely manner to campus clients.
  • Offer constructive critiques of other designers’ work when called upon to help create an atmosphere of creative brainstorming.
  • Execute changes on projects and review proofs as needed to keep production schedules on time.
  1. Perform administrative functions to support graphic design work. 
  • Maintain project files and project tracking via project management software in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Keep computer and other graphic equipment well maintained and running smoothly. (The graphic designer is primarily responsible for tech support of their own computer.)
  • Assist in the maintenance of supplies inventory.
  1. Other duties as assigned by the Creative Director. 
  • Minimum of an associate degree in graphic design, marketing, communications or related field.
  • At least 2 years of professional experience as a graphic designer.
  • Skilled in use of Adobe software especially—but not limited to Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Powerpoint, Excel).
  • Knowledge of design principles, graphic fundamentals, typography, color, paper and use of photography.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask and keep numerous projects moving forward to ensure completion in a timely manner.
  • Strong sense of attention to detail and the ability to follow through.
  • Proven ability to build internal relationships.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, marketing, communications or related field.
  • At least 1 year of experience working for an in-house marketing department.
To Apply:

Applicants must submit the following documents using the online application: cover letter, resume, contact information for three references and digital (electronic/web) design portfolio for review. 

For questions regarding your application and additional options to apply, contact Human Resources at or 920-424-1166.

Application Deadline:

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Applications received by March 16, 2023 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late application materials may not receive consideration.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact the Office of Human Resources.

Legal Notices:

AA/EO Statement
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UWO) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. We strongly encourage women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans to apply. UWO, in compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

DEI Statement
Diversity drives innovation, creativity, and progress. At the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, the culture, identities, life experiences, unique abilities, and talents of every individual contribute to the foundation of our success. Creating and maintaining an inclusive and equitable environment is of paramount importance to us. This pursuit prepares all of us to be global citizens who will contribute to the betterment of the world. We are committed to a university culture that provides everyone with the opportunity to thrive.

Reasonable Accommodations
UWO provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 920-424-1166. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials
UWO is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin's Open Records Law. UWO will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin's Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of "final candidates" and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC & Reference Check Policy
All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

Work Authorization
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term.

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All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, UW Oshkosh will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the Office of Human Resources, Equal Opportunity, Equity & Affirmative Action, (920) 424-1166 or