Job Information

University of Utah Graphic Designer in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 01/30/2024

Requisition Number PRN14525N

Job Title UU Student - Other

Working Title Graphic Designer

Job Grade SJ

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code?

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? No

Standard Hours per Week 10-15 hours per week

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Part-time, 10-15 hours per week

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area President

Department 01389 - Financial & Business Services

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $16.00/h

Close Date 04/30/2024

Job Summary

The Graphic Designer in Financial Services at the University of Utah will play an important role in elevating the visual identity of the department. This role involves creating professional, engaging, on-brand designs for a variety of mediums, including digital signage, executive-level reports, email and other digital communications, social media graphics, and more. The successful candidate will be a creative and detail-oriented student passionate about contributing to the visual representation of one of the university’s most influential departments.


1. Design Development:

Produce visually compelling designs for digital signage, financial and annual reports, PowerPoint presentations, email and other digital communications, social media graphics, and other promotional materials. Ensure that all designs align with and reinforce the university’s established brand guidelines.

2. Project Collaboration:

Collaborate with members of the Financial Services team to understand project objectives, target audiences, and key messaging. This includes working with a copywriter and editor, a project coordinator, a web designer, and content owners across the department. Work closely with cross-functional teams to gather input and incorporate feedback into design iterations.

3. Messaging Support:

Create design assets that effectively and professionally communicate Financial Services messaging priorities, including executive-level reports, news and information for department employees and campus-wide partners, department events and deadlines, services and support, job openings and more.

4. Digital and Print Production:

Prepare designs for digital production and print when needed, ensuring specifications are met for each medium.

5. Brand Adherence:

Uphold and reinforce the university’s brand identity across all design materials.

6. Photography and Image Editing:

Source and edit images for use in various design projects. Collaborate with photographers and other content creators as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

Must be a current University of Utah student.


  • Currently enrolled as a student at the University of Utah, preference for students pursuing a degree in graphic design, visual communication, or a related field.
  • Proficient in graphic design software, primarily the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), in a Mac environment.
  • Strong design portfolio showcasing creativity and a keen eye for detail.
  • Knowledge of design principles, typography, layout, color theory, and branding.

Special Instructions: Please upload 2-3 examples of work and/or a portfolio under “Applicant Document – Other”

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students and patients from all backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented students and patients.

All qualified individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA). More information, including the Director/Title IX Coordinator’s office address, electronic mail address, and telephone number can be located at:

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