Job Information

University of Utah Sr. Graphic Designer in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 05/05/2022

Requisition Number PRN30466B

Job Title Sr. Graphic Designer

Working Title Sr. Graphic Designer

Job Grade E

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

M-F 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 02160 - School of Business M + C

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $45,000-$55,000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Job Summary

The David Eccles School of Business seeks a full-time Graphic Designer to join the Marketing + Communications team. This position will help maintain and oversee the conceptualization, visualization, and production of ongoing and concurrent design initiatives; create engaging and on-brand graphics for print and digital media; communicate and coordinate with off-site vendors; and manage project details and deadlines. The position will create graphics and designs for nearly every department in the school, but will work directly with the marketing account managers on the M+C team to get needed information for designs and campaigns.


Essential Functions

Meets with clients initially to determine needs, budget and deadlines; meets subsequently to discuss changes and finalize project.

Researches and studies ideas related to each project; conceptualizes original work to communicate intent of project.

Develops cost estimates for clients by balancing the needs of the project with the available budget.

Designs a wide range of artistic material, e.g. catalog, poster, brochure, billboard, etc. using sophisticated computer equipment and software programs.

Produces art for assigned project by following a pasteboard technique on the computer, and finalizes in a manner that is ready for printing.

Determines size and arrangement of illustrative material and copy, selects style and size of type, chooses color/s and arranges layout based upon available space.

Completes pre-press check by ensuring colors and saturation are exact, overlap properly and do not leave gaps, and ensures inks are solid and in the correct place.

May hire outside vendors including photographers, illustrators and/or production artists to meet particular styles of photography, or illustration.

May keep department computer hardware and software running and up-to-date by trouble shooting problems and reviewing new programs.

May mentor or act as supervisor to junior designers.


Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.


This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design, Illustration, or a related area, or equivalency; five years of related experience and a portfolio at the time of the interview; demonstrated effective communication skills; the ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines; and a commitment to provide excellent customer service required.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.



Proficiency in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop.

The successful candidate will have a strong design aesthetic, display great attention to detail, and understand the importance of brand consistency.

Strong communications skills to regularly present design concepts and project progress to team members, accounts, and leadership. Preference will be given to candidates who are open to and expect design critique yet display the expertise and assurance to maintain control of projects and deadlines.

An aptitude for independent working and creative problem-solving are a must for successful self-management.

An ideal candidate will be highly organized with an ability to multitask on several concurrent design projects at various stages of completion and review.

The candidate should display a passion for the work of the David Eccles School of Business and a desire to help further the Eccles School’s goals and initiatives.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Provide your design portfolio, including examples of proven experience in digital and print design, will play a significant role in determining eligibility for this position. Upload a PDF of design portfolio if not providing a web link.

Additional Information

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

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are 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:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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For more information:

To inquire about this posting, email: ( or call 801-581-2300.

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.