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Arizona State University

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Assistant Design Director

Arizona State University

CP-Alumni Engagement & Impact

Campus: Tempe

Requisition Id# 35965BR


Salary Range:

$43,920 – $62,000 per year; DOE


Close Date:



Job Description:

The Assistant Art Director will be working in a fast-paced studio environment that is committed to effectively and efficiently developing communications through inspired design and branding, especially for event-based work in alignment with major brand campaigns. The individual will manage, prepare and coordinate the implementation of a variety of best-in-class graphic design and layout projects in preparation of various digital and print media. Under the direct supervision of the Enterprise Marketing Hub Senior Director of Design  and in alignment with the creative direction of the Art Directors for the ASU Thrive magazine and Athletics, the Assistant Art Director will support a variety of university publications, national advertising campaigns, environmental graphics, digital displays and other media as appropriate. This position will work closely with university collaborators, especially the Alumni Engagement and Impact Office and related event management teams.


Essential Duties:

•Responsible for all phases of graphic design from concept to completion including the design of websites, html emails, sales materials, brochures, magazines, multimedia presentations, billboards, digital ads, and in-stadium signage, etc.

•Work with university staff to develop ideas and efficient design systems and brand standards to produce a large body of work.

•Work closely with directors and delegates and will play a critical role in reporting progress, establishing priorities, coordinating with other designers working on university and alumni event-related projects, and training others on university brand standards.

•Develops a high-level of brand expertise about ASU’s family of brands and implements the creative direction into design for digital and print materials.

•Responsible for establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with professional organizations, contractors, university administrators, faculty, staff and students, including student employees.

•Represent the Enterprise Marketing Hub and serve on various department and university workgroups.

•Participate and may facilitate planning meetings, review sessions, photo direction, and brainstorming.


Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Arts or a field appropriate to the area of assignment and four (4) years of related experience working on both a PC and MAC platform; OR, eight (8) years of related experience OR, Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.


Desired Qualifications:

•Experience applying human-centered, insights-driven design process.

•Experience in implementing, leading and coordinating best-in-class, branded communications (both print and electronic).

•Experience in creating static graphics and animation designed in ways that deepen engagement with the brand.

•Experience designing both digital and environmental graphics for events and related marketing campaigns.

•Experience designing for time and across media in a user’s journey.

•Experience in rapidly preparing graphics and communications in order to respond real-time to emerging news and important announcements.

•Experience designing for and managing print, web, email, video graphics and other multimedia projects.

•Experience in conducting creative, inspirational research to discover and apply emerging design trends and techniques.

•Demonstrated knowledge of design software: Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, AfterEffects), Google Docs, basic HTML, CSS and office software.

•Experience using and contributing to established and emergent identity systems including object libraries, color palettes, and strong typography systems to create inventive design solutions.

•Experience in having a proactive approach to work throughout the course of a year, anticipating and proposing projects based on past experience with clients.

•Experience in managing multiple projects, using design to advance progress by proposing solutions and showing collaborators what is possible before final content or images are delivered to the designer.

•Experience with problem solving, decision making and the ability to provide leadership in a highly collaborative environment.

•Experience in conflict resolution and problem solving with multidisciplinary workgroups.

•Experience actively participating in constructive critique in office and in project communications.

•Experience working with project management systems.

•Evidence of effective verbal and written communication skills.


Working Environment:

Our office is at the 4th floor of The Centerpoint, 669 S. Mill Avenue (15 minute walk from the main campus and from athletics facilities). Work will be mostly in front of a computer on a workstation, but may have instances of travelling to other offices/buildings for meetings with clients. May work weeknights, weekends and holidays.


Department Statement:

The ASU Enterprise Marketing Hub is a “best-in-class” internal marketing agency that offers strategy and services to ASU clients while providing hands-on, educational experiences for our students.


ASU Statement:

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 90,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation’s fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.


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Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.


ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.


Background Check Statement:

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.


Fingerprint Check Statement:

This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the fingerprint check.


Instructions to Apply:

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.




Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.


Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.


ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.


Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.


To apply please go to “External Applicant” under Staff job opportunities, see Req Id# 35965BR or go directly to:

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