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Graphic Design Manager

Radford University
Radford, VA Full-time
Posted on September 25, 2019

Graphic Design Manager

The graphic design manager serves as a media specialist and project manager. This position is responsible for researching, conceptualizing, and creating artwork and digital images that promote Radford University to local, national and global audiences, and among campus constituencies. Additionally, this position is responsible for maintaining client-partner accounts to ensure excellent communications, timely delivery of projects and appropriate resource allocation within University Relations. This position works directly with the Director for Creative Services to ensure objectives are being advanced in accordance with the goals of University Relations and moreover, the goals of Radford University.


Experience reviewing design projects with a meticulous eye for detail to ascertain compliance with supplied standards. Adept at juggling multiple projects, often under intense deadline pressure. This position requires a demonstrated ability to prepare complicated publication designs and prioritize work tasks, often under intense deadline pressure. In addition to proficiency with software applications in the Adobe Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, etc.), experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) in a Macintosh environment is required. Because the designer also may approve press and prepress proofs, write printing specs and award printing contracts within a prescribed budget, print production knowledge or management experience is a must. The position demands excellent organizational, oral and written communication skills.


An advanced degree in Graphic Design or related field and demonstrated professional experience in graphic design. Working with higher education institutions and project management software knowledge is a plus. Experience with facilitating creative ideation is a plus.

Hours are Monday – Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM

Radford University does not discriminate with regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, veteran status, national origin, religion, or political affiliation in the administration of its educational programs, activities, admission or employment practices.