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Student Assistant - Graphic Designer

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Candidates must apply online through the University of West Florida website: https://jobs.uwf.edu. Please include a link to your professional portfolio (if developed) in your application. Should you be selected for an interview, please expect to bring a printed professional portfolio. Applicants are required to attach a cover letter and resume. An opportunity to upload these documents will be provided during the application process. For assistance, please contact Human Resources at 850-474-2694 or email jobs@uwf.edu.

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Student Assistant - Graphic Designer
Working Title Graphic Designer
Job Description

Graphic designers typically do the following:

Meet with clients or the art director to determine the scope of a project.
Utilize strategies to reach a particular audience.
Determine the message the design should portray
Plan concept by studying information and materials.
Create images that identify a product or convey a message.
Develop graphics and visual or audio images for product illustrations, logos, and websites.
Create designs either by hand or using computer software packages.
Select colors, images, text style, layout, and related aesthetic concepts.
Present the design to clients or the art director for critiques and justification.
Incorporate changes recommended by the clients into the final design.
Review designs for errors before printing or publishing them.
Creates messages that connect with project and target audience.
Prepares work to be accomplished by gathering information and materials.
Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
Building your professional portfolio through critiques and justification of work.
Help enhance the UWF Recreation social media presence and interaction.
Manages multiple projects well with varying deadlines.

Work Environment:

Graphic designers generally work in studios where they have access to drafting tables, computers, and the software necessary to create their designs. Many graphic designers collaborate with colleagues on projects or work with clients located around the campus. This programs provide students with the opportunity to build a professional portfolio of their designs. This means collecting examples of their designs from current projects, internships, or other experiences. Students can use these examples of their work to demonstrate their design skills when applying for jobs and bidding on projects. A good portfolio often is the deciding factor in getting a job.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must be a student enrolled for credit. Applicants may be a student at UWF or any other college, university or high school. A student enrolled at an institution other than UWF must provide proof of attendance by submitting a registration/fee payment receipt from the school they will attend.

Preferred Qualifications

Analytical skills. Graphic designers must be able to look at their work from the point of view of their consumers and examine how the designs they develop will be perceived by the consumer to ensure they convey the client’s desired message. Also, graphic designers must be willing to go through a critique process of work from art director and coworkers to ensure design is cohesive and efficient. Graphic designers must also learn how to critique and defend their own designs.
Artistic ability. Graphic designers must be able to create designs that are artistically interesting and appealing to clients and consumers. They produce rough illustrations of design ideas, either by hand sketching or by using a computer program.
Communication skills. Graphic designers must communicate with clients, customers, and other designers to ensure that their designs accurately reflect the desired message and effectively express information. Also, graphic designers need to have a level of communication and writing skill to help create PR pieces that promote the UWF Recreation Department.
Computer skills. Most graphic designers use specialized graphic design software to prepare their designs (Adobe Creative Suite).
Creativity. Graphic designers must be able to think of new approaches to communicating ideas to consumers. They develop unique designs that convey a recognizable meaning on behalf of their clients and overall design and feel for the project.
Time-management skills. Graphic designers often work on multiple projects at the same time, each with a different deadline or in advance. Arrives promptly and work diligently throughout the work day.
Photography. Graphic designer will also need to have a basic skill level of photography for events, professional headshots, and documentation.
Attention to detail. Graphic designer will also need to be able to have a strong attention to detail in design, writing, format, and composition for various project needs.

Graphic designers need to be seeking a major in graphic design or a related field. Graphic Designers must have high skill and knowledge in Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign. Candidates for graphic design positions should demonstrate their creativity and originality through a professional portfolio that features their best designs.

Salary Range 17hrs a week at $8.10/hour

Posting Details

Posting Details

Employment based visa sponsorship will NOT be considered for this position.

Requisition Number ST00118PO
Number of Vacancies 2
Desired Start Date 01/09/2017
Position End Date
Open Date
Close Date 12/06/2016
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Candidates must apply online through the University of West Florida website: https://jobs.uwf.edu.

Please include a link to your professional portfolio (if developed) in your application.

Should you be selected for an interview, please expect to bring a printed professional portfolio.

Applicants are required to attach a cover letter and resume.

An opportunity to upload these documents will be provided during the application process.

For assistance, please contact Human Resources at 850-474-2694 or email jobs@uwf.edu.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you a student enrolled for credit? Applicants may be a student at UWF or any other college, university, or high school.
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Are you a student enrolled for credit at UWF?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Portfolio
  2. List of References