Job Information

  • Overview:

    Colgate University's award-winning communications team stewards the university's reputation and identity through creative, strategic integrated marketing and media relations. The communications team provides strategic guidance to campus partners on communications issues as well as on social media practices, marketing campaigns, graphic design projects, and digital projects.

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  • Location: Hamilton, NY

Job Requirements

  • Job Description:

    The Junior Designer contributes to the digital and print design and production for the Colgate University Communications department.

    Accountable for creating high-quality visual communications and accessible UX/UI designs that engage relevant audiences, including on campus, as well as prospective students, alumni and university supporters, and the general public. Accountable for UX/IA concepts, conceptualization, and the design of various print materials, websites, e-mails, mobile apps, and other communications and marketing initiatives. Responsible for design and production of cross-platform creative communications, delivering content on time, within budget, and according to established visual standards. Demonstrated ability to collaborate with editors, illustrators, photographers, developers, and campus clients/partners. Provides input on visual work of colleagues and works collaboratively as part of a team.


    + Demonstrated ability to design and produce high-quality visual communications for all communication platforms.
    + Ability to create data visualization and information graphics.
    + Demonstrated ability to create sitemaps, user flows, wireframes, page layouts, UI specification deliverables, and designs for hand-off to development staff.

    + Demonstrated ability to take multiple sources of input, combine them into a cohesive package, and deliver prototypes/mock-ups in a timely manner.
    + Ability to work within existing brand standards to create best possible digital solutions.
    + Ability to collaborate with IT services and university communications staff to ensure group's compliance with policies and standards around identity graphics, web content, and online accessibility.
    + Able to independently assess user requirements and recommend the proper solution for small projects and to work collaboratively for medium-sized projects.

    + Demonstrated ability to leverage advanced features of all relevant content creation systems and technologies.
    + Ability to efficiently create, collaborate, and manage files within content creation and content management tools employed within the communications division.
    + Demonstrated ability to use content creation software to create content for deployment across multiple platforms and media.
    + In-depth understanding of design and concepts for applications across digital media, including user-centered website design, user interface, mobile applications, and responsive design.

    + Knowledge of PHP and HTML5 a plus.
    + Experience with formal and informal usability testing using design prototypes, and responding to results a plus.
    + Experience with BaseCamp a plus.
    + Knowledge of accessibility practices in web design a plus. *Experience in a college or university communications office a plus.

    Applicants are required to include a link in their cover letter or resume to their professional online portfolio.

    Colgate is committed to responding to the diverse educational needs of our students, and strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives, identities, ways of life, and philosophies. Colgate is an EEO/AA employer; women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.


    + Bachelor's degree and a portfolio that demonstrates executed creative communication design required.
    + Working knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Wordpress, Adobe Creative Cloud suite, Google Drive, Microsoft Office.
    + Demonstrated understanding and experience in responsive design principles.
    + Knowledge of design, user interface, and best practices for digital media, including social media, web, mobile apps, and e-mail.
    + Knowledge of print production and other print processes.

    Apply at the link provided below.

Company Information

  • Colgate University
    13 Oak Drive
    Hamilton NY 13346
    United States

Contact Information

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