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  • Overview:

    Carnegie Mellon's top-ranked business school, Tepper School of Business, is seeking a senior-level director who understands the power of branding and is ready to lead a high-performance team in pursuit of creative, actionable, strategic, and downright irresistible story-telling.

    This function encompasses all aspects of the creative process, with the majority of responsibilities lined up with strategic counsel, digital and print design as well as supervision of internal and external designers/production colleagues. The Tepper School's Marketing and Communications department is a marketing hub, creative think tank and source for visualizing the impossible. We're also professionals who place a high premium on great work that challenges the status quo while producing results that make a difference for our community (and by "difference" we mean transformation in the truest sense of the word).

    We approach collaboration in such a way that "good" becomes great through diversity of thought, experience, imagination and opinions. We like to push the envelope, so the Design Director needs to be comfortable with collaboration, experimentation, persuasion, and high standards of quality. We're looking for someone who can embrace our culture of innovation, openness, inter-disciplinarity, and collegiality.

    The work we do matters: It advances the visibility and recruiting on behalf of academic and external programs (Undergrad Business, MBA, PhD, Executive Education, alumni, and corporations) whose targets are global in proximity and incredibly talented students, young executives and senior leaders.

    The individual who leads our design efforts will oversee and help produce a range of branded vehicles. We consistently receive praise and a few awards every now and then for our direct mail brochures and collateral, digital campaigns, promotional/advertising elements/campaigns, logos, alumni magazine, interactive media. This role is an excellent way to build your experience and your portfolio while advancing the reputation of one of the world's great business schools.

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  • Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Job Requirements

  • Job Description:

    Bachelor's Degree in Commercial Art or Design. A minimum of 8-10 years' experience in a graphics-related field and the completion of a commercial art or design degree program. Here's something else that matters to us:

    The Design Director needs to have a high degree of computer literacy, which means you need to be self-sufficient in current Mac OS and font management, for desktop publishing and digital expert in Adobe Creative Suite, Suitcase Fusion, Microsoft Office Suite for print and digital. It's Carnegie Mellon after all, so fluency in current creative and publishing technology and self-motivated to stay abreast of technology trends is a must. (Don't worry, we love robots, but we don't act like them!)

    The Tepper School of Business is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. You may have read about the 'Burgh over the past few years. It seems like every week, there's a new global ranking highlighting our livability, food scene, innovation quotient, incredible scenery and green spaces as well as the friendliness of the locals. The Tepper School's Marketing and Communications team numbers is an "in-house agency" for the school's faculty, staff, students and international alumni.

    Please visit "Why Carnegie Mellon" to learn more about becoming part of an institution inspiring innovations that change the world. . A listing of employee benefits is available at:

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  • Carnegie Mellon University
    Tepper School of Business
    Pittsburgh PA

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