Student Graphic Designer

Graphic Designer
10-15 hours/week • $11.70/hour
Start date: Upon Hire
Application Due by Friday, February 9
Applicants must have passed sophomore portfolio review.

Create graphic design assets for Campus Rec, Smith Memorial Student Union and Conference & Event Services.

• Must be proficient with current design software (Adobe Creative Suite, specifically Adobe Creative Cloud, Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign)
• Understand basic design concepts: layout, type, color, balance, form, value, shape, and line
• Assist the Marketing and Outreach Coordinator in completing promotional materials, collateral, and signage
• Develop and design print and web materials for various events and programs
• Have the ability to research and make appropriate design decisions
• Utilize typography, layout and illustration skills to create original design materials
• Use photographs thoughtfully and appropriately in design concepts
• Practice proper file management/formatting and maintain a high standard for organization
• Properly format files for output to print vendors
• Contribute and assist in overall marketing efforts
• Attend marketing team meetings
• Communicate regular progress updates to supervisors via email and project management software
• Maintain email account with a 24-hour response to staff inquiries
• Attend all-staff meetings and trainings when necessary

• Work quickly and be able to finish projects under assigned time constraints and deadlines
• Conceptualize design campaigns
• Keep open channels of communication with supervisor, coworkers, and staff
• Demonstrate an invested interest in expanding all forms of design
• Hold and adhere to regularly scheduled office hours
• Work with a largely diverse group and multiple program areas
• Demonstrate the ability to be adaptable, flexible and willing to receive feedback
• Knowledge of proper color use, printing practices and layout

This position is an important branch of the marketing team and requires someone with cutting edge initiatives. For example, we are constantly moving forward with the concept of using less paper, utilizing more interactive forms of communication, and changing traditional forms of media into more efficient structures.

The graphic designers work from the Campus Rec administrative office, which is typically open from 8AM – 5PM Monday through Friday. Office hours will be constructed by term with the input and preference of all members of the marketing team and department needs. Office hours will be decided at the end of each term for the following term. Work may be completed from outside the office as long as scheduled in-office hours are met.

• Office environment
• Working from outside the office
• Friendly disposition

• Successful completion of sophomore portfolio review
• Maintain minimum enrollment (6 credits for undergraduates, 5 credits for graduate) for three out of four terms in the year
• Minimum 2.0 (3.0 for graduate) grade point average and maintain good academic standing throughout employment
• Proficiency with current design software (Adobe Creative Cloud)
• Commitment to Campus Rec’s mission statement
• Positive attitude
• Proficiency with typography and layout
• Must successfully complete a background check

• Strong typographic, layout and illustration skills
• Framing your design with your own original style
• Ability to complete projects quickly (when necessary)
• Be able to apply your knowledge of design in an efficient manner

To Apply:

Visit https://www.pdx.edu/recreation/employment-opportunities for complete job description and application instructions.