Senior Designer

University of South Carolina - Columbia, SC (30+ days ago)4.3

Posting Number

Classification Title
Graphics Manager II

Internal Title
Senior Designer

Columbia 01

Division of Administration and Finance

University Creative Services


Advertised Minimum Salary

Advertised Salary Range
$41,958 - $73,935

Location of Vacancy

Part/Full Time
Full Time

Hours per week

Work Schedule

Standard working schedule: 8:30am – 5:00pm

Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the department.

Type of Staff Position
Full-time Equivalent (FTE)

12 months

Job Search Category
Other Professional

About UofSC

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

Benefits for FTE, Research Grant or Time-Limited Positions Are Indicated Below

The University of South Carolina (UofSC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers employees a valuable benefits package, including health and life insurance, generous paid leave and retirement programs. To learn more about UofSC benefits, access the About Benefits section on the Applicant Portal at
Research Grant or Time-limited positions may be eligible for all, some, or no benefits, based on the grant or project funding.

Benefit Eligibility Type
Full-Time Equivalent (FTE)

South Carolina Retirement

State Insurance Programs

Annual Leave

Sick Leave

Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

The senior designer serves as the primary designer on the Office of Communications & Public Affairs brand team supporting the strategic needs of the university’s administration. As the senior designer, you will work independently and with a dynamic team of creative professionals to enhance the University of South Carolina’s national brand. You will have a lead role within the Office of Communications & Public Affairs to create original concepts and designs that meet the objectives of internal partners and appeal to external audiences while ensuring quality, consistency and excellence within the university brand platform.

You will balance creative leadership, design expertise, project management skills and production knowledge to deliver compelling, creative solutions for digital and print communications. In addition to the requisite skills of a senior design professional, you should possess a passion for a collaborative approach to engaging design, an appreciation for lifelong learning and professional development, an appetite to mentor younger designers, a creative curiosity and a desire to help grow the national brand reputation of the University of South Carolina.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions)

Bachelor’s degree in graphic arts or art and 4 years work experience in graphic arts for print media publications and a razor sharp portfolio.

Preferred Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree in graphic design, communications, marketing, advertising; Five or more years experience in graphic design with both print and digital design experience; Art direction experience; Supervisory experience


  • Detailed working knowledge of software for digital design and development, print design and publishing and the accurate preparation of files for vendors
  • Expert level skill with core Adobe Creative Cloud design applications
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • Basic editorial skills
  • Well-developed understanding of established and emerging design aesthetics, print and digital design principles, typography, color theory, illustration, photography and techniques for effective design.
  • Well-developed understanding of design that drives audience engagement and action
  • Excellent communications and creative thinking skills, with an ability to effectively present to clients and communicate underlying strategies.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple concurrent projects
  • Familiarity with usage rights, licensing and copyright laws
  • Ability to work as a team player, demonstrate personal initiative and inspire colleagues
  • Ability to operate in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities
Position Attributes

Hazardous weather category

Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies

Desired Start Date

If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date

Job Open Date

Job Close Date

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicant

Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

We are only accepting applications submitted by July 28, 2018.

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EEO Statement

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, protected veteran status or genetics.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Do you have at least a Bachelor’s degree in graphic arts or art and 4 years work experience in graphic arts for print media publications?



Are you able to provide a razor sharp portfolio?



Applicant Documents

Required Documents

Cover Letter


List of References and Contact Information