Full Job Description
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) is seeking an experienced Graphic Designer to join the Information Technology Division. As part of the Creative Service Group, this position will design and produce publications, printed materials, and web pages for a broad range of clients. Projects include but are not limited to brochures, magazines, web pages, newsletters, packaging, displays and posters.
What You Will Do:
Conceptualize, design and produce complex publications, printed materials, presentations and web sites on the Macintosh platform for a broad range of clients under direction. This includes annual reports, proposals, brochures, magazines, newsletters, displays and posters, web pages and websites. Website design will include the design of user interface and user experience, from a best-practices and current web standards standpoint
Ensure the correct use of LBNL’s styles, logos, and fonts where applicable.
Present creative concepts and work to clients in a professional manner.
Consult and advise clients to meet their communication goals.
Participate in team meetings with updates on assigned projects.
Coordinate design and layout selections of photos, paper stocks, and other materials for execution of projects.
Prepare 4-color electronic files for the printer using the Adobe Creative Suite, and other software programs as necessary, and screen-ready files for web and other applications.
Work closely with the Printing Coordinator in preparing documents for printing.
Write clear and concise printing specifications and evaluate a variety of printers’ proofs.
Create scientific illustrations for academic journals.
What is Required:
Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, Computer Graphics, or a relevant field and 6 years of experience with current software and other tools used by graphic artists, illustrators, and designers; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Advanced skills, knowledge, and abilities in graphic design principles, including branding, typography, technical illustration, color theory, digital file color management, and industry standards of printing, including offset process and spot colors.
Ability to appropriately estimate time necessary to produce work, and be able to work within budgeted hours.
Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and manage projects from concept to completion.
Proficient in Adobe Creative Cloud applications (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat), Microsoft Office, and the Google suite of products.
In-depth knowledge of digital tools and production technologies, including current best practices in WordPress administration, basic knowledge of HTML/CSS, mobile/tablet, wireframes, and prototyping.
Excellent communication and presentation skills and the ability to interact effectively and diplomatically with a broad range of personnel and other contacts, including scientists and administrators.
For full consideration, please provide a link to your portfolio or upload samples of your work.
This is a full-time career appointment, non-exempt (hourly paid) from overtime pay.
This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.
Salary will be determined based on range by collective bargaining agreement.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
This position will be remote initially, but limited to individuals residing in the United States tentatively due to COVID-19. Once the Bay Area shelter-in-place restrictions are lifted, work will be performed onsite at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA and remotely.
Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4. Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."