Graphic Designer (Comm. & Marketing Dept.)

City of Lubbock, TX - Lubbock, TX

Full-time
The purpose of this position is to prepare visual presentations by designing art and copy layouts. Determine size and arrangement of illustrative material and copy, and select style and size of type.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Confer with clients to discuss and determine layout design;
Create designs, concepts, and sample layouts, based on knowledge of layout principles and esthetic design concepts;
Develop graphics and layouts for product illustrations, company logos, and Web sites;
Use computer software to generate new images;
Design layouts for print publications;
Design layout of art or product exhibits, displays, or promotional materials;
Confer with clients to determine needs;
Create computer-generated graphics or animation;
Collaborate with others to develop or refine designs. Prepares work to be accomplished by gathering information and materials;
Plans concept by studying information and materials;
Illustrates concept by designing rough layout of art and copy regarding arrangement, size, type size and style, and related aesthetic concepts;
Obtains approval of concept by submitting rough layout for approval;
Prepares finished copy and art by operating typesetting, printing, and similar equipment; purchasing from vendors;
Prepares final layout by marking and pasting up finished copy and art;
Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment;
Completes projects by coordinating with outside agencies, art services, printers, etc.;
Maintains technical knowledge by attending design workshops; reviewing professional publications; participating in professional societies;
Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
Prepares and arranges a variety of written and illustrative material in an organized format for use in publications, displays and educational aids;
Creates a variety of charts, graphs, flyers, brochures, newsletters, books, drawings, pamphlets and forms for distribution to City departments;
Types and formats a variety of text for use in publications. Ensures proper grammar, spelling and English usage;
Takes and scans various photographs, portraits and other illustrative material. Mounts photographs, posters, maps and illustrations for display;
Operates a computer to create various graphic materials including logos, charts and graphs. Imports graphics into other publications;
Receives and reviews incoming reprographics jobs. Determines needed equipment and materials to complete jobs and prepares cost estimates;
Ensures proper operation of computer software. Condenses all jobs into archive format to create disk space;
Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Completion of a bachelor's degree in graphic design or related field with an additional one to two years of experience dealing with graphic design or artistic design.

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of:
Customer service technique and basic office procedures;
Methods and techniques used to arrange a variety of written and illustrative material in an organized format;
Methods and techniques used to create charts, graphs, flyers, brochures, newsletters and pamphlets for publication;
Equipment and materials used in the design and preparation of illustrative artwork;
Principles and practices of desktop publishing;
Procedures of printing and graphic reproduction;
Various graphic formats, layouts and styles;
Modern office procedures, methods and equipment including computers;
English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation.

Ability to:
Communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing;
Prepare and arrange a variety of written and illustrative material in an organized format;
Create a variety of printed and graphic material for distribution to City departments;
Type at a speed necessary for successful job performance;
Operate a computer to create various graphic materials;
Respond to requests and inquiries from the general public;
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing;
Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Physical Requirements
Occasionally stand and walk;
Frequently flex upper truck forward;
Occasionally lift up to 10 pounds;
Occasionally push and pull objects;
Occasionally flex upper trunk forward, partial flexing o knees;
Occasionally reach above, at or below shoulder height;
Continuously talk, see and hear.