University of Southern California Jobs – Visual Graphic Designer

University of Southern California


University of Southern California’s (USC’s) HREC Strategic Communications

unit is looking for a talented


Graphic Designer

to join its team. As a Graphic Designer, you’ll be an integral part of the UX and Creative team, collaborating with strategists, writers, and designers to implement the division’s communications and creative strategy.

Reporting to the Sr. Visual Designer, the Visual Graphic Designer will work on a range of projects, including infographics, presentations, digital and printed materials, and website assets. The ideal candidate has impeccable design skills, is detail-oriented, and has a strong understanding typography, color theory, and layout.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Create concepts and execute ideas for projects across a range of formats (digital, web, print)
  • Design and edit presentations
  • Produce assets from concept to completion (with an emphasis on color, composition, typography, iconography, and imagery)
  • Build assets and campaign artwork from existing style guides and artwork
  • Collaborate with team and stakeholders to implement/ensure consistency with USC’s brand and identity standards
  • Stay up to date on design trends, techniques, and technology
  • Build files to specifications with great accuracy and attention to detail

Minimum Qualifications

The candidate for the position of

Visual Graphic


must meet the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in graphic design or related field
  • 2 years of relevant experience
  • Demonstrate a solid sense of design, layout, and typography
  • Proficiency with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign (After Effects and Premiere is a plus)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Strong communication and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to set priorities, meet deadlines and work independently and collaboratively
  • A portfolio of work that demonstrates a passion for design, typography, conceptual thinking, and visual communication

Preferred Qualifications

The ideal candidate for the position of

Visual Graphic Designer

has the following qualifications:

  • Experience with animation, motion graphics, and/or video editing
  • Basic understanding of HTML/CSS

Required Documents

  • Resume + Cover letter
  • Portfolio

About USC

USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology, and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.

The hourly rate range for this position is $28.14- $34.49. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

The University of Southern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree Minimum Experience: 2 years Minimum Field of Expertise: Understanding of design issues, including browser usability and cross-platform compatibility. Solid foundation in studio design, typography, printing and layout. Work experience as a visual/graphic designer covering all aspects of artwork preparation, printing, and website creation. Requires thorough knowledge of typography, printing processes, selection of paper or other printing surfaces, and paper folding, binding and finishing. Knowledge of desktop publishing systems and specialized equipment related to periodical production.

Job Details:

Company: University of Southern California

Job Type: Full Time

Job Location: Los Angeles, CA

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