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NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY
HUMAN RESOURCES SERVICES
POSITION CLASSIFICATION DESCRIPTION

Position Classification Title: Graphic Designer,Assc
Position Classification Code: J4012
Job Family: External Affairs
Pay Level: 05
Exempt Status: Exempt
This description is intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed. It is not intended to be a complete list of specific duties of any particular position. Duties, responsibilities and bargaining unit eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.
Purpose of Classification:
Under direct supervision, generally assists intermediate/senior level Graphics Designers in the layout, design, and production activities to produce quality graphic-design artwork for digital, print and video communication pieces.. Working knowledge of graphic-design equipment is required. May consult and contact in-house or outside vendors to verify print specifications and ensure quality.
Standard Duties:
Assists on photography projects. Follows guidelines for branded campaign. Produces curriculum, training, and/or promotional materials such as flyers, ads, brochures, logos, office signage, exhibits, and/or displays under direct supervision. Designs and produces camera-ready art including graphs, charts, clip art, posters, digitization of graphics, line-art, and/or photos. Creates electronically-designed page layouts and imports word processing files into page layouts, as appropriate to the position; may develop and produce web-based graphics, as requested. Under direct supervision, produces technical and scientific illustrations for presentations and/or publication, as appropriate to the requirements of the position. May serve as a liaison between the client and printers/publishers. Assists with the printing production process to ensure quality, assists with writing printing and other reproduction specifications (selects ink, paper, and print quality); inspects proofs for accuracy; recommends contractors (typesetters, printers, illustrators, photographers, cartographers). Writes and edits basic copy, as appropriate, which may include press releases in some instances. May coordinate a graphics or photographic library and/or maintain digital records. May provide technical computer support and install software programs. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of principles and practices of graphic design. Knowledge of graphic layout and photographic requirements and procedures. Knowledge of printing and/or reproduction processes and techniques. Knowledge of printing procedures and requirements
Skills in the utilization of specified computerized graphic design programs. Understand the importance of strong interpersonal skills, accept direction from supervisor and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to create and produce graphic materials using a range of media, methods, techniques, and equipment. Ability to develop print and/or reproduction specifications.
Minimum Qualifications:
   Education- Bachelor's degree in a related field.
   Experience- No previous work experience required.
   Equivalency-
   Certifications/License-
   Departmental Requirements-
   Special Requirements-