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NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY
HUMAN RESOURCES SERVICES
POSITION CLASSIFICATION DESCRIPTION

Position Classification Title: Graphic Designer,Inter
Position Classification Code: J4013
Job Family: External Affairs
Pay Level: 06
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 general supervision, responsible for the layout, design, and production activities to produce quality graphic-design artwork for digital, print and video communication pieces. Requires working knowledge of graphic-design equipment. May contact in-house or outside vendors to verify print specifications.
Standard Duties:
Conceptualizes, designs, and produces curriculum, training, and/or promotional materials such as flyers, ads, brochures, logos, office signage, exhibits, and/or displays under general 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. Produces technical and scientific illustrations for presentations and/or publication, as appropriate to the requirements of the position. Consults with faculty and staff to identify their graphics needs, budget constraints, and reasonable deadlines for the project; serves as a liaison between the client and printers/publishers. Coordinates the printing production process to ensure quality: writes 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. May coordinate and lead the work of others. 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. Budget development and management skills as related to the production of new digital or traditional media communications. Strong interpersonal skills 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 analyze graphic and technical information and create interpretive illustrations. Ability to analyze and interpret user graphic requirements. Ability to develop print and/or reproduction specifications.
Minimum Qualifications:
   Education- Bachelor's degree in a related field.
   Experience- Two (2) years of experience directly related to the standard duties as outlined.
   Equivalency- None
   Certifications/License-
   Departmental Requirements-
   Special Requirements-