Job Details

Pennsylvania State University
  • Position Number: 2470848
  • Location: University Park, PA
  • Position Type: Fine and Applied Arts - Graphic Design

Graphic Designer

Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics, a Division I and Big Ten Conference Institution, is seeking a qualified candidate for the role of Graphic Designer to be involved in a variety of facets of Penn State's broad-based and highly successful 31-sport varsity athletic programs. This position reports to the Senior Graphic Designer. Among the responsibilities are:
  • Working with the Assistant Athletic Director for Creative Services and Brand Management as well as the Creative Services staff to develop, maintain and advance the athletic department brand identity through original and creative design concepts, producing original and creative designs for a variety of print, social media, and web-based materials including: social media graphics, posters, game programs, signage and large-scale facility graphics, media guides, advertising, tickets and ticket brochures, maps, website and e-mail graphics, logos and varied promotional materials, as needed, as well as creative input for
  • Assisting in the design needs of department units, including the Nittany Lion Club, Strategic Communications, Marketing, Sports Camps, Compliance, etc.
  • Expediting, organizing and tracking a large and varying workflow involving multiple deadlines for both external and internal clients
  • Archiving and organizing files, projects, and art
  • Assisting in editing and maintenance of the athletics photography archive and creative organization of photo shoots

Requires some night and weekend work, including the possibility of working home football games.

Typically requires an Associate's degree or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Bacherlor's Degree preferred. Expertise in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat and After Effects are preferred. Experience with additional Adobe Applications is a plus. Previous experience in preparing documents for the print process and strong written, editing and verbal communication skills and the ability to supervise student and part-time staff preferred.

In addition submitting a cover letter and resume, please email samples of work (via website or digital media preferred) to or by mail to 110 Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, PA, 16802 (Attention: Search Committee).

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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