Professional Graphic Designer

Penn State University

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Job Description and Position Requirements

Campus Recreation is seeking a skilled part-time professional graphic designer.

Position Responsibilities

The position is responsible for:

  • Assisting the creative team with design and production of print and digital materials.
  • Preparing marketing materials, including brochures, displays, social ads, fliers, and web graphics.
  • Providing creative design and typographic solutions, color-correcting images, and developing interactive and accessible pdfs.
  • Tracking projects in various software and maintaining all archives.

A successful candidate will have experience with the above, as well as a thorough understanding of design and typography, digital and offset print processes and color systems. They must be proficient with Mac OS, Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat, Photoshop, and basic Microsoft Office products. Excellent organizational and communication skills, the ability to handle multiple projects and consistently meet deadlines, and familiarity with creating accessible digital documents is a plus.

Role of the Part-Time Graphic Designer

The part-time Graphic Designer is tasked with developing innovative ideas for all promotional material that builds engagement with Penn State University Park Students, while abiding by the university's marking requirements. The designer will assist with curating social media content that highlights programs, events, services, and Campus Recreation initiatives.

This position reports to the Assistant Director for Campus Recreation, who oversees the creative team.


Candidates must have either:

  • A Bachelor's degree and at least two years of professional experience in graphic design.
  • An Associate's degree and at least four years of professional experience in graphic design.

A cover letter, resume, and link to an online portfolio is required with all applications. This position is a 20-hour per week role and is fully remote.

About Campus Recreation

Campus Recreation is a department within Student Affairs that provides fitness, wellness, and recreational programs to the campus community through the operation and administration of:

  • The new expanded and renovated 200,000 sf Intramural Building
  • The McCoy Natatorium
  • The 700-acre Stone Valley Outdoor Recreation Area
  • A Tennis Center including six clay courts and four indoor courts
  • The White Building
  • Outdoor Adventures
  • Aquatics
  • Club Sports
  • Fitness and Wellness Programs
  • Intramural Sports

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Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. We are committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


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Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Graphic Design
  • Typography
  • Marketing Material Prep
  • Colour-correcting Images
  • Design and Typesetting
  • Digital Doc Accessibility
  • Multitasking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Project Management
  • Deadline Oriented

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