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Junior Web Designer (UCP VI – Graphic Designer/Illustrator III)

Are you a web designer whose work commands attention? Do you strive to create dynamic designs that employ ever-evolving industry best practices, and have the technical skills to execute your ideas? The Junior Web Designer will play a pivotal role in the strategy, conception, and design of key University websites. This person is a vital part of a comprehensive communications team, creating advanced designs for promotional, educational, and informational materials. The ideal candidate’s portfolio demonstrates aptitude for designing across platforms, including for websites, web and mobile applications, email marketing campaigns, advertising campaigns, and strategic communications projects. The right candidate is the type of designer who likes to take initiative and thrives in a collaborative work environment.

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Minimum Acceptable Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or related field, or equivalent experience and training; at least five years’ experience in graphic arts or related field; evidence of creative ability as demonstrated by portfolio; knowledge of design and development of email marketing pieces, including testing to ensure deliverability; experience working with JavaScript and/or popular frameworks like jQuery; ability to solve complex technical or design problems; experience with image manipulation and optimization; advanced knowledge of development languages such as HTML5 and CSS, programs such as Photoshop, Fireworks, or other image editing software, user interface design, and web design/development languages and techniques; proficiency in the development of web sites using a Content Management System; strong organizational and interpersonal skills; ability to make decisions and coordinate team members’ work to bring projects to successful completion; ability to balance multiple projects at one time, consult with internal clients, and meet deadlines.

Preferred Qualifications: Job history indicating growth and development in the field; familiarity with usability and user experience testing; experience with creating responsive web designs for mobile platforms; experience designing for WordPress; and success in designing for print publications and understanding the importance of integrating online communications.

Candidates selected for an interview may be asked to complete a one-hour electronic production assignment.

This is a permanent, full-time position.

How to apply

Please apply through Husky Hire at; submit a cover letter, resume, a portfolio of your work, and (3) references. No phone calls or emails, please. The University of Connecticut is an EEO/AA employer.

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