Senior Visual Designer at Brown University

Providence, RI

Senior Visual Designer

Office of University Communications

Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

Be a part of Brown University’s growing visual storytelling team. Contribute to the transformation of how the University engages and builds relationships within our community and shares Brown’s excellent reputation with the broader world. 

Brown’s Office of University Communications (OUC) has created a new position for a senior visual designer and strategist who will work in consultation with University staff to create attractive, user-centric, innovative designs for integrated, multi-platform use across Brown’s Web, digital and print media.

  • The Senior Visual Designer will collaborate with content strategists, the creative team and product managers to meet the needs of campus clients in developing communications that are aligned with the overall visual identity and strategic goals of the University. 
  • Reporting to the Director of Web and Digital Communications Strategy, the Senior Visual Designer will advise on Web and digital UX/UI, IA, photography, graphic elements, colors, type treatment, and production across related media.
  • The Senior Visual Designer will acquire a comprehensive knowledge of Brown and communicate in a professional manner with University stakeholders, audiences and partners at all levels and across disciplines.
  • The Senior Visual Designer will provide excellent creative service, representing the OUC as a leader and resource in advanced design and communications for the University. 
  • The ideal candidate will bring extensive expertise in design fundamentals to conceive the overall concept, design, look, and feel of each project across all related media, consistent with desired project impact, messaging and user experience.
  • The candidate will also have strong interpersonal and organizational skills,
    demonstrate initiative, flexibility, a collaborative nature and accepting of
    constructive feedback, as well as the ability to manage multiple projects and
    deadlines while maintaining high quality product and services.
  • The Senior Visual Designer will be a conceptual thinker who not only creates visual solutions, but also is a collaborator who can explain those concepts and
  • A digital and print portfolio demonstrating professional experience is a prerequisite for the position.
Job Qualifications:    
  • Bachelor’s in visual design, digital arts or a related field (equivalent professional experience will be considered).
  • A minimum of seven years of design experience, including a minimum of three years of advanced Web and digital design for complex, dynamic digital projects with multiple stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated expertise in design fundamentals and ability to create strong visual design and concepts executed across multiple digital and related platforms.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of usability and user experience (UX/UI) principles and standards.
  • Demonstrated expertise with visual identity and branding.
  • An understanding of Web and digital strategies to improve communications.
  • High proficiency and experience with Apple OS, Adobe Creative Suite (especially InDesign and Photoshop), and Microsoft Office Suite.  (Clarification: Adobe Experience Designer and Sketch are also acceptable.) 
  • Ability to contribute ideas and execute the ideas of others competently; ability to work autonomously and as a team. 
  • Desire
    and willingness to acquire a comprehensive knowledge of an institution, its key
    stakeholders, audiences and partners, and to communicate in a professional
    manner to all levels of leadership across disciplines.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, showing initiative and flexibility, strong creative service, collaborative instincts, and receptive of constructive feedback.
  • Ability
    to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines while maintaining high
  • Demonstrate proven aesthetic judgment, with excellent visual design and strong conceptual abilities.
  • Knowledge of Web standards, technologies and languages and accessibility/508 compliance. Clarification: Drupal, WordPress and other enterprise CMS products are the preferred web technologies and HTML/CSS are the preferred web languages.) 
  • Knowledge of related technologies, such as digital asset and content management tools, workflow systems, portals, and databases.
  • Knowledge of applicable intellectual property, image permissions, copyright and trademark requirements.
  • Demonstrated professional experience through a digital and print portfolio that must be available for review. 
To View More Details and To Apply, please use this link to the position
on Brown’s Career Site:

Applicants are required to use the Brown Career Site to apply for the position and to submit their resume, cover letter and any related documents.  Please check the status of your application through the account you create when you apply. 

All offers of employment are contingent upon consent to a criminal background check and education verification with results satisfactory to Brown. 

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers
applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the
basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other
legally protected status.

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Brown is an Ivy League University located in Providence, Rhode Island, comprised of undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Public Health, School of Engineering, Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership and the IE Brown Executive MBA.  With its talented and motivated student body and accomplished faculty, Brown is a leading
research university that maintains a particular commitment to exceptional
graduate and undergraduate instruction. 
We have a dynamic campus community with many exciting events, such as
visits from world leaders, sporting events, theatre, music, and dance. Brown
offers competitive benefits such as a generous retirement plan and education
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Brown is being recognized by the Alliance for Work-Life Progress for success in work-life programs, policies and practices. To earn the Seal of Distinction, Brown had to meet criteria and be assessed in each of the seven categories listed for work-life effectiveness that defines a best-in-class work-life portfolio in today's workplace.
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Posted May 05, 2017