The Marketing and Communications department at The New School is seeking a talented graphic designer with a rigorous and thoughtful design process. The ideal candidate is a detail-oriented individual with an excellent command of typography, color, photography, and composition who can work within a bold existing brand language, collaborate with writers, and alongside strategists and developers, while creating strong, fresh, and unique design. The support of our senior design staff is a critical component of the graphic designer position, which requires getting up to speed very quickly on complex assignments and understanding the vision of the designers this position will support. Additionally, the candidate must be able to move comfortably across many design disciplines including, but not limited to: print, interactive, environmental, and advertising.
The New School is committed to creating and maintaining an environment that promises diversity and tolerance in all areas of employment, education and access to its educational, artistic or cultural programs and activities. The New School does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, creed, sex or gender (including gender identity and expression), pregnancy, sexual or other reproductive health decisions, sexual orientation, religion, religious practices, mental or physical disability, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, veteran status, marital or partnership status, caregiver status, or any other legally protected status.
This position reports directly to the Design Director.
Effectively craft the bold visual presence of the University across all channels. Translate strategic positioning and core values through memorable communication experiences. Ensure design continuity across all media.
Generate creative that helps university partners define and meet their communications objectives for projects of various sizes and scopes, including advertising, view books, search pieces and brochures, signage, merchandise, invitations, websites, and other digital marketing initiatives.
Successfully partner with other members of the in-house team including writers, other designers, project managers, production artists, strategists, online media producers, and the design director to provide creative vision and conceptual support for marketing content on assigned projects.
Develop and implement integrated holistic creative of a high visual and conceptual quality, appropriate to content and intended audience, and contextualized within the framework of the institution's overall visual identity.
Adhere to agreed-upon project management plans, meeting all of the needs outlined in creative briefs, including delivery schedules and budgetary considerations.
Communicate with the project team in all stages of design.
Create web and print-worthy files that reflect effective and efficient production values.
Stay current with print and interactive design, production, and technology skills.
Make presentations to partners, communicating creative vision and process and speaking with clarity and conviction.
Bring brand positioning as well as design identity to life through strong communication design.
Provide support to senior design staff and related duties as requested.
The New School is committed to creating and maintaining an environment that promises diversity and tolerance in all areas of employment, education and access to its educational, artistic or cultural programs and activities. The New School does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, creed, sex or gender (including actual or perceived gender identity or expression or transgender status), sexual orientation, sexual and other reproductive health decisions, pregnancy, religion, religious practices, mental or physical disability, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, veteran status, marital or partnership status, or any other legally protected status.
5 years of demonstrated experience as a graphic designer. Print and interactive experience is essential.
Bachelor's degree in communication design.
Knowledge of and experience with interactive and print design, with an emphasis on typography.
Excellent organizational and presentation skills, combined with an impeccable attention to detail.
Ability to work quickly, and effectively with the capacity to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
Ability to conduct photo research and edit photos.
Demonstrated ability to express established brand identity that meets evolving communication goals.
Ability to adhere to university COVID-19 policy and requirements.
Demonstrated proficiency in the complete Adobe Creative Cloud software suite is essential.
Experience with photo retouching, print production, illustration, information architecture and user interface design, and motion graphics.
The New School, a leading university in downtown New York City, offers degree and nondegree academic programs in design, the social sciences, the liberal arts, management, the arts, and media. Students benefit from small classes, superior resources, and renowned faculty members who practice what they teach. Continuing education courses and public programs place the university at the center of New York’s cultural and intellectual life.