Art Director/Senior Designer

University of Queensland
April 07, 2024
Offerd Salary:$96,649 - $105,244
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  • Marketing and Communication

  • Broaden your career within one of QLD's largest employers

  • Belong to a vibrant community where your work genuinely makes an impact

  • Continuing position known locally as Principal Graphic and Digital Designer

  • Based at our vibrant and picturesque St Lucia Campus

  • About UQ

    As part of the UQ community, you'll have the opportunity to work alongside the brightest minds, who have joined us from all over the world.

    Everyone here has a role to play. As a member of our professional staff cohort, you will be actively involved in working towards our vision of a better world. By supporting the academic endeavour across teaching, research, and the student life, you'll have the opportunity to contribute to activities that have a lasting impact on our community.

    Join a community where excellence is at the core of our culture, contributions are valued and a range of benefits and rewards are available, such as:

  • 26 weeks paid parental leave or 14 weeks paid primary caregiver leave

  • 17% superannuation contributions

  • 17.5% annual leave loading

  • Access to flexible working arrangements including hybrid working options, flexible start/finish times, purchased leave, and a condensed fortnight

  • Health and wellness discounts – fitness passport access, free yearly flu vaccinations, discounted health insurance, and access to our Employee Assistance Program for staff and their immediate family

  • On campus childcare options

  • Cheap parking (from just $5.75 a day)

  • Salary packaging options

  • About This Opportunity

    Known locally as Principal Graphic and Digital Designer , you will support the Creative Director to develop and deliver graphic and multimedia design solutions that enable UQ's marketing and communications activities.

    A highly creative and motivated designer, you will develop creative concepts, pitch ideas to leaders and team members and create collateral, assets and multimedia solutions to provide new and compelling ways to raise brand awareness. You will contribute design expertise to the development of campaigns and other major initiatives, ensuring design approach appropriately responds to UQ strategic priorities.

    Key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Working with the Creative Director, contribute to the development and delivery of UQ's graphic and multimedia design strategy and associated annual work plans.

  • Scope and deliver complex graphic and multimedia design initiatives, presenting high-quality outputs that effectively engage UQ's target audiences.

  • Lead clients through the development and refinement of design briefs, ensuring that their intents and preferences are well-defined prior to the design process.

  • Contribute design expertise to the development and planning of campaigns and other major initiatives, ensuring design approach appropriately complements the wider approach and best enables UQs objectives.

  • Engage with Faculty and Institute teams where UQ is required to balance a common brand with an appropriately differentiated local positioning.

  • Mentor designers, using own professional expertise to ensure work is of a uniformly high quality and reflects contemporary creative trends and approaches.

  • Manage design-checks from a design-detailed perspective (BAU Projects).

  • Create and curate creative artwork that is appropriate for use across a range of print, web and digital applications, including (but not limited to) social assets, campaign collateral, digital apps, advertisements, promotional materials, brochures, prospectuses, signage and event collateral.

  • Develop creative concepts, pitch ideas to leaders and team members, and create compelling, relevant, and on-brand work backed by well-written creative rationales.

  • This is a full-time, continuing position.

    At HEW level 7, the full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $96,649 - $105,244, plus a generous super allowance of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be up to $113,080 - $123,136 annually. As this role is covered by an Enterprise Agreement, you will also receive regular remuneration increases – at least once a year.

    About You
  • Tertiary qualifications or equivalent professional experience in graphic design, multimedia design or related discipline.

  • Minimum 5 years' experience working in creative agencies.

  • Advanced demonstrated knowledge of contemporary graphic and multimedia design practices, as demonstrated through recent work experience in a similar professional role and a track record of successful delivery.

  • Advanced demonstrated ability to produce digital assets for use within web sites, online advertising campaigns and interactive web applications with knowledge of up-to-date brand and digital design standards.

  • Proven experience developing brands from strategy through to creative execution with a thorough understanding of brand related principles.

  • Proven experience with ideation, development and roll out of TTL campaigns.

  • Demonstrated experience in the use of industry-standard design software including the Adobe Creative Cloud and Microsoft Suites, together with the ability to rapidly acquire expertise in emerging applications.

  • Demonstrated experience in providing creative services at an enterprise level within the university sector or alternatively within another large, complex and/or regulated organisational environment.

  • In addition, the following mandatory requirements apply:

  • Work Rights: You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.
  • Questions?

    For more information about this opportunity, please contact Marc Colette, Creative Director via [email protected]. For application queries, please contact [email protected] stating the job reference number (below) in the subject line.

    Want to Apply?

    All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Cover letter addressing the ‘About You' section

  • Resume

  • Portfolio

  • Other Information

    At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion. We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in the broader community, whether that be gender identity, LGBTQIA+, cultural and/or linguistic, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, or people with a disability. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to [email protected].

    If you are a current employee (including casual staff and HDR scholars) or hold an unpaid/affiliate appointment, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.

    Applications close Sunday, 7 April 2024 at 11.00pm AEST (Job Reference Number - R-36830).

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