Arizona State University

Graphic Designer: Digital for Athletics and the ASU Enterprise
Arizona State University
Enterprise Marketing Hub
Campus: Tempe
Requisition Id# 31035BR

Salary Range:
$18.84 – $23.55 per hour; DOE

Close Date:

Job Description:
Under the supervision of the Enterprise Marketing Hub Design Director and experienced senior Art Directors, the designer will make work for both the Sun Devil Athletics unit and the Arizona State University Enterprise brand supporting a variety of communications. Projects include the design of best-in-class digital ads, digital displays and other media for fans, alumni and thought leaders as appropriate to the goals of the university. Designers in the Enterprise Marketing Hub work in a fast-paced studio environment that is committed to effectively and efficiently developing communications that move our audiences and happen to win awards along the way. We iterate quickly and responsively, making fun experiments, testing them and bringing the best to scale in the marketplace. Our creative team is highly collaborative and focused on growth, carving out time and support for ongoing learning and space for experimentation to inform our future creative decisions.

Essential Duties:
•Develops a high-level of brand platform expertise on the ASU’s family of brands and implements the creative direction into design for digital and print materials.
•Specializes in the design for digital advertising, direct marketing materials, digital signage, stadium signage, social media images and designed emails that drive KPIs (Key Performance Indicators: engagement and ticket sales).
•Creates static graphics and animation designed in ways that deepen engagement with the brand.
•Employs A/B testing and other processes that lead to insights about which creative will perform best with audiences.
•Integrates data insights from tests and market performance along with feedback from collaborators to drive increasingly effective and compelling creative that resonates with audiences.
•Confers with clients, editors and marketing leads regarding project specifications to create meaningful multi-channel experiences in which each piece of creative deepens the connection between audience and the brand.
•Connects within the project management system to maintain updates, routes proofs, and record time within the system. Maintains productive communications through the system and works with multi-disciplinary team to ensure projects are delivered on time.

Minimum Qualifications:
Associate’s degree in Graphic Art or related field AND two years experience in graphic design and layout, illustration, or commercial art; OR, four years’ experience in graphic design and layout, illustration, or commercial art; OR, any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications:
•Demonstrated knowledge of human-centered, insights-driven processes.
•Experience in applying a user-experience design approach to all projects.
•Evidence of effective verbal and written communication skills.
•Experience working with athletics design and an understanding of the dynamic, fast pace and changing nature of the field.
•Evidence of portfolio of work demonstrating strong formal typography and information hierarchy decision-making skills.
•Experience designing for time-showing decision-making skills for the steps in a user’s journey through the engagement with the brand.
•Experience in effectively establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
•Experience in managing multiple projects.
•Experience in using design to advance progress by proposing solutions and showing collaborators what is possible before final content or images are delivered to the designer.
•Experience in using positive attitude and collaboration skills.
•Experience in use of Adobe Creative Suite (especially Illustrator, Photoshop and After Effects.
•Demonstrated knowledge of the use of new Adobe CC software being developed for mobile apps and other platforms).
•Experience making static and animated digital creative across paid and unpaid media in a mobile-first environment, with particular emphasis on the design of effective digital ads, designed emails and social media as part of an aligned multi-channel campaign.
•Experience with testing and optimization of digital design deliverables.
•Experience in making original photo and video content for campaigns.
•Experience editing photos, including the ability to silhouette images, retouch images, color correct and resize for final output.
•Experience using clearly-labeled reusable layers and other design details so that others may open and reuse files in the future for similar projects.
•Experience in the use of established grids, swatches, stylesheets, actions and other tools for consistent creative execution across the brand.
•Experience aligning file management with team’s maintenance of creative assets in working file systems and archives.
•Experience in contributing to ongoing improvements in workflow to keep the team running efficiently and effectively.

Working Environment:
•Our office is at the 4th floor of The Centerpoint, 660 S. Mill Avenue (15 minute walk from the main campus)
•Work will be mostly in front of a computer on a workstation, but may have instances of traveling to other office/buildings for meetings with clients
•Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and manipulating a computer mouse
•Required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work
•Occasional bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds
•Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities, which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts
•Communicate to perform essential functions
•Drives University cart to campus site
•May work weeknights, weekends and holidays

Department Statement:
The ASU Enterprise Marketing Hub is a “best-in-class” internal marketing agency that offers strategy and services to ASU clients while providing hands-on, educational experiences for our students.

ASU Statement:
Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 90,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation’s fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit

AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Background Check Statement:
ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Instructions to Apply:
Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Must provide an online portfolio link with application and cover letter.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

To apply please go to click “External Applicant” under Staff job opportunities, see Req Id# 31035BR or go directly to:

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