Vanderbilt University Graphic and Media Designer in Nashville, Tennessee

Graphic and Media Designer (Job Number: 1801858)


Position Summary :

The Graphic and Media Designer is part of the Vanderbilt University Information Technology (VUIT) Transition Management team at Vanderbilt University and is an individual contributor responsible for overseeing and facilitating the production of a wide array of creative materials for print and digital materials. This role will create designs and art elements for high-level projects throughout VUIT.

About the Work Unit :

Vanderbilt University Transition Management Team, a division of VUIT, provides strategic and day-to- day operational support for the transition related projects across both VUIT and VUMC IT. One of the most critical pieces to the transition's success is the ability to communicate and share information with the Vanderbilt community as a whole.

Key Functions and Expected Performance:

  • Generates motion graphics animations for web and video projects.

  • Implements post-production into live action footage.

  • Creates highlight videos for business ideas and concepts.

  • Uses animation to make complex ideas easier to understand.

  • Produces concepts, designs,layouts, videos, and illustrations for a varietyof communications materials.

  • Presents and producesnew and innovative ideas for utilizing design in the digital space.

  • Edits and refines designs and related art and text until a successfulproduct is achieved.

  • Collaborates with projectmanagers, clients, and others to discuss ideas, note any alterations,budget limitations, deadlines, etc. before beginning production of materials.

  • Produces infographics and related spotart.

  • Adheres to project deadlines and maintains clear and constantcommunication with project managers.

Experience and Skills :

  • Experience designing for video and motion graphics capabilities is necessary.

  • Proficiency with Adobe After Effects, Premier, Photoshop, Illustrator,and Flash is necessary.

  • 2 to 3 years of experience in motion graphics, graphic design,marketing, or with an agency is preferred.

  • Knowledge of principles andpractices of graphic design is stronglypreferred.

  • Ability to create and producegraphic materials using a range of media, methods, techniques, and equipment is stronglypreferred.

  • Ability to communicateeffectively, both orally and in writing is strongly preferred.

  • Knowledge of graphic layout and photographic requirements andprocedures is strongly preferred.

  • Skill in the utilization of specified computerized graphic designprograms is strongly preferred.

About VanderbiltBenefits

In addition to offering a lively community that encourages learning and celebrates diversity, Vanderbilt University offers a competitive, flexible benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, accidental death & dismemberment, disability insurance, paid time off, and a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match. Vanderbilt offers tuition assistance to employees, spouses and dependent children. Also, after five years of service, Vanderbilt will pay up to 55% of the tuition for up to three dependent children to earn a bachelor's degree. Learn more about Vanderbilt's benefits at VU Benefits Overview at .

About VanderbiltUniversity

Vanderbilt is a renowned private institution founded in 1873 and located in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee. The university’s students and faculty frequently cite Nashville and the surrounding area as one of the many perks of being a part of the Vanderbilt community. Vanderbilt University is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded, and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt was recently ranked #2 for “best quality of life” and “great financial aid,” #5 for “best run colleges” and “beautiful campus,” and #6 for both being in a “college city that students love” and having “great campus/city relations.”

Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Primary Location: United States-Tennessee-Nashville

Organization: 46600 - IT Transition Management

Job: External Affairs & Communications Professionals

Vanderbilt University is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action