Environmental Graphic Designer Duties and Responsibilities
Purpose of Classification:
Prepares, plans, designs, builds and installs a variety of two and
three-dimensional graphics, maps and signs that identify, direct,
inform, interpret and visually enhance the campus environment using
computer-assisted technology and materials common to the
environmental graphic design industry.
classification is the second in a series of five classifications and
is distinguished from third level in that the Environmental Graphic
Designer, Senior performs more complex work and requires specialized
knowledge of methods and techniques of computer sign-making
equipment, way finding, human factors and environmental psychology.
Examples of Duties:
- Designs from blueprints, hand drawn or digital files a
variety of two and three dimensional signs, maps and graphics.
- Prepares photo visualizations and mockups of proposed
signage for placement, content and/or usage.
- Creates electronically designed layouts and imports word
processing files to merge graphical, logo and associated artwork
- Creates signs and maps using computer-assisted design
- Designs, cuts, routes plastic, wood, and metal signs and
- Reviews layout and proofreads sign text to ensure accuracy,
effectiveness of final design and compliance with established
campus design, logo and signage standards.
- Reviews blueprints, renderings and/or schematics to
determine the most effective placement of signage.
- Applies signage and graphics to a variety of interior and
exterior surfaces to assist enhance and/or increase wayfinding
and visual information.
- Confers with clients and Environmental Graphic Design staff
and others regarding project specifications, polices and graphic
- Operates vehicles to deliver and transport materials.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of environmental graphic design, materials,
assembly and installation techniques.
- Knowledge of computer generated sign-making/graphics
- Knowledge of signage printing and digital output.
- Knowledge and skill in graphic design and layout.
- Knowledge of printing and signage procedures and
- Knowledge of the safe and proper use of hand and power
- Skill with power tools and hand tools.
- Skill with computer-assisted design and sign-making
- Skill in verbal and written communication, editing and
- Ability to work from blueprints, hand drawings or digital
- Ability to develop and present creative concepts that
satisfy business goal.
- Ability to work with frequent interruptions.
- Ability to be accurate while meeting time constraints and
- Ability to design within established university graphic
- Ability to perform work requiring physical exertion and
exposure to varying physical locations.
Bachelorís degree in Graphic Design, Graphic Arts, Visual Arts or
related field such as English, Journalism, Marketing, Psychology,
Advertising or Public Relations and one (1) year of experience in
Architectural signage, Environmental Graphic Design, Graphic Design,
Industrial Design; OR, Associates degree in Graphic Design, Graphic
Arts, Visual Arts or related field such as English, Journalism,
Marketing, Psychology, Advertising or Public Relations and three (3)
years experience in Architectural Signage, Environmental Graphics
Design, Graphic Design Industrial Design; OR, Five (5) years
experience in Graphic Design, Graphic Arts, Visual Arts or related
field; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education
from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been
achieved. This classification requires a current Class D Arizona
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