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Environmental Graphic Designer Duties and Responsibilities

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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.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This 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 as specified.
  • Creates signs and maps using computer-assisted design sign-making equipment.
  • Designs, cuts, routes plastic, wood, and metal signs and environmental graphics.
  • 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 standards.
  • 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 programs.
  • Knowledge of signage printing and digital output.
  • Knowledge and skill in graphic design and layout.
  • Knowledge of printing and signage procedures and requirements.
  • Knowledge of the safe and proper use of hand and power tools.
  • Skill with power tools and hand tools.
  • Skill with computer-assisted design and sign-making equipment.
  • Skill in verbal and written communication, editing and proofreading.
  • Ability to work from blueprints, hand drawings or digital files.
  • 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 budget limitations.
  • Ability to design within established university graphic standards guidelines.
  • Ability to perform work requiring physical exertion and exposure to varying physical locations.

Minimum Qualifications:

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 driverís license.


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