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This is artistic and limited supervisory work.
Work involves performing responsible technical and limited supervisory functions in the preparation of design, layout, and art work for various departments and information programs. Work is performed with considerable independence under general direction of an administrative superior and is reviewed by observation of results obtained.


Supervises and participates in the design and construction of displays, visual aids, exhibits, and graphic art presentations.

Consults with administrative and professional personnel on various phases of the departmental program and performs necessary research work to obtain background information.

Supervises and participates in laying out posters, publications, bulletins, and pamphlets; selects and places body type, heading, photographs, and illustrations for printing layouts; hand letters; makes drawing on stencils and off-set masters for reproduction.

Assists with ordering supplies and equipment.

Copies photographs or other pictures to be used as illustrations combining two or more photographs into one drawing; or copying only a portion of one photograph or picture.

Consults with printers, engraves, and lithographers regarding the proper layout and artistic presentation or material and checks periodically to insure adequate reproduction of illustrations.

Originates ideas for art work and makes freehand sketches and designs.

Assists with the training of new personnel.

Maintains appropriate files and records.

Performs related work as required.


Graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in art and considerable experience in commercial or graphic art work; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Considerable knowledge of principles, techniques, and media of commercial art; considerable knowledge of layout, design, and techniques of graphic presentation.

Considerable knowledge of color harmony, balance, lettering, and freehand drawing.

Considerable knowledge of art materials, supplies, equipment, printing practices, and photographic equipment.

Ability to plan, originate, design, and create illustrative and exhibition material.

Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with others.



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