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Experiential Graphic Designer

Overview

The Experiential Graphic Designer works as part of a collaborative team that includes Exhibition Designers, Interpretation Planners, and Curators to conceptualize and produce environmental, interpretive, and informational graphics that enhance visitor experience in both indoor and outdoor exhibition spaces. 

 

Primary Responsibilities 

The following responsibilities describe the general nature of work for employees in this position, but this is not intended as an exclusive or all-inclusive inventory.

 

  • Work with cross-departmental teams to develop and design graphic elements for temporary exhibitions, permanent collection galleries, and outdoor spaces. Typical projects include environmental graphics, labels, interpretive materials, visitor interactives, and sponsor and donor recognition. Attend core team meetings for relevant projects. Present materials and participate in discussion and review with team.
  • Work collaboratively with exhibition development core team to develop and refine standards for exhibition graphics and labels that comply with Newfields brand standards and interpretive goals.
  • Participate in development of production schedules and budgets for projects.
  • Work with vendors to select appropriate materials and products, and to assure projects are produced on time and on budget. Supervise vendors during on site installations as needed.
  • Serve on various committees as assigned

 

To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Required Skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Software proficiencies: Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office
  • Ability to prioritize and execute multiple tasks and work under deadline pressures while maintaining a strong attention to detail
  • Knowledge of pre-press and commercial print processes

 

Education and/ or Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design or in Studio Art, Art History, Art Education, Liberal Arts and/or equivalent professional experience

 

Physical Demands of Work Environment 

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the position. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.