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Environmental Graphic Designer II

Job Description

TITLE: Environmental Graphic Designer II

JOB CODE: 5203



EEO6 CODE: 5 = Technical/Para Professional

GRADE: Pay Grade 8

PAY PLAN: Annually
minimum 28,440.00
midpoint 36,120.00
maximum 43,800.00

PURPOSE: Works closely with clients to conceptualize, prepare, design and fabricate a variety of 2 and 3 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.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Works with clients requesting signage by developing ideas, suggests new and modifications to existing ideas/concepts to ensure consistency with overall environmental, visual and aesthetic plans for the University. Prepares printing specifications for requested signage to ensure adherence with established branding, logo and overall design standards. Prepares for design, production, fabrication and installation; maintains accurate records of work in progress for billing and department records. Designs from blueprints, hand drawn or digital files, a variety of aesthetic environmental signs and maps, to enhance overall campus identity and assists improved way-finding. Prepares photo visualizations and mockups of proposed signage for placement, content and/or usage. Works closely with both internal and external resources to coordinate production of requested signage to ensure adherence with established timetables. Proofs for consistency and adherence to established printing and quality standards/specifications. Review floor plans to determine the most effective placement of signage. Conducts construction drawing reviews to discuss options/ideas/concepts for signage to ensure consistency with overall plans and optimal use of design elements to achieve objectives. Applies signage and graphics to a variety of interior and exterior surfaces to assist enhance and/or increase way-finding and visual information. Confers with clients and Environmental Graphic Design and Sign Maker staff and others regarding project specification, policies and graphic standards. Designs, cuts, routes plastic, wood, and metal signs and environmental graphics. Operates computer-assisted design sign making equipment to ensure visually appealing and effective communication of message, accuracy and effectiveness of final design. Operates vehicles to deliver and transport materials. Operates power tools, hand tools, saws and climb ladders.


REQUIRED EDUCATION-OTHER: Bachelors degree in Graphic Design, Graphic Arts, Visual Arts or related field such as Advertising or Public Relations.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE / COMPETENCIES-OTHER: REQUIRED EXPERIENCES/COMPETENCIES: Two (2) years experience in Architectural Signage, Environmental Graphic Design, Graphic Design or Industrial Design. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of sign materials and fabrication methods; Knowledge of computerized database management programs; Knowledge of computer-generated signage programs; Knowledge of printing procedures and requirements; Knowledge of signage standards and requirements; Knowledge of the principles, practices and methods associated with way-finding; Skill in the safe and proper use of a variety of hand and power tools; Skill in the utilization of specified computerized signage programs; Skill with computer-assisted design and sign-making equipment; Skill in verbal and written communication, editing and proofreading; Skill in detail-oriented assembly and fabrication techniques; Ability to conceptualize needs, and communicate university requirements; Ability to be accurate while meeting time constraints and budget limitations; Ability to design within established university graphic standards guidelines; Ability to work from blueprints, hand drawings or digital files. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Driving a UT or personally owned vehicle is an essential function of the position. Specific job requirements or physical location of positions allocated to this classification render the position security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Section 51.125 Texas Education Code.