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Graphic Design Planner

Job Description

TITLE: Graphic Design Planner

JOB CODE: 5204



EEO6 CODE: 5 = Technical/Para Professional

GRADE: Pay Grade 9

PAY PLAN: Annually
minimum 31,572.00
midpoint 40,416.00
maximum 49,260.00

PURPOSE: Responsible for the university facilities inventory using Computer Aided Facilities Management System (CAFM). Disseminate data and information to internal departments and external agencies. Works with clients to conceptualize, prepare, design and fabricate a variety of 2 and 3 dimensional graphics, maps, and signs.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Maintain facilities inventory on CAFM System; review and process departmental space surveys; input data for new buildings, and modify existing data for renovations; modify data due to reclassification of room use not related to renovation or construction. Work with clients requesting signage by developing ideas, suggest new ideas and modifications to existing ideas/concepts to ensure consistency with overall environmental, visual, and aesthetic plans. Prepare printing specifications for requested signage to ensure adherence with established branding, logo, and overall design standards. Prepare for design, productions, fabrication and installation; maintain accurate records of work in progress for billing and department records. Design from blueprints, hand drawn or digital files a variety of aesthetic environmental signs and maps, to enhance overall campus identity and assist 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 standards. 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 across the University. Confers with clients and Environmental Graphic Design and Sign Maker staff. Designs, cuts, routes plastic, wood, and metal signs and environmental graphics. Operates computer-assisted design sigh 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 climbs ladders. Coordinates and leads the work of others.


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: Three (3) years experience in Architectural Signage, Environmental Graphic Design, Graphic Design or Industrial Design. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience with CAFM database, space planning and classification; Knowledge of printing and signage standards and requirements, principles, practices and methods of project management; Skill in safe and proper use of a variety of hand and power tools; Skill in utilization of specified computerized signage programs; Skill with computer-assisted design and sign-making equipment, in verbal and written communication, editing and proofreading, and in detail-oriented assembly and fabrication techniques; Ability to conceptualize needs and communicate university requirements, to be accurate while meeting time constraints and budget limitations, to design within established university graphic standards guidelines, and 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.