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Suffolk University Graphic Designer, Office of Communications in Boston, Massachusetts

Graphic Designer, Office of Communications

Staff Exempt Boston, Massachusetts



Suffolk University is excited to announce a career opportunity as a Graphic Designer in the Division of Communications!

Suffolk’s Division of Communications, including its Offices of Marketing & Communications and Public Affairs, consists of storytellers, professional strategists, writers, designers, and multimedia producers offering a depth of expertise in a variety of media. We tell the story of the University across a range of audiences and media producing everything from news and feature pieces, to long and short-form videos, collateral and advertising, and web and social media content.

Summary of Position:

The Graphic Designer will play a critical role in helping to drive Suffolk University’s institutional brand forward through the development of innovative and targeted design. Under the guidance of the Art Director, this position will be responsible for creating compelling designs across the marketing spectrum, from digital, to print collateral, and other advertising and communications platforms.

The qualified candidate will be a creative, detail-oriented designer who will work closely with a cross-functional team to develop strategically inspired and creatively-led ideas. Will conceptualize, execute and design creative digital and print projects that drive and support the brand vision and deliver against strategic institutional goals.

Primary/Principal Responsibilities:

% of Time



· Conceptualize, design and execute high quality work appropriate to content and intended audience, and exists within the framework of the institution's overall visual identity

· Design visuals for marketing campaigns from concept to execution that deliver on strategy and meet project objectives

· Design cohesive creative assets for web properties, landing pages, emails, e-newsletters, social media, digital advertising and print materials


· Work with vendors to coordinate estimates, distribute files, review proofs and oversee the final quality control of projects

· Work collaboratively with a team of project managers, designers, copywriters, photographers, and developers to ensure institutional branding and strategic objectives are achieved


· Have and maintain a solid working knowledge of the digital space and all creative mediums and seek to continually learn new programs and technologies that can enhance or improve the creative work


  • Bachelor’s degree in Design, Visual Arts or relevant field preferred

  • 5-7 years experience designing for a variety of mediums, preferably in an agency or in-house environment

  • Expert in Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator) with knowledge of other visual design tools

  • Knowledge of HTML and CSS with a basic understanding of responsive design

  • Experience in digital media marketing and designing for social media platforms is a plus

  • Well versed in handling large amounts of text for brochure and/or magazine design

  • Experience preparing files and working with offset and digital print vendors

  • Familiarity with digital asset management systems, and online collaboration and project management software

  • Excellent oral, written, and visual communication skills

  • Highly organized, flexible and able to manage multiple projects under tight deadlines while maintaining a high level of quality and accuracy

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as with a team in a fast-paced, high-volume environment

  • A strong portfolio demonstrating an elevated sense of layout, form, color, typography, and digital design skills

Suffolk University does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, genetic information, or status as a veteran in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs, activities, or employment. Suffolk University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive faculty and staff that reflect the broad range of human experience who contribute to the robust exchange of ideas on campus, and who are committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment. We strongly encourage applications from groups historically marginalized or underrepresented because of race/color, gender, religious creed, disability, national origin, veteran status or LGBTQ status. Suffolk University is especially interested in candidates who, through their training, service and experience, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the University community.