Junior Designer

JOB TITLE: Junior Designer

DEPARTMENT:  Marketing

REPORTS TO:  Design Director


The junior designer will assist with and create print, digital and web projects, particularly focusing on typography, layout and concepting. Daily tasks will include projects for various campus stakeholders, such as:

  • Pre-College programs
  • Graduate & Professional Studies
  • Grad and undergraduate programs
  • Advancement
  • Admissions

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Projects will include postcards, brochures, social media graphics, vector illustrations/icons, short motion graphics/animations, wayfinding/campus signage and various internal forms and initiatives. 
  • The junior designer will work with the Marketing team and assist in creating marketing assets within UArts’ established brand guidelines. They will be working with a team of professional and student creatives in a collaborative environment. 
  • Responsible for delivering created content to the University's digital channels such as our UArts website, YouTube, Facebook and Instagram.
  • Occasional early morning and late evening work is required.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the incumbent; they do not purport to describe all functions.  Incumbent may be assigned other duties, and the essential functions may change from time to time as necessary.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design


  • Deep knowledge and experience in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and After Effects
  • Figma and/or Blender experience favorable but not required
  • Collaborative working style
  • Responsive to creative feedback
  • Candidates should be prepared to share relevant work samples as part of the interview process.

Competencies, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • The candidate must have strong written, verbal and interpersonal skills; pay close attention to detail; and be self-motivated and resourceful.
  • Candidate should have a deep understanding of content platforms, such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
  • Candidate must be proficient with Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. General working knowledge of a Digital Asset Management (DAM) system such as Axle, Bynder or similar solution is appreciated.

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • Possibility to oversee day-to-day projects for work study students

About The University:

University of the Arts’ mission is simple: to advance human creativity. Established in 1876, UArts believes creativity is the most essential skill for success in today’s society and has educated generations of groundbreaking artists, performers, designers and creative leaders for more than 141 years.  After being granted university status in 1987, University of the Arts became the largest institution of its kind in the nation, offering programs in design, fine arts, media arts, crafts, music, dance, theater and writing. It now features 30 undergraduate arts majors, 15 graduate programs and the nation’s first PhD program in Creativity. UArts is also home to innovative centers across disciplines, including the Center for Immersive Media, Lightbox Film Center, Philadelphia Art Alliance and Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery. Learn more about UArts.

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