Senior Graphic Designer - Public Affairs

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Position Summary

UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply

New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) seeks to appoint a Senior Graphic Designer, reporting to the Associate Director, Brand Experience.

The Senior Graphic Designer will serve as one of the University’s points of contact for designing and executing printed print and digital marketing materials such as brochures, roll-up banners, event collateral, reports, and assists in the creation of online visuals to support the broader objectives of the Office of External Relations. They will propose creative solutions to support and enhance the University’s objectives by increasing brand awareness and strengthening brand perception. They will also ensure NYUAD brand guidelines and design concepts are consistently applied to maintain a strong and coherent brand and marketing focus for the University.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Deliver creative, cutting edge design solutions for a variety of communications materials, including collateral, data visualization, merchandise, graphical identity work applicable to both print and digital, consistent with existing brand guidelines
  • Create and communicate project plans and timelines
  • Present ideas and status to team members and clients throughout the process
  • Work closely with team members to generate creative ideas and concepts, discusses effective solutions, and ensures brand consistency and high standard of creative execution
  • Arrange, consult, and manage quotations, process and deliveries with third-party vendors including printing services, photographers, and translators
  • Provide design review services to university community to ensure finished products completed outside the Public Affairs offices are appealing and effective design solutions, and meet university guidelines
  • Assist departments with their communication objectives, and suggest the best kind of collateral that will serve their communication needs
  • Ensure the proper use of the NYUAD brand on any collateral representing NYUAD
  • Effectively manage the repository of university images
  • Organize photo files and distribute requested images for relevant parties
  • Select images from photographers
  • Collect and manage university publications and collateral in both digital and hard copy formats
  • Manage media releases and faculty and student no-photo list
  • Assist and support the team with digital design requests when necessary
  • Performs other duties, as assigned

Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree, or any combination of education, training, or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and ability

Required Experience:

  • Minimum 6 years in a comparable position, preferably with an established international company or design agency in the UAE
  • Works well with clients and is receptive to feedback
  • Exceptional abilities in design and image processing software and presentation tools;
  • Solid knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Lightroom), MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Has understanding of web best practices and production of online creative materials
  • Ability to work both independently and with other team members
  • Able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Ability to adjust work schedule to complete urgent or time-sensitive projects
  • Organized work habits and time management
  • Detail oriented, resourceful, and a creative problem-solver
  • Fluency in written and spoken English

Preferred Experience: 

  • Experience in a creative agency an asset
  • Arabic a plus
  • Understanding of UI and UX
  • Familiarity with After Effects an asset
  • Understanding of current marketing trends
  • Photography and videography shooting and editing

Other Information

NYU Abu Dhabi is a degree-granting research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science undergraduate program in the Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Engineering. NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, and NYU Shanghai, form the backbone of NYU’s global network university, an interconnected network of portal campuses and academic centers across six continents that enable seamless international mobility of students and faculty in their pursuit of academic and scholarly activity. This global university represents a transformative shift in higher education, one in which the intellectual and creative endeavors of academia are shaped and examined through an international and multicultural perspective. As a major intellectual hub at the crossroads of the Arab world, NYUAD serves as a center for scholarly thought, advanced research, knowledge creation, and sharing, through its academic, research, and creative activities.