Division of Enrollment and Marketing

Job Description



Position Title:  Graphic Designer

Department:  Marketing and Media Relations Office


FLSA Category:  Exempt                  


Working Relationships:

  • Reports to:  Art Director
  • Works Closely With: Marketing & Media Relations Team; Alumni and Development Staff; Campus Constituents



The Graphic Designer is a full-time position responsible for the creative development and production of marketing and communication materials within the guidelines of established brand standards. The Graphic Designer works in a supporting role to execute creative concepts and provide creative solutions to meet the marketing needs of the University. Responsibilities include but are not limited to collateral material, advertisements, publications, signage, and other promotional items. Designing in digital platforms, including web, social media, and email is expected. Some photography may be required.



All employees are expected to uphold the values of the University. At Millikin University, we value:

  • Commitment to the discovery of knowledge
  • Civil debate
  • Passion and enthusiasm
  • Dignity and respect for individuals
  • A diverse and inclusive community
  • Integrity and responsibility
  • Advancement of the greater good



1. Design and prepare final production-ready artwork for a variety of media for various constituent groups.

2. Work with printers to attain cost estimates, execute jobs, and resolve problems or disputes.

3. Communicate project status, updates, and meet deadlines.

4. Work as a collaborating team member of the Marketing and Media Relations Team.



1. Additional job-related duties as required by the Art Director.



1. Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or related field

2. Professional graphic design experience

3. Portfolio demonstrating design acumen

4. Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop

4. Experience designing for print and digital platforms

5. Excellent written and verbal communication skills

6. Organizational skills, with accuracy and attention to detail.

7. Professional demeanor and a positive, team-oriented attitude.



Manual Dexterity:

  • Dexterity to operate a keyboard

Physical Effort:

  • Occasionally sitting at a desk or table
  • Occasionally standing or walking
  • Intermittently sitting/standing/stooping
  • Occasionally lifting 25 lbs. or more

Working Conditions:

  • Typical working conditions found in most administrative work areas
  • Alternative or flexible work schedules
  • Extensive travel and/or periodic overnight travel