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Graphic Designer


Texas State University is hiring a graphic designer to work on everything from posters and brochures to ad campaigns and magazines. Your work will be a vital part of our recruitment, retention, advancement and branding efforts.

It’s a full-time position with some excellent benefits on the most beautiful campus in Texas.

About University Marketing

You'll join a small group of creatives operating a bit like an agency within the university. We communicate on Slack, debate about Central Texas barbecue, geek out about movies, and produce really solid work that delights our partners and makes us proud.

What You’ll Do

  • Participate in collaborative meetings with on-campus clients and marketing team members 
  • Conceptualize, design and produce marketing communications across multiple platforms 
  • Complete prepress requirements, check color proofs and finishing techniques, and conduct press checks on print projects
  • Provide art direction for photo shoots
  • Present design concepts to colleagues and clients 
  • Prioritize multiple projects and deadlines effectively 
  • Complete projects on schedule, within budget, and within university brand guidelines

Required Qualifications

  • Excellent typography and layout skills with a strong attention to detail
  • Experience in prepress and print production
  • Expert proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Portfolio (must attach PDFs or link to published work)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Five+ years of design experience in a team environment (will consider freelance experience only if it is combined with other work experience) 
  • Bachelor's degree in graphic design 
  • Experience working within project management system
  • Experience in a higher education, nonprofit or government environment

Salary and Benefits

Salary: $38,000 – $42,000, depending on qualifications


  • 12 vacation days (or more, depending on prior state service)
  • 12 sick days
  • 100% paid medical insurance, plus 50% dependent coverage
  • attend a relevant conference of your choice, on us

We'll set you up with a 27" Mac and get you whatever software and books you need to do your job well. You'll have a sit/stand desk in our newly renovated offices on the 8th floor of the J.C. Kellam building.

FYI: That's just one block from the San Marcos River, where you're welcome to join us for a lunchtime swim or picnic. Did we mention that Texas State University has the most beautiful campus in Texas?