Graphic Designer


Date Posted



Graphic Design November 7, 2017 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA, USA

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GRAPHIC DESIGNER, Resource Development-Office of Communications, to work with a team of innovative designers, web developers, and marketing and communications specialists providing design support for MIT’s fund-raising goals.  Will work with the creative director and art director to prepare design concepts and layouts for digital, printed, and other graphic materials; create original drawings, charts, graphs, logos, and illustrations; develop print specifications and prepare pre-press files for digital and offset printing projects; and keep up-to-date on current design tools and trends.

The position is deal for someone who is passionate about paper, picky about type, excited about digital, and inspired by MIT’s mission to make a better world.

REQUIRED: undergraduate degree, preferably in graphic arts, fine arts, or related field; at least two years’ graphic art, illustration, or design experience; experience with print and digital/mobile design; experience working with offset and digital print vendors; strong conceptual, typographical, and color management skills; solid knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat in a Macintosh environment; familiarity with MS Word, PowerPoint, online collaboration and project management software, HTML, CSS, digital media production for web, and content management systems (e.g., WordPress); ability to concept and help implement charts and graphs, social media campaigns, HTML emails and marketing communications, and user interface best practices; excellent organizational skills; ability to multitask and meet aggressive deadlines while keeping close attention to detail; ability to converse and collaborate equally well with management, designers, writers, technologists, and other colleagues; flexibility and receptivity to new ideas; and passion for design. Experience in higher education, advancement, resource development, creative agencies, or journalistic enterprises a plus. Applicants should provide samples of work via a url in your cover letter or resume. Job #15375-N 

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.