Graphic Designer/Illustrator III

Payroll Title: UCP VI
Class Code: 0621-9086
Job Family: COM
FLSA Code: E
Score: 525


Under the general direction of designated supervisor, creates highly complex or technical designs and illustrations for promotional, educational, technical and informational materials; and is responsible for the design of one or more publications or is responsible for coordinating and monitoring the work of a staff of designers.


This position is intended to serve the need for a highly skilled illustrator who also has supervisory responsibilities and/or primary responsibility for the design and production of a publication.   Incumbents must be able to independently execute the full-range of processes from initial client consultation to design through production of finished product.


  1. Independently performs the work of a Graphic Designer/Illustrator II.
  2. Is responsibilities are for the design of a publication
  3. Consults with editor and editorial staff regarding publication needs, audience goals, deadlines, budgetary limitations and image to be conveyed.
  4. Independently plans layout, design and form of publication, exercising originality and creativity in developing proper focus of the publication to generate desired response and draw attention to the publication; is accountable for finished product.
  5. Prepares formal bid specifications for off-campus printers and screens vendors.
  6. Reviews and edits copy and manuscripts from various sources submitted for publication; rewrites as needed.
  7. Oversees production of design work, following-up to ensure standards of quality are met and intended visual image is conveyed.
  8. If applicable, operates and maintains various equipment such as photo typesetting machine.
  9. Is responsibilities are to supervise and monitor the work of other designers
  10. Logs in, assigns work and monitors status of all graphic design projects.
  11. Supervises graphic designers; reviews and approves the work of less experienced designers.
  12. Serves as a resource to other designers regarding design projects or in resolving complex design problems.
  13. Performs related duties as required.


  1. Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or related field, or equivalent experience and training
  2. At least five years on-the-job experience in graphic arts or related field
  3. Evidence of creative ability as demonstrated by portfolio
  4. Good organizational and supervisory skills
  5. Ability to make decisions, coordinate the work of others in bringing projects to successful completion and work on multiple projects at one time.
  6. Ability to work with clients, take initiative, meet deadlines and work both independently and in collaboration with others.
  7. Ability to solve complex technical or design problems.

Date Created: 6/28/85