Graphic Designer

POSTED: November 22, 2021
BUSINESS: Purdue for Life Foundation
START DATE: Immediate Availability

Essential Functions

  • Work in cooperation with Purdue for Life Foundation units to create effective designs that are
    in brand and that meet fundraising needs. Prioritize projects for Broad-based Campaigns and
    Strategic Engagement team.
  • Apply creative strategy to marketing materials from concept to completion including brochures,
    mailers, print ads, postcards, web and email banners, and other materials.
  • Manage the production of communication pieces.
  • Provide creative direction to photo shoot coordinator and photographers; assist onsite at photo shoots.
    Assist with video shoots.
  • Edit photography according to University and Purdue for Life Foundation brand guidelines.
  • Collaborate and contribute to the design process through participation in creative discussion,
    contributing input on the overall look of marketing materials and seeking inspiration through
    research of design trends and key markets.
  • Effectively communicate ideas visually and verbally.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Assist Senior Creative Director and PFLF Marketing design colleagues as needed.
  • Work in cooperation with Purdue Marketing & Communications and freelancers as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent design and typography ability.
  • Thorough knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator.
  • Thorough understanding of the design and printing process; working knowledge of direct mail,
    variable data, and digital photography.
  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills and ability to multitask while working
    in a fast-paced team environment.
  • Must be detail-oriented and deadline-driven, completing tasks and projects error-free and on time.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues at different professional and experience levels;
    ability to respond constructively to feedback.
  • Strong computer skills; working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
    and other similar software.
  • Ability to work with limited supervision; self-motivated.
  • Regular and reliable attendance are requirements of this position.


  • Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree from an accredited college or university in graphic design,
    visual communications, or related field.
  • 3-5 years of graphic design experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience.


Portfolio review required. If you are interested in applying, please click here to begin the process: application deadline is Friday, December 17, 2021. A criminal conviction check and negative controlled substance test are required for employment in this position. 

Purdue Research Foundation is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. PRF views, evaluates, and treats all persons in all Foundation-related activities solely as individuals on the basis of their own personal abilities, qualifications, and other relevant characteristics.  All qualified applicants for employment will receive consideration without regard to race, religion, color, gender, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or status as a veteran.


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