Berkeley Lab's Information Technology (IT) Division has an opening for a Graphics Designer responsible for the preparation of artwork, the design of publications, web design and presentation materials, and the necessary integration with other groups within the department to provide a finished product to the Laboratory's Scientific, Engineering, and Administrative staff.
What You Will Do:
Conceptualize and design complex web pages, publications, and printed materials for a broad range of clients.
Perform website design that will include the design of user interface and user experience, from a best-practices and current web standards standpoint.
Design brochures, magazines, newsletters, packaging, displays and posters.
Perform cross-platform tasks when creating graphics.
Prepare electronic files for web or print using Adobe Creative Suite software and other programs as necessary.
Write clear and concise specifications for both print and web development, as well as evaluating web sites in progress and printers' proofs.
Consult with clients, editors and other staff to evaluate project needs to maintain a high-quality product.
Coordinate design and layout selections of photos, paper stocks, and other materials for execution of projects.
Organize and coordinate related activities necessary for the project, such as photo shoots and web content.
Monitor production of a project from conception to completion to assure quality control.
What is Required:
A minimum of 6 years of related experience as a Graphics Designer and a degree in Fine Arts, Computer Graphics, or related field or the equivalent combination of experience and education.
Expert knowledge of conventional and electronic tools to produce work necessary to provide customers with essential products.
Demonstrated interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate with scientific and engineering staff as well as an ability to work as a team.
Ability to appropriately estimate costs and time necessary to produce work.
Knowledge of current best practices and the ability to forecast and implement trends in design.
Ability to accurately determine customer needs based on design briefs and implement solutions.
Demonstrated extensive knowledge of design, typography for web and print, color theory (print and web), web technologies, and universal standards of printing.
Demonstrated comprehensive knowledge of various software programs used to create web sites, publications, and graphics.
Ability to work independently or as a team-member on special projects.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Knowledge of photographic techniques and their application to graphic design.
Ability to move around the site and off-site as necessary to interact with Lab off-site locations and vendors.
Previous advertising agency experience.
Required Application Materials:
As part of your application, we require that you include a portfolio. Please either attach this to your application in our system or provide a link to your online portfolio. The portfolio should include a broad range of design projects, across a variety of platforms/media, and for a variety of different clients and projects.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on May 22, 2018.
This is a full time career appointment.
Full-time, M-F, non-exempt (hourly paid) from overtime pay.
This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.
Salary will be determined based on range by collective bargaining agreement.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.