Girls Preparatory School (GPS) was founded to provide girls with the necessary courses to pursue a college education, GPS has proudly graduated almost 6000 young women since 1906. Currently, 131 faculty and staff serve over 600 girls in grades 6-12 with a college preparatory curriculum that includes a full complement of humanities, arts and STEM courses and co-curricular programs of leadership development, athletics, performing arts and community engagement.
Girls Preparatory School in Chattanooga, Tennessee seeks a full-time graphic designer who is passionate about beautiful and effective design and who believes in the power of each girl. GPS is committed to offering girls best-in class education and we seek a talented and experienced graphic designer who will help bring our unique value proposition to life. The graphic designer at GPS is responsible for creating high-impact designs to attract, promote and engage key constituents. ? We seek a professional who is proficient across traditional and digital platforms and who wants to keep growing and expanding their skills and experiences.
This position reports to the Director of Strategic Communications and Marketing and is key part of the Marketing Communications team. The environment is highly collaborative and fast-paced, similar to an ad agency, with clients in Admission, Development, Academics, Athletics and Arts, among others. Projects include: event promotions, presentations, marketing campaigns, recruitment materials, e-newsletters, magazines, annual report, print, outdoor and web advertising, websites and videos.
Strong knowledge of marketing principles and a consultative approach to working with clients to ensure design helps achieve project goals.
Strong command of design, layout and typography and experienced with print production and prepress.
Extensive experience working in a creative team environment and contributing strategically to campaign and promotional mix development.
Proficient in web design to include programming and user interface best practices. Experience with responsive design a plus.
Experienced in optimizing photography for all mediums.
Skilled at interpreting copy through infographics, illustrations, and other design methods.
Skilled at videotaping, editing, production, and motion graphics a plus.
Photography skills a plus.
2 to 4 years professional experience as a graphic designer.
Bachelor’s degree in graphic arts, related discipline or equivalent work experience.
Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
Detail-oriented, deadline driven with strong organizational and project management skills.
Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and Microsoft Office including PowerPoint. Knowledge of Dreamweaver, Flash and web development including HTML and CSS a plus.
Working knowledge of Google Drive.
Digital portfolio or website of samples of work.
Girls Preparatory School is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing a workplace free from discrimination and unlawful harassment. It is the School’s policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, veteran status, or disability or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws. It is the intent and resolve of the School to comply with the letter and the spirit of the law in the implementation of all facets of equal opportunity. The School’s equal employment opportunity practices extend to recruitment, hiring, selection, compensation, benefits, transfer, promotion, training, discipline, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.
All employees are responsible for complying with the School's equal employment opportunity policy.