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    Classified Staff Job Description

    The University of Arizona

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    Classified Staff Employee Job Description

    Job Code: 061150
    Title: Graphic Artist
    Pay Grade: 32
    Pay Range

    Purpose of Classification:
    Produces graphics to be used in various publications such as university newspaper or events calendar according to established specifications. Prepares advertisements by producing layout and paste-up for printing.

    Distinguishing Characteristics:
    This is first in a series of four classifications and is distinguished from the Graphic Designer in that work is typically performed according to established formats or specifications. Incumbents in this classification are required to work within established deadlines inherent to publishing industry.

    Example of Duties:
    • Creates, designs and produces artwork for signage, posters and flyers from client specifications; determines most cost effective way to meet client requirements considering legibility and space requirements.
    • Mounts, mats labels and frames photographs and other scientific visual materials for display and exhibit purposes following client specifications; makes composition, material and type size decisions.
    • Creates, designs and produces charts, graphs, simple illustrations, cartoons and scientific exhibits from client specifications; makes effective compositional decisions for the specified display data and uses various production techniques which may include computer graphic systems and software.
    • Produces photomechanical transfer prints from artwork making appropriate exposure and enlargement/reduction decisions.
    • Coordinates with client to discuss ad specifications or other work orders as needed.
    • Prepares master calendar of events by receiving pertinent information and entering into computer; prepares camera-ready layout by cropping photos, providing logos and preparing paste up.
    • Assists with maintenance of art supply inventory by informing supervisor of supplies needed.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • Knowledge and skill in graphic design and layout.
    • Ability to effectively communicate.

      Minimum Qualifications:
      • Associate's degree in Graphic Art or related field; OR,
      • Two years graphic art experience; OR,
      • Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education approved by Human Resources.


      Revised: 07/01/2007

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