The Commercial Artist I/Graphic Artist I is responsible for designing and preparing art work and print material. This position is governed by state and federal laws and institution policy.
Receives requests for various art work and print materials, such as pamphlets, posters, charts, graphs, brochures, and reports.
Creates rough design and layout using computer software and confers with requestor for approval.
Collects and chooses images of multiple formats for viewing and scans or converts images to appropriate digital format.
Proofs job for format, pastes up and lay outs materials, and produces copy or sends to printer.
Converts artwork to specific printing and bindery requirements set by printing companies as needed.
Reviews and approves final proofs.
Orders and maintains art supplies and equipment, including computer and printer upkeep.
Plans and executes camera-ready artwork and digital photography, as needed.
Performs other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS:
Knowledge of art and print layout and design techniques. Knowledge of computer software usage in graphic design and artwork. Knowledge of printing equipment. Ability to create design and layout using computer software upon request. Ability to prepare materials for printing. Ability to produce camera-ready artwork and digital photography.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus two years of specialized training in commercial art, graphic design, or related field; plus one year of experience in advertising, printing, graphic design, or related area.
Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Arkansas Division of Higher Education.
OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.