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Job Req ID:  681

Freelance Graphic Designer

Classified Title: Graphic Designer

Range: PB

Level: 3

Salary: $21.67 - $29.76 per hour

Status: Casual / On Call

School: Academic Centers

Location: Telecommute

Location City: Baltimore

Location State: MD

Schedule: Work hours and schedule will vary, and may include evenings and weekends.


General Description


The Graphic UX/UI Designer conceives and implements design solutions to support K-12 students in their online learning environment. As a member of the CTY Online Programs team, your work help students of all ages access and process coursework across a variety of subjects. The scope of this position is to perform a wide range of duties from the routine to complex. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, conceptualizing, designing, and producing LMS content for courses, LMS interface elements, websites, landing pages, graphics for individual courses, course concepts, etc.


This role is a freelance position seeking prospective candidates who can work well independently after an initial brief by the customer. The Graphic Designer reports to the Senior Director, Online Programs, generally, but for individual projects will report to program managers requesting the work.



  • Conceptualizes designs and prepares art for presentation and production with significant focus on both meeting client/customer needs as well as effective use of resources and budget.
  • Consulting with clients to understand their goals and explaining research results and working with clients/customers to effectively interpret creative/production needs, whether graphic support for a course of a new UX/UI for a new LMS feature.
  • Creating product prototypes, wireframes, storyboards, sitemaps and screen flows
  • Analyzing user feedback and activity, and iterating to enhance the user experience, conducting usability testing
  • Produces webpages, client websites and other digital assets using the Moodle LMS or other HTML compliant production tools.
  • Addresses technical/file trouble-shooting and design issues or considerations.
  • Assists staff, vendors or other customers by answering questions related to design production processes, procedures and services.
  • Stays current on latest industry technologies, trends and strategies.
  • Adapts to the changing needs of the department, develops new skills, and assists with projects outside of normal job responsibilities as needed.





Bachelor's degree in fine arts, graphic design, or related field required. Two years of experience in graphic design and website development and formal user experience / user interface design a plus. Work in online educational product development marketing environment is helpful. Must have a strong portfolio demonstrating a range of print and online graphic design skills.


Special Knowledge and Skill:

  • Proficient skills in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is required.
  • Advanced skills in Adobe Creative suite (InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator) is required.
  • Understanding of basic front-end languages: HTML5, CSS3 Javascript.
  • Solid understanding of image formats (EPS, TIF, GIF, JPEG, PDF) is required.
  • Experience working with LMSes, particularly Moodle, required.
  • Experience with Infographics is a plus.
  • Strong user experience / user interface layout and design skills are required.
  • Accuracy, attention to detail, flexibility, and ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment is essential.
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and projects concurrently.
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team.
  • Experience working in an agile/scrum development process.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Solid analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong customer service and communication skills.
  • Ability and willingness to quickly adapt to new technologies.



Additional Information:

  • For full consideration, applicants must also submit a portfolio of relevant work as part of the application.
  • Applicants must be authorized to work in the US and based in the US.
  • All employees participating in or serving children in University programs must participate in mandatory Child Abuse Prevention online training on the appropriate conduct around children, protecting children from abuse and neglect, and reporting of known or suspected child abuse and neglect.



CTY Online Programs offers students in grades preK-12 challenging academic coursework throughout the year. For more information, please visit: visit


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The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply, depending on at which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

  • During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

  • The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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