Job Req ID:  109784

Graphic Designer

The Johns Hopkins University Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) seeks a part-time Graphic Designer to join the department’s marketing and communications team. The position will support a diverse portfolio of initiatives, events, and projects for the BME department’s programs and online presence.

The Graphic Designer is inventive and passionate about visual storytelling, industry trends, and design thinking. This position requires someone who is detail-oriented, learns quickly, and can handle strategic projects while also executing on quick creative deliverables. In this role, the designer will conceptualize, layout, and create marketing materials and visual assets (presentations, publications, infographics, and more) for print and digital mediums, all while adhering to the Johns Hopkins University brand. The ideal candidate is a fresh and creative thinker who stays up to date on the latest platforms, practices, and standards in digital and social media.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Creatively deploy content across a range of platforms with a focus on building unique, compelling content fully adapted to each platform and within established brand guidelines.
  • Utilize Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign to design and produce digital and print materials, including brochures, presentations, signage, posters, ads, web, and various other collateral for internal and external use.
  • Design/develop templates and campaigns for distribution through MailChimp.
  • Manage multiple projects, working within budget and scheduling parameters, ensuring that all materials are of the highest visual and technical quality and meet or exceed BME standards.
  • Develop creative mock-ups, assign print specifications, review proofs to ensure quality and design integrity through final printed and online materials.
  • Present creative work during informal creative reviews and more formal creative presentations.
  • Explain the rationale, process, and methodologies while being able to follow instructions and take constructive design feedback.
  • Work with school and University marketing and communications teams to ensure consistent branding.
  • Upload and maintain a catalogue of photography, video, and other assets.
  • Assist with other assignments as needed.

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Experience using WordPress, digital and design platforms (Mailchimp, Constant Contact, Canva).
  • Time management skills with the ability to meet tight deadlines while maintaining high graphic design and branding standards.
  • Deadline-conscious with the ability to work across a range of projects and mediums in an organized and efficient manner.
  • Contributes to a positive team spirit and ability to work collaboratively in-person and virtually.
  • An impressive portfolio of work that demonstrates attention to detail, strong concepts, and design skills.
  • Typography, layout, creative problem skills and ability to conceptualize a variety of design styles.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in fine arts, graphic design, or related field.
  • Two years experience and a portfolio.
  • Proficiency in the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat Pro), as well as Microsoft PowerPoint on the MAC OS platform.
  • Please Note: Applications that do not include a portfolio will not be accepted.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience working in an in-house design and/or marketing setting.



Classified Title: Graphic Designer  
Role/Level/Range: ATP/03/PB  
Starting Salary Range: Min $44,850 - Max $78,360 Annually ($61,600 budgeted; Commensurate with experience) 
Employee group: Part-time 
Schedule: Varied 
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: ​​​​​​​Hybrid/Homewood Campus 
Department name: ​​​​​​​SOM BME Biomed Engineer Administration  
Personnel area: School of Medicine 


Total Rewards
The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University’s good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here:


Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

**Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a candidate’s conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or function.


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