Internals
16.75
$ per hour
Summer Required

The Graphic Designer ...
Design publications and graphics:
  • Designs and produces all printed materials to advertise ResComp services and programs to students
  • Creates ResComp branded products such as t-shirts, promo items, banners
  • Develops images, graphics, and icons for use on ResComp's website and print materials
  • Uses Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign) to create and mock up marketing materials
Contributes creatively:
  • Work with Residential Computing staff to develop and market the Residential Computing brand
  • Strategizes on direction for all ResComp campaigns (SAIT student staff recruitment, staff and customer workshops, residence hall move-in)
  • Collaborate with Marketing team to enhance ResComp office culture, such as creating office signage and recognizing staff birthdays
Supports marketing team operations:
  • Follow through with Marketing requests made via internal ticketing system and update status of requests in a timely manner
  • Assists with all Marketing team operations, such as photoshoots and printing
  • Helps update and manage ResComp’s social media platforms
  • Attends weekly marketing meetings
  • Update online calendar (bCal) tool regularly
  • Document Marketing projects using Residential Computing's internal wiki
Examples of Projects and Daily Tasks:
  • Design icons for the website
  • Create monthly bulletin inserts for the residence halls
  • Collaborate with other departments for web and print campaigns
  • Lead workshop for internal staff
What You'll Bring to the Job
Required Skills:
  • Strong graphic design and page layout skills
  • Demonstrated experience with Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of users and technology support staff
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0
Bonus:
  • Interest in art, design, and/or marketing
  • Extensive knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and/or InDesign
  • Previous experience designing for clients and/or in-house
  • Minimum GPA of 2.3
What You'll Learn on the Job
  • Communication skills (position requires interactions with other teams, career staff, etc)
  • Further expertise with Adobe software
  • In-house design production and branding
  • How to design campaign materials for a large audience
Availability & Training Requirements
  1. The period of employment for this position begins upon hire and continues at least through the end of 2017-2018 academic year.
  2. Must be a currently enrolled UC Berkeley student.
  3. Must be available for 2-5 hours per week of training during the spring 2017 semester, including New Staff Orientation on Friday, April 7
  4. Must be available to work 15-40 hours per week during the summer.
  5. Must be available to work 10-15 hours per week during the academic year.
  6. Must participate in Residential Computing Consultant (RCC) training during week of August 7, 2017.
  7. Required to attend all-staff training on August 18, 2017.
  8. Must be available to work 5-10 hours per week during the week of January 8, 2018.
  9. Continued employment is contingent upon satisfactory job performance evaluation by the Student Leadership and Recruitment Coordinator.
The Interview
What to Expect

Graphic Designer Interview Candidates will meet with a small panel made up of the current Marketing Team staff and the team supervisor to discuss how their skills and experiences are fitting for the job. The interview will last about one hour, and will include some general questions as well as some that are specific to their design process/skills and design background. All Graphic Designer Interview candidates are given a design assignment which they complete and bring to the interview to discuss. Candidates who have a portfolio of previous work will be asked to share and discuss it during the interview. They will also be asked to bring a BearFacts transcript to verify that they meet the minimum GPA requirement.

Sample Interview Questions
  • Critique this flyer: what design elements work and how could you improve the layout? what changes would you make and why? What would you keep the same and why?
  • Describe a marketing, advertising, or creative project you’ve worked on in the past.
  • Who do you see as Residential Computing’s target audience? What characteristics do they have in common and how do we reach them effectively?

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Have a question? Email us at hiring@rescomp.berkeley.edu.