UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

GRAPHIC DESIGNER/ILLUSTRATOR

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

7514 (SEIU Local 925 Clerical Nonsupervisory)

BASIC FUNCTION

Design, illustrate and prepare a variety of artwork for publications, research or instructional use, media presentations, and displays.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Under general supervision, design and prepare original artwork for a variety of communication purposes.

TYPICAL WORK

Design, layout and illustrated produce camera-ready art for publication such as brochures, posters, signs, bulletins, educational information and materials, using a variety of techniques and materials such as pen and ink overlays, airbrush and photographs;

Select most appropriate techniques and materials available within the project budget;

Design and produce graphics such as ink drawings, diagrams, charts, transparencies, models, signs posters and other graphic materials for instructional use, publication, television and displays;

Prepare preliminary and finished drawings from original materials and/or process reproductions from books, slides, sketches, and maps;

Prepare parallel projections, technical and/or other working drawings from verbal instructions, consultation with clients, samples and specimens, using other reference materials as necessary;

Specify typography, paper stock, ink color, photographs, other items and techniques for use in printed materials;

Produce finished artwork, colored charts and drawings;

Prepare and coordinate a variety of camera-ready artwork for reproduction by offset and/or letter press, xerography, photographic means, and serigraphy;

Copy fit text and scale photographs and other illustrations to finished layout;

May check galleys, page proofs, press proofs, bluelines, color separation proofs and prepare as required; select paper stock and binding methods;

May operate computer graphics terminals to design visuals and produce photographic and hard copy originals;

May write copy for publications as requested by clients.

May perform the work of Graphic Illustrators.

Perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - UW Contract Classified
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS - Classified Non-Union

One year of applicable college-level training in graphics design, or equivalent art school training AND one year of experience as a Graphic Illustrator OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

New Class: 1-03-73
Revise Class/Title: 6-19-75
Revise Title: 1-13-77
Revise Class/Title: 3-21-88

CSR Class Conversion (mc): 06-01-05