Fresno State campus

Library Graphic Designer

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Work type: Staff
Location: Fresno
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Probationary, Full Time, Library
Position Description

Library Graphic Designer
(Graphic Designer II)

Compensation and Benefits

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range: $3,717 - $3,903 per month

Full CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,717 - $6,726 per month

  • This is a full-time (equivalent to 40 hours per week), probationary, non-exempt position.

The CSU system provides a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental and vision plans, membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), sick and vacation time, and 14 paid holidays a year. Eligible employees are also able to participate in the fee waiver education program. A summary of benefit information can be found here.


Job Summary

The Library Graphic Designer is an integral part of a team who will rely on his/her expertise in design and will be expected to provide artistic direction based on the needs of the project stakeholders, the advice of the Library Communications and Programming Specialist, and University branding requirements.  The incumbent is responsible for the artistic and graphic design and creation of print, digital, multimedia, mobile and social media materials for the library.  They use both design and production elements to organize ideas visually to convey the desired impact and message to the target audience.  They design and create a wide range of materials including, but not limited to: printed materials, library instruction materials, faculty presentation materials, exhibits, training sessions, videos, photographs, social media content, print and digital ads, signage, promotional products, direct mail, and public information projects.  They will also analyze files and assess suitability for printing, including quality, clarity, alignment, accuracy, and format.  The will be responsible for the design and creation of library handouts, guides, newsletters, brochures, signs, posters.  The incumbent works closely and in keeping with all University and Library branding and accessibility standards.  They will process print material from start to production to ensure quality of design is met and track costs related to design, printing, and production of visual materials for various projects.  They will edit and proofread all critical aspects of images and text of designs. 


Key Qualifications

  • Knowledge in the principles and techniques of artistic and graphic design, as well as demonstrated design and artistic skills.
  • Working knowledge of copyright laws application to design work and creative properties.
  • Solid working knowledge of applicable graphic design software packages, hardware systems and peripherals.
  • Skill/Ability to:
    • Demonstrated creativity with an emphasis on attention to detail.
    • Use and maintain currency with applicable computer software packages and systems.
    • Strong graphic design skills and artistic ability and communication skills.
    • Translate university communication needs into artistic designs to maximize the impact and message to the intended audience, with an emphasis on typography and photographic elements.
    • Consult with library faculty and staff to understand their communication needs and to ensure that design concepts are tailored to the intended audience.
    • Select the visual materials to be used in the communication of information.
    • Create and source visual material including original illustrations or designs as needed.
    • Design the placement and appearance of visual material in relation to printed materials.
    • Design and plan the effective use of color, tone, and harmony.
    • Design, produce, and coordinate various materials (such as photographs, illustrations, diagrams, text, charts, graphs, slides, computer animation, and infographics) required in the production of final products.
    • Meet deadlines and show strong project management skills working with others or as part of a team to see the intended message carried out from inception to finished digital or print media.
    • Plan, coordinate and direct graphic art communications projects and handle multiple priorities simultaneously.
    • Ability to use interactive technologies and to create new methods for combining software and graphic packages to address communication and visual product goals.
    • Ability to understand university level curriculum concepts and convey them graphically.
    • Ability to work effectively in a team-oriented environment and with people of diverse backgrounds and across organizational lines.
    • Effectively organize and manage multiple tasks.

To view the full list of qualifications and job responsibilities, please click the Position Description button above.


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in graphic design, fine arts, or a related field.
  • A minimum of 3 years of related technical experience or equivalent level of education and experience.
  • Experience with common graphics and multimedia file formats.
    • Specialized Skills:
      • Proficiency with both Mac and Windows operating systems Adobe Creative Suite - PhotoShop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat DC, Creative Cloud Express.
    • Preferred Skills:
      • Familiarity with Google Suite - Gmail, Google Drive, Google Calendar, Google Slides, etc.
      • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Products - Word, Excel and PowerPoint, etc.
      • Familiarity with digital content and common online publishing tools such as Wordpress, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
      • Experience using popular video editing tools such as FinalCut Pro, Adobe Premier, Adobe After Effects.
      • Familiarity with videography, video and audio editing, still photography, and Canva.
      • Experience with YouTube and Vimeo.


Department Summary

The Library supports the university mission of education, research, and service. To this end, the Library selects, develops, manages, and provides access to information resources; promotes the critical use of information for learning and research; and presents cultural and scholarly programming that serves the campus, region and beyond.  


Deadline & Application Instructions

Applications received by September 15, 2022 will be given full consideration by the search committee.

  • Applications received after that date will be forwarded at the request of the Hiring Manager and/or search committee.

Please click “Apply Now” to complete the employment application for California State University, Fresno. Interested applicants must complete the application and attach the following: 1) their most recent resumé/vitae, 2) a cover letter that addresses their specific qualifications and interest, and 3) contact information for three professional references.


Fresno State

California State University, Fresno is one of 23 campuses in the California State University System. The University's mission is to boldly educate and empower students for success through our values of Discovery, Diversity and Distinction. The current student population is more than 25,000, including a large percentage of students with diverse and culturally rich backgrounds. The University serves the San Joaquin Valley while maintaining deep involvement with the state, nation, and across the globe.

Metropolitan Fresno, with a multi-ethnic population of over 527,000, is located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley. The campus is within driving distance of Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, San Francisco, Los Angeles, the Monterey Peninsula, beaches, sailing, lakes, and numerous ski resorts. Fresno boasts one of the most reasonable housing markets in California and offers a wide array of locally grown fruits and produce.


Equal Employment Opportunity Information

California State University, Fresno is committed to maintaining and implementing employment policies and procedures in compliance with applicable state and federal equal employment opportunity laws and regulations. Executive Orders 1096 and 1097 prohibit discrimination, harassment, and retaliation on the basis of a protected status: race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex (including gender identity), sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition and covered veteran status. Fresno State's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring, and retention. We are proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.


Vaccination Interim Policy

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so.  Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to


Supplemental Information

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with California State University, Fresno. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Fresno State has identified as sensitive.

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

This position may be a "designated position" under the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This will require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within six (6) months of assuming office and every two (2) years thereafter.

Fresno State is a tobacco-free, smoke-free and vapor-free campus.

Fresno State is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions. (e.g. H1-B Visas)

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