Graphic Designer

Charlotte, North Carolina / Discovery Place, Inc.

Posted: Aug 30, 2017


Conceptualizes, designs and produces art and copy layouts for material to be presented by visual communications media such as print and outdoor advertisements, digital campaigns, social media campaigns, Museum signage, print collateral, logos and other brand identity materials. Produces creative concepts for campaigns for special exhibitions and other programs ensuring quality and uniformity of the Discovery Place brand. Works with print vendors to oversee production process to ensure quality.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Creative Development:

Sets direction for visual look/feel of all Discovery Place produced marketing creative.

Conceptualizes, creates and produces final digital art for multiple projects at Discovery Place Science, Discovery Place Nature and Discovery Place Kids.

Studies copy points, project goals, past projects, sample materials and other inputs to develop creative directions and alternatives. Presents alternatives for selection and approval.

Works with key art and graphic guidelines provided by exhibition and movie producers to develop campaigns and materials.

Develops creative for print, digital, social, outdoor, signage and collateral.


Brand Management:

Sets the visual direction for the Discovery Place brand including the Museum brands (Discovery Place Science, Discovery Place Nature, Discovery Place Kids)

Maintains brand standards across all platforms.

Provides guidance to other departments as needed.

Coordinates with Exhibitions to keep the look/feel of Discovery Place marketing efforts consistent with those being implemented programmatically in the Museums.


Project Management and Production:

Prioritizes and tracks schedules for multiple projects from creative development through production.

Creates finished artwork files and prepares instructors for printers or installers. Reviews proofs as needed.

Supervises outside vendors such as printers and sign installers. Oversees production and installation process. Does quality control checks as needed.

Maintains files of logos, photos and project artwork and other source materials.


Other duties as assigned.



To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:


Design - Generates creative solutions. Translates concepts and information into images. Uses feedback to modify designs. Demonstrates attention to detail.


Project Management - Coordinates graphic projects from design through execution. Communicates changes and progress. Completes projects on time and budget. Works with Chief Marketing Officer to prioritize projects. Responds to client needs.


Team Work - Gives and welcomes feedback. Contributes to building a positive team spirit. Puts success of team above own interests. Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.


Adaptability - Manages competing demands. Changes approach to best fit the situation. Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events. Reacts well under pressure.


Initiative - Volunteers readily. Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities. Asks for and offers help when needed. Sets and achieves challenging goals. Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles. Measures self against standard of excellence. Takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.


Quality - Dedicated to producing high quality work. Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness. Looks for ways to improve and promote quality. Adheres to and monitors Discovery Place graphic and design standards.


Quantity - Meets and strives to improve productivity standards. Completes work in timely manner. Works quickly.

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