Seattle Art Museum: Graphic Designer


OVERVIEW: Designing marketing communication materials


  1. Design print marketing, communications and collateral materials, including invitations, posters, ads, brochures, kiosks, banners, special event materials, program guides, maps, and exhibition graphics.
  2. Aid in digital media projects.
  3. Maintain positive customer relations (internal and external) by attending meetings to coordinate projects, presentations, and communication of project status.
  4. Assist the Design Manager to arrange for print specifications, budgeting, press proofing, and press checks.
  5. Provide assistance in tracking jobs, coordinating billing, and ordering of relevant materials and supplies.
  6. Represent the Museum with a high level of integrity and professionalism.


  1. BA degree or the equivalent in graphic design or a similar, related field of study.
  2. 1-3 years relevant graphic design experience with a variety of media.
  3. Demonstrated typographic, color, and layout abilities, production knowledge, and an understanding of digital production for print.
  4. Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint) and the Internet.
  5. Highly skilled with essential design programs, including Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
  6. Strong written and oral communication skills
  7. Ability to function independently, as well as part of a team. Ability to complete multiple competing projects.
  8. A portfolio reflecting design abilities, as well as demonstrating creativity and attention to quality and detail.
  9. Ability to work with members, the public, and co-workers professionally and tactfully, follow Museum policy and support management decisions in a positive, professional manner.

Seattle Art Museum is committed to diversity and inclusion. Qualified individuals who bring diverse perspectives to the workplace are especially encouraged to apply.

FOR MORE DETAILS AND TO APPLY: Please visit for specific instructions on how to submit SAM employment application, cover letter and resume. Please also submit a portfolio/samples of design work where you were the principal designer on the project.

Deadline: January 31, 2017

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