Graphic Artist – UW Livable City Year

Position: UW Livable City Year Graphic Designer
Application Deadline: Position open until filled. Full consideration will be given to applications received on or before December 1, 2017.
Start date: December 11, 2017
Compensation: $20/hr for graduate students, $16/hr for undergraduate students

The UW Livable City Year (LCY) Graphic Designer is responsible for the final report documents for the Livable City Year program. These reports are based on the work done by students in a class or project group at the University of Washington over one or more terms. Other duties would include the refinement and assistance in developing a consistent graphic identity for the LCY project by aligning the reports with other communications and marketing materials previously developed such as the 2016- 2017 reports and posters. The work would begin toward the end of Fall term, and continue through the academic year and into the summer for the final reports of Spring term.

Duties include:

  • Converting and editing pre-written text and images into consistently-formatted reports to be delivered to the LCY partner city in print and electronic format.
  • Designing, editing, proofing, and laying out of LCY reports and documents using InDesign. This requires creating a malleable template that can accommodate different report needs while also adhering to LCY and UW branding and graphic standards.
  • Consulting with LCY student report writers, Report Editor, and Program Manager to ensure that report writers are making progress and developing reports that will adhere to a consistent report format.
  • Overseeing page layout.
  • Production of professionally-printed, bound reports to be delivered to city staff; manage communication with print professionals to ensure that deadlines and graphic expectations are met.
  • Convert all reports into accessible web documents based on UW standards.
  • Create a template and assist each student in generating a poster summarizing their report for an annual poster session.
  • Meet LCY deadlines for drafts and final edits.


  • Excellent Adobe InDesign skills, including in-depth knowledge of styles and the use of template pages in documents up to 100 pages. Sample work is requested.
  • Understanding of print-quality graphic standards including image and file size; ability to work with students to ensure print-quality graphics as well as adherence to copyright criteria.
  • Understanding of consistent and professional formatting, editing, spelling, and grammar. Basic Adobe Photoshop skills (e.g. cropping, file size, color management, proper image management for Photoshop/InDesign integration).
  • Provide a clear and consistent line of communication to the Report Editor, Program Manager, and students regarding the format and aesthetic of their reports.
  • Thorough organizational skills and understanding of Google Drive group file management.
  • Must have strong attention to detail and the ability to work quickly and collaboratively under a deadline.
  • A professional design sensibility with solid graphic design skills.

Conditions of employment:

  • This position is part-time, with the expectation of variable hours depending on the time in the report process (estimated around 10 hours (average) per report plus meeting time). This would likely average approximately 12-15 hours per week.
  • Position is open to graduate and undergraduate students with the appropriate qualifications.
  • Compensation estimated at $20/hour for graduate students and $16/hour for undergraduates.
  • The employee must complete weekly timesheets and submit them for approval.
  • The position runs through July 2018, with an opportunity for rehire in the 2018 – 2019 academic year.

To apply:
Submit resume, cover letter and at least two work samples to Teri Thomson Randall, LCY Program Manager,

For questions, contact:


Teri Thomson Randall
UW Livable City Year Program Manager