UW Web Designer Position (temporary, full-time)

The Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) at the University of Washington is dedicated to creating sustainable communities where everyone has access to clean air, clean water, safe food and safe workplaces.

DEOHS is seeking an experienced Full-Time Web Designer to join our Communications team on a temporary basis from July to December 2020.

The Web Designer is primarily responsible for:

• Developing user-friendly, responsive design concepts, wireframes and high-fidelity mockups using Adobe Creative Suite.
• Incorporating user-centered design concepts, techniques and testing into department communications products.
• Collaborating with the department Web Developer to implement design concepts within the Drupal-based content management platform.
• Developing graphic presentations, print materials, artwork and illustrations using Adobe Creative Suite.
• Providing support for blog content and management.
• Providing upkeep on the department’s photo database.


• Bachelor’s degree and two years of work experience in graphic design, visual communication, information design, communication or a similar field.
• Demonstrated expertise in graphic design concepts and execution, and knowledge of recent graphic design trends and best practices.
• Demonstrated ability to create user-centered, responsive web pages and features that highlight exceptional visual design and creative skills and a strong understanding of design principles, as well as expert awareness of web best practices, standards and guidelines.
• Demonstrated expertise in responsive front-end web development languages, including CSS3 and HTML5.
• Experience with the Adobe CS (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.).
• Ability to work collaboratively and effectively as an individual contributor and as a member of a team.
• Ability to take initiative, juggle competing priorities and meet deadlines.
• Ability to think strategically, problem-solve and suggest creative solutions in line with department and team objectives.

Desired qualifications include:

• Experience working with content management systems for website management, such as Drupal or WordPress.
• Education and/or experience in user-centered design concepts and research techniques, such as usability testing.
• Experience in a public health and/or higher education setting.
• Experience translating complex scientific and technical concepts into content for a general audience.

Application Process:

The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter, and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your “My Jobs” page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.