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Graphic Artist II

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Date: Nov 19, 2020

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37830

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 4302 

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) invites candidates to apply for a senior graphic artist position in the Communications Division to provide dedicated support to National Security and Neutron Science organizations at the laboratory.


We seek a candidate with extraordinary graphic design talent who relishes the challenge of creating engaging and inspiring designs that convey complex scientific and technological advances. In this role, you will work closely with other members of the communications team to produce timely designs that illustrate and illuminate communications materials for distribution to the US Department of Energy (DOE) and both general and targeted audiences. Under minimal supervision you will develop thought-provoking designs that convey the laboratory’s world-class research using modern tools and techniques.


Major Duties/Responsibilities


  • Work proficiently in software programs including Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and PowerPoint.
  • Work closely with communications leads and internal customers to apply graphics expertise to produce timely and visually effective communications tools for distribution to internal and external stakeholders including co-workers and peers, industry, academia, government sponsors, and the public at large.
  • Participate in planning for and production of significant deliverables, such as dynamic presentations, art for digital platforms (website, social media), fact sheets, reports and other publications, brochures, digital signage, posters, infographics, objects, renderings, and collateral for high-profile visits.
  • Conceptualize and oversee production of large-format, environmental displays and exhibits.
  • Prioritize requests, coordinate and schedule workflow, and facilitate production with printers or other vendors to meet tight, demanding deadlines and ensure cost-effectiveness while maintaining contact with communications leads and customers.
  • Ensure compliance with environment, safety, health, and quality program requirements.
  • Maintain a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics.
  • Follow internal review processes to ensure highest quality products.
  • Collaborate with scientists and researchers to understand and communicate complex subject matter through clear and effective design solutions.
  • Engage with team members in all areas of the communications process and contribute to the overall mission.


Qualifications Required

A minimum of an associate’s degree in art, graphic design, or related field with seven to 10 years’ experience (equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered). The successful candidate must have excellent attention to detail; the ability to understand, follow, and implement complex instructions; strong organizational skills, including the flexibility to handle multiple assignments for multiple customers simultaneously; and excellent verbal communication skills. He or she must possess the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines; strong interpersonal skills; the ability to identify opportunities to delegate or assume tasks as needed; the ability to work—both independently and with all levels of researchers and staff—in a team-based environment; and strong skills in solving problems and developing and implementing solutions.


Qualifications Desired


Bachelor’s degree preferred. Experience designing for displays and exhibits. Expert skills in multi-page layout and design. Familiarity with 3D modeling software, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel.


This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired.

We accept Word (.doc, .docx), Adobe (unsecured .pdf), Rich Text Format (.rtf), and HTML (.htm, .html) up to 5MB in size. Resumes from third party vendors will not be accepted; these resumes will be deleted and the candidates submitted will not be considered for employment.

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ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply.  UT-Battelle is an E-Verify employer.

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