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Graphic Designer

Graphic Designer

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What We're Looking For

The graphic designer is responsible for creating web design mockups, digital ad designs, and email designs. To be considered for this position, you must have some digital design experience.

We’re looking for a talented and motivated graphic designer to join our growing creative team. This position will report to the senior graphic designer and work closely with the creative team designers and writers, marketing team, and front-end web developers to produce high-quality marketing assets for our university partner programs.


The creative team is a collection of highly energetic and ambitious individuals who are dedicated to producing the highest quality marketing communications. As a busy department within 2U’s larger brand marketing team, the creative team is responsible for producing all creative assets across the company.

Responsibilities Include, But Are Not Limited To

  • This position is responsible for designing a wide variety of marketing assets for our higer-education partners, including: websites, advertising, emails, presentations, print collateral and brand identity manuals.
  • Be the keeper of the brand look and feel and ensure that the creative broadcast across all channels lives up to the highest standards and maintains the visual brand identities of our partner schools.
  • Works independently on projects with minimal oversight.
  • Create graphic elements and visual treatments that adapt and flow with responsive design systems.
  • Partner with front-end developers and create HTML and CSS-friendly designs
  • Take direction from creative briefs, documented channel-specific best practices, and previous performance data to produce high-performing creative.
  • Communicate directly with internal stakeholders to successfully and efficiently meet the deliverable requirements of a project.
  • Provide feedback into creative briefs and contribute ideas to the creative process.
  • Continuously discover and share found inspiration and new industry best practices to maximize efficiency.
  • Manage multiple projects and remain flexible through revisions while keeping a keen attention to detail.

Things That Should Be in Your Background

  • Bachelor's degree required, Master's a plus
  • Minimum 3-5 years industry experience
  • Advanced skills in Adobe CS suite
  • Demonstrate creative problem solving skills, conceptual thinking, and foundational design skills with a strong portfolio
  • Possess expert understanding of multimedia design and experience building files for both print and digital
  • A discerning eye for branding aesthetics and meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to find creative, unorthodox solutions when needed 
  • Have the ability to work collaboratively
  • Must be able to prioritize and handle multiple assignments simultaneously
  • Must be open to feedback and be able to take art direction

Other Attributes That Will Help You in This Role

  • Experience working as a designer with in an agency is a plus
  • Experience working with sophisticated brands is a plus
  • Experience in higher education is also valuable but not required
  • Solid interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work on cross-functional teams
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Calm, flexible and able to work under pressure or with short deadlines


Our Work


We strive to maintain the highest design standards for our partner program marketing assets. Some examples of our work:

Communications@Syracuse:http://communications.syr.edu/DataScience@Berkeley: http://datascience.berkeley.edu/ MBA@UNC:http://onlinemba.unc.edu/

Application Requirement

In order to be considered for this position, you must submit samples of your work or a link to your digital portfolio with your resume and application.