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Graphic Designer

Graphic Designer

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What We're Looking For

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


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.

Responsibilities Include, But Are Not Limited To

  • Design a wide variety of marketing assets for our higher-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.
  • Work 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:






About 2U Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU)
2U partners with leading colleges and universities to deliver the world’s best online degree programs. Our Platform, a fusion services and technology, enables schools to attract, enroll, educate, support and graduate students around the world. Our company culture is united by our No Back Row® philosophy; the idea that when we each lean in and do our part, we are better individually and collectively.

2U Diversity and Inclusion Statement
At 2U, we are committed to creating and sustaining a culture that embodies diverse walks of life, ideas, genders, ages, races, cultures, sexual orientations, abilities and other unique qualities of our employees. We strive to offer a workplace where every employee feels empowered by the ways in which we are different, as well as the ways in which we are the same.

Why It’s Great to Work at 2U
2U offers a high-energy work environment that’s both challenging and fun. We work hard, but our offices are casual and social places. We wear jeans to work and fuel brainstorming sessions with snacks and seltzer.

2U offers a comprehensive benefits package:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Life insurance, disability and 401(k)
  • Unlimited snacks and drinks
  • Generous paid leave policies including a PTO allowance for your vacation, personal, or sick days
  • Additional time off benefits include:
    • time off to volunteer for non-profit organizations
    • parental leave after 12 months of employment
    • holidays that include a winter break from Christmas through New Year and more!
  • Tuition reimbursement program

EEO statement:
2U is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against applicants or employees and ensures equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of their race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, age, marital status, disability, citizenship, military or veterans’ status, or any other classifications protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. 2U’s equal opportunity policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, job benefits, pay and dismissal.

Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this position, and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.