Graphic Designer

Start Date: August 2019, exact start date negotiable

End Date: May 11, 2020

Hours: Up to 10 hours per week. Hours may vary from 6-10 per hours week, depending on projects. The Graphic Designer will be expected to complete projects on a deadline. Weekend and evening hours may be required.

Location: Office hours scheduled on campus, including weekly meetings with the Center staff.

Compensation: $10 per hour


  • Must be undergraduate or graduate student enrolled full-time in a degree program at Iowa State University during the academic year (it is ok not to be enrolled for summer classes).
  • Must have at least a 2.25 cumulative GPA.
  • Proficiency using InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills are essential to the position.
  • Must have interest in working with and learning about student populations of diverse gender expressions, gender identities, and sexual identities.
  • Must exhibit strong communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Illustration skills are a plus.


This position is for an organized, self-motivated, and creative designer who completes projects on a deadline. This is a great portfolio builder for students seeking careers in graphic design and/or marketing!

Under the supervision of the Center staff, the Graphic Designer will complete the following types of projects and tasks, including but not limited to:

  • Design event flyers and posters. 
  • Design logos for the Center programs and events. 
  • Design the Center marketing and training materials such as brochures, handouts, training manuals, etc. 
  • Design teaching tools and visuals for education about gender identity, gender expression, and sexual identity. 
  • Design materials to increase the Center visibility and functionality, including materials such as window wraps, center guidelines, memes for online distribution, etc.  
  • Generate ideas for the Center rebranding process.
  • Revise designs by incorporating the Center staff feedback related to accessibility, inclusivity, compelling design, maintaining the Center branding and language, etc. 
  • Conduct research on LGBTQIA+ identities, communities, histories, and issues to inform design projects.  
  • Create marketing campaigns, social media schedules, and coordinating campaigns under direct supervision of the Center staff.
  • Professional communication (email, phone calls, etc.) on behalf of the office. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 

How to apply:

To be considered for this position, submit the following via the online application:

  1. Complete the online application explaining past experience as well as strengths and skills you would bring to the position.
  2. Upload a portfolio with at least 3-5 examples of your work. Examples of event flyers, social media squares and banners, marketing brochures, logos, etc. would be best.
  3. Uploading a resume is optional, but encouraged.

Application Deadline: This position will remain open until filled. Applications are now being reviewed. Apply as soon as possible for priority consideration.


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