Senior Designer

Pratt Institute

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Be an important part of Pratt Institute’s growing dynamic and collaborative Communications and Marketing division. Help transform how the Institute engages with our community and shares our story of excellence in creative education with the world.

Pratt Institute’s Communications and Marketing division seeks a Senior Designer who will be a key member of the Creative Services team. The Senior designer, under the supervision of the Creative Director, collaborates with our writing, digital, marketing, and client services teams in the design and development of attractive, innovative, and user-centric solutions for integrated, multi-platform use across Pratt’s web, digital, and print media.


Assist the Creative Services team in implementing and iterating upon the Institute’s overall design strategy, ensuring that materials for all departments adhere to the Pratt brand.

Collaborate with the digital, marketing, public relations, editorial, and client services teams to create and execute dynamic, mobile-first communications and marketing concepts for internal clients.

Create print and digital materials for various stakeholders across the institute, including, but not limited to: posters, invitations, publications, exhibition and event materials, websites, email templates, social media campaigns, and motion graphics.

Clearly communicate creative ideas to both supervisors and clients.

Interface with internal clients from beginning to end of a project: strategize, create, present, and execute design concepts.

Works with the project management team to deliver solutions that are timely and effective.

Maintain own project schedules and delivery procedures.

Mentor and manage junior design staff and student interns.

Provide art direction and concept development for select photo and video projects.

Prepare files and print specifications for vendors.

Work with front end developers to build websites and online applications.


The ideal candidate will have impeccable design skills, demonstrated experience overseeing other designers, managing client projects, and extensive expertise in developing design concepts across multiple touchpoints consistent with desired project goals, messaging, and user experience.

Must be a deeply collaborative, multidisciplinary designer, who is passionate about design and its impact, and is a strategic thinker with a strong understanding of visual systems.

The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, organizational, and creative problem-solving skills. Can demonstrate the capacity to manage multiple projects and deadlines while maintaining high-quality products and services.

Most importantly, the ideal candidate will be a strong conceptual thinker who creates visual solutions; an articulate communicator who can present and explain those concepts and solutions; and a nuanced collaborator who welcomes participation, gives and accepts constructive feedback, and thrives on the inspiration that comes from hearing all voices. We are committed to developing and sustaining a diverse and inclusive community, and to shaping an environment for teaching, learning, research, creative and professional work that advances this vision.

Education: Bachelor in Fine Arts in communication design, related field or equivalent experience is required. A Masters degree in design is a plus.

Experience: 5+ years designing for print, web and digital. Full-time employment experience with an agency, studio or in-house department is preferred.


Exceptional concept, design, and typography skills.

Exceptional communication, presentation, and organizational skills.

Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment, while ensuring quality and timeliness.

Works well collaboratively, as well as independently.

Understands the value of critique, and knows when to defend design concepts.

Familiar with Human Centered Design principles and has the empathic ability to understand the experiences, needs, and desires of intended audiences.

Expertise in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects. Familiarity with Sketch is a plus.

Experience with UX design for mobile/web/digital platforms.

Familiarity with HTML, CSS, JavaScript.

Familiarity with higher education and art institutions is a plus.

Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.

How to Apply

A digital and print portfolio demonstrating professional experience is a prerequisite for the application process. A cover letter, and resume are also required.

Please submit all your application materials online via the “Apply Now” button to the right. Applications must be submitted through this online process to be considered by the search committee, and selected candidates will be contacted through this process. No phone calls, LinkedIn messages, emails, or drop-ins, please.

Candidates selected for the interview process will be asked to provide five references via our on-line reference tool system, at least two of which must be references who have been your direct supervisor.

Posted on September 10