Position title
Graphic Designer

Position Description & Details:

Create designs that effectively communicate a given message and reflect an image appropriate to NDSU.  Responsible for concept development, layout, design and production of university publications and related promotional materials, as well as university online communication; preparation of specifications for bidding, working with commercial printers for cost and quality control; or technical preparation of design for optimum online efficiency and effectiveness; contributes to creative team to reach important constituencies including prospective and current students, alumni, donors, legislators and other opinion leaders.



  • Design university publications and digital graphics
  • Produce university publications or digital graphics and work with others on staff to meet deadlines
  • Work with representatives of commercial printing companies

Advertised Salary:

Commensurate with experience.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in graphic design or related area with 1-3 years of recent, relevant work experience OR 2-year graphic design degree with 7+ years of recent, relevant work experience
  • Demonstrated design ability
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite software on a Mac platform
  • Demonstrated ability to work with creative team
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal communication skills


Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of recent, relevant work experience
  • Experience with web design


Applicant Materials Required:

  • Letter of application
  • Resume
  • Three (3) names and contact information for 3 professional references
  • Three (3) currrent, relevant design samples


NDSU offers a comprehensive benefits package with includes single or family health insurance coverage with premiums paid for by the university – with an effective date for new employees the first of the month following date of hire. Other benefits include, wellness benefits, basic life insurance, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual leave, EAP, sick leave and holiday pay. Optional benefits include supplemental life, dental, vision, long-term care insurance, flexible spending account, and supplemental retirement plans.

About Us

North Dakota State University is distinctive as a student focused, land-grant, research university.   Our main campus is located in Fargo, ND with Extension Service and Research Experiment Station locations across the entire state. NDSU has been listed in the Top 100 public research universities in the United States for research and development in agricultural sciences, psychology and social sciences, based on reported research expenditures.

NDSU is an exciting place to work offering a stimulating and diverse environment richly populated with people pursuing life-long learning and personal growth.  Employees often attend on-campus cultural events, lectures, athletic events and enjoy walks through our beautiful campus.

NDSU employs over 6000 full-time and part-time employees across the state, making it the second largest employer in the community.  NDSU is the best college in ND, according to Money Magazine (September 2018).  NDSU was named a 2019 Best Value College by Forbes.   Fargo made Livability.com’s top 10 list of cities to find a job and ranked at #11 for best places to live overall.

NDSU offers a wide array of professional opportunities including faculty, executive, managerial, professional, technical, paraprofessional, office support, servers and crafts/trades.  Like a small city, NDSU operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Full time employees are offered a superb benefit package to include 100% company paid health insurance premiums and tuition assistance for employees and immediate family members.  All of us at NDSU play an important role in serving our students and public constituencies. We encourage motivated and talented team members that thrive in a higher-ed environment to join our university!


We provide transformational education, create knowledge through innovative research, and share knowledge through community engagement that meets the needs of North Dakota and the world.

Additional Information

No Smoking Notice:

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.

EO/AA Statement:

North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful off-campus activity, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to current employee, or veteran status, as applicable.

Veteran’s Preference Notice:

This position is subject to North Dakota Veteran’s Preference requirements.

Close Date

Open Until Filled

Employment Type
Job Location
Fargo, ND
Date posted
July 20, 2021
Application Deadline
September 30, 2021
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