Web & Graphic Designer

Position Summary

Under the direction of the Communications Consultant, the Web & Graphic Designer creates and edits print and digital publications to support multiple Housing services and programs. Design work includes creating appealing infographics while adhering to University brand guidelines. Graphic design projects include creating and editing content for social media, digital signage, web and print platforms. The Web & Graphic Designer suggests User Experience (UX) design into web content and information hierarchy to continuously improve presentation. Position allows for remote work.


  • Design and produce print media including brochures, posters, flyers/signs, etc.
  • Generate and maintain graphic content on the Housing website
  • Update web pages and re-organize content
  • Adhere to WWU branding and accessibility guidelines
  • Independently manage projects and file organization
  • Conform to copyright laws and media release guidelines
  • Other duties as assigned

Terms of Employment

  • Must be enrolled at WWU and meet student employment credit requirement of six credit hours.
  • Conduct violations may result in termination.
  • During the academic year you will work 8-10 hours per week while classes are in session. During summer it is preferred you are available to work for at least 20 hours per week (enrollment in summer classes is not required, and on-campus housing is available at a discounted rate during summer). Paid training is provided.
  • Current hourly wage begins at WA state minimum wage for both work-study and non-work-study students.
  • You must maintain at least a 2.00 cumulative GPA.
  • The Web & Graphic Designer reports to the University Residences Communications Consultant.


Application currently closed.


Required Qualifications:

  • Comfortable with Adobe Creative Cloud products -- primarily Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
  • An eye for modern design aesthetics in both print & digital collateral
  • Ability to learn new and emerging technologies independently
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to quickly adapt to new instruction on ongoing projects
  • Manage multiple projects to meet varying deadlines
  • Ability to complete work efficiently with quick turnaround times

Preferred Qualifcations:

  • Modern web UX design for desktop and mobile environments
  • Familiarity with HTML and CSS
  • Working knowledge of accessibility standards (e.g. WCAG 2.0)
  • Experience with:
    • Marketing/social media
    • Photography
    • Technical writing
    • Working closely with a client

Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action

Western Washington University does not discriminate in its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information. Inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity & Employment Diversity, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, WWU, Old Main 345, MS 9021, 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360-650-3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay); eoo@wwu.edu.


Contact Jensen Heike at heikej@wwu.edu.