Graphic Designer - Student


Position Description

Under the direction of the Graphics Coordinator, the Graphic Design Student assists in creating design solutions that will aid the effective dissemination of departmental information and marketing strategies. The Graphic Design Student will conceptualize designs and develop a wide range of print and web-based communication materials.

This position also assists the Marketing Assistants in representing the department at University-sponsored events when needed as well as assisting with the Shuttle-UM Advertising program.

This position requires employment during the summer and a weekly commitment of 10–15 hours to be worked during standard office hours (M-F, 9:00 – 5:00). Occasional weekend work required.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Works under the direction of the Graphic Design Coordinator.
  • Create graphics, illustrations, and typography for visual communications media.

  • Design branded marketing collateral and promotional materials to advertise and promote DOTS programs, services, events, and initiatives.

  • Design templates and create promotional materials for new projects as instructed.

  • Assist with the fabrication (cutting, folding, stapling, laminating) and distribution of print materials.

  • Assist the Marketing Assistance with events whenever needed.

  • Help post advertisements 

  • Required to attend certain events that occur annually as instructed such as Maryland Day.


  • Previous graphic design and production experience.

  • Strong proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, and Indesign).

  • Intermediate knowledge of hierarchy, typography, kerning, leading, tracking and layout.

  • Ability to work with a team.

  • Positive attitude.

  • Willingness to learn new skills and take direction well.

  • Ability to design with a quick turn around without jeopardizing the quality of work.            

  • Superb attention to detail.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to interact effectively with a diverse group of clients and coworkers.     

  • Currently enrolled as an undergraduate student at the University of Maryland.

  • Portfolio of recent print and electronic work required.

To Apply

Please submit a resume, cover letter and online portfolio to

For questions email or call 301-314-9713.


13.50/hr; Part-time, Undergraduate