NATURE OF WORK
This is highly skilled and supervisory computer graphics design work. Work involves planning, assigning and supervising operations of a graphic arts section including acting as lead designer on special projects. Duties include writing and reviewing complex printing specifications and providing support to subordinates. Work requires high level design skills, illustration capabilities and advanced print production skills involving four-color process work. Work is performed with independence within the scope of professional methods and procedures to accomplish assigned projects. Supervision is received from an administrative superior who reviews work for attainment of desired results.
This class is distinguished from Graphics Designer II by the increased complexity of work, supervisory responsibilities and the greater experience requirements.
Supervises subordinates in the preparation of intricate graphic designs for informational work, illustrations, studies, or programs.
Performs complex graphic design work in the creation of brochures, logos, newsletters and other collateral materials including four-color process work.
Prepares freehand or computer-generated illustrations and technical drawings.
Operates desktop publishing computer software programs and computer graphic programs to design and create electronic artwork.
Provides support to subordinates in resolving computer software problems.
Evaluates color keys and other vendor proofs and provides direction to printers during on-site press proofs.
Acts as lead designer on special, high-visibility projects involving several designers.
Prepares production reports and other records.
Writes and reviews print specifications for bid purposes.
Maintains up-to-date knowledge about new technologies in the graphic art field.
Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
Considerable knowledge of principles of graphic design, color and typography.
Considerable knowledge in print production including four-color process work.
Considerable knowledge in the operation of a computer and the use of graphic design software programs.
Ability to create freehand or computer illustrations.
Ability to plan, assign and supervise the work of subordinates.
Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, religion, age, sex, disability or political affiliation.
DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Completion of two years of college level course work in commercial art, graphic design or related field; thorough experience in commercial art, including experience in operating desktop publishing software programs; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.
Bargaining Unit: Unrepresented
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Code of Ethics
Work Locations: Public Information/Graphics
Class Spec Estab./Revised: E10/94 R10/96