Submission Date: 11/14/2018

  Associate Director of Design Services
  University of Richmond
  Richmond, Virginia
Job Level
  Mid-Level Staff
  Graphic Design
Job Functions
  Branding, Advertising, Design, Web Design, Identity, Art Direction,
  The University of Richmond is seeking an innovative creative thinker to join its talented and award-winning in-house marketing and branding team. With the launch of a new national branding campaign, the design team is now looking to expand with a dynamic Associate Director of Design Services — one whose creativity starts within them, and ambition drives them to make a meaningful impact every day. The Associate Director will design and creatively inform a wide variety of strategic communications and key institutional platforms including print and online advertising, school-based magazines, direct mail, social media, online and digital assets, event-based materials, presentations, and other branded materials. All University of Richmond employees take pride in being a part of a vibrant University community, due to our distinctive surroundings, welcoming and inclusive spirit, generous and diverse benefits, and a supportive culture of professionalism.

See our online HR posting for a full description of this role and its responsibilities.

Specific Skills
  Comprehensive knowledge of effective processes for strategic creative development and integration, principles of branding, and design strategies
Demonstrated superior creative and highly relevant skills in a wide variety of evolving and integrated creative areas, including brand direction, photography direction, web and digital integration, multimedia asset creation, social and mobile environments, branded environments, and visual systems.
Highly aware and able to effectively convey ideas on current trends, best practices, and leading developments in visual identity and brand development.
A strong commitment to collaboration and the ability to work intuitively, flexible, and effectively in a fast-paced in-house agency environment
Ability to effectively contribute and professionally respond to the evaluation and critique of a body of creative work
Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communications skills. Exceptional organizational and project management skills with the ability to build effective partnerships at all levels.
Ability to manage multiple priorities in a deadline-driven environment.
Must be highly proficient and accurate in all phases of work performed
Excellent judgment, impeccable integrity, and reliability
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and to building and supporting inclusive communities.
Demonstrated mastery of leading creative development software, hardware, file creation. Includes proficiency in key components of Adobe Creative Cloud, project management systems such as Basecamp, and Macintosh networking, file sharing, and archiving environments.
Strong knowledge of core online, digital, social considerations, as well as printing and manufacturing, including pre-press.
Demonstrates a strong ability to present and communicate ideas and creative vision


Bachelor’s degree required, in graphic design, advertising, communications, or highly related field.
Seven years of highly relevant, hands-on experience in developing, design, integrated marketing collateral, identity systems, branding, communications, marketing pieces, and advertising campaigns.
Previous professional experience at a higher education in-house creative team, corporate or nonprofit in-house creative team, or advertising/marketing/branding agency is highly desirable.

Submission Details
  Applicants should submit a resume indicating professional and educational qualifications, a cover letter articulating interest and fit for the position, along with relevant work samples that demonstrate a range of creative talent, skills, and project variety and scope. Online portfolio links or other electronic submissions are highly encouraged.


Submission Date: 09/13/2018

  RFP: Motion graphics for new public television series
  Field Studio
  Richmond, VA
Job Level
  Graphic Design
Job Functions
  Design and execute motion graphics for a new public television series
  Field Studio is a Richmond, Virginia-based documentary production company. Co-directors Hannah Ayers and Lance Warren produce media at the intersection of history and social justice, focusing on race, family, and community. Field Studio is currently developing a new documentary series for public television titled The Future of America’s Past.

Field Studio seeks the services of a motion graphics artist to develop and execute creative methods of displaying historic archival images, as well as titling and text. The selected artist will design and animate motion graphics that will be incorporated into four 26-minute episodes—the first half of our first season.

The Future of America’s Past is a host-driven, history-meets-travel show.  In each episode, we’ll take viewers to sites where some of the hardest moments of American history took place—and examine how site guides, activists, exhibit designers, architects, and community organizers are shaping the way we remember and grapple with that past.  We’re envisioning a show that looks and sounds decidedly unlike traditional public television shows, from content to cinematography to sound design and beyond.  We’re seeking collaborators with interest in history and social justice to help us define a fresh, challenging presentation of the past deeply rooted in the present.

Field Studio seeks new ideas for presenting historical archival images, which will play a key element in bringing evidence and visual interest to each episode. Slow pans and zooms are tired. What kind of motion, graphical elements, or treatment of the images themselves can make such images look striking and complement the stories they support?

This project will also involve production of minimal titling and text elements, though the art direction will come from branding work already underway. Field Studio seeks an entrepreneurial collaborator who wants to put their stamp on this project, offering fresh ideas to help draw viewers in and bring stories to life.

Specific Skills
  Motion graphics
Submission Details
  Project Requirements:
Provide initial concepts for feedback and review.
Design and execute motion graphics for displaying archival images in 30 – 60 second segments (totaling an estimated five minutes per episode), plus titles for the host and interviewees’ names and filming locations, for a total of four episodes.
Complete two rounds of revisions.Timeline:
September 24: Proposals due
September 26: Field Studio will notify all applicant artists of decision
October 5: Initial concepts due
October 22: Final assets due for pilot episode
In Spring 2019, Field Studio will work with the selected motion graphics artist to develop a timeline for assets to be used in the three additional episodes of our first half-season, with delivery by May 1.Budget:
The maximum budget for this project is $2,500 per episode ($10,000 total).

Submission requirements:
Approach and Mood Board: describe your vision for this project and provide a mood board.
Budget: provide an overall project cost estimate structured by categories relevant to your vision and process.
Timeline/work flow: detail your proposed work flow to meet the deadlines noted above.
Portfolio of work samples: provide 2-3 relevant work samples to demonstrate your experience with similar or related projects.
Contact information: provide your name, email address, and the city/region where you work.

Please submit proposals to Hannah and Lance at by 5:00pm Eastern on Monday, September 24.