Job Description

Visual Designer (Graphic Design with Light Video)


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Full time

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The salary range for this role takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to skill sets; experience and training; licensure and certifications; and other business and organizational needs.

At WGU, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role, and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. A reasonable estimate of the current range is:

Pay Range: $58,000.00 – $87,000.00

If you’re passionate about building a better future for individuals, communities, and our countryand you’re committed to working hard to play your part in building that futureconsider WGU as the next step in your career.

Driven by a mission to expand access to higher education through online, competency-based degree programs, WGU is also committed to being a great place to work for a diverse workforce of student-focused professionals. The university has pioneered a new way to learn in the 21st century, one that has received praise from academic, industry, government, and media leaders. Whatever your role, working for WGU gives you a part to play in helping students graduate, creating a better tomorrow for themselves and their families.

The Visual Designer is a media creator who leads, manages, or coordinates multiple projects related to the creation of engaging digital content. This individual ensures projects are implemented successfully and are aligned to course, departmental, and university goals. The Visual Designer enjoys taking on creative challenges learning and improving their own skills and institutional methods and practices.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Stays current with trends, innovations, and research in instructional media, particularly graphic design, animation, scripting, and storyboard/wireframe.
  • Produces animations for online courses.
  • Identifies and recommends appropriate programs and vendors.
  • Manages projects in learning experience.
  • Works with stakeholders in Program Development to improve learning and design of courses.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skill and Abilities:

  • Proficiency with Adobe products (After Effects, Premiere, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign).
  • Graphic design and Animation skills and concepts.
  • Self-initiative and self-motivation.
  • Ability to work independently without supervision, and as part of a team.
  • Ability to multitask and manage multiple projects at a time.
  • Strong listening, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.


Organizational Impact:

  • Works to achieve operational targets within job areas impacting department, function, or office results.
  • Work is performed independently on moderately complex projects and assignments with some guidance required for direction and complex tasks. Sets objectives for oneself to meet the goals of projects or assignments.

Problem Solving & Decision Making:

  • Responsible for employing adjustments or recommended enhancements to systems and processes to solve problems or improve the job area’s effectiveness while leveraging a systems-thinking approach.
  • Problems faced may require an understanding of a broader set of issues and job areas.

Communication & Influence:

  • Collaborates with contacts typically within the job area to obtain or provide information requiring some explanation or interpretation.

Leadership & Talent Management

  • May provide guidance and assistance to entry-level professionals and or support employees.
  • Demonstrates the WGU leadership principles in all aspects of service to students, employees, and partners of WGU.

Job Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 2+ years of related experience, or an advanced degree without experience.

Department Specific Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in animation, graphic design, digital media, or relevant field.
  • 3 years’ experience working in graphic design, animation, multimedia or relevant field.
  • Successful creative project management experience.
  • Experience with shooting or editing video.
  • Audio or voice-over experience.
  • Experience with instructional design and learning design.
  • Online course design experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5-7 years of experience in graphic design, animation, multimedia or relevant field.
  • Experience in higher education.

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.