Technical Artist I
Los Angeles, CA 
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Technical Artist I Keck School of Medicine Los Angeles, California

The Laboratory of Neuro Imaging (www.loni.usc.edu), part of the Institute for Neuroimaging and Informatics at the Keck School of Medicine of USC (www.ini.usc.edu), is looking to expand our Scientific Visualization Group (SVG).We are seeking a graphic artist/layout designer that will design and develop the laboratory's promotional materials, web interfaces, logos, newsletters, and more. Major duties include designing and planning graphics and page layout designs, utilizing graphic design, print design, illustration, and possibly some UI development. The successful candidate is experienced in turning text and graphics into appealing scientific figures, infographics, interactive webpage designs, newsletters, multimedia presentations, and additional print and digital assets. This position will analyze and prioritize one-time and ongoing projects and is required to attend regular meetings with directors for project updates and problem-solving strategies. Position is on-site.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Working with the SVG team to define project requirements and design strategies
  • Creating appealing scientific/medical images and graphics using hand drawings and/or computer illustration software
  • Working with faculty to create and edit scientific figures and other digital assets
  • Keeping digital content up to date and altering digital content as the need arises
  • Maintaining and adhering to specific brands and graphic identities

Preferred Qualifications & Skills:

  • Demonstrated graphic design and digital illustration experience. Some animation experience is helpful.
  • Experience planning projects based on research content and organization.
  • Excellent working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, specifically InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat.
  • Knowledge of multimedia design and implementation.
  • Skills in working independently to establish priorities that reflect deadlines and accomplished goals.
  • Interpersonal and communication skills to effectively interact, communicate, and work as a team member with the academic, research and administrative staff, multimedia designers, and database and information systems personnel
  • Ability to work independently but interact well with others in a team environment, including liaising with counterparts in other departments
  • Ability to think creatively and reason logically in developing new approaches, methods, and procedures for design development
  • Project management skills sufficient to effectively manage large-scale, multi-resource projects within a set timeline


Minimum Education: Associate degree, Specialized/technical training, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education Minimum Experience: 1-year Minimum Field of Expertise: Experience and proficiency using off-the-shelf graphic design software. Strong design knowledge and experience creating art assets that meet requirements. Knowledge of web design and UI design. Demonstrated content and asset management source control. Knowledge and understanding of the principles of graphic design and page layout.

Knowledge and a strong understanding of multi-media scripting would be helpful. Demonstrated 3D modeling and texturing skills would be helpful, but not necessary. Understanding of programming and advanced rendering techniques would be helpful, but not necessary.


Minimum Education: Associate's degree, Specialized/technical training, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education Minimum Experience: 1 year Minimum Field of Expertise: Experience and proficiency using off-the-shelf art 3D development tools. Strong design knowledge and experience creating art assets that meet requirements. Knowledge and a strong understanding of multi-media scripting. Understanding of programming and advanced rendering techniques. Knowledge of character/vehicle rigging and skinning. Demonstrated 3D modeling and texturing skills. Demonstrated content and asset management source control. Knowledge and understanding of the principles of animation.


REQ20119708 Posted Date: 09/28/2022
USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance.

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Associate Degree
Required Experience
1+ years
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