Graphics Development Team

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Overview

The Graphics Development Team are staff positions within the Department of Marketing. The Graphics team is responsible for all visual assets used on or in conjunction with TarValon.Net. These may include anything from logos, banners, icons, and Web work, to printed material, advertisements, interactive Flash or Web work, and illustrations; used in an official capacity by TarValon.Net. The Graphics Development Team is a group of people with a wide variety of visual/graphic design skills.

Department: Department of Marketing

Position Level: Staff

Rotation: Non-rotating position

Merit Eligibility: Pro Bono Merit. Members who achieve the Pro Bono gold will be eligible for Staff Merit.

Chain of Command

The Graphics Development Team members report to the Director of Marketing.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create any new visual assets for TarValon.Net, whether Web-based or print-based.
  • Update existing visual assets as necessary.
  • Work with team members to brainstorm and troubleshoot ideas.
  • Work with other departments within TarValon.Net to manage their specific design needs.

Expectations

  • Must own graphics editing software, such as Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator, Corel Painter or Draw, Paint Shop Pro, or equivalent.
  • Must be able to work collaboratively in a team environment, and be able to give and receive constructive criticism from other team members.
  • Must be able to work with a deadline.

Time Commitment

  • Must be willing to spend a minimum 5 hours on the boards per week, ideally 5-10 hours.

Qualifications

  • Must have been a member of TarValon.net for at least 6 months. Applicants may be of any rank.
  • Must be experienced in any or all of the following areas: graphic design, web design, interactive design, typography, illustration, or visual arts. All applicants are asked to submit a portfolio of work with their application, either in the form of a personal website, CoroFlot site, a Photobucket album, a DeviantArt account, or equivalent. The portfolio must include at least ten examples of visual work in your area of specialty.
  • Skills in any of the following areas are a plus: HTML/CSS or other web coding languages, ActionScript and Adobe Flash.

History

This role was created after the Department of Marketing was formed. Before the 2010 Admin Meeting, the duties of this role would have been filled by the Visual Resource Lead. As of August 2012, staff positions on the Graphics Development Team rotated/renewed every six months. Members may opt to stay on the team, or may decide to step down while remaining eligible to reapply at any time.

Graphics Development Team Members

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