The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Computer Illustrator

Hiring department Bur Economic Geology
Monthly salary $3,333+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 13-03-21-01-8558
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Non-exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin - J. J. Pickle Research Campus (North Austin)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

Applicants are required to provide 6-12 recent work samples. Instructions for submission of these materials will be provided at the time the online application has been completed.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Note: The following additional materials are also required for consideration: Mail or email PDF copies or provide web address for 6-12 recent work examples. Instructions for submission of these materials will be provided at the time the online application has been completed.

Additional Information


To provide advanced technical illustrations for a department engaged in publications work of a scientific or engineering nature.

Essential Functions

Use computer graphics software to prepare complex scientific illustrations and visual aid materials, including maps, cross-sections, graphs, block diagrams and technical drawings for use in publications and presentations. May use graphic design and typography skills for promotional and marketing materials. Work alone or on teams with other illustrators, editors and web team. Prepare final work by assembling complex materials, prepare volumes for printing and e-delivery, operate all scanning and large format printers, retouch Photoshop files, assemble materials for events. Assign all work tracking numbers and ensure that all files developed are permanently archived according to departmental process.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

High school graduation or GED. A combination of three years of experience with computer-aided production of technical illustrations, in computer-aided production of scientific illustrations or computer aided production of engineering illustrations. Expertise in the creation of very complex computer-generated technical illustrations to be used in papers, presentations, online publications, posters, etc. Knowledge of 2D and 3D illustration techniques and mastery of color and typography. Comfortable working with scientists and students of all ages and nationalities. Demonstrated refined communications, interpersonal and presentation skills. Excellent time management and organization skills. Ability to multi-task under pressure and concurrent deadlines. Expert with production tools including but not limited to Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, Word and Powerpoint. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

More than the required education and experience. Commitment to learning and working within established styles and standards, and demonstrated ability to work independently and as an integral member of a larger team. Experience in geological/geophysical illustration. Experience in graphic design and production. Working knowledge of InDesign. Experience with large format scanners and printers. Experience in web maintenance, including knowledge of HTML and web graphics.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Occasional weekend, overtime and evening work to meet deadlines.

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