Graphic Designer [Remote, FT]

Marketing · Osage, Iowa
Department Marketing
Employment Type FTE
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation Compensation is commensurate with education and experience.

Graphic Designer | The Profession | [Remote, FT]

The Art of Education University (AOEU) is seeking a highly creative and skilled graphic designer to join our rapidly growing team. This individual will collaborate with the team and design various print and digital projects aligned with AOEU’s mission and brand. This individual must be highly motivated, capable of delivering creative ideas, and possess fantastic attention to detail. The successful candidate thrives in a fast-paced environment, has excellent communication and technical skills.

Marketing & Customer Experience | What We Believe |


We solve problems, the Art Educators’ problems.  We deliver solutions to those problems that ultimately make art teachers feel more connected and less like they are alone on an island.


  • We believe that more engaged students/customers/readers = growth.
  • We strive to make every interaction feel authentic and hand-crafted.
  • When we make decisions we optimize to provide rigorous, relevant, engaging learning at every stage of the art educators career.
  • Marketing doesn’t end when someone downloads content.  Everything each one of us does is marketing.
  • People want to be part of a movement.  In order for the mission of AOEU to be fulfilled, how can this piece help it spread?
  • Through every interaction, we aim to provide value.

The Art of Education University | Who We Are | 


Our mission is simple, driven, and inspiring: We grow amazing art teachers by providing rigorous, relevant, and engaging professional development at every stage of their career.


AOEU is an innovative and fast-growing institution of higher education serving art teachers around the world. In 2019, we became the first homegrown graduate university in the state of Iowa in 50 years and the world’s first “university for life,” serving art educators throughout an entire lifetime of learning.

The Art of Education University serves tens of thousands of students, readers, and customers around the U.S. and in over 40 countries. Our Magazine is read more than 800,000 times each month, our events are attended by over 4,000 art educators annually, and we serve over 2,000 graduate students each year. 


Our culture is at the heart of our success as an institution. We approach each day with our pillars as guiding principles: Abundance Mentality, Adult Culture, Communication, Lifelong Learning, Ownership, Pace and Change, Pro-Business, Truth-Seeking, and Whole Person. We believe that your success is our success.  You will always know where you stand and will be challenged to continuously grow and stretch yourself.


The Details | Graphic Designer | 

Essential Functions

  • Work closely with the Art Director, Marketing team, and other content creators to collaborate on print and digital projects.
  • Be a creative partner working alongside internal stakeholders to understand their goals and audience needs to design solutions to meet those needs. 
  • Design website graphics and landing pages, printed collateral, email, social graphics, and design of resources for all AOEU products.
  • Create these materials by hand or by using technology; specifically Adobe Creative Cloud, WordPress, HubSpot, and more while meeting desired timelines.
  • Apply the AOEU brand guidelines and follow internal processes and project management guidelines. 
  • Produce drafts for review by other designers, writers, and stakeholders and make revisions based on the feedback received.
  • Review final designs for errors and ensure that final products reflect stakeholder specifications and meet the original goals of the project and audience needs. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Mastery of Adobe Creative Suite, specifically Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
  • Ability to quickly learn various technology platforms and new applications with ease and confidence.
  • Strong typography, composition, and illustration skills. 
  • Ability to execute creative design solutions while staying on brand. 
  • Ability to clearly communicate (oral, written, and video) the thinking behind design choices.
  • Organization and project management skills.
  • Leadership skills to guide cross-functional teams through complex design projects on time and on budget. 
  • Ability to recognize stakeholder needs and modify creative strategies to meet those needs.
  • Basic understanding of HTML/CSS preferred.
  • Possess a compelling portfolio showcasing skills that are relevant to AOEU’s visual content goals.

Work Environment

The duties of this position are typical of those performed in a home office setting with normal ranges of temperature.  The majority of tasks will be performed while sitting at a desk.


  • Position requires considerable concentration and focus throughout the day.
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time
  • Ability to lift items such as laptops, monitors, and the like.
  • When traveling: 
    • The ability to lift or push your suitcase.
    • Ability to carry/lift up to 25-50 lbs of presentation materials for customers or for conference presentations, etc.


  • Ability to view computer screens for significant periods of time.  The Art of Education University is an online university.  Therefore 95-98% of one’s time will be on or using technology.
  • Ability to use a laptop keyboard with accuracy.
  • Ability to hear at normal levels and through electronic devices such as laptops, earbuds, phones, and the like.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Position Requirements


  •   Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred


  • 2 or more years of graphic design experience

Compensation and Benefits


Structured as a full-time exempt salaried position.  Compensation is commensurate with education and experience.  Payroll is issued on a semi-monthly basis paid on the 15th and last day of each month.  


  • Health, dental, and vision plan with 100% premium coverage for individual employees. And up to 70% contribution for other coverage options, with no waiting period (1st month after hire).  
  • 401K plan with 4% match, no waiting or vesting period.
  • Unlimited self-managed PTO plus 10 paid holidays
  • Coworking space or home office equipment stipend
  • Fully-remote, flexible schedule
  • 8-weeks paid parental leave
  • Lifelong Learning Fund for professional development and educational reimbursement 
  • Personalized leadership coaching with a certified trainer 

For additional information surrounding our offered benefits, visit our website.



Persons interested in applying should complete the application form linked below.  Applicants are required to submit a short 1-3 minute video explaining why they would like to be considered for the position and why they are uniquely qualified.  Failure to submit a video will automatically eliminate you from the application process.

Candidates who make it to Round 2 of the application process will be required to complete a packet for review, prior to their scheduled interview time.  

Finalists will have one final culture interview with a member of the Sr. Leadership Team.

All applicants and candidates will be notified of the status of their application.


  • Interested applicants should complete the application and upload a current resume as soon as possible.. 
  • Candidates selected for an interview will be notified as applications are submitted.

How to Apply | This Is Me | 


The Art of Education University is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. The Art of Education University will not discriminate against employees or applicants on the basis of actual or perceived age, race, color, national origin/ethnicity, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation, and related conditions), physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), veteran status, uniformed service member status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local laws. The Art of Education University is a participant of E-Verify.

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    Osage, Iowa
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    Compensation is commensurate with education and experience.