Graphics Development Team

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The Graphics Development Team are staff positions within the Department of Marketing. The team is responsible for all official visual assets used on or in conjunction with TarValon.Net. These may include logos, banners, icons, printed materials, advertisements, and illustrations. 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 Marketing Project Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create official graphical assets for TarValon.Net.
  • Update existing graphics as necessary.
  • Work with team members to brainstorm and troubleshoot ideas.
  • Work with other departments within TarValon.Net to manage their specific design needs.


  • 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.


  • Must have been a member of for at least 6 months. Applicants may be of any rank.
  • Must be experienced in any or all of the following areas: graphic design, typography, illustration, and/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, an Imgur album, a DeviantArt account, or equivalent. The portfolio must include at least ten examples of work in your area of specialty.


This role was created after the Department of Marketing was formed. Before the 2010 Admin Meeting, the duties of this team were filled by the Visual Resource Lead. From August 2012 until sometime in 2018, staff positions on the Graphics Development Team rotated/renewed every six months. After that time, staff positions no longer had formal terms/rotations; hiring is done on an as-needed basis. Members may stay on the team as long as they are active or step down at any time; they are eligible to reapply at any time.

Graphics Development Team Members