Graphic Designer

US-VA-Fairfax
1 month ago(12/5/2017 3:09 PM)
Job ID
5533
# of Openings
1
Category
Marketing
Relocation Assistance
No

Job Description

Dewberry is a leading, market-facing professional services firm with more than 50 locations and 2,000 professionals nationwide. What sets us apart from our competitors are our people. At Dewberry, we seek out exceptional talent and strive to deliver the highest quality of services to our clients. Whether you’re an experienced professional or a new graduate, you’ll have the chance to collaborate with the best and brightest and work on innovative and complex projects at the forefront of the industry. Our commitment to excellence stems from our personal integrity and from other defining attributes, which we call “Dewberry at Work,” that have inspired our employees to be successful for more than a half-century.

 

Dewberry is currently seeking a graphic designer with exceptional creative and detail-oriented skills to serve as a key member of its communications department. The graphic designer is responsible for supporting the company in the development and implementation of highly creative proposal graphics, presentations, illustrations, and exhibits and for capturing and editing high-quality videography in support of Dewberry’s business operations.

Responsibilities

  • Support the pursuit of new work through the development of innovative and process-oriented graphic design, to heighten messaging and communication.
  • Work individually or in a team environment to analyze and recommend creative techniques to turn strategic objectives into persuasive visual content.
  • Work on proposal presentations to assess project needs, and recommend and deliver appropriate design solutions or visual representations of often complex processes and other content.
  • Assure that graphic solutions produced for new business pursuits (proposals) achieve a uniformly high level of market-competitive design.
  • Work with corporate communications director and graphics team to enforce quality control; protect and ensure adherence to company standards on all visual materials.
  • Conceptualize and execute designs for the business development and marketing teams.
  • Collaborate on and help implement interview preparation to include developing PowerPoint presentations, interview boards, etc. to graphically enhance communication.
  • In direct collaboration with the multimedia specialist/photographer, communications manager and web content specialist, the graphic designer helps capture project, personnel, and other content in support of Dewberry’s communication initiatives.
  • As needed on work projects, the graphic designer consults with clients and/or colleagues to determine the appropriate form and tone of content being captured and gives input on appropriate visual imagery.
  • Edits videography in collaboration with multimedia specialist/photographer; gains approval of final product from communications director.
  • Gains understanding and supports Dewberry brand through visual content.
  • Recognize and apply best practices, industry trends, and design standards.
  • Maintain awareness of existing photography and graphics.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Required Skills & Required Experience

  • One to five years of experience in a professional setting; some A/E/C industry experience preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, marketing, journalism, or communications; is preferred.
  • Expertise in design software including Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator (CS6); MS Word, and MS PowerPoint. Must demonstrate strong graphic and technical design skills.
  • Experience with Adobe Production Suite, specifically Premiere, After Effects, and Audition; DSLR cameras. Photography experience a plus.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to provide excellent quality control.
  • Creative, artistic and critical thinking skills are a must.
  • Must possess conceptual ability and expertise in layout and/or large documents.
  • Must possess a strong adherence to detail and good time management skills.
  • Self-starter, reliable, responsible and dependable; adaptable and flexible.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a collaborative environment to develop constructive/cooperative working relationships.
  • Good organizational skills and ability to multitask and prioritize assignments to meet critical deadlines, a must.
  • Able to work overtime and on select weekends as required (as assigned and approved by the communications director); travel to Dewberry offices and project sites is expected.

 

 

*At this time, Dewberry will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization.

*Dewberry is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation.

*Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background screening which may include, but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, driving record check, criminal background check, and an investigative consumer report.  These screenings will be conducted by Dewberry’s background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law.

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