Graphic Design Manager

Job Location US-VA-Fairfax
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(1/31/2018 4:10 PM)
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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.


The Graphic Design Manager is responsible for supporting the company in the development and implementation of highly creative graphics, presentations, illustrations, and exhibits to support Dewberry’s business operations.



  • Serve as an integral leader within the communications department to deliver a high-quality visual representation of the company and its complex services.
  • Supervise and mentor graphic designers and their workload, including monitoring a work portal and assigning work to graphic designers. Proof and ensure graphics performed by the graphics team meet brand guidelines.
  • Champion brand adherence company-wide; protect and ensure company standards on all visual materials.
  • Coordinate graphics-related budgetary items.
  • Support the company’s pursuit of new work through the development of innovative and process-oriented graphic design, to heighten messaging and communication. Interface with marketing teams to meet demanding timelines for graphics delivery.
  • Assure that graphic solutions produced for new business pursuits achieve a uniformly high level of market-competitive design.
  • Work individually and with the communications team to analyze and recommend creative techniques to turn strategic objectives into persuasive visual content.
  • Develop graphic designs that support corporate initiatives, to include brand elements.
  • Advise all employees on brand and logo standards and graphics processes.
  • 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

  • Eight years’ progressive graphic design experience in a professional setting; some A/E/C industry experience preferred
  • Minimum of 3 years supervisory level experience required
  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or related degree required.
  • Must possess conceptual ability and expertise in layout, developing proposal responses, and/or large documents.
  • Creative, artistic and critical thinking skills are a must with strong focus on attention to detail.
  • 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.
  • Ability to facilitate and in some instances manage long-term projects where multiple parties are involved.
  • Expertise in design software including Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator (CS6 or higher); MS Word, and MS PowerPoint. Must demonstrate strong graphic and technical design skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to provide excellent quality control.



*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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