Graphic Designer

Spire Communications, a growing strategic communications agency based in Alexandria, Virginia, is looking for a full-time, creative, reliable and versatile graphic/interactive designer to join our growing team. The position is for full-time, onsite work with the U.S. Government in Washington, D.C.

Our perfect candidate can convert a sketch on a napkin to a compelling graphic as well as whip up an HTML design and matching HTML file. Typical graphic design responsibilities include:

  • Web site designs and web elements (e.g., banners, buttons)
  • Designing and developing HTML email campaigns
  • PowerPoint templates and slide decks (designs created in PowerPoint versus in Illustrator
  • Brochures and pamphlets
  • Technology and process diagrams
  • Logos and Icons
  • Collateral templates (white papers, PowerPoint, press release, etc.) and populating the templates with content

Though not required, additional experience in the following areas would be weighed favorably:

  • Skill creating interactive training modules
  • Ability to work with emerging programs such as Prezi
  • Ability to edit video content

Experience
Minimum of 5 years design experience is required. Holding a security clearance is also required. Agency experience is a big plus. ALL RESUMES MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY DESIGN PORTFOLIO, INCLUDING SAMPLES OF WEB DESIGN.

Professional Attributes
The ideal candidate will:

  • Be organized and able work in a fast-paced environment on tight deadlines
  • Work independently to create quality work with minimal oversight
  • Take unstructured concepts and develop them into a coherent, finished design
  • Demonstrate attention to detail when proofing work for client review
  • Be proactive in meeting billable hours
  • Maintain a positive and professional approach when working with team and clients

Design Software Requirements

Proficiency in:

  • Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop)
  • Dreamweaver
  • Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word)
  • Drupal and WordPress knowledge a plus
  • Development experience a plus

Spire Communications offers a competitive salary, 401(k) including employer contributions, good benefits and an appreciation for a quality of life balance.

If you meet the qualifications above, please submit your resume for consideration to: careers@spirecomm.com