Senior Graphic Designer

This is a hybrid position. Candidates must reside in the Washington D.C. area. DESIGN PORTFOLIOS REQUIRED WITH APPLICATION.

Spire is a full-service communications firm supporting innovative programs in government, technology, healthcare, and science. Spire is looking to add a senior-level team member – a seasoned creative with experience leading design efforts across print and digital channels for organizations spanning the federal government and industry. The position will include working directly with clients on design projects and providing art direction to other creatives for projects ranging from branding systems to websites and videos.

We are a content- and design-led agency. We see every deliverable as an opportunity to delight the client and the end user. To do this, we lead with respect and empathy for the humans who need the information and services our clients deliver.

Our team designs websites, collateral, and campaigns that inform, educate, inspire, and motivate real people to change their minds and take action. We wield the power of design to focus attention, create emotional connection, add meaning, simplify the complex, and invite engagement.

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What You’ll Do

  • Create compelling, impactful designs for print and digital channels.
  • Provide art direction to other team members working collaboratively on projects.
  • Exhibit exceptional, client-facing communication skills. Listen to client’ goals, feedback, and constraints to define and refine project scope and expectations, presenting and explaining design solutions.
  • Direct creative traffic, matching designers to projects and keeping things moving forward.
  • Spotlight refinements that take designs from good to great and mentor other designers to achieve this level of skill.
  • Monitor and implement modern design trends and best practices.

What You’ll Bring to Spire

  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in graphic design or related discipline
  • 10+ years of professional experience in graphic design, with 5+ years in a management role
  • Recent experience supporting B2G or B2B web design projects
  • Proven ability to collaborate with web development teams
  • Expert proficiency with Adobe Creative Cloud and other design software
  • Experience developing brand identities
  • Strong creative vision and attention to detail
  • Solid knowledge of photography and video production

Major Pluses

  • Government or govcon experience
  • 508 compliance expertise

Our benefits

Medical (CareFirst BCBS) and Dental (United Healthcare) plans paid at 100%

Monthly $50 “wellness” stipend for gym memberships, spa services, etc.

Life and disability insurance (short- and long-term)

18 days PTO and 8 federal holidays per year (+Veterans Day for those who have served)

Flexible home/office environment

Home office expense reimbursement

401(k) plan with automatic 3% of salary employer contribution

Employee referral bonuses

Annual stipend for employee and/or job-related training

About Spire

We are a boutique, woman-led agency that specializes in technology, health, and science. Our clients are federal agencies and contractors charged with advanced R&D and vital national programs that make life better for all Americans. Our team is committed to the work of these pioneers and public servants. We believe in their missions, marvel at their innovations, and delight in telling their stories.

Every member of our team is a senior-level communicator. This means every assignment is an opportunity to work with and learn from the best strategists and storytellers—designers, videographers, writers, editors, media relations leads, social media managers, and web developers.

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