Graphic Designer

Working from home
Oct 05, 2022
Oct 12, 2022
Full Time
Job Summary

Aptive is seeking a Graphic Designer with demonstrated experience to assist with the development of products and production of materials through an integrated communication campaign.

The Graphic Designer is a highly creative visual thinker with a unique background in art and design, whose skills and talents will help diversify and strengthen the team. The successful candidate should have a portfolio that demonstrates a versatile range of creative skills, and a good knowledge of layout, typography, image enhancement, as well as an intimate understanding of Adobe Creative Suite. The candidate not only must possess the ability to translate a creative brief into a concept and final deliverable, but to work and communicate effectively within a multi-disciplinary collaborative team environment.

This full-time position is fully remote.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop products that support an integrated communications campaign that communicates key messages, supports their goals and outreach strategy and garners buy-in from employees and stakeholders.
  • Design and develop materials in print and digital formats for external and internal web assets including web ads, icons and infographics, hero banners, and social media ad campaigns.
  • Develop posters and other corporate communications products with a consistent look and feel.
  • Adhere to brand standards and maintain brand integrity in developed creative.
  • Assist in the development of brand messaging for various digital campaigns.
  • Liaise and communicate with stakeholders to and senior team members to review creative and gather feedback.
  • Provide support to both the creative and project team throughout the execution of campaigns and projects.
  • Offer creative input and ideas to creative meetings and sharing ideas.
  • Understanding of accessibility testing, tools, and standards (Section 508 of the Americans with Disabilities Act).

Minimum Qualifications

  • 5 years of experience as a Graphic Designer.
  • Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design, or a related Visual Arts field.
  • Portfolio required.
  • Proven experience in managing small projects and meeting deadlines.
  • Experience supporting large Cabinet-level federal agencies
  • Experienced in Adobe Creative Suite to include, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, XD. After Effects, Premiere knowledge is a plus.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office - PowerPoint, Word, Excel, etc.
  • Experienced in conceptual design, logo development, branding and marketing.
  • Proficiency and experience of optimizing designs for online publishing as well as print production.
  • Understanding of concepting and implementation of visual elements (layout, typography, and color theory).
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a public trust clearance.
  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience supporting executive level clients.
  • Proven experience in managing multiple creative projects and meeting deadlines.
  • Experience with conceptual design, logo development, branding and marketing.
  • Strong time management, creativity and problem-solving skills.
  • Understanding of concepting and implementation of visual elements (layout, typography and color theory).
  • Experience creating social media graphics, toolkits and presentations.
  • Knowledge of basic motion graphic and animation creation.
  • Adeptness with leading design software packages, including Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign.
  • Ability to get up to speed quickly on complex issues; desire to work in a fast-paced, rapidly evolving environment.
  • Capable self-starter with a drive to get all types of work done and high attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.

Client Information

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) aims to provide veterans and their families with the services and benefits they have earned through their military service. For more than 100 years, VA has helped veterans enroll in health care, take advantage of a variety of benefits (e.g., home loans, disability compensation, insurance) and secure dignified burial services.

About Aptive

Aptive is a modern federal consulting firm focused on human experience, digital services, and business transformation. We harness creativity, technology, and culture to connect people and systems to impact the world. We're advisors, strategists, and engineers focused on people, above all else.

We believe in generating success collaboratively, leaving client organizations stronger after every engagement and building trust for the next big challenge. Our work inspires people, fuels change and makes an impact. Join our team to be part of positive change in your community and our nation.

EEO Statement

Aptive is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, parental status, veteran status, age, disability, or any other protected class.

Veterans, members of the Reserve and National Guard, and transitioning active-duty service members are highly encouraged to apply.

COVID 19 Vaccine Statement

This position supports a federal government contract and is subject to government vaccination mandates or other customer vaccination requirements. All new hires are required to report their vaccination status and proof of vaccination, or an adjudicated accommodation may be required for employment.

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