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Graphic Designer

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Washington D.C
Closing date
Nov 22, 2023

Job Details

Marketing Statement

Are you a skilled Graphic Designer looking for a new opportunity to flex your creative talents?

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) is seeking an experienced, creative, and forward-thinking, Graphic designer to join our growing team.

The ideal candidate possesses a strong background in multimedia design and a deep knowledge of the latest graphic design technologies. The candidate should be able to hit the ground running, adhering to transit brand guidelines, and be comfortable working through the entire design process from concept to flawless execution of creative solutions.

As a Graphic designer, you must have a meticulous eye for detail and a level of creativity that sets you out from the rest. Your responsibilities will encompass designing a variety of materials, including social media content, printed materials (such as brochures, fact sheets, and maps), displays (including banners and posters), animations, and infographics.

You will collaborate with multiple clients with varying project needs, necessitating proficiency in the Adobe Creative Suite, while thriving in high-pressure situations to consistently uphold the highest standards and meet all deadlines. If this description fits you, we encourage you to apply!


  • Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design, Multimedia design, Fine Arts, or related field
    • In lieu of a Bachelor's Degree, a High School Diploma/GED and four (4) years of graphics and/or multimedia design experience, in addition to the experience stated below, will be considered

  • A minimum of five (5) years of demonstrated graphic and multimedia design experience within an advertising agency or in-house design team preferred.

  • N/A

  • Master's Degree Graphic Design, Multimedia design, Fine Arts, or related field
  • Video, photography and animation skills a plus

Medical Group

Satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this position, if required. The incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of this position either with or without reasonable accommodations.


The Graphic Designer transforms and interprets ideas and information into clear visual products (illustrations, publications, visual aids, etc.) The incumbent produces a wide variety of creative content, from concept to final product, including social content, print materials (brochures, fact sheets & maps), displays (banners & posters), animations, and infographics. The Graphic Designer communicates visually to a diverse audience about transit services, including translating complicated wayfinding directions into visually appealing and easily understood graphics.

  • Develops and designs layouts across all mediums, both print and digital that have a clear focus, theme, and message for intended audiences.
  • Transforms and interprets ideas and information from creative briefs into visual products (illustrations, publications, visual aids, etc.).
  • Meets with copywriters, videographers, research teams, and project managers to ideate and brainstorm on creative solutions to communications problems.
  • Assists with all aspects of production and design of visual communications that help create awareness and appreciation for Metro initiatives, from concept to final file preparation.
  • Understands and complies with mobile-first best practices for digital design.
  • Organizes and stores creative assets into a Digital Asset Management tool.

  • Maintains technical knowledge and design trends by attending design workshops and professional societies.
  • Listens and accepts feedback regarding initial drafts and incorporates feedback into the next round of deliverables in a timely fashion.
  • Meets deadlines for multiple creative projects and communicates effectively about priorities.

The functions listed are not intended to limit specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Nor is it intended to limit in any way the right of managers and supervisors to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.

Evaluation Criteria
Consideration will be given to applicants whose resumes demonstrate the required education and experience. Applicants should include all relevant education and work experience.

Evaluation criteria may include one or more of the following:
• Skills and/or behavioral assessment
• Personal interview
• Verification of education and experience (including certifications and licenses)
• Criminal Background Check (a criminal conviction is not an automatic bar to employment)
• Medical examination including a drug and alcohol screening (for safety sensitive positions)
• Review of a current motor vehicle report

WMATA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable federal law.
This posting is an announcement of a vacant position under recruitment. It is not intended to replace the official job description. Job descriptions are available upon confirmation of an interview.


The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority operates the second largest rail transit system and the fifth largest bus network in the United States. Safe, clean and reliable, "America's Transit System" transports more than a third of the federal government to work and millions of tourists to the landmarks in the Nation's Capital.

Metro has earned a worldwide reputation for security and architectural beauty. WMATA is clearly the employer of choice for over 10,000 area residents. The Authority was created in 1967 by an interstate compact to plan, develop, build, finance and operate a balanced regional transportation system in the National Capital area. Construction of the Metrorail system began in 1969. Four area bus systems were acquired in 1973. The first phase of Metrorail began operation in 1976. The final leg of the original 103-mile rail network was completed in early 2001. Metrorail now operates 83 stations. One line extension and three new stations are now under construction.

Metrorail and Metrobus serve a population of 3.4 million within a 1,500-square-mile area. The transit zone consists of the District of Columbia, the suburban Maryland counties of Montgomery and Prince George's and the Northern Virginia counties of Arlington, Fairfax and Loudoun and the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax and Falls Church. Overall, about 40 percent of the region's residents commute to work on Metro.

Metro and the federal government are partners in transportation. Half of the 83 Metrorail stations serve federal facilities and 36 percent of the local federal workforce uses Metro. We are committed to being an integral part of the Washington metropolitan area by ensuring the best in safe, reliable, cost-effective and responsive transit services, by promoting regional mobility and by contributing toward the social, economic and environmental well-being of our community. Employees are Metro.; We are committed to providing a working environment that fosters a high standard of performance, recognition for contributions and innovations, mutual respect and a healthy quality of life.

We are committed to developing ourselves through technology, training and education. We recognize our diversity as a source of strength that enables us to attain individual and Authority goals. In addition to competitive salaries, Metro employees enjoy a number of attractive benefits. These benefits include paid time off in the form of vacations, holidays and sick leave; medical, dental, life insurances as well as long term disability. Retirement is planned for through a defined contribution plan and a deferred compensation plan. Alternative work schedules, teleworking and free transportation on Metrorail and Metrobus make for an great benefits package for WMATA employees.Jump to our website to apply online for current openings and save the link for future vacancies as they occur.



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