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! MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education
- 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.
- Master's Degree Graphic Design, Multimedia design, Fine Arts, or related field
- Video, photography and animation skills a plus
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. SUMMARY
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. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
- 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.
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
- 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.
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 Closing
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.