Graphic Designer

Washington D.C.
Full Benefits
Jul 12, 2019
Aug 16, 2019
Full Time

ZGF is seeking a Graphic Designer to join our team in our Washington, DC office. We are seeking a driven professional who desires an opportunity to grow their graphic design career in a collaborative, team-oriented, and multidisciplinary environment.

As a Graphic Designer, you will…

  • Be responsible for the planning, management, and delivery of projects from concept through completion
  • Work as project lead with other designers to develop multi-component marketing and environmental graphics projects
  • Lead and manage design projects for marketing collateral, corporate identity systems, print and digital media, environmental graphics programs and consumer experience environments
  • Research technology / production techniques as necessary
  • Ensure quality control through approval of proofs, press checks, and testing of technology and materials before deployment Interpret client requirements to creatively design customized work and graphics
  • Make design decisions based on client feedback, branding guidelines, and overall vision
  • Develop, design, and creatively solve complex design challenges for print, presentation, and web
  • Update design knowledge by participating in educational and professional opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks, and participating in professional organizations


  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree in graphic arts or related design, with a minimum of 5 to 10 years of professional experience
  • Background in the architectural field or environmental design is a plus
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Expertise in graphic tools, including Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop); PowerPoint is a must; working knowledge of database programs Axomic OpenAsset is a plus Proficiency in review of design details, such as typography, alignment, hierarchy, etc.
  • Strong project management skills and ability to execute complex projects and deadlines
  • Strong organizational skills, time management skills, and ability to lead and manage design efforts with minimal oversight
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to take multiple, occasionally disparate ideas, and distill them in to a clear and compelling graphics
  • Strong communication and storytelling skills
  • A design approach based on deep research
  • Experience with raw HTML and CSS, and a working knowledge of WordPress a plus Experience in coordinating with vendors Work with multidisciplinary teams to provide art direction and technology guidance
  • Ability to create or refresh brands and identities
  • Ability to work quickly under pressure and meet tight deadlines; respond to and prioritize demands; be responsive to the time-critical nature of marketing, proposals and interviews
  • Prior work in user experience, environmental graphic design and wayfinding
  • Expertise in evolving technologies and software, printing techniques, color correction
  • Consistent pursuit of innovation in order to raise the bar
  • Able to travel to other ZGF offices and/or client project locations as needed

Apply With:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Portfolio

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