Graphic Designer

Fairfax, Virginia
Sep 26, 2019
Nov 09, 2019
Full Time
Dewberry is a leading, market-facing professional services firm with more than 50 locations and 2,000 professionals nationwide. What sets us apart from our competitors are our people. At Dewberry, we seek out exceptional talent and strive to deliver the highest quality of services to our clients. Whether you're an experienced professional or a new graduate, you'll have the chance to collaborate with the best and brightest and work on innovative and complex projects at the forefront of the industry. Our commitment to excellence stems from our personal integrity and from other defining attributes, which we call "Dewberry at Work," that have inspired our employees to be successful for more than a half-century.

Dewberry is currently seeking a Graphic Designer with exceptional creative and detail-oriented skills to serve as a key member of its communications department. The graphic designer is responsible for supporting the company in the development and implementation of highly creative proposal graphics, presentations, illustrations, and exhibits in support of Dewberry's business operations.


  • Support the pursuit of new work through the development of innovative and process-oriented graphic design, to heighten messaging and communication.
  • Work individually or in a team environment to analyze and recommend creative techniques to turn strategic objectives into persuasive visual content.
  • Work on proposal presentations to assess project needs, and recommend and deliver appropriate design solutions or visual representations of often complex processes.
  • Assure that design solutions produced for new business pursuits (proposals) achieve a uniformly high level of market-competitive design.
  • Collaborate on and help implement interview preparation to include developing PowerPoint presentations, interview boards, etc. to graphically enhance communication.
  • Gain understanding and support Dewberry brand through visual content.
  • Recognize and apply best practices, industry trends, and design standards.
  • Maintain awareness of existing photography and graphics.
  • Work with communications department to enforce quality control; protect and ensure adherence to company standards on all visual materials.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Required Skills & Required Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design, Fine Arts, or related degree.
  • Three to five years of experience in a professional setting; some A/E/C industry experience a plus.
  • Expertise in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop; working knowledge of MS Word and MS PowerPoint.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to provide excellent quality control.
  • Creative, artistic and critical thinking skills are a must.
  • Must possess conceptual ability and experience in layout.
  • Self-starter, reliable, responsible and dependable; adaptable and flexible.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a collaborative environment to develop constructive/cooperative working relationships.
  • Good organizational skills and ability to multitask and prioritize assignments to meet critical deadlines, a must.
  • Must provide a design portfolio which demonstrates a range of strong graphic design and illustration skills.
  • Able to work overtime as required (as assigned and approved by the graphic design manager).
  • Comfortable on a PC platform.

*At this time, Dewberry will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization.

*Dewberry is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

*Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background screening which may include, but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, driving record check, criminal background check, and an investigative consumer report. These screenings will be conducted by Dewberry's background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law.