Senior Graphic Designer / Visual Strategist
Overview: Creativity is intelligence having fun. Albert EinsteinREI Systems is looking for a bright, creative, and passionate artist with a design portfolio highly skilled in illustration, typography, and information graphics to join the Creative Services team. The right person enjoys challenging their creative muscles, is a problem-solver, and isnt afraid to speak up and explore the best solutions for the right reasons. Our creative services team supports a range of projects for marketing, internal communications, branding, strategic capture, and proposal efforts. We are experts at bringing communications to life producing digital artwork, technical illustrations, infographics, print materials, branding for products and events, advertising, websites, videos, photography, and much more. Our clients rely heavily on our creativity and experience to understand the scope of work and seamlessly guide them through the design process. Our team enjoys a fully equipped production and media studio, professional development opportunities, bagels every Friday, a flexible work environment, and a beautiful campus offering a game room, basketball court, and outdoor seating. If you really need more just check out this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTezk6cnIcM.REI seeks to deliver federal agencies technology that impact missions and helps people. Work for a company that builds tech solutions that help human trafficking victims, that prevent harmful imports from getting into the country, and that spur innovations in medicine, the environment, and much more. Be part of a team whose work really matters. REI is a five-time, award-winning Washington Post Top Workplaces company. If you are looking for a company that will compensate you for your hard work, provide you career advancement, deepen your experience, and make you successful, apply today. We cant wait to meet you!The position is currently remote, but will be partial telework in 2022. Responsibilities: Lead strategic meetings to capture the story or solution, then coordinate creative staff to develop a visually compelling product.Quality assurance, attention to detail a must! We pride ourselves in our high standards that our clients have come to expect.Provide art direction to others when lead on projects.Create complex and visually compelling proposal graphics from conception to finalization.Collaborate with internal and external clients to understand the requirements and scope of the project.Brainstorm with client/team to determine the overall creative approach to reach a particular audience.Leverage design experience in cross-functional teams such as: Capture/Proposal Managers, Solution Architects, Authors, and Senior leadership to develop graphics in support of marketing, client, and proposal efforts.Transform complex technical content into modern, intuitive visual communication products.Ability to manage multiple projects / deadlines.Effective and competent communicator while presenting to internal and external clients.Iteratively incorporate feedback whenever required by client/team to meet client expectations.Review designs for quality assurance and provide feedback to other designers.Design proposal graphicsUnderstand REI corporate brand and advocate for maintaining brand and identity in all projects, products, and web sites. Qualifications: 7-10 years of industry experience, federal IT is a plus.Must be senior enough to understand the importance of process and best practices in the design field to lead and justify creative approach and strategy in all interactions.BFA / BFS in graphic design, communication design, or interaction designMust be proficient in Adobe Creative Suitespecifically: Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop (experience with Adobe Premiere and After Effects is desired).Excellent self-management skillsability to work on multiple projects, prioritize work and schedule, and communicate with clients on expectations to meet all deadlines.Experience working on a proposal team and developing proposal graphics.Must have strong attention to detail, be collaborative, and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment.Experience with technical solution graphics for client presentations and proposals.Must have strong communication and interpersonal skills and be comfortable communicating and presenting to clients.Occasional overtime may be required in order to meet scheduled deadlines.About REIREI Systems provides reliable, effective, and innovative technology solutions that advance federal, state, local, and nonprofit missions. Our problem-solving technologists are passionate about modernizing the government to fulfill its missions more effectively, impacting millions of lives. We take a Mindful Modernization approach in delivering our application modernization, grants management systems, government data analytics, and advisory services. Offering exceptional customer service and best-fit technology solutions via modern methods has been the REI Way since 1989. Learn more at REIsystems.com.REI Systems is an Equal Opportunity Employer.