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Graphic Designer

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

Qualifications:

  • 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

ZGF Architects Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  Candidates are invited to Apply Online posting resume and portfolio.

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