Golden Key Group

Sr. Graphic Designer

ID
2021-1658
Category
Marketing
Type
Full Time
Clearance
None Needed - Eligible to Obtain
Location
US-VA-Reston

About GKG

With a passion for excellence, Golden Key Group (GKG) helps clients solve their strategic, organizational, and operational challenges to better meet their mission demands.  We have serviced more than 25 Federal departments and agencies and several large commercial companies since our inception in 2002.

 

Golden Key Group's talented professionals, combined with our strategic partners, bring a depth of commercial and government experience and expertise.  We are relentless in delivering the highest levels of services to provide tangible value and create sustainable results for our clients.

Overview

The Sr. Graphic Designer will apply art, design, and copy layout skills to create visually engaging concepts such as logos, promotional and branding materials, communication media, and other print and digital materials. The Sr. Graphic Designer will combine artistic skill and technology to produce computer generated artwork in a variety of media and will communicate information, ideas, and instructions via visual drawings and schematics created according to specifications set forth by the customer or company. The Sr. Graphic Designer must possess stellar communication, presentation, problem-solving and project-management skills and have elevated soft skills that enable them to inspire creativity and work well with different personality types — all while juggling various projects.

 

Responsibilities

  • Collaborates with client, employees, consultants and/or other project participants to understand project assignment, audience, and intended message.
  • Creates various layouts, iconography, package designs, website designs, logos, and illustrations according to project specifications.
  • Designs marketing collateral such as capability statements and topic-specific one-pagers/fact
  • Manage the creative process from concept to completion.
  • Translate marketing objectives into clear creative strategies.
  • Meet with clients or upper management to explain campaign strategies and solutions.
  • Design, update, brand, and polish PowerPoint presentations for different business units and departments organization-wide.
  • Create and update PowerPoint templates, letterheads, and envelopes for company use. 
  • Design signage for office and off-site events, such as mounted posters and pop-up flyers, and help manage the printing process and delivery.
  • Manage other outsourced printing projects and in-house printing. Recommend printing techniques for various marketing items and needs.
  • Collaborate with GKG’s website vendor on visual needs for our new website.
  • Creates original visual media that communicates the desired feeling or message in an engaging and unified way.
  • Creates and/or chooses graphics, clip art, and stock photography, as appropriate.
  • Prepares drafts of design work and provides samples to editorial or other appropriate staff or departments for review.
  • Creates animated videos or GIFs for use on our website and social media.
  • Revises projects as necessary based on collaborative feedback process.
  • Consults with employees or consultants as needed on complex or specialized projects.
  • Prepares print orders and assembly instructions on notification of final approval.
  • Maintains records of billable project time as required.
  • Creates designs for clients that visually communicate desired product or project messages.
  • Creates illustrations to be used in technical and proposal writing.
  • Work closely with the Proposal Team to develop graphics for proposals on an ongoing basis.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Craft visuals for placement around GKG offices and advise on framing and placement.

 

Qualifications

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Extensive knowledge of print, electronic, and graphics media.
  • Extremely proficient in image editing and digital animation and illustration software such as Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Possess strong conceptual skills, high level sense of design, layout and typography, a broad thinker who is able to offer a variety of design solutions.
  • Experience with HTML, Wordpress, and motion graphics a plus.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to plan a project based on interactions with the client and in accordance with the client’s requirements.
  • Excellent time management and planning skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree required; major or significant coursework in Art, Graphic Design, or related disciplines highly preferred.
  • 10+ years of related work experience.
  • 8+ years of related experience in graphics design, production, advertising, print broadcast services and web site design.
  • Must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination status or obtain an approved accommodation request (as required by law) within 30 days of employment.

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