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Digital Graphic Designer - McLean VA

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I am looking for a Digital Graphic Designer for our global professional services client!

As a Digital Graphic Designer, you will produce creative, comprehensive layouts and high-level designs for deliverables requiring strong conceptualization of ideas in preparation of original art for digital and print media. You will manage design projects from concept through production and delivery, effectively prioritize work, balance multiple priorities simultaneously, establish timelines and estimates and identify resources to meet customer commitments and deadlines while working effectively in a team environment. Additionally, you will offer multifaceted conceptual design and delivery solutions to internal customers based on strategies relating to our business needs.

Ideal candidates will have produced user interface design for mobile and web-based products, and have experience designing interactive presentations and digital magazines for tablet and mobile platforms and in creating rich media ads. You will continuously enhance your design skills and knowledge of design, brand standards and digital techniques. This role will particularly suit designers with experience producing design for events, publishing and advertising who currently work in both digital and print media.

Responsibilities:
* Develop concepts, designs and innovative ideas for digital and print deliverables within the brand's standards
* Effectively create layouts with strong typography and appropriate use of color while maintaining brand integrity by interpreting and applying complex brand guidelines
* Work with design team to grow the firm’s capabilities for creating digital content using interactive presentations and redesigning/repurposing print media for use in a digital publishing environment on mobile platforms
* Ability to understand the strategic direction of the professional services industry to provide creative, professional and functional design deliverables aligned with business needs
* Troubleshoot technical issues in graphic files for prepress, printing, web and onscreen viewing - linking graphics, including fonts and creating color separations
Act as a project manager; communicate and negotiate project deadlines, project scope, cost estimates and schedule changes as necessary
* Educate and consult with customers to select effective design and deliverable options within budget and time frame
* Demonstrate superior knowledge in construction of files utilizing master pages and style sheets to complete assignments
* Develop and advocate best practices and remain current with design and technological advancements within the creative community
* Understand and strictly adhere to CSG quality standards, procedures, and guidelines
* Utilize the CSG database to make certain all time and materials are billed correctly and project instructions and customer interactions are fully documented
* Assist in establishing vendor lists, maintain effective vendor relationships and team with vendors regarding the coordination of production and delivery for products and services
* Excel in developing team momentum through being a great team member and/or team leader, promoting and sharing leading practices with CSG staff
* Evaluate conflicting requirements of multiple customers and accurately assesses project requirements, identify issues, make decisions and provide solutions
* Identify, resolve and overcome obstacles/problems; break problems down into manageable parts, apply intermediate problem-solving techniques


Knowledge and skills requirements:
* Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal and teaming skills
* Conceptual design skills
* Technical understanding of digital media and print production, both in-house and with external vendors
* Intermediate experience with graphics software tools, including Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, Flash, Dreamweaver etc.
* Proficient in HTML, CSS, Adobe Edge, Muse and Microsoft Office
* Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, After Effects, Premiere Pro, Microsoft SharePoint, rich media ad creation, HTML5 and jQuery are a plus
* Ability to quickly gain in-depth knowledge of firm brand/strategy; creating documents utilizing templates and standards, and raises awareness of the brand
* Excellent work ethic and the ability to thrive in fast-paced, time-sensitive environment

Experience
* A minimum of 3-5 years of related design experience

Education:
* Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design or related discipline

If you are interested, contact me today!

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