The Glover Park Group (GPG), a leading strategic communications and government relations firm, is seeking a talented and collaborative senior designer to join the firm’s Creative Studio. This position is based in our Washington, DC headquarters. The ideal candidate obsesses about picas and pixels, fresh typefaces and paperstocks. You are also detail-oriented, genuine, curious, and loves working on a close-knit, collaborative team of creative professionals, including writers, UX specialists, technologists, and producers.


Responsibilities

  • Employ design thinking to advance creative output throughout the organization, partnering with account teams as a thought-leader for high-stakes engagements
  • Interact with internal account teams and clients, understanding the challenges at hand and developing design strategies to achieve client goals
  • Individually and collaboratively brainstorm, design, refine, and execute digital and print executions using current design and technology best practices
  • Collaborate with design team on process, efficiencies and communication to best achieve successful work assignments
  • Create design solutions and be confident using your skill sets on a range of projects from identity systems, website and mobile design, brand development, digital and print campaigns, infographics, share graphics, banner promotions, emails, and landing pages
  • Present ideas clearly and compellingly to internal account teams and clients
  • Provide accurate time and hour estimates to creative producers on new design projects and assignments and proactively meet time estimates and schedule deadlines

Qualifications

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in a creative (agency) environment
  • A demonstrated portfolio of successful digital and print campaigns
  • Possess a strong understanding of user-centered design principles, excellent visual design skills and solid technical know-how. You should also be a problem-solver with the ability to multi-task and work effectively under pressure.
  • A solid understanding of digital media as well as the marketing industry at large; an ability to adapt and stay current with the changing landscape of technology
  • Experience taking ownership of assignments from start to finish and with confidence at all levels
  • Strong communication skills: verbal, written, and interpersonal
  • Solid background in the following disciplines:
    • Digital and print design, digital advertising and brand design
    • Web site creative development, UX/IA (User Experience/Information Architecture), interactive design, and content strategies
    • Solid knowledge of the latest versions of applicable programs; Adobe Creative Suite CC (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, etc.), Sketch, and InVision. Motion graphics and animation experience is a plus
    • Strong knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite to ensure effective interaction with in-house account teams in the agency
    • Knowledge of Mac OS X
  • Front-end development skills:
    • HTML/CSS – Working knowledge of CSS and HTML, with an understanding of the application of HTML5/CSS3 technologies in modern rendering technologies, including mobile browsers and technologies
    • WordPress theming and/or other templating approaches – A working knowledge of front-end templates conceptually in any CMS or framework