Senior Designer -- Communications

Employer
MITRE
Location
22102, Tysons Corner
Salary
Competitive annual salary + full benefits
Posted
Oct 30, 2019
Metro Area
Washington
Duration
Full Time

MITRE is seeking a highly creative and experienced graphic designer to support and create internal and external print, presentation, web, and multimedia deliverables as a key member of the Strategic Communications team. If you are a seasoned designer with a track record of successful agency- or corporate communications-based creative execution across platforms, this is the perfect opportunity for you. MITRE has just finalized a visual brand refresh, and you will be instrumental in supporting the company’s embrace and usage of all brand elements across products.  You will report to the Creative Team Lead, serving as a creative advisor, design expert, and thought partner, working with individuals at all levels of MITRE—from junior staff to communications team leaders and MITRE senior executives.

Key Responsibilities

  • Bring proven experience combining artistic sensibility and technical skill to drive diverse design projects across platforms
  • Convert conceptual or complex topics into meaningful print or digital products from ideation through final production
  • Organize visual content to effectively tell a story to targeted audiences
  • Serve as a strategic consultant and creative advisor, consulting and interacting with all levels of MITRE staff, senior executives and customers
  • Analyze needs, provide recommendations, and develop and execute appropriate design strategies to achieve business objectives
  • Conceptualize, create, and present storyboards
  • Maintain a strong awareness of digital content delivery trends and tools

Required Skills

  • 10+ years’ experience in corporate environment with strict branding standards
  • Excellent design skills with an eye for detail
  • Experience launching a brand and managing to brand guidelines
  • Expertise with the entire Adobe Creative Suite
  • Proficiency in multimedia design and software tools (animation, illustration, editing)
  • Experience designing for external promotion and outreach
  • Art direction and high-level concepting for:

 

  1. Print collateral
  2. Ads
  3. Web
  4. Trade Shows and Events
  5. Environmental Graphics
  6. PowerPoint Presentations
  7. Identity
  8. Branding
  • Outstanding project-management experience, including managing multiple competing creative deliverables
  • Management experience, including video teams, a plus

Key attributes

  • Strong aptitude for the creative process with emphasis on digital outreach methods
  • Patience and a positive, customer-friendly attitude
  • Ability to adapt and shift gears quickly and easily
  • Hands-on, independent working leader with excellent communications skills 
  • Ability to mentor, mediate, counsel and direct the work of others
  • Proven success navigating complex, sensitive issues with poise and decorum
  • Strong aptitude for customer service and innate diplomacy
  • Comfortable interacting with and presenting to C-level executives
  • Flexibility and comfort working in a fast-paced, collaborative, high profile environment as both an individual contributor and as a member of a team
  • Strong consulting skills; demonstrated ability to work at all levels of the organization to analyze problems, recommend appropriate communication solutions, and facilitate more informed decisions

Location: McLean, VA

  • Travel 10-15%

Portfolio of samples required.

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