Senior Designer

    • Job Tracking ID: 512263-795618
    • Job Location: Reston, VA
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 11/10/2021
    • Years of Experience: 5 - 7 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description

Distributed Solutions, Inc. (DSI) is calling on passionate makers and designers to fulfill our Senior Designer role. At DSI, you will be responsible for creating and producing engaging and on-brand graphics and visual assets; overseeing all digital and print creative solutions.

To be successful in this role, the selected candidate should have in-depth knowledge of applied design skills and methodologies. Ability to communicate effectively and think critically is a must.

You should also have experience executing marketing projects from conception to production, including websites, brochures and various product packaging. This will include the entire process of defining requirements, visualizing, and creating graphics including illustrations, iconography, layouts etc.

In this role, you will collaborate with a cross-functional team, including designers, developers, and product managers to ensure our branding is consistent across all of DSI’s delivery frameworks.

Job Duties:

  • Support in the creation, management and maintenance of DSI assets and media libraries:
    • Provide full lifecycle design services: identity systems, digital and print campaigns, direct mail, infographics, social media graphics, storyboards, signage, video and web graphics, renderings, event materials, product assets, etc.
    • Facilitate and aid in the ideation phase of design projects.
    • Collaborate with stakeholders seeking new media and graphics in support of their goals.
    • Participate and provide resources to the product design process as needed.
  • Engage in and host design critiques with the team.
  • Promote brand authority, consistency, and awareness across the organization.
  • Manage all DSI internal and external Communication Templates (Email, Word, PPT, etc.).
  • Manage vendor communications and purchasing as it relates to design projects.
  • End to end proposal support.
  • Field special requests for internal and external graphics.
  • Customer Engagement support.
  • Ability to mentor Junior Designers.
  • Continue to grow DSI’s design and technology skills.

Experience and Skills

  • 6+ years of experience.
  • BS degree in Design, Visual Arts, Fine Arts or relevant field.
  • Proven work experience as a Senior Designer, Graphic Designer, Web Designer or similar role.
  • Portfolio of completed design projects (e.g., illustrations, logos, animations and graphics).
  • Hands-on experience with the Adobe Creative Cloud suite.
  • Hands-on experience with the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Proficient in design tools and processes both analog and digital.
  • Strong aesthetic and structural design skills with an eye for reuse and multiple form factors.
  • Creative problem solving and communication skills.
  • Up to date with the design trends, techniques, and technologies.
  • Massive attention to detail.
  • Ability to work within a project structure and meet desired deadlines.

DSI is a leading provider of knowledge driven software solutions and subject matter consulting services addressing the needs of acquisition professionals. We offer a fun, casual, collaborative working environment for individuals interested in conquering technology barriers, learning by doing, and taking pride in developing superior software manufactured in the USA.

Distributed Solutions, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.