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Graphic Designer 1 – Washington, DC – Hybrid work


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  • Typography
  • Branding
  • Adobe Photoshop
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  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Associate’s degree
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Job type

  • Full-time

Work setting

  • Hybrid work
Encouraged to apply
  • No degree


Washington, DC


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  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Parental leave
  • Referral program

Full job description

Graphic Designer 1

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About Us

At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That’s why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

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We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.

The successful candidate will be part of HDR’s Virginia/DC/Maryland Strategic Communications team. The successful candidate is a visual storyteller who demonstrates excellent creative and communication skills. The ideal candidate stays current with the latest design resources, communicates clearly, and has excellent attention to detail in a fast-paced environment. This is not a corporate communications or marketing position, but rather a strategic communications role that provides HDR’s clients with compelling design work. After onboarding, this position has the opportunity for a hybrid work schedule.

Primary Responsibilities

In the role of Graphic Designer 1, we’ll count on you to:

  • Support the local and national Strategic Communications team in developing compelling, professional visual design that informs and educates clients, stakeholders, and the public.
  • Create, revise, and update a wide range of deliverables including but not limited to exhibits, flyers, infographics, print advertisements, direct mailers, reports, maps/wayfinding graphics, social media graphics, email campaigns, presentations, style guides, stylized templates for long documents, logos, and assets for digital engagement and video production teams.
  • Collaborate with project managers and project coordinators for content creation and design updates.
  • Ensure quality control through approval of proofs and review of materials


  • Percentage of local travel – 0%
  • Percentage of travel greater than 40 miles – up to 5%


Required Qualifications

  • Associate’s degree in Graphic Design, Web Design, Fine Arts or related field of study or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign) and Microsoft Office (PowerPoint and Outlook)
  • Offset printing/digital printing/color correction knowledge
  • Ability to design in a wide variety of styles
  • Eye for design details, such as typography, alignment, hierarchy, etc
  • Strong portfolio showing design experience
  • An understanding of branding/brand development, communications and research
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must
Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, Web Design or Fine Arts related field of study or equivalent experience
  • 2 years professional experience
  • While not required, experience in any of the following creative skillsets are of interest:
  • Brand development
  • Digital/Virtual platform design
  • Video editing and/or animations
  • Photo simulation/visualizations (2D/3D)
  • Local Candidates Preferred


At HDR, we know work isn’t only about who you work for it’s also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other’s contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.

We provide a comprehensive benefits package that promotes employee ownership, employee health, performance, and success, which includes medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, life insurance, an employee assistance program, paid time away, parental leave, paid holidays, a retirement savings plan with employer match, employee referral bonus and tuition reimbursement. The expected compensation range for this position depends upon skills, experience, education and geographical location. Stated benefits are for full-time regular positions. Temporary and part-time roles eligible for limited benefits.) Washington D.C.: $51,156 – $73,080.

Primary Location: United States-Virginia-Glen Allen
Other Locations: United States-District of Columbia-Washington DC, United States-Virginia-Vienna, United States-Virginia-Roanoke, United States-Virginia-Virginia Beach, United States-Maryland-Fulton
Industry: Highway + Road
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular
BusinessClass: Strategic Communications
Job Posting: May 14, 2024

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