Visual/Graphic Designer

Date: May 13, 2013

Location: Richmond, VA

Description:


Quantum Tech Staffing is seeking a Visual/Graphic Designer for a long-term contract position in Richmond, VA

Candidate will be a long-term contractor part of a growing user experience team and will support numerous business, marketing, and communication objectives.

This position is an exciting opportunity for a creative and talented designer to work on a variety of projects, help shape the VA agency's image, and have an impact on very visible agency initiatives.

The ideal candidate for the position will:
o Translate requirements, comps, and low-fidelity wireframes into visual designs for web and print
o Design infographics, fact sheets, brochures, posters, and document templates for print
o Design page elements (icons, banner images, charts/graphs) for our intranet, public website, social media sites, and web based applications

You must have:
o A portfolio that demonstrates overall excellent design skills including a sound understanding of typography, color, and layout
o Experience with web design (and a basic understanding of HTML and CSS to facilitate project discussions)
o Experience with print design
o Experience using Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office

It would be really nice if you:
o Have experience designing for both commercial and government projects
o Know how to create document templates using Microsoft Office
o Are capable of taking good (or great) photographs
o Have any motion graphics experience

It is unnecessary but will make it more interesting if you:
o Enjoy a dry wit
o Keep a folder of DIY projects you intend to work on

Required skills:
o Adobe Creative Suite – 2 years
o Microsoft Office – 2 years
o Understanding of color models, grid systems, typography, and medium constraints – 2 years
o Website design experience – 2 years
o Basic HTML and CSS – 1 year
o Print design experience – 2 years
o Experience designing templates for use in Word, PowerPoint, & Publisher – 2 years
o Basic motion graphics creation and video editing skills – 1 year
o Basic photography skills (both shooting and retouching) – 1 year
o Experience designing and implementing environmental graphics – 1 year