Senior Graphic Designer (Term-Contract) (14582, Grade H)

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Company: Maryland-national Capital Park & Planning Commission
Location: Riverdale, MD
Date Posted: August 28, 2014
Source: GovernmentJobs.com
The Maryland National-Capital Park and Planning Commission, Prince George's County is seeking a Senior Graphic Designer to support the Department of Parks and Recreation’s Public Affairs and Marketing Division. This position reports directly to the Graphics Manager within the Graphics Unit.This position is responsible for supporting the creative development, ongoing print needs, and graphic design of marketing materials that promote enrollment, participation and visibility of a wide variety of Department of Parks and Recreation programs and facilities. The marketing materials produced are varied and support activities including sports, health and wellness, nature, the arts, fitness, youth programs, summer camps and special events. This position supports and works within the Graphics Unit under the direction of the Graphics Manager. This position also works collaboratively with Public Affairs & Marketing Division units including the Publications, Web, Media, Community Outreach, and the Volunteer & Partnerships Units to support agency initiatives and goals.Successful candidate will require strong, consistent and proven conceptual, typographic and design development skills. Illustration talents and strong program and logo development skills are a plus.Daily work will include designing and producing creative, varied and well-executed designs and graphics, many based on established branding for Department of Parks and Recreation marketing initiatives. Graphics will be developed for multiple needs including print, social media and web use. In addition, we are seeking a forward-thinking designer who has the ability to collaborate with team-based creative staff and provide daily communication with co-workers, clients/staff, and vendors. Work on our program guides will require candidate to develop a working knowledge of our class and program software SMARTlink, creating exports from that database and importing into our layout software for print and web use. Candidate will assist with developing style sheets to suit layout needs; as well as assist with layout of seasonal program guides including corrections, timely alterations and formatting as well as feature development.Working within the Graphics Unit, designer will be responsible for all phases of design development, will need to communicate and coordinate ideas with fellow PAMD staff members and include all input and direction. Designer will work directly with in-house and out-of-house vendors for final printing and production of all work. All outside vendor work will require bidding, and candidate will be responsible for developing and fine tuning print and graphics specs, preparing and collecting bids and preparing documentation as necessary.

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