Senior Graphic Designer

PenFed Credit Union - McLean, VA (30+ days ago)3.2

PenFed is hiring a Senior Graphic Designer at our headquarters in McLean, Virginia. The primary purpose of this job is to provide design leadership and marketing support for PenFed’s branding and advertising efforts through design. This experienced leader loves design and understands how to extend brands, campaigns, and style guides across multiple delivery channels. Their creativity and interpersonal skills allow them to effectively lead project teams and own final delivery without direct supervision.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of job duties and the position will perform other duties as assigned.

Collaborate with creative team to define and implement innovative solutions for the product direction, visuals and experience.
Execute all visual design stages from sketches, to concept, to final hand-off.
Lead Design projects from requirements gathering, to concept, to delivery.
Assist in the creation and implement processes around design initiatives.
Conceptualize original ideas that bring simplicity and user friendliness to complex design roadblocks.
Key decision maker on the interpretation and extension of the PenFed brand guide.
Present and defend designs and key milestone deliverables to peers and executive level stakeholders.
Lead multiple design projects concurrently and shift priorities as required to meet business requirements and deadlines.
Establish and promote design guidelines, best practices and standards for the team. Support marketing team strategy & logistics, suggest and implement changes as needed.
Design marketing collateral for digital, print, and physical distribution, develop campaign creative for multiple platforms.
Interact with stakeholders to communicate and understand design goals and consult on direction to address desired customer outcomes.

Education and Experience

Equivalent combination of education and experience is considered.

Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design or related field is preferred.
Minimum of four (5) years’ experience in graphic design is required.
Ability to lead and mentor junior designers
Demonstrable design skills with a strong portfolio, proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator, excellent visual design skills. Familiarity with HTML is a bonus
Ability to solve problems creatively and effectively
Up-to-date with the latest design trends, techniques, and technologies

Supervisory Responsibility

This position will mentor junior designers.

Licenses and Certifications

There are no additional licenses or certifications required for this position.

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to an indoor office setting with moderate noise.


Local travel to various worksites is required.

About Us

Established in 1935, PenFed today is one of the country’s strongest and most stable financial institutions with over 1.6 million members and over $23 billion in assets. We serve members in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as in Guam, Puerto Rico, Okinawa, and Portugal. We are federally insured by NCUA and we are an Equal Housing Lender. We are available to members worldwide, via the web, seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day.

Our mission isn’t simply to help our members get by. We exist to help them realize every ounce of their potential. We exist to educate, and to encourage. We exist to usher their dreams into the land of reality.

We provide our employees with a lucrative benefits package including robust medical, dental and vision plan options, plenty of paid time off, 401k with employer match, on-site fitness facilities at our larger locations, and more.

Equal Employment Opportunity

PenFed management will maintain and observe personnel policies which will not discriminate or permit harassment or retaliation against a person because of race, color, creed, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, military or veteran status or obligation, the presence of a physical and/or mental disability or medical condition, genetic information, sexual orientation, and all statuses protected by applicable state or local law in all recruiting, hiring, training, compensation, overtime, position classifications, work assignments, facilities, promotions, transfers, employee treatment, and in all other terms and conditions of employment. PenFed will also prohibit retaliation against individuals for raising a complaint of discrimination or harassment or participating in an investigation of same.

PenFed will also reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with a disability so that they can apply for a job or perform the essential functions of a job unless doing so causes a direct threat to these individuals or others in the workplace and the threat cannot be eliminated by reasonable accommodation or if the accommodation creates an undue hardship to PenFed. Contact human resources (HR) with any questions or requests for accommodation at 571-289-4710.

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